CAMPAIGNING residents have called on local people to help with a last throw of the dice to stop the controversial redevelopment of Thurrock Council’s civic offices in Grays. And a petition has been set up which would force a new debate on the issue. https://www.change.org/p/thurrock-council-scrap-all-plans-to-spend-10m-on-new-thurrock-council-offices Members of the Seabrook Estate Residents Association say they have […]
A SCHEME to build 29 much-needed council homes in Grays has won a major prize at the inaugural Housing Essex Excellence Awards.
THURROCK Council has held its first-ever training workshop for local food businesses to help them ensure residents with allergies can buy with confidence.
COUNCILLOR Mark Coxshall, Thurrock Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, has welcomed news that Ocado Retail will establish a new 300,000 sq ft Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Purfleet creating up to 1,500 local jobs.
A COUNCILLOR has warned that Thurrock is on the frontline of climate change and wants to see all the council’s activities made carbon neutral by 2030.
THURROCK CVS (Community Voluntary Services) were over the moon to win the Active in the Workplace award at the Thurrock Sports and Activity Awards 2019 with Impulse Leisure last week.
THURROCK Council has launched a new scheme to support all young people with their mental health.
STUDENTS from USP College in Benfleet took a two week trip to South Africa in July this year as part of their Animal Management course at College.
WHEN I was growing up, I always saw Oxford and Cambridge as real-life Hogwarts – exclusive universities that only invited those born into excellence. Some people, I feel, still hold this view in a way; that if you are born into the ‘right’ family then you have an easy road to get in,
MEET baby Abiman, now three days old, who was rescued by firearms officers over the weekend.
A VALENTINE’S Day robber has been jailed for four and-a-half years.
NEW details of the medical centres set to replace Orsett Hospital have been praised by councillors who said they provide reassurance and address long-running concerns.
HEALTH authorities have revealed how the services currently operating out of Orsett Hospital will be distributed across four new centres built across Thurrock.
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of breaching a gang injunction.
NOMINATIONS for the Civic Awards 2020 are now open giving local people the opportunity to celebrate the borough’s heroes who go above and beyond to help the community and make Thurrock a better place to live, work, play and stay.
POPULAR former Tilbury councillor, Clare Baldwin is set to stand again at the next round of local elections in May.
SPIRITS were high at Braxted Park last week as officers, staff, volunteers and local dignitaries gathered to celebrate Essex Police’s achievements at the force’s annual awards.
A GRAYS man is set to stand trial over a number of assault charges.
SECRETARY of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, visited Grays last Thursday (10 October) to hear more about exciting plans which will transform and revitalise the town centre.
ESSEX Police are appealing for information about an arson in Grays where a fence was set alight.
A GRAYS woman has pleaded guilty to driving away without paying for fuel.
POLICE officers helped rescue a woman who went into labour while stuck in traffic along the A13 in Stanford-le-Hope yesterday, Saturday 12 October.
FOLLOWING a council investigation a veteran councillor has been cleared of wrongdoing and reinstated by the authority’s Labour group reports the Thurrock Independent.
THURROCK Council joined forces with colleagues from Essex Police and the Environment Agency on Tuesday (8 October) in an operation at an illegal waste site in South Ockendon where thousands of tonnes of waste has been dumped.