Monday, May 29, 2023


Thurrock Council disappointed Unite the Union announce plans for strike action

UNITE the Union has notified the council that they plan to take strike action from 13 April until 7 May. This is extremely disappointing given that formal consultation is ongoing with all three Trade Unions and directly with staff. The council is very much around the discussion table and this has been the case throughout.

Caring mother and daughter launch Home Instead Thurrock

CARING mother and daughter duo, Gladys Ofori and Dorcas Afful, have recently launched their new home care business, Home Instead Thurrock, bringing high-quality companionship-led home care services to South Essex.

Esports on the curriculum at USP College

USP College are excited to be offering the Level 3 Esports course from September 2021 and if you live and breathe gaming then this is the course for you!

Appeal after quad bike driver dies in South Ockendon

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in South Ockendon in which a man sadly died. 

Taylor Wimpey and Countryside told to remove ‘unacceptable’ leasehold terms

THE competition watchdog has ordered the housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Countryside Properties to remove terms in contracts that have made it impossible for some...

Journalists declare “victory for taxpayers” over Thurrock Council

JOURNALISTS have declared “victory for taxpayers” in a legal fight backed by two regional publishers over a council’s one billion pound secrecy.

Lakeside welcomes Boom Battle Bar and announces string of lease renewals

THE decision by leading names to take up or renew space over the past few weeks is indicative of a continued confidence in physical retail, combined with a compelling leisure and F&B offering, and its long-term value to brands’ multichannel strategies

The Gateway Learning Community rolls out a laptop computer for every student.

AMONGST the gloom and despair of the last 12 months, there has been an emerging light that has transformed schools and ways of learning forever. It has got schools through the multiple lockdowns and ‘bubble’ closures during the pandemic and has enabled young people to continue to progress and keep in touch with their teachers and classmates.

Webinar showcase for Thames habitat improvement scheme

DESIGNATED as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by Natural England, West Thurrock lagoon and marshes, near Stoneness, is being affected by coastal erosion, which is slowly reducing its value as a habitat, particularly for overwintering birds. Now, the PLA has awarded contractors Salix a project to tackle tidal erosion of the wildlife-rich 3.6-hectare site.

New initiative to help drug users find a way out

ESSEX Police is beginning an innovative new tactic to support drug users by sending text messages offering help and support.

A13 weekend closure between Tilbury and the Orsett Cock roundabout

THE A13 will be closed in both directions between the A1089 (Tilbury) and A128 (Orsett Cock) with a diversion via the A13, M25, A127 and the A128 and vice versa.

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle Price speaks out for women leaving prison

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to speak on the subject of women leaving prison.

Mr. Perrin’s blog: A Word in Your Ear: Grays Athletic Football Club 2 v Thurrock Borough Council Planning Committee 7

I WAS appalled at the supercilious attitude of Cllr Angela Lawrence who said: “This is a “carrot and stick”, trying to entice people to support them because a lot of people like the football club, They (GAFC) sold their own ground . Why didn’t they go out and get another one rather than wait for one to be handed to them?”

South Ockendon: Man found not guilty of murder

A MAN has been found not guilty of his alleged involvement in the death of Daniel Adger in 2017.

Grays Athletic miss out on chance to move into new home as pressure from Aveley forces rejection of car prep plan

THE hopes of Grays Athletic fans that they might get a new home at the former Ship Lane ground of Thurrock FC were dashed at a Thurrock planning meeting this evening, despite the best efforts of committee chairman Cllr Tom Kelly.

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