KNIGHT Frank Capital Advisory has been instructed by Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL) — a consortium of partners comprising Urban Catalyst, Swan Housing Association and Keltbray — to find a funding partner to deliver a major mixed-use development in Purfleet-on-Thames.
MP Jackie Doyle Price vows to stop using Dove soap after brand celebrates Laurel Hubbard and trans athletes
THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price has vowed to never buy from Dove again the beauty brand came out swinging for trans Olympic trailblazer Laurel Hubbard.
ALDI has increased its wages for lorry drivers amid a chronic shortage of drivers across the industry reports the BBC. The supermarket chain confirmed the rise following similar incentives by grocers to attract HGV drivers. The lack of drivers has caused disruption and delays in various supply chains, which has led to product shortages in some […]
FEARS have been growing many thousands of people could be made redundant as the furlough scheme gradually phases outreports The Evening Standard. From Sunday, employers will have to contribute 20 per cent towards the wages of furloughed staff which rises from 10 per cent. However, a survey suggests one in five companies still using the furlough scheme are […]
NEW research from the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and University College London (UCL) reveals that 80% of shops and other commercial premises on highstreets across England could be lost because of further changes to planning rules.
THE council-backed Thames Freeport is one of the first to submit its outline business case to government.
THIS week, Essex and Thurrock Libraries officially join The Library Consortium (TLC), a network of 18 library authorities across London and the South East.
NEW changes to the Highway Code will give pedestrians greater priority over cars at junctions and crossings, the transport secretary has announced.
A PACKAGE of measures to help tackle the HGV driver shortage has today been announced by the Government.
THURROCK Council Environmental Enforcement and Housing Garages Team officers joined forces with Essex Police officers in an operation which targeted nuisance bikers that use un-let council garages to store quad and motorbikes.
Thurrock partners with leading university for ground-breaking study into sexual exploitation in the borough
VICTIMS, and potential victims, of adult sexual exploitation will be better protected thanks to a ground breaking study carried out by Thurrock Safeguarding Adults Board (TSAB) and The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University (LMU).
CONSERVATIVE Stanford-le-Hope West Councillors welcome work that they have advocated for to upgrade the drainage and pump-house down Wharf Road at the entrance to Stanhope Industrial Park.
THE Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has responded to increase of assaults on police officers following an article in national press. Roger Hirst said: “This increase of assaults on our police officers saddens me and we really must do more as a society to protect those who protect us. Everyday police officers walk towards danger […]
THURROCK Council has welcomed the Secretary of State for Health’s decision that strong local arrangements already in place mean that health services in the East of England will not be changed along local authority boundary lines.
OVER two-thirds (67%) of East of England-based paramedics who took part in a major UK-wide survey by their professional body, the College of Paramedics, said they had feared for their safety or felt threatened while carrying out their duties.
A NEW intake of over 120 trainee doctors will help the local hospitals continue to provide excellent and safe care for all its patients.
THE Thurrock Labour Councillor for Chadwell St Mary, Sara Muldowney,has spoken out about the sale of a piece of land opposite Cole Avenue, Chadwell. “This piece of land was part of a recent “fire sale”, buried in a 400 page agenda, and nodded through by Conservative Cabinet along with 32 other sites, with only 7 […]
EAST Thurrock’s MP has welcomed a new initiative offering opportunity to young people and says he is looking forward to the launch of a pilot scheme in the region.
GRAYS Riverside Councillors Martin Kerin, Jane Pothecary and Tony Fish have today launched a bid to grant ‘Green Space Designation’ for the Parker Road Recreation Ground. A successful bid would see the park receive a status akin to the Green Belt and protect the it for the long-term use of the residents of Grays.
A COUNCILLOR in charge of cemeteries refuses to improve security and makes a joke of recent vandalism at Chadwell St Mary cemetery claims a Labour councillor.
A BIN strike which cost Thurrock Council £109,000 was politically-motivated, a Conservative councillor claims.
THURROCK Council has an £11million bill for consultants involved in plans to build a new £9million Stanford-le-Hope station, it has been revealed.
ARTS, culture and heritage can flourish across the borough and should not be tied to a single building which urgently needs more than £16 million investment, that is the message from Thurrock Council.
THE Police Federation of England and Wales says it no longer has confidence in the Home Secretary after branding a bitterly opposed pay freeze for officers as “the final straw”.