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:

Celebration of social work in Thurrock

17 March 2022
This week social workers in Thurrock have been joined by elected members, senior managers to mark and celebrate World Social Work Day (Tuesday 15 March) through a series of seminars and events.
Today (Thursday 17 March) social workers came together to launch Thurrock Social Work Academy with members, senior managers and guest speakers including:

Fly-posting tackled in Grays town centre

17 March 2022
Tuesday (15 March) saw Thurrock Council's Community Engagement officers joined by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, community groups, local services and business owners to tackle fly-posting in Grays town centre.

Thurrock celebrates Commonwealth Day 2022

14 March 2022
Thurrock Council hosted a special ceremony today, Monday 14 March, to raise the flag for Commonwealth Day.
The annual celebration of Commonwealth Day sees the United Kingdom join 53 other countries across the world, spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific, in recognising and honouring the values that the Commonwealth upholds.
The event was attended by Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Sue Shinnick, Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill and MP for Thurrock, Jackie Doyle Price.

Education Awards returns to recognise education superstars

14 March 2022
The nomination period for this year's Thurrock Education Awards have now opened, offering people across the borough the opportunity to recognise the fantastic work and achievements of those within education.
There are 11 award categories to choose from this year:

Global standard for excellence in customer services achieved

11 March 2022
Thurrock Council's Customer Services has once again been recognised for their outstanding work in supporting residents, after recently being awarded the Customer Contact Association (CCA) Global Standard Version 7.
The accreditation follows an audit in January 2022 which assessed the strengths of the service. This included how the council engages with and responds to customers through the Contact Centre and out of hours service as well as Registrars, whilst exploring the working environment of the teams and how talent is nurtured within the service.

Mayor plants tulip tree for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

11 March 2022
The Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Sue Shinnick, has planted a commemorative tulip tree today (Friday 11 March) to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Cllr Shinnick planted the new tree at Grays Town Park, Grays. Members of the community attended, including the Friends of Grays Town Park group.

Bringing COVID-19 facts to communities

8 March 2022
Thurrock Council has been working with the UK Health Security Agency's Surge Rapid Response Team (SRRT) to encourage residents to have the COVID-19 vaccine.
The SRRT delivered nearly 16,000 leaflets to households in West Thurrock, South Stifford, South Chafford and Grays Riverside from Friday 18 February to Sunday 27 February. Team members also knocked on more than 7,000 doors and had nearly 2,000 conversations, answering questions and responding to residents' concerns about the vaccine in lower-uptake communities.

Music hub offers exciting timetable of classes

3 March 2022
An exciting timetable of classes provided by Thurrock Music Education Hub is available for children, young people and adults across the borough who are interested in developing their musical skills.
Thurrock Music Education Hub provides the music service to local schools. It provides a range of lessons and activities throughout the week for people of all ages, skill levels and musical abilities.
The exciting weekly schedule of out-of-school classes, to which all are welcome, includes:

Flag of Ukraine raised to show solidarity and support

2 March 2022
Thurrock Council is flying the flag of Ukraine at the Civic Offices, in a show of solidarity following the invasion by forces from the Federation of Russia.
The flag raising ceremony was attended by Cllr Sue Shinnick, the Mayor of Thurrock, and councillors from across the chamber. As well as the raising the flag, Thameside Complex is being lit in yellow and blue as a further show of support.