JOIN Owly-cat and fellow family members, Jumblie and Quangle Wangle Quee, in a story inspired by the nonsense world of Edward Lear. The spongetaneous trio travel to the dolomphious land where the bong tree grows, learning all about the creatures who live there and their curious habits. Will this meloobious family return together, will they […]
A high-tech ‘Pothole Spotter’ which is being trialled in Thurrock is in the running for another national innovation award.
THURROCK Council and Essex Police acted together swiftly to deal with an illegal traveller encampment in Kilverts Field, Grays, on Friday 20 April.
SNIFFER dogs helped Trading Standards officers seize 29,000 counterfeit or illegally imported cigarettes in a series of inspections carried out at tobacconists last week.
FOR the second year in a row 94% of children in Thurrock have been offered a place at their preferred primary school. 99% of parents in the borough have been given one of their top three choices, with 4.3% of pupils securing their second preference and 0.52% their third preference. A spokesperson for Thurrock Council […]
AN innovative Pothole Spotter which is being trialled in Thurrock has been shortlisted for a prestigious Digital Leaders Award.
HE was first tracked down by Thurrock Council Trading Standards Team in 2013 but told the courts that he had dementia. At today’s hearing the judge said she was “cynical” of his medical evidence and Kenny’s defence no longer advanced that he suffers the condition in court.
THURROCK Libraries have an exciting volunteering opportunity for young people who can help introduce children to the joy of books as part of the Summer Reading Challenge.
AFTER coming to agreement with Thurrock Council, strike action proposed by Unite during the month of April has been called off. This is great news for our residents, as it means that their waste service will now not be disrupted.
A MAN has pleaded guilty to breaching a number of planning regulations in Bulphan. Paul Ballard, of Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois pled guilty at Basildon magistrates court to the following. 1. Between 01/09/2016 and 19/03/2018 at Bulphan, being the owner of land situated at Unit 2, Burrows Farm, Brentwood Road, Bulphan was in breach of […]
YOUNGSTERS will have a chance to walk with dinosaurs or take a trip beyond the stars thanks to a series fun and educational events taking place at Thurrock’s libraries this Easter. From Tuesday 3 April to Wednesday 11 April two new workshops will arrive offering fun for all the family.
FAST food chain McDonald’s has been fined after a teenage employee was hit by an angry motorist outside its Lakeside Shopping Centre branch in Thurrock.
THURROCK Council will increase the value of fixed penalty notices to tackle forms of anti-social behaviour and help keep the borough clean.
THE number of parents offered a place for their child at their preferred secondary school has risen again from last year.
DESIGNED to help businesses who have suffered increases in rate liability following revaluation, the scheme will assist local businesses who have been worst affected.
A MAN has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 in fines, compensation and costs after he admitted leaving mixed commercial waste on land owned by Thurrock Council. Billy Prince illegally dumped the waste at a compound located on land at Stanford Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex in May 2015. The compound is used to store street […]
THURROCK Council, in consultation with the Royal British Legion Society (RBLS) and the World War One Commemorative Events Committee, will be replacing two trees near the Grays Cenotaph with new lower level planting.
THURROCK Council’s Public Health team says switching to e-cigs could be a way to love your lungs!
THURROCK Council will shortly receive 28 new bin lorries to replace its current ageing fleet. Thurrock primary school children were invited to enter a competition to name the new vehicles.
DURING the latter part of last week, Highways England – through their contractor ‘Connect Plus’ – has been undertaking some grounds maintenance along the A1089 in Tilbury.
TWO people have been fined for spitting as Thurrock Council’s anti-social behaviour crackdown continues.
THURROCK Council has announced a new free permit scheme for residents using a van or trailer at the East Tilbury ‘Tip’ for domestic waste.
THURROCK Council is once again backing a national campaign to get half a million people out and about tidying up their local communities between 2 and 4 March 2018.
THURROCK Council has decided to exempt young care leavers from Council tax, help the most vulnerable leavers get onto the property ladder as well as help them with a range of support from education to debt advice in an innovative shake up of its aftercare service.