ACTING on complaints from residents, Thurrock Council has successfully brought a prosecution against a nuisance scaffolding company which has cost them more than £1,000 in fines and costs.
THE owners of a skip hire business face prosecution from the Environment Agency following a joint official inspection visit last week. Thurrock Council Environmental Enforcement team joined colleagues from the Environment Agency, Metropolitan Police and HM Revenue and Customs for an official inspection visit to a site in South Ockendon which was suspected of being […]
A LONG-awaited serious case review into the death of a Thurrock toddler and the care offered by Thurrock Council Children’s Social Services to her, her brother and family has revealed a series of significant failings by the authority. The thirty-one page report detail the events leading up to the death of two-year-old Sam in January […]
THURROCK Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Barry Johnson,reminds landlords of the many benefits when privately letting homes inpartnership with the council through the private rents scheme. Cllr Johnson said: “Working in partnership with the council provides aunique range of benefits including a fixed contract, security of tenureand no hidden agency fees. “We have a […]
Thurrock Council is urging residents to make sure they take part inHighways England’s latest public consultation on their Lower ThamesCrossing proposals. Running from 14 July until 12 August this is the third round ofconsultation on plans to build a major highway through Thurrock as partof a proposed new Thames river crossing. The consultation follows design […]
COUNCILLORS in Grays have welcomed an announcement that Thurrock Council is to fully externally refurbish the nine high rise tower blocks that are located in South Grays and Blackshots.
RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on plans to extend an order which prevents car cruising events from being held on the roads of West Thurrock.
MORE than £1,000 of rent paid to a rogue landlord who forced a tenant to live in appalling conditions has been successfully recovered in a landmark case for Thurrock Council.
THURROCK Council is set to apply for a borough-wide injunction prohibiting travellers from setting up illegal encampments on council property including parks, playgrounds and other green spaces.
A pair of Silent Soldiers will stand guard at Grays War Memorial from Monday to mark the Centenary of the final year of the First World War.
A BUTCHER from Grays has been forced to pay out over £3,600 after Thurrock Environmental Health discovered he was selling potentially dangerous meat.
THURROCK Council is flying the rainbow flag at the Civic Offices to celebrate Essex Pride. The flag raising ceremony, which took place on Friday 15 June, brought together Cllr Barbara Rice, Mayor of Thurrock, residents and members of Thurrock Council staff, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Network. Following an inspirational speech by […]
A GRAYS shop owner has been forced to pay out £3,450 after Thurrock Council’s Trading Standards team found dangerous LED lights on sale.
VOLUNTEERS in Thurrock were recognised this week at a special appreciation event hosted by the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Barbara Rice.
THURROCK Council will be hosting its annual flag raising ceremony to commemorate Armed Forces Day on Monday 25 June.
Thurrock Council wins fight to require Highways England to carry out Lower Thames Crossing health assessment
THURROCK Council wins fight to require Highways England to carry out Lower Thames Crossing health assessment
THURROCK Council have been recognised nationally for their work in health and social care research.
THURROCK Council has celebrated national Volunteers Week by recognising the wide range of opportunities available across the borough.
ON Thursday 24 May Thurrock Council launched a new scheme to provide more choice when eating out for people who want to lead healthier lives. The TuckIN scheme, which operates across Essex, aims to work with food businesses to deliver small, simple changes, to provide healthier food options. To be part of the scheme businesses […]
THURROCK’S students have stepped into the spotlight this week having created a new video promoting sexual health services available for young people.
THE boss of National Trading Standards has praised Thurrock Council after more than 700,000 unsafe and non-compliant products were intercepted coming through the borough’s ports last year.
CHADWELL St Mary councillor, Barbara Rice has been chosen as the next mayor of Thurrock, The decision was made at the first council meeting of the civic year at the civic offices in New Road, Grays. The Labour councillor takes over from the outgoing mayor, Tunde Ojetola, who also lost his seat as a councillor. […]
THURROCK Council’s Fostering Team have been bringing fostering to you this month with a range of exciting events across the borough as part of Foster Care Fortnight.
PROFESSIONALS, schools and community organisations gathered together on Friday 18 May for Thurrock’s first Children and Young People’s Mental Health Summit during mental health awareness week.