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Notice of election published

12 November 2019
Thurrock Council has officially published notice of the upcoming general election which will take place on 12 December 2019.
Nominations for candidates are open from 10am on Tuesday 12 November. Anyone who wants to stand in the election can collect nomination papers at Thurrock Council's Civic Offices in New Road, Grays between 10am and 4pm from Tuesday 12 November to Thursday 14 November. Completed papers should be returned to the Civic Offices no later than 4pm on Thursday 14 November.

Health and social care system celebrated with visitors from Singapore

8 November 2019
Five colleagues who provide health services in north Singapore visited Thurrock yesterday (Thursday 7 November) to hear about local area coordination and the transformation of our health and social care system.
Health, social care and voluntary sector partners in Thurrock are working on new ways of meeting the needs of Thurrock residents through the services and support provided. Local area coordination has influenced the transformation of the health and social care system in Thurrock, which is referred to as Better Care Together.

Works commence on Grays two-way system

8 November 2019
A 2-way system is set to be reintroduced on Orsett Road to help improve the transport network in Grays.
Engineering works have started between the junction of Derby Road and Stanley Road as part of a wider transport strategy for the town centre to help make Grays safer and more accessible, promoting job creation and access to skills and learning.

Van seized for suspected fly-tipping

8 November 2019
Thurrock Council has issued a warning to fly-tippers that the net is closing after the council's civil enforcement officers, in a joint operation with Essex Police, confiscated a vehicle suspected of being involved in fly-tipping.
This is the latest action the council has taken as it cracks down on those who pollute the borough by illegally dumping their waste.

Cabinet member welcomes Port of Tilbury dust measures

8 November 2019
Cllr Aaron Watkins, Cabinet member for environment, has welcomed dust suppression measures introduced by the Port of Tilbury.
During a visit to the port, which took place on Thursday 31 October, Cllr Watkins was given a tour of the huge site and was told about the work taking place to control and monitor dust.
Cllr Watkins said: "I know that dust is a real concern for Tilbury residents so I was really pleased to see the dust management processes the Port of Tilbury has in place and to hear of the investment they are making with further dust suppression measures.

Thurrock Council officially notified of general election

7 November 2019
Thurrock Council has been formally notified of the upcoming general election as the Mayor received the election writ sent by the Clerk of the Crown of the Chancery.
Following the dissolution of Parliament a writ of election is sent to all constituencies declaring that an election must take place and setting the date on which polling will be held.
As a servant of the crown Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Terry Piccolo, formally received the writ this morning (Thursday 7 November).

Thurrock Council thanks British Red Cross by making a donation

7 November 2019
Yesterday, Wednesday 6 November, the British Red Cross signed the book of condolence to pay their respects to the 39 victims of the tragic incident discovered in Eastern Avenue, Grays on Wednesday 23 October.
Thurrock Council worked with the British Red Cross to provide the welfare and emotional support for emergency responders at Eastern Avenue and Tilbury Port during their onsite investigations.

School children spread the word on recycling

6 November 2019
Primary students at a South Ockendon school have benefited from an assembly dedicated to recycling plastics under Thurrock Council's initiative to reduce plastic waste in the borough.
On Monday 4 November, school children aged from seven to 11 years old at Dilkes Academy took part in the interactive assembly which focused on the impact that plastics have on the environment. Children were shown pictures of different materials, including plastic bottles, cling film and coloured straws and asked which colour bin the material should go in.

Brighter Futures Children's Partnership praised in independent review

5 November 2019
An independent review has revealed overwhelming support and positive feedback for the Brighter Futures services provided to children, young people and families in Thurrock.
The review, carried out by Healthwatch Thurrock, received positive feedback from 191 service users during the summer months on their experiences of:

Thurrock Council joins partners in 1 minute silence

1 November 2019
Today, Friday 1 November 2019, Thurrock Council joined Essex Police and other partners who supported their response, in a 1 minute silence as a mark of respect for the 39 victims who were tragically found on the morning of Wednesday 23 October in Eastern Avenue. 
Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: "My deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of the 39 victims who were found in this tragic incident.