THURROCK- which, as a unitary authority, is not in tier two – has the second-highest rate in the county – increasing from 132.5 to 160.6 per 100,000 over the same period.
LIVING conditions for tenants in a house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Grays have been substantially improved through work undertaken by Thurrock Council.
THE PORTFOLIO holder for education would not give a direct commitment on free school meals.
THE deputy leader of Thurrock Council has defended the decision for the borough to remain in Tier 1 of the Covid-19 areas.
NEARLY 100,000 people are catching coronavirus every day in England, a major analysis suggests reports the BBC.
SOUTH Essex College has worked in partnership with Essex Police to become a Hate Incident Reporting Centre (HIRC).
Thurrock Tory Council leader “uses loophole to dodge scrutiny on alarming rise in youth unemployment”
GOVERNMENT figures have revealed that 1,440 or 11.3% of Thurrock youngsters aged 18-24 year olds are unemployed and claiming benefits.
URBAN Catalyst appoints planning expert to board of new sister company
Detentions under the Mental Health Act in England for black people four times higher than for white people
THE rate of detentions under the Mental Health Act in England for black or black British people was more than four times higher than for white people in 2019-20, a new report shows.
Thurrock could face decades of debt and deep, damaging cuts to front-line services as Labour put pressure on council leader
THE LEADER of the Thurrock Labour group has written to the leader of Thurrock Council with a number of questions . Here is the letter addressed to: Councillor Robert Gledhill Leader of the Council Thurrock Borough Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays Essex RM17 6SL ATTACHED is a link to a report by the Bureau of […]
THURROCK residents are encouraged to privately mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day this November with commemorations at home.
THURROCK Council has won the ‘Solutions Partner’ award at the Public Finance Awards 2020 for their ground-breaking ‘single view of debt’ initiative.
THE Bureau of Investigative Journalism is going to a tribunal to force Thurrock Council to release key details of how it has invested huge sums of taxpayers’ money.
COUNCILLOR John Kent, Thurrock Labour Group Leader has called on Thurrock Council to come together and fund the provision of free school meals during school holidays until Easter
NEWRIVER has put Grays shopping centre, which is lined up for redevelopment into 1,000 homes, on the market, React Newscan reveal. Grays Shopping Centre is made up of 55 units including Iceland, Wilkos and Poundland. The 4.8-acre site includes a 700-space multi-storey car park. NewRiver bought the site from Lone Star in 2018 for £20m, […]
IN 2010, the sale of the Recreation Ground at Bridge Road, Grays, the former home of Grays Athletic Football Club, by the Billings family to Weston Homes, was shrouded in mystery regarding any money that may have been made available to assist in reproviding a community football facility for the homeless club.
THURROCK residents are being asked for their views on what a major utility should invest in, to facilitate the green energy system of the future.
A CAUTIONARY note, when you introduce rotten apples into your barrel you are at risk of adversely affecting all the other apples.
BOTH Thurrock MPs voted against a motion to extend free school meals for children into 2021.
THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle-Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to question the Health Minister on Covid-19.
PURFLEET Centre Regeneration Limited (PCRL) has officially unveiled new hoarding that has been erected on London Road beside the railway station in Purfleet-on-Thames showcasing the vision for its £1bn regeneration of the town centre that will soon see work start on Phase 1A of the scheme, which will create 61 new homes.
PLANS to add a sports hall and two extra classrooms at a new special educational needs school in Grays are expected to get planning approval from the council this week.
THURROCK Council has issued a defence of its financial investment strategy as a Times report details payments made to a financial company. It relates back to earlier criticism of the authority for building up more than one billion pounds worth of debt by borrowing money at low rates, which it has then reinvested. They worked in […]
THE first coronavirus death in four days has been recorded at Basildon and Thurrock Trust, the latest figures show.