Monday, May 29, 2023


Thurrock Labour candidate slams MP Jackie Doyle Price over school repairs vote

THE Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Thurrock today lambasted local Conservative MP Jackie Doyle-Price for “voting to keep parents in the dark” about the extent of disrepair in local schools after a debate in the House of Commons.

Small firms welcome drop in inflation as energy prices plateau, but food inflation still takes a bite out of margins

RESPONDING to the news that the consumer prices index rose by 8.7% in the year to April 2023, down from 10.1% in March, Ann Scott, Development Manager, (Essex), at Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said:

New Thurrock councillor makes maiden speech and says: ‘I fear we are in for much of the same”

A NEW Thurrock councillor has used his maiden speech to look at the present state of Thurrock Council.

Senior Conservative councillor quits Cabinet

A THURROCK councillor, who stood down from his Conservative groups' ruling cabinet on Wednesday evening's full council meeting, has delivered a withering social media attack on his colleagues and Thurrock Council's leadership.

New Mayor and new leader of Thurrock Council announced

COUNCILLOR Sue Little has been inaugurated as the Mayor of Thurrock and Cllr Andrew Jefferies voted in as new leader of council at Annual Council on Wednesday 24 May.

MP Stephen Metcalfe welcomes government investment in school buildings project

MP Stephen Metcalfe has welcomed over £450 million in extra funding from the Conservative Government to upgrade school buildings across the country, including projects at Corringham Primary School, Hassenbrook Academy, Gable Hall School, Great Berry Primary School and Basildon Lower Academy.

Union members are latest to be balloted on industrial action as pay dispute heats up

WORKERS from Thurrock Council are among around 360,000 staff across the UK who are to be balloted by their union about industrial action over a pay dispute.

Essex Police repeat commitment to diverse communities

ESSEX Police leaders have outlined how the force aims to secure the trust and confidence of the wide range of diverse communities that we serve across the county.

Labour pressure over brown bin collections seems to have worked

FOLLOWING the recent decision by Thurrock Council to indefinitely suspend brown bin collections, without notice to residents, Shadow Portfolio Holder, Cllr Sara Muldowney wrote to the new Managing Director Commissioner, Dr Dave Smith to make an appeal on residents' behalf.

Brown bins set to be collected in early June

BROWN bins will be collected in the week beginning Monday 5 June. The council will then focus household waste collections on general waste and recycling because of issues it is facing with waste crew staffing numbers.

Have your say on how local NHS partners will work to improve the health of residents in mid and south Essex

THE NHS in mid and south Essex is asking for the public's views to support the development of its plans for the next five years.  

White Hart: Golly doll pub managers give voluntary police interview

TWO former pub managers have given a voluntary interview to Essex Police after their collection of golly dolls was seized by the force reports the BBC.

Asda consults on cutting pay for 7,000 workers

SUPERMARKET chain Asda is considering whether to cut the pay of 7,000 staff in the south east of England to bring it in line with its other stores reports the BBC.

MP Stephen Metcalfe visits Horndon School May Fayre

STEPHEN Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon & East Thurrock, paid a visit to Horndon School May Fayre on Saturday – a annual event organised by the Friends of Horndon School.

Thurrock Labour candidate expresses concern over mental health waiting lists

JEN Craft, Labour's candidate for Thurrock, has released data showing the huge numbers of local people stuck on mental health waiting lists, as calls grow for the Government to address their failed handling of mental health services across the country.

Hot Topics