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Vehicle suspected of being used to fly-tip seized and owner fined

24 June 2021
A vehicle suspected of having been used to carry out a series of fly-tips in Tilbury has been seized by Thurrock Council's Environmental Enforcement officers. The owner of the vehicle will now be issued with a £200 Fixed Penalty Notice.
Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill said: "Residents took to social media about the fly-tipping incidents at the weekend but regrettably no-one was willing to come forward to make an official statement, which means that Environmental Enforcement officers could not seek to prosecute those involved.

Pub forced to closed for England Euro 2020 matches after flouting COVID-19 rules

22 June 2021
The Railway Tavern pub in Stanford-le-Hope will be forced to close between 22 June and 29 June during all England Euro 2020 football matches after ignoring COVID-19 safety rules.
Essex Police officers attended the premises during the England game on Friday 18 June following complaints that rules were not being followed.

Manorway works completed ahead of schedule and under budget

22 June 2021
Works to improve The Manorway in Stanford-le-Hope have now been completed, 2 days ahead of schedule.
Thanks to the speed at which the crews worked, the project has also come in under budget. This means the money left will be used to bring improvements to some of the surrounding streets.

Thurrock Council raises the flag for Armed Forces Day 2021

21 June 2021
Thurrock Council commemorated Armed Forces Day today, Monday 21 June, with a special flag raising event.
Cllr Sue Shinnick, Mayor of Thurrock, and Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of the Council, joined Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Thurrock veterans, members of the Royal Air Force Association, Royal British Legion and Essex Police to raise the Armed Forces Flag outside the Civic Offices in Grays and pay tribute to those who serve.
Following an inspiring welcome speech by the Mayor and prayer reading by Reverend Darren Barlow, the flag was raised to the national anthem.

Thurrock celebrates Windrush Day

16 June 2021
Community events are being held across Thurrock this year to celebrate Windrush Day (22 June) – a day dedicated to recognising the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.
On Tuesday 22 June, a pre-recorded video – below – from Cllr Deb Huelin, Cabinet member for communities, will be shared on the council's social media channels to mark Windrush Day.

Tilbury Towns Fund Board unveil innovative outdoor equipment for Tilbury

4 June 2021
New outdoor equipment and running tracks have been showcased at Tilbury's Daisy Field (King George's Field) during a special launch event today (Friday 4 June).
Representatives from Tilbury Towns Fund Board and Thurrock Council, including Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, attended the event under COVID-19 secure guidelines. The new outdoor gym, Parkour equipment and running tracks to help people get active, were also opened up for residents to enjoy after the event.

A13 road closure starts tonight

4 June 2021
The A13 will be closed this weekend for major works to demolish the old Orsett West Bridge.
In addition, the new Orsett West Bridge will need to be closed whilst the demolition takes place to ensure the safety of the travelling public.
The closures start at 9pm tonight, Friday 4 June and remain until 5am, Monday 7 June.
A13 traffic will be diverted via the exit and entry slip roads at the A128 (Orsett) junction.

Warnings issued over waste and sewage in Buckles Lane

3 June 2021
Warnings have been issued to Buckles Lane landowners who failed to properly maintain cesspits and sewage systems, or illegally stored waste on the site.
A series of visits have been carried out by Thurrock Council enforcement officers, supported by Essex Police, as part of ongoing action to ensure planning breaches are not taking place in Buckles Lane and that conditions on landowners' sites are acceptable.

New bus shelters in Thurrock

3 June 2021
Work is underway to install new bus shelters across the borough as older structures make way for more modern ones at bus stops.
Currently the first 46 bus shelters are in the process of being installed. Later in the year the project will move on to replace larger shelters, some of which will feature real-time bus arrival information and an electronic advertising panel.

Purfleet-on-Thames man fails in attempts to evade fines

28 May 2021
A Purfleet-on-Thames man has been forced to pay more than £600 worth of parking fines after his attempts to evade justice by using a fake number plate failed.
The man swapped his real number plate for a fake plate when he parked illegally. He attempted to evade the fines by claiming the vehicle was not his but an investigation carried out by Thurrock Council Civil Enforcement officers proved it was the same vehicle.
This week a Traffic Penalty Adjudication Tribunal found in the council's favour and the man has been ordered to pay 9 fines totalling £630.