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Book of condolence to be closed 4 weeks after tragic incident

22 November 2019
The book of condolence opened to allow people to pay their respects to the 39 victims of the tragic incident discovered in Eastern Avenue, Grays, on Wednesday 23 October will be closed at 5:15pm on Monday 25 November.
The book was opened at Thurrock Council’s Civic Offices the same day the victims were discovered and has remained open for more than four weeks. In that time the book has been signed by hundreds of local residents and dignitaries. It will still be available to sign until 4:45pm today (Friday 22 November) and between 8am and 5:15pm on Monday.

Opportunity Thurrock a great success for Thurrock students

21 November 2019
On Wednesday 20 November, over 2,500 students from schools and colleges across Thurrock attended Opportunity Thurrock, the boroughs largest careers and further education exhibitions.
Students from years 8 to 13, who attended the event at the London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury, had the opportunity to meet over 100 exhibitors and learn about the different career opportunities available across the borough and in the immediate surrounding areas. Businesses exhibited from sectors including:

A13 road closure this weekend, 22 to 25 November

21 November 2019
A section of the A13 will be closed this weekend to enable major bridge construction works to continue as part of the A13 road widening project.
The A13 will be closed in both directions beneath the Orsett Cock roundabout, from 9pm on Friday 22 November until 5am on Monday 25 November.
Traffic will be diverted via the exit slip roads, Orsett Cock roundabout and back onto the A13 via the entry slip roads at the A128 junction.
Delays are expected and all non-local traffic is urged to avoid the A13 and use alternative routes such as the A130, A127 and M25.

Take the stress out of Christmas with the Christmas Club

19 November 2019
Spread out the cost of a new bike this festive season with help from the Tilbury ForwardMotion Cycle Hub's Christmas Club.
Thurrock residents and those living outside the borough can all benefit from the offer on any bike at the Tilbury Cycle Hub, which is based at 43 Calcutta Road and run by ForwardMotion – a collaborative initiative between Thurrock, Essex and Southend-on-Sea councils.

Trading Standards issues Christmas gift warning

15 November 2019
Thurrock Council's Trading Standards is reminding Christmas shoppers to buy from reputable retailers after they intercepted more than half a million unsafe and non-compliant products in the past 6 months.
Between April and September 2019, the Trading Standards import surveillance team saved the UK economy an estimated £19.7million by identifying, assessing and removing packages containing unsafe and non-compliant toys, cosmetics and electrical items at DP World London Gateway in Stanford-le-Hope, the Port of Tilbury and other storage sites in Thurrock.

Nominations close for Thurrock’s Parliamentary Candidates

15 November 2019
Nominations for the General Election have officially closed and the names of the 5 candidates standing in Thurrock have been announced.
Details of the candidates can be found at thurrock.gov.uk/elections
Anyone not registered to vote needs to apply at gov.uk/register-to-vote before midnight on Tuesday 26 November.

Get in the Christmas spirit with Thameside Theatre

12 November 2019
You can get into the Christmas spirit early with a trio of classic festive family films being screened at Thameside Theatre on Saturday 23 November.
As well as being family friendly with something for all ages to enjoy, the screenings are also excellent value costing just £1 for each ticket for both children and adults.

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.