Thurrock Council measures following the prime minister's announcement

24 March 2020
Thurrock Council has immediately implemented measures to help enforce social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus and protect the most vulnerable members of our community following the Prime Minster’s announcement yesterday evening.
With immediate effect, and until further notice, council-managed buildings will be closed to the public. The Civic Offices in New Road, Grays has closed to residents today.
All community hubs and libraries are now closed including:

Thurrock Council Business Support

23 March 2020
Thurrock Council will be playing its part in helping the borough's businesses as they face uncertainty caused by coronavirus by deferring all business rate bills a month from April until May.
Cllr Shane Hebb, Cabinet member for finance said: "We will be working with the government to make sure that Thurrock businesses will get all the help and support they can from the welcome package of measures which have been announced by the government.

Thurrock Council coronavirus response update

17 March 2020
Thurrock Council continues to follow national government guidance and expert public health advice while putting business continuity plans into place to make sure critical services are delivered whilst still adhering to clear advice on social distancing.

£75million for Purfleet-on-Thames regeneration

17 March 2020
Plans to regenerate Purfleet-on-Thames have taken another massive step forward after the Chancellor announced £75m Housing Infrastructure Funding for the development as part of his budget this week.
The Housing Infrastructure Fund provides £2.3billion of government grants to help regeneration in key areas across the country.
Thurrock Council submitted the bid in 2018 working with their development partner Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL). Together they plan to create a vibrant new Thames-side community in Purfleet-on-Thames, including:

Council response highlights issues with Lower Thames Crossing

17 March 2020
Thurrock Council has set out its concerns that Highways England’s current proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing route could do Thurrock considerable community, environmental and economic harm in its response to their most recent consultation.
The council’s response says that current proposals will sever existing communities, could cost the local economy more than £200m, and will cause additional air and noise pollution in the borough.

Council to test preparedness for the potential impact of coronavirus

13 March 2020
Following a speech by the Leader of Thurrock Council at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday 11 March, the council will be testing its preparedness for the potential impact of coronavirus COVID-19 through its business continuity plans.
On Tuesday 17 March, some council officers will be working remotely where possible to test the technical elements of the continuity plans.

A13 closure from Friday 13 March to Monday 16 March

11 March 2020
As works progress to widen the A13, drivers are reminded of a series of weekend and overnight closures needed so the next phase of the project can be completed safely.
This weekend's closure is from 9pm on Friday 13 March until 5am on Monday 16 March.
The road will be closed between the A128 junction (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 junction (Stanford-le-Hope) with a diversion via the A1013 Stanford Road.

Council wins bronze at Public Sector Transformation Awards

11 March 2020
Thurrock Council's Adult Social Care team won the bronze Community Focus award for their micro-enterprise scheme at the Improvement and Efficiency Social Enterprise (iESE) Public Sector Transformation Awards last week, Wednesday 4 March.
As part of their transformation programme, Adult Social Care initiated the micro-enterprise scheme with the aim of increasing the choice of support, care and health-related services for local residents.

Residents invited to hear how feedback shaped plans for homes in South Ockendon

10 March 2020
Following a number of public consultation events for housing developments in South Ockendon, Thurrock Council is now inviting residents back to see how proposals have been revised in response to their feedback.
The proposed housing developments are on the site of the former Culver Centre and Culver Field off Daiglen Drive. Residents that took part in the consultation provided clear and constructive feedback, engaging with the council to help shape initial proposals.