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.
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 could soon get a new school for children with special educational needs after planning officers recommended that a new school in Grays is granted planning permission.
THURROCK Council has launched a new scheme to support all young people with their mental health.
ROYAL Mail is facing its first national postal strike in a decade after staff voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action. The dispute between workers and the firm is over job security and terms and conditions of employment. More than 97% of votes by members of the Communication Workers Union backed a strike. Turnout was […]
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.
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.
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.
A FILM which tells the story of how and why a black teenager joined the Tilbury Skins has opened this weekend.
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.
THE LGiU and CCLA are delighted to announce that Cllr James Halden of Thurrock Council has been shortlisted for the 2019 Cllr Achievement Awards for Innovation and Service Transformation.
A THURROCK Independent councillor walked around Thurrock as part of a fund-raising effort on World Mental Heath Day.
DRIVERS are reminded that a section of the A13 beneath the Orsett Cock roundabout will be closed for a number of upcoming weekends.
THURROCK Council is asking residents to share their views on initial proposals for two developments in South Ockendon as part of the first stage of an extensive consultation. Up to 240 homes could be built across two sites, helping to meet the local demand for new homes.
THURROCK Council today (10 October) announced plans to build on the Culver school site in South Ockendon. The plans include the Culver playing fields, despite a residents’ petition to save them this summer.
A LEADING Thurrock councillor has expressed his concern that the authority is putting the needs of London and neighbouring areas above those of borough residents and businesses.
THE security minister, Brandon Lewis, has threatened EU citizens with deportation from the UK if they do not apply for settled status after Brexit.
FREEDOM of information findings reveal that the rate of serious knife offences committed in Southend is higher than any other town across the county, despite an overall decline in the number of offences from 194 in 2017 to 138 in 2018.
PROPERTY owners and private tenants in Thurrock will soon benefit from warmer and cheaper to heat homes as Thurrock Council rolls out its Warm Homes Fund programme.