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Thurrock to benefit from new Towns Fund

10 September 2019
Grays and Tilbury have been selected by the government to receive their share of a new £3.6billion funding pot to help improve infrastructure, drive economic growth and increase job opportunities.
Both are one of 100 places to benefit from the new Towns Fund and will potentially receive up to £25million each to transform the towns with a focus on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture.

Investors in town as council continues multi-billion pound regeneration plans

19 September 2018
About 60 developers and investors visited Thurrock yesterday (Tuesday 18 September) as Thurrock Council seeks to transform the borough and make it an even better place to live, work, play and learn.
Representatives from about 40 different organisations attended the council’s regeneration event at High House Production Park in Purfleet as the council outlined how it is seeking to secure more investment in the borough.

South Essex councils set out vision for region's growth

1 June 2018
Councils across south Essex have agreed a common approach to supporting the development of housing and key infrastructure over the next 20 years.
The Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA) – which is made up of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Essex County, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, and Thurrock councils – has drafted a 'Statement of Common Ground' (SCG). This sets out the next steps and is an important part in focusing economic growth across the region.

Councils to work together like never before

2 February 2018
A 'game-changing' association of south Essex councils has been formed with the signing of a memorandum of understanding.
The Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA) consists of Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Essex County, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, and Thurrock councils. All 7 councils have recognised the need to work across borders on strategic issues such as infrastructure, planning and growth.