THE cost of living rose at its fastest pace in nearly 30 years in the 12 months to December, driven mainly by higher food and energy bills reports the BBC.
BARRIERS that were recently installed on footpath 95, Greyhound Lane to protect residents from irresponsible off-road motorbikes and quadbikes riders, have again been damaged. The new barriers were installed yesterday (18th Jan) were ripped out within 24 hours. Cllr Adam Carter said: “I am disgusted to see that much-needed target hardening has been ripped out […]
MAGISTRATES in England and Wales will be able to jail criminals for twice as long as they currently can, under plans to clear court backlogs reports the BBC.
THURROCK has higher rates of Covid than its neighbours, but 60 per cent of hospital cases were admitted with other conditions, the borough’s director of public health has revealed.
AVERAGE pay rises are failing to keep up with the rise in the cost of living, the latest official statistics show reports the BBC.
THAMES Crossing Action Group (TCAG) have today written to Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, welcoming ’his announcement to pause the rollout of new Smart Motorways and have called on him to extend this pause to the Lower Thames Crossing.
FOLLOWING a community campaign to repair scores of street lights at Seabrooke Rise in Grays, local councillors and residents have welcomed the improvements so far and called on Thurrock Council to never let it get into that state of disrepair ever again.
THURROCK Labour Leader, John Kent, calls on Cllr Gledhill to condemn Prime Minister’s actions
DETAILS about Thurrock Council’s successful investment scheme, which since 2016 has raised more than £115 million to fund council services above statutory levels, have been made available on the council’s website.
THURROCK Council is still looking at budget deficit of more than 14 million over the next three years despite a belt tightening exercise and sale of council assets.
THE best future for the Thameside Theatre will be in the hands of the community, councillors believe.
THE RAC Foundation has estimated that almost 8m parking charges may be issued on private land. This reflects the year-on-year increase in car ownership with millions more cars parking every day and a shift away from the use of public transport given the impact of the pandemic.
VIRGIN Mobile and O2 phone users will not face roaming charges following announcements by other networks to reintroduce extra fees after Brexit reports the BBC. It means customers travelling to Europe will be able to use their mobile data and make calls and texts on the same deal as they have in the UK. Vodafone, […]
GRAYS councillors and residents in the six tower blocks have called for urgent action over the cold they are experiencing and the increasing prevalence of mould due to the removal of cladding. Concerns are also growing over the time it is taking to complete the works to the blocks, and a lack of support from Thurrock Council.
THE era of free NHS prescriptions for all over-60s looks set to end this April.
A CAMPAIGN group has submitted a twelve page response to a consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing project saying it will damage the environment. Highways England is carrying out a public consultation on the £8.2 billion project to create two 2.5mile tunnels under the Thames will connect Kent and Thurrock and provide an alternative route […]
STAFF morale at an ambulance service is still “poor” two years after it was placed in special measures over a high level of bullying and harassment reports, the trust’s boss has said.
BUDGET proposals will ensure that both children’s and adults social care receive a spending boost in the next council year, as Thurrock sets a balanced budget for the May 2022 – April 2023 year; the second balanced budget in a post-COVID world claims Thurrock Council.
IN a previous blog titled “As You Sow, So Shall You Reap”, posted in “Your Thurrock” on 17 September 2021, I lambasted Members of Parliament and Councillors regarding their integrity.
THE Resolution Foundation predicts higher energy bills, stagnant wages and tax rises could leave households with a £1,200 a year hit to their incomes.
THE government is showing “nowhere near enough urgency” in finding a solution to steep increases in gas and electricity prices, one energy boss has told the BBC.
JUSTICE minister, Dominic Raab visited Synergy Essex recently to pledge that victims of crime will be better heard, served and protected under wide ranging reforms set out by the Government. Synergy have centres in Harlow and in Thurrock. Justice Secretary Dominic Raab set out plans for a first ever Victims’ Law that would guarantee greater […]
CHAFFORD Councillor Abbie Akinbohun was out Thursday (16th Dec) with the Parking Enforcement Team of Thurrock to ensure the smooth running of traffic and safe parking around the school and across Chafford.
MPs have criticised ministers for stalling on plans to make it easier to change gender reports the Daily Mail.