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Give a Gift wins APSE Award

17 September 2019
Thurrock Council's Give a Gift campaign won Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards last week, Thursday 12 September.
The council was also a finalist in the Best Efficiency and Transformation Initiative and Best Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Initiative award categories.

Performance report highlights continued successes

3 September 2019
Significant achievements in customer services, timely bin collections and potholes being filled more quickly are just some of the successes that Thurrock Council has achieved this year to date.
The first corporate performance monitoring report for 2019/20 announced a very positive start to the financial year with almost three-quarters of indicators achieving target and 53.5% of indicators performing better than the previous year. The customer services and refuse teams surpassed targets, and the council is ahead of new apprentice goals.

Council housing scheme named awards finalist

26 July 2019
A project to build 29 much-needed new council homes in Grays has been shortlisted for an award.
Thurrock Council is building a 5-storey residential block on the former Tops Social Club site in Argent Street as it continues to invest in affordable housing for residents on the borough's housing register.
The development will include parking spaces, a children's playground and other facilities, as well as the 15 two-bedroom flats, 8 one-bedroom flats and 6 three-bedroom maisonettes.

Performance report shares council successes in 2018/19

11 July 2019
More young people in education or employment, potholes being filled more quickly and more new apprentices recruited were just some of the notable successes for Thurrock Council last year.
An end of year performance report, presented at a meeting of the council’s Cabinet tonight (Wednesday 10 July), showed 68% of the authority's performance indicator targets were met in 2018/19 – up from 66 per cent in 2017/18, 59% in 2016/17 and 49% in 2015/16.
Among the indicators highlighted in the report were:

Thurrock Council up for Local Authority of the Year

23 April 2019
Thurrock Council is in the running to be named Local Authority of the Year after it was revealed as one of the top five finalists in The Municipal Journal (MJ) Local Government Achievement Awards 2019.
A judging body shortlisted Thurrock for the prestigious award alongside the London Borough of Redbridge, London Borough of Waltham Forest, North East Lincolnshire Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Council performance improves

14 December 2018
A report at Cabinet meeting on Wednesday (12 December) announced an increase in the percentage of key performance indicator (KPI) targets Thurrock Council has met between July and September this year.
The report highlighted that 71% of corporate KPIs had met their target during quarter 2, which has increased from 67.5% compared to quarter 1.
Cllr Deb Huelin, portfolio holder for performance, said: "It's great to see that the council continues to excel in many of the services it delivers.

Community focus to remain as council reflects on recent successes

29 November 2018
Thurrock Council has vowed to keep the borough's communities at its heart after another successful year working with its partners and residents.
Reflecting on the key achievements of 2018/19, Thurrock Council's annual communities report highlighted successes ranging from the borough's celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush to ongoing work with clubs and organisations to encourage participation in sport.
Presented to full council last night (Wednesday 28 November), the report also praised:

Council report outlines strong start to 2018/19

11 October 2018
Cleaner streets, potholes filled more quickly and fewer elderly people needing to be admitted to care homes – those are just some of the key successes for Thurrock Council so far this year.
In total, 67.5% of the council's key performance indicators met the targets set for the first quarter of 2018/19, with the authority performing better than in 2017/18 in 48.4% of areas.
Among the indicators highlighted in a report presented to the council's cabinet on Wednesday 10 October were:

Thurrock Council performing on target

13 July 2018
This week's Cabinet meeting heard that Thurrock Council has achieved the majority of its targets for 2017/18 and has seen improvements over the previous year’s performance in many areas.
Highlights from the report include:

Council performance continues to improve

18 December 2017
The council’s performance from July to September was described as "promising" this week, after a report was heard at a meeting of Thurrock Council’s Cabinet (Wednesday 13 December).
Portfolio Holder responsible for performance, Cllr Deb Huelin said: "With 68% of indicators hitting their target, it illustrates how the council is meeting many of its duties without hiding areas where there is room to improve.
"This is a promising mid-year report, giving us sufficient time to support areas requiring further attention.