School expulsions, horse passports, council houses and right to buy are among the freedom of information requests made to Thurrock Council this month.
We are almost there . The final touches are being added to the very impressive building that is the Royal Opera House Production Park and the press were invited to take a look. There is some
Hundreds of young people from across Thurrock and surrounding areas are teaming up with national and international organisations to help solve real life business problems as part of the Next Top Boss “Down to Business” challenge.
The presentation included a very special visitor ‘Ivor Goodsite’. Ivor helped to highlight the dangers of building sites and also to explain how site managers make building sites safer.
However,on both occasions, she stood alone as a representative of Thurrock Council. Mayor Cheale made her feelings quite plain last night when she told the council how disappointed she was that none of the councillors turned up to pay their respects to the heroes that saved their country.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be one of the first to see a world class production made in Thurrock and performed in Purfleet. Professional dancers, singers and musicians from the Royal Opera House will perform alongside the local cast in this spectacular celebration to mark the opening of the High House Production Park and the Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop. The workshop will be home to the scenic painters and carpenters of the Royal Opera House.
The government have stressed that such a framework should be “clear, succinct and understood by all.” Thurrock Council’s LDF is 326 pages long. Indeed, when the council presented the weighty tone at a full council meeting in January the meeting descended into farce after mistake after mistake was found in the document and the meeting had to be suspended.
The DC are backed by a host of organisations whose criticisms range from plans to build in flood zones to a failure to predict the amount of housing needed for the past five years. There is also a representation from the former Mayor of Thurrock, Colin Churchman who states: “The process has been undemocratic. The question of members (councillors) interests must be revisited.”
AN ambitious plan to being a football and sports academy to the west of the borough by the former England and Tottenham manager Terry Venables has been submitted to Thurrock Council. The “Academy of Dreams” was submitted as one of the proposals to the Local Development Framework (LDF) earlier this year.
WE knew that the good women of the Garrison estate on Purfleet are as good as their word. On Thursday, they told YourThurrock that stricken youngster Leonard Scamp was going to the X Factor studios to meet Cheryl Cole and the rest of the stars.
THURROCK is a rich quarry for loan sharks. No wonder: a study in 2005 showed that Tilbury and Purfleet were first and second respectively for the number of residents who had county court judgements (CCJs) against their name. Now, there is a specialist team in place that is cracking down on illegal loan sharks.
Female hen harriers headed south on the 2nd and 30th and on the latter date merlin, hobby and amazingly, a female red-footed falcon were also seen going across the Thames. A raven made appearances on 13th and 19th and would be very popular if it would just land for a while and ring-necked parakeets hit a new county record of 87 on the 10th.
“I am so incensed, I am willing to put up £250 myself and the council will match that if the police receive information leading to the conviction of the culprit or culprits.
WHAT a voice. It has the resonance of a sixty a day smoker but there is a velvet quality to Charlie’s voice as well. YourThurrock spotted Charlie singing at the Stanford Festival. Since then he as been building up his repertoire as well as his live presentation. Last night, Charlie put in a storming set at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet.
Successful applicants will be required to help with props, coordinate the production, undertake administration and work on the performances. Stagehands are needed to work with our professional backstage and technical teams and ushers are needed to help with all the front-of-house duties on performance nights. These placements will begin at various times throughout November.
Year 6 is the final year at Primary schools and a very important one too! The children learn to become more independent in preparation for secondary school. It is during this year that children sit their Key Stage 2 SATs, so the children need to prepare to work very hard and this introduction to secondary school goes hand in hand with the level of responsibility that is expected of the students in Y6.
The art work was commissioned by Commissions East and funded by Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation and Parklands, to celebrate the opening of the new Veolia Mardyke Bridge, which provides a direct link between the Garrison Estate and RSPB Rainham Marshes.
Council “a bit part player in its own movie” as watchdog criticises Thurrock Council’s role in the regeneration agenda. “To address these successfully, the Council must play a bigger role in enabling and embedding local growth, especially in partnership.”
IF YOU have ever wondered what marks out Cllr Yash Gupta from the other councillors,not only in Thurrock but all over the country then you simply need to go to his web page on the Thurrock Council website.
It is clear that the majority are simply out of their depth. Good people (mostly) but have it neither in their DNA nor the will-power to raise the game to face the challenges that the horrendous cuts will produce. They just about cut it in the good times but last night proved that as a group (with some noted individuals exempt) they were embarassingly and disgracefully out of their depth.
Nine of our members visited Millwood WI, in Woodham Ferrers, to hear about the Olympic site and 2 of our members visited Chafford WI to learn more about card-making and scrap-booking. We were made most welcome and learned a lot on both occasions. 6 of our members and 4 Orsett members manned the WI stall in the Hobbies and Handicrafts tent at the Orsett Show – there was lot of interest shown, and nationally WI membership is soaring.
THE WAR for planning powers and regenearation in the borough looks like it is over as the Coalition government announced today that all powers are to return to Thurrock Council.
And now Lakeside’s place in the top-four is under serious threat as Coventry moved to within two points of them, with a meeting-in-hand, as they won at Belle Vue.
AFTER ten weeks and 3000 hours of volunteering in Nigeria, 15 young people will have contributed another 3500 hours of voluntary service in Thurrock during their nine- week stay in the borough.
“On 26th January 2007 the Development Corporation met on site with the Mr Austen (Industrial Chemicals) and their planning agent Mr Pooley. At the meeting Mr Austen stated that his company had been approached by members of the Council’s cabinet and the mayor (cllr Joy Redsell).
They had apparently encouraged the company to develop a lorry park on the site.