WALK-in vaccine clinics for schoolchildren will be unveiled within weeks in an effort to speed up the jabs rollout.
AS a mark of respect for Sir David Amess MP following his tragic death on Friday 15 October, group leaders at Thurrock Council have together agreed to postpone all public committee meetings and other meetings involving external groups and partners due to take place this week (Monday 18 to Friday 22 October 2021). This approach […]
THURROCK BME pays tribute to late Sir David Amess MP – who was killed in a Church while meeting residents.
BLACKSHOTS councillors Ben Maney and Joy Resell have welcomed the announcement that Thurrock Council is set to consult on the future of Blackshots high rise flats, with views being sought from residents on whether the blocks should be demolished.
SENIOR Thurrock Council officers were left embarrassed after a bureaucratic bungle that meant the authority’s cabinet meeting was cancelled moments before it was due to begin. Wednesday nights meeting contained a number of key agenda items including contract procurement, animal welfare and – somewhat ironically – the council’s communications strategy. However, with councillors poised to […]
A PRACTICE nurse in Benfleet is calling for more individuals living with type 2 diabetes to seek support to better manage their weight, following a successful reduction in symptoms among existing patients.
THOUSANDS more HGV deliveries could be made each month in the UK under Government plans to help bolster the country’s supply chains by temporarily extending so-called ‘cabotage’ rights.
BREAST screening is an essential tool in the fight against breast cancer, and now – during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a mobile breast screening unit is calling Lakeside Shopping Centre its home for the next year and a half.
ON 14th October at London’s iconic Tower Bridge, Cory celebrated the 125th anniversary of the company’s incorporation as William Cory & Son in 1896. The venue was a fitting location for the celebration, with the River Thames providing a backdrop that has been ever-present in Cory’s operations.
THE Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, has paid tribute to Southend West MP Sir David Amess, who died following a violent attack at a constituency surgery this afternoon (Friday 15 October).
THERE is set to be major disruption this weekend in towns and villages adjacent to Thurrock Council’s long-running A13 widening project as more major works will see the Orsett Cock roundabout shut from Friday evening to Monday morning. The pivotal junction, which offers access to the east and westbound A13 as well as Grays, the […]
THURROCK Health and Wellbeing Board is seeking views on a strategy which aims to level out health inequalities in the borough and help residents to have happier, healthier and longer lives.
NEW machines that help stop hair loss are making a life-changing difference for chemotherapy patients. Five Paxman scalp cooling cap machines have been bought for Southend Hospital, after several generous charity legacy donations hit the £60,000 fundraising target. The treatment works by reducing the temperature of a patient’s scalp by just a few degrees immediately […]
TWENTY-three Year 10 students from the Gateway Academy are mentoring some of the Gateway Learning Community’s Year 6 students in mathematics. The Year 10 students, many of whom are re-visiting the primary schools they previously attended, are showing great professionalism and commitment in supporting the younger students with their learning.
STUDENTS and staff at South Essex College wore yellow to raise awareness and support of Young Minds Hello Yellow campaign.
Thurrock Labour vote against Conservative cuts to nurseries, jobs and the sale of assets in Children’s Services
TUESDAY night’s Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee saw Thurrock Labour councillors voting against sweeping cuts in Children’s Services.
ESSEX Police has responded quickly, made 16 arrests and are working to get traffic moving following reports of people blocking the road on the M25. They were initially called to reports of people on the slip road of Junction 31 of the M25 shortly after 8.25am and officers were on scene within five minutes. They […]
National Hate Crime Awareness Week: “Hate crime is a priority for Essex Police and will not be tolerated”
SUPERINTENDENT Richard Melton, Essex Police’s hate crime lead, has a clear message for perpetrators of hate crime: it will not be tolerated.
THE UK’s failure to do more to stop Covid spreading early in the pandemic was one of the worst ever public health failures, a report by MPs says. The government approach – backed by its scientists – was to try to manage the situation and in effect achieve herd immunity by infection, it said reports […]
THE number of job vacancies in the UK has hit a record high, according to the latest official figures reports the BBC.
A JOINT operation to crack down on nuisance drivers in West Thurrock over the weekend saw five fines issued, one motorist reported for suspicion of careless driving and one person given a community resolution for possession of cannabis.
Thurrock Council back to the drawing board in order to build 80 homes in Grays after allowing planning permission to lapse
THURROCK Council will have to go back to the drawing board in order to build 80 homes after allowing planning permission to lapse.
THURROCK Council’s Fostering Service has joined forces with colleagues from across the country to create a new film aimed at helping to find more foster carers who can provide homes for the children and young people who need them.
THURROCK Labour has attacked Conservative plans to slash jobs in Thurrock Council’s environment team. In a paper presented to the Cleaner, Greener, Safer Overview and Scrutiny Commottee on Thursday evening, the council outlined plans to axe frontline positions in street cleaning and grounds maintenance.