A RIGHTS group has warned the privacy of Thurrock residents could be at risk due to the council’s use of a computer system that aims to predict who needs social care, who may become a victim of crime and who could end up sleeping on the streets.
THE demise of a long-running Thurrock charity remains shrouded in mystery – with many of its supporters and former volunteers saying they have been left with a sour taste about the way it was wound up.
“I WAS recently contacted by the Chairman of Thurrock Independents and he posed some questions that he intended to send to all of the candidates. This was just prior to the Hustings and because of that I replied to him that I wouldn’t answer them until after the event. The reason for this was that some of the questions were very similar to questions that had been posed for the Hustings and I didn’t think it a good idea to pre-empt that event by making my answers public.
PEOPLE across south Essex are being encouraged to try travelling by public transport throughout December as part of a Festive Travel challenge, and be in with the chance of winning £250. Launched today, the Festive Travel challenge gives residents from Thurrock, Basildon or Southend-on-Sea the opportunity to win a £250 prize for completing just one […]
WITH fears that Brexit will bring social unrest, climate change will result in environmental disasters and cyber-attacks capable of crippling entire towns, health authorities in Essex are reviewing their emergency response plans.
PUPILS at Purfleet Primary Academy are collecting food donations to support pupils and families who cannot afford to eat. During the recent Harvest Festival, families at the school raised a huge 143kg of food for local charities but since then, more and more families have been approaching the school requiring help to eat.
THE candidates hoping to be elected as Thurrock’s Member of Parliament (MP) attended a “hustings* meeting, held at St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Grays on Thursday 28 November 2019, to answer questions from the public. Despite a disappointing turnout, which I believe struggled to reach 100+, the meeting was a civilised affair. The questions asked gave some indication as to what issues were concerning the people of Thurrock and the replies from the Candidates revealed where they stood on those issues.
THURROCK Independents Councillor Allen Mayes has today come out in support of me and the Conservatives for the General Election on 12th December 2019.
CONSERVATIVE MEPs have blasted the European Union’s hypocrisy in claiming to combat climate change while maintaining the dual seat system for the European Parliament.
A SOUTH Ockendon man arrested and charged with harassing Conservative politician Jackie Doyle-Price has appeared in court.
TWO anti-Brexit campaigners say they were pulled over on to the hard shoulder of the M25 and told by police to remove a slogan from their car.
OVER 5,300 women in Thurrock will be offered a pay-out of up to £31,000 after Labour pledges compensation packages for millions of women hit by state pension age rises imposed by the Tories.
UBER will not be granted a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures, Transport for London (TfL) has said.
ACCOMPANIED by Thurrock Labour councillors and a large number of activists, Mr Corbyn spoke on a number of issues including the state of the economy, foodbanks, debt, education and Brexit.
FRIDAY night saw all four candidates answering questions from local people. A total of 14 questions were asked, and on one question all agreed. Say no to the current proposal for Lower Thames Crossing.
THE deadline to register to vote is fast approaching.
THE Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Chelmsford has urged people to respect different viewpoints and ‘Honour the gift of truth’ in the run-up to the General Election.
COUNCILLORS in Thurrock are expected to approve the appointment of a new boss of children’s services following arguments over how much of a say they should have over major staffing decisions.
PLANS to build a new coffee shop at a service station in Purfleet have been approved by Thurrock Council.
SPREAD out the cost of a new bike this festive season with help from the Tilbury ForwardMotion Cycle Hub’s Christmas Club.
THE hustings are being held at St Peter and St Paul Church, Grays at 7:30 on 28th of November.
THE candidates standing in the UK Parliamentary election – Thurrock constituency – have been announced today.
THE candidates standing in the UK Parliamentary election – South Basildon and East Thurrock constituency – have been announced today. ]
HUSTINGS are being held at St Margaret’s Church, Stanford le Hope at 7:30 on 22nd of November.