News

Travellers moved on from South Ockendon

11 September 2018
A very large traveller incursion of more than 26 vehicles was moved on from land in Danbury Crescent, South Ockendon, less than 36 hours after they arrived. Thurrock Council took swift action, working with partners in Essex Police to ensure they left the site as quickly as possible.
The group were reported to Thurrock Council at 9:20am on Sunday 9 September when they set up an unauthorised encampment on the playing field in South Ockendon. Essex Police used Section 61 powers to move the encampment on ensuring they had left by 4pm on Monday 10 September.

Who are your education superstars?

7 September 2018
With the new school term starting, it's the perfect time to consider who you would like to nominate as part of this year's Thurrock Education Awards.
There are 13 award categories to choose from:

Find out more about A13 widening project at drop-in events

6 September 2018
Residents are invited to take a closer look at £79million plans to widen the A13 through Thurrock at a series of drop-in information events next month.
The Thurrock Council project, which is one of the largest local authority-managed road schemes in the country, will involve widening a 2.3 mile section of the A13 from two to three lanes in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope).

Parking permits available online

5 September 2018
Getting a parking permit is easier than ever thanks to the launch of new online application forms.
Residents who live in a controlled parking zone can now complete their application on the web without having to visit Thurrock Council's Civic Offices.
All documents can be uploaded through the site, either by scanning them or simply taking a picture of them on a mobile phone.

Injunction secured to tackle breach of planning control

31 August 2018
Thurrock Council has today secured an interim injunction for a site to the rear of Malvern Road to prohibit caravans or any other residential buildings being brought onto the land.
A Temporary Stop Notice (TSN) was served on the site on Friday to cease unauthorised activity on the land, but this was subsequently breached which led to the council seeking the injunction.

Enforcement action sees fly-tip cleared

31 August 2018
Action taken by Thurrock Council Environmental Enforcement Officers, working with a private land owner, has seen a pile of fly-tipped waste cleared from an alleyway in less than 2 days.
After officers found the waste, which had been dumped on private land at the rear of Southland Terrace in London Road, Purfleet, they issued a Community Protection Notice (CPN) to the landowner in Jersey who acted immediately to clear the waste.

Help to get your business idea off the ground

30 August 2018
Aspiring entrepreneurs in Thurrock are being encouraged to apply for a free programme which could help them bring their ideas for tackling social or environmental issues to life.
Thurrock Social Entrepreneurship Programme, which is run by School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in partnership with Thurrock Council, will give Thurrock residents a chance to access the guidance and support needed to start a business idea that benefits the borough.

Proposals for Integrated Medical Centre in Tilbury set to progress

29 August 2018
Plans to build an Integrated Medical Centre (IMC) that will bring health and care services to the heart of Tilbury are set to take a significant step forward with Thurrock Council expected to give the green light to provide up to £20million of funding.
The Tilbury IMC is one of 4 planned across the borough, along with others in Purfleet, Corringham, and Grays.
The council and its NHS partners are investing in health and care services to make them more accessible, closer to home and ensure they are provided in modern, purpose-built facilities.

Lodge Lane parking regulations

29 August 2018
Lodge Lane has a Traffic Regulation Order in place, predating decriminalisation in 2005, which prohibits parking at any time on the highway from garden to garden – this includes crossovers, verges and footways. The council wrote to residents without reference to a letter dated 8 July 2005, as due to retention policies the letter is not held on file.