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 […]
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.
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).
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.
A REPORT on gang crime has shown Thurrock has the second highest rate of violent crime against young people in Essex.
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.
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.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers to check that they have the correct information in order to complete their tax return.
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.
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THE East of England Ambulance service has admitted it is heading into winter in a “challenged position”.
THURROCK Council is set to agree an animal welfare plan which would see it round up feral cats and target puppy farms.
RESPONDING to the news that the scheme to develop the former Belmont allotments site is going back to the drawing board, Grays Riverside councillors Martin Kerin, Jane Pothecary and Tony Fish have warned that there must never be a repeat of ‘The Belmont Debacle.’
BUS services are set to be improved in Thurrock as the council sets out a plan to work closer with bus companies.
NEXT chief executive Lord Wolfson has said labour shortages could be solved by companies hiring overseas workers and paying a “visa tax” reports the BBC.
THE British Dental Association has warned Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s ambition to level up on health will be impossible to deliver without real ambition to reform a broken NHS dental service.
AT Tuesday night’s Planning, Transport and Regeneration Committee, Thurrock Labour tried, again, to order an independent review into the bungling of the A13 Widening Project. Thurrock Tories voted to block this – just like they did back in February of this year.
A THURROCK Conservative candidate at the last set of local elections has said she has never felt “so alienated” from the party due to its policies.
Bid to slash Thurrock’s children’s services budget by £2.2million could see closure of two nurseries and loss of 13 jobs
A BID to slash Thurrock’s children’s services budget by £2.2million could see the closure of two nurseries and the loss of 13 jobs.
COUNCILS across Essex are making progress in securing homes for Afghan refugee families now resident in the county, a new Afghan Refugee Housing Task Force has heard. The Task Force was set up last month to ensure that suitable, sustainable housing is found for Afghan refugees across the county which may include those who are […]