WITH just days left before the UK officially leaves the European Union, Thurrock Council has confirmed they will not be holding any celebration events.
AN effort to bring major improvements to the services offered to victims of sexual violence in Thurrock could move forward as health bosses review a landmark assessment of the flaws in the system.
DARTFORD Crossing charges have been described as “morally dubious” after new figures show income generated at the vital crossing has increased to nearly £200million.
COUNCILLOR Oliver Gerrish, Labour Chair of Thurrock’s Corporate Scrutiny Committee, has called for a Triple Freeze on Council Tax, council rents and council services charges for the next 12 months.
THURROCK antisemitism campaigner Stephen Silverman was invited by Thurrock Council to speak at today’s memorial service to commemorate the Holocaust and used the platform to slam the British Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to regenerate Grays town centre reached a new milestone on Monday 27 January as demolition works commenced.
AN IMPORTANT Court of Appeal judgment has criticised the use of wide injunctions targeting Gypsy and Traveller camps.
NUSRAT Ghani MP, Maritime Minister, visited the Port of Tilbury – London’s major port – today for an overview of the Forth Ports Group’s flagship investment – the new 160 acre port terminal, Tilbury2 – alongside the community outreach, employment and re-training programmes.
A THURROCK councillor has claimed the overspend on the A13 could be in the tens of millions but the council has refused to provide details.
THE recent defections from the Thurrock Independent Party to the Conservatives have left Thurrock Labour leader Jane Pothecary questioning whether democracy is dead in Thurrock.
MORRISONS is axing 3,000 management roles as part of a huge restructuring to create more shop floor jobs.
PFCC for Essex and national lead for finance welcomes government funding announcement
THE CHAIR of Thurrock Council’s regeneration committee’s attempt to see a vote of no confidence in the portfolio holder for regeneration was defeated.
A CONTROVERSIAL housing scheme in Thurrock remains in limbo after more than two years of public protest appear to have forced a rethink.
PURFLEET could be renamed if councillors choose to back a resident petition which calls for the town to be recognised for its position on the Thames.
TWO new Councillors are set to join Thurrock Council’s Cabinet in the new portfolios of Health and Air Quality, and Education.
A SENIOR councillor has stood by the council’s financial position, claiming it does not pose a “significant risk” to residents, despite government figures revealing Thurrock has the highest level of debt from short-term borrowing in the whole country.
COUNCILLOR Martin Kerin, who is the Vice Chair of the Task Force and the Shadow Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, has questioned the Council’s ability to execute a successful Local Plan. He is concerned the problems that are besetting the A13 widening scheme, and what it says about the overall direction of the Local Plan
THURROCK Conservatives have now expanded to an overall majority group on Thurrock Council for the first time in nearly 10 years.
ON Saturday 18 January, Thurrock Foster Carers were honoured at a celebration event for the inspirational work they do helping children and young people in the borough.
OVER the years I have repeatedly asked the Council to protect grassed areas by means of barriers. I have suggested that drivers who, despite previous warnings, repeatedly offend should have their vehicle removed from the grassed area, “clamped and charged to have the clamp removed.
A SECOND Thurrock councillor may be about to jump his independent ship and join the borough’s Conservative ranks.
FAMILIES in Thurrock could find themselves having to find more money to pay their council tax bill after April after a rise of 3.49 per cent was announced.
Mr. Perrin’s blog; A Word in Your Ear. THE duplicity of, past and present, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)/Thurrock Independents Party (TIP) Councillors seems to know no bounds. After originally being elected as UKIP/TIP Councillors they decide to defect to another Party without seeking endorsement from the electorate, especially those UKIP/TIP members/supporters who voted for […]