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"Idling is fuelish!"

23 June 2017
"Idling is fuelish" said children from Thurrock schools after they joined forces with Thurrock Council and encouraged people to take action to reduce air pollution.
Children from two schools took part in the UK's first ever National Clean Air Day (15 June). Pupils from Woodside Academy in Grays and Purfleet Primary Academy, spoke to parents at the end of the school day and encouraged them to turn their car engines off whilst they were waiting to pick up their children.

Thurrock schools announce their Carnegie winners

23 June 2017
Young people from schools in Thurrock joined together for a debate about books and showed just how much they love reading as they nominated their favourite stories to receive this year's CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards at a special event on Monday (19 June).

4-year commitment for environmental enforcement

23 June 2017
New measures including scrapping early repayment discounts for fines, increasing the value of tickets and reducing the minimum age tickets can be handed out were unanimously agreed Wednesday's cabinet meeting (Wednesday 21 June).
The new contract will span a 4-year period and will take on board recommendations following discussion at the Cleaner, Greener and Safer Overview and Scrutiny Committee back in May this year, including an assurance that enforcement activities will be according to need across the entire borough.

Statement - waste collections

22 June 2017
Waste collections in Thurrock are returning to normal after a difficult start to the week.
A series of unforeseeable setbacks, including six vehicle breakdowns, have affected bin collections on 90 of the borough's 1,400 roads. The delays are largely affecting those who would usually have their bin collected on Tuesday, but some impact is being seen across most collection dates as crews try to restore a normal schedule.

Twenty one people fined in littering prosecutions

21 June 2017
Thurrock Council has brought successful prosecutions against 21 people who did not pay their littering Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).
The cases were heard at Southend Magistrates Court on 22 and 24 May and 7 June with offenders ordered to pay a total of £11,915. Depositing litter is a criminal offence and those who were found guilty will have the conviction reflected on their criminal record.

“Idling is fuelish!”

21 June 2017
“Idling is fuelish” said children from Thurrock schools after they joined forces with Thurrock Council and encouraged people to take action to reduce air pollution.
Children from two schools took part in the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day (15 June). Pupils from Woodside Academy in Grays and Purfleet Primary Academy, spoke to parents at the end of the school day and encouraged them to turn their car engines off whilst they were waiting to pick up their children.

Statement - Fly-tipping letters

20 June 2017
Thurrock Council has apologised for letters received by residents in Grays asking them to pay to clear fly-tipping in alleyways at the rear of their homes.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: "Where we make a mistake, it is important to identify it, apologise and take action. The letters were sent prematurely and we apologise for any inconvenience or distress these letters may have caused. I have asked that letters of apology be sent to all those who incorrectly received the original letter.

Armed Forces Day - Fly the Flag

20 June 2017
Thurrock Council will be holding its annual Fly the Flag event on Monday 26 June in recognition of Armed Forces Day.
The event will be held outside the Civic Offices in Grays and the Mayor, Cllr Tunde Ojetola, invites attendees to join him at 10:15am.
Armed Forces Day is your chance to show your support and #SaluteOurForces for all they do.
For more information about how Thurrock Council supports its armed forces and veterans, go to thurrock.gov.uk/armed-forces

Volunteers in Thurrock awarded

20 June 2017
Volunteers in Thurrock were recognised for their dedication and hard work at a special event on Wednesday (14 June), hosted by the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Tunde Ojetola.
The event, which took place during Volunteers Week, celebrated members of the community who go the extra mile in their daily lives to ensure the smooth running of services for residents such as in schools and children's centres.

High Road in Langdon Hills temporarily closed

20 June 2017
The B1007 High Road, Langdon Hills will be temporarily closed to traffic to allow for essential works.
A diversion will be in place for northbound and southbound vehicles via South Hill, Lower Dunton Road, West Mayne Mandeville Way and High Road.
The works will be taking place from Monday 10 July until Wednesday 12 July.
Residents will still have access to their properties at all times.
Thurrock Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while these essential works are completed.