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Contractor appointed for Stanford-le-Hope station

24 March 2022
VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed by Thurrock Council to deliver the major redevelopment of Stanford-le-Hope railway station.
VolkerFitzpatrick, a leading British engineering and construction company, will complete the crucial next stage of detailed design works before spades hit the ground this summer.

Call for Thames Freeport to review governance arrangements

23 March 2022
Thurrock Council remains determined to seize the unique opportunity the Thames Freeport unlocks to level-up the borough's communities but calls upon it to pause work on its governance arrangements in light of recent events and the government's review of all contracts with P&O Ferries and DP World.

New green installations enhance high streets

23 March 2022
Five new bespoke large planters will find their place on Thurrock's high streets over the coming weeks in a bid to enhance the appearance and bring more greenery to the borough's town centres.
Thurrock Council has worked alongside artist and founder of Circling the Square, Tim Ward to design new street furniture as part of the Green Street Furniture Project, supported by the council's Welcome Back Fund programme. The programme also includes new street benches in our high streets.

Car cruisers targeted in weekend operation

23 March 2022
Thurrock Council and Essex Police officers joined forces for a 2-day operation to tackle car cruisers in West Thurrock.
Thurrock Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour, Cllr Rob Gledhill, joined officers during the operation. He said: "We have once again shown car cruisers that will not tolerate their reckless and anti-social behaviour on our roads and any attempt to flout the West Thurrock Public Space Protection Order will be met with strict enforcement action.

Collaborative work on London Resort

21 March 2022
Thurrock Council and London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) are working collaboratively to explore mutual interests and benefits for a shared vision for Thurrock and the wider region.
LRCH is proposing to develop a world-class, sustainable, next generation entertainment resort known as the 'London Resort', on the banks of the River Thames.

Partnership with Essex Community Police continues to bring successes

21 March 2022
On Monday 14 March, Thurrock Council's Environment Enforcement officers, and the Essex Community Police Team carried out a successful operation to ensure that waste carriers were operating lawfully.
The operation resulted in 2 fixed penalty notices being issued to drivers that were found to be in breach of waste carrier regulations and environmental offences. In addition to this the teams stopped local youths from using an abandoned vehicle unlawfully, on Gammons Fields, Grays and a second vehicle nearby.

Statement on DP World approach to P&O Ferries job losses

20 March 2022
Thurrock Council's Cabinet met over this weekend to discuss the actions of P&O Ferries and their parent company DP World, and their involvement in the Thames Freeport. They condemned the appalling and entirely unjustifiable actions of P&O Ferries that has led to 800 employees losing their jobs.
Cabinet is already due to meet on 23 March to discuss governance arrangements around the Thames Freeport, of which DP World is one of 3 private sector lead organisation partners with the council.

Affordable and accessible council homes boost

18 March 2022
Older residents will soon benefit from affordable, fully accessible council homes following the completion of Thurrock Council's Calcutta Road development.
Keys to the site, known as Beaconsfield Place, in Tilbury were handed over by Kind and Co earlier this month, as the council continues to help meet the affordable housing needs of people in the borough.

Free training and support for small businesses post-pandemic

18 March 2022
Free website design and social media support is being offered to small businesses across the borough as part of Thurrock Council's Welcome Back Fund programme.
To help businesses recover from the financial impact of the pandemic, the council is working alongside e-learning and digital firms ComSkills and The Data Skills Consultancy to boost their online presence with social media and website training, one-to-one support or website building.

Marking International Women's Day in Thurrock

18 March 2022
Thurrock Council celebrated International Women's Day on Tuesday 8 March with a special online panel featuring six inspirational leading women in business as part of Thurrock Enterprise Week.
BBC News presenter Martine Croxall hosted the hour-and-a-half online conversation between: