A SECONDARY school in Grays which opened its doors in 2020 has been given the go-ahead to build two temporary classrooms to accommodate an extra 120 students.
IN order to address the issues in the waste service caused by recent oil protests as well as operational factors, 14 vehicles and crew were out in many parts of the borough today (Saturday, 23 April).
CONSERVATIVE MPs have condemned their own party’s new online adverts attacking Labour MPs over immigration, warning they will stoke hatred and put all politicians at greater risk.
MAY’S local elections are the chance for voters to send the Tories a message that they cannot ignore on the cost of living crisis – Thurrock deserves better. Under the conservatives families are £2,620 worse off and we have the biggest drop in living standards since the 50s and taxes the highest in 70 years. […]
THURROCK Conservatives say they continue to focus on the local economy, getting the most from the Thames Freeport opportunities as well as steering the Town’s Fund to bring improvements in the borough.
THE Local Government Association, which represents councils across England and Wales is warning residents to be aware of new scams and remind themselves of tell-tale signs that you may have been contacted by a scammer. The pandemic saw a sharp increase in scams which included promises of a payment from HMRC to support individuals during […]
NEW tax checks came into effect on 4 April 2022 for taxis and scrap metal dealers renewing their licences with us.
A 64-year-old woman has become the first person to be convicted for her involvement in the wave of protests at fuel sites staged by activist group Just Stop Oil.
ESSEX’S new £2.4m plan for libraries across the county has been set out, alongside a promise to keep them all open. The ‘vision’ focusing on three main pillars over the next four years is set to be agreed next week.
A SOLAR farm which could power more than 16,000 homes could get the go ahead.
A NEW primary school planned for green belt land in Aveley is recommended for approval.
THE East of England Ambulance Service is taking up to 20 hours to reach some non-critical patients, staff said reports the BBC.
THURROCK is to receive £2,376,355 from the Conservative Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to help level up the community – from regenerating run-down high streets to fighting anti-social behaviour.
LOCAL elections are taking place across the UK, including for nine district, borough and unitary councils in Essex.
ESSEX Police have charged 11 people with aggravated trespass following protests in Thurrock.
LAST July the council listed a parcel of land opposite Cole Avenue as an asset for sale and, despite local councillor Sara Muldowney’s objections, the Conservative Cabinet voted unanimously to dispose of it immediately. With the help of local residents, Cllr Sara Muldowney was able to identify the land in question as Flat Irons Field, […]
HMRC customers in the East of England encouraged to check out financial support available to them.
HOUSEHOLDS will no longer have to pay to get rid of DIY waste under plans set out by government to change the rules that currently allows some Local Authorities to charge for DIY waste from households.
CUTTING-edge, innovative ideas to decarbonise the country’s highways will be brought to life thanks to tens of millions of pounds in Government funding.
WARD councillors and residents in Grays Riverside have today planted a tree in Parker Road as part of the national Queen’s Green Canopy scheme. Speaking from the Parker Road Recreational Ground, following the tree planting, Councillors Martin Kerin, Jane Pothecary and Tony Fish said: “We are pleased to be able to plant this tree today. […]
A COMMUNITY group which hopes to save the Thameside Theatre from closure has had a deadline to come up with a viable plan extended by three months. Thurrock councillors have been working with community groups to devise a business plan to save the theatre in Grays. Campaigners got together after the council said it was […]
ESSEX Police have now arrested 268 people following protests held in Thurrock during the last six days. These people have been arrested on suspicion of a variety of offences at a number of locations across the district. All protest sites are currently clear, and we continue to work closely with our partners, including Thurrock Council […]
LOCAL election nominations for councillors have officially closed and the names of all candidates standing for election in Thurrock on Thursday, 5 May have been released. Details of candidates running can be found on the Thurrock Council website at thurrock.gov.uk/elections. Polling cards have been delivered to eligible electors giving details of their polling station and how […]
THE Essex Violence and Vulnerability Partnership was today awarded over £5 million from the Home Office to continue its fight against drug driven violence, county lines and knife crime. to continue its fight against drug driven violence, county lines and knife crime.