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Bin lorry fire highlights dangers of flammable waste

7 October 2022
The importance of not disposing of flammable materials as part of household waste has been highlighted, after a fire broke out in the back of a Thurrock Council waste lorry yesterday (Thursday 6 October).
Following this incident, the council is asking residents to be careful not to put highly flammable items such as gas cylinders or batteries in their bins.
Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet member for Environment, said: "The fire service had to be called to assist after waste in the back of one of our lorries caught alight as crews were making their collection rounds.

Cllr Jefferies thanks residents as waste collection refresh continues

30 September 2022
Cllr Andrew Jefferies has thanked residents following the first week of changes to allow a refresh of household waste collection services.
Cllr Jefferies said: "I would like to thank residents for bearing with us as we have brought in some changes to enable the waste service to refresh and get collections back on track.

Summer Reading Challenge volunteers celebrated

28 September 2022
Volunteers who supported this year's Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge were celebrated at a special event on Tuesday 27 September.
Residents who volunteered their time to support more than 2,500 children and young people to discover the joys of reading over the summer holidays joined Cllr James Halden, Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, and Cllr Deborah Arnold, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, to receive a certificate and speak about their experience.

Waste collection refresh

23 September 2022
After a number of issues with bin collections, Thurrock Council has decided to hit the refresh button to get back on track.
This is going to mean some changes over the coming weeks:

Bank branch due for closure moves to local library

23 September 2022
Following feedback from local residents about a branch of Barclays bank due for closure, Thurrock Council has worked with Barclays to relocate the branch to Corringham library.
The Corringham town centre branch, which is due to close its doors at the end of the month, will move to operating a cashless site from Corringham library on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 4:30pm, beginning on Monday 26 September. All cash and cheque transactions and cash withdrawals can be completed at any local Post Office.

Statement: Thurrock Council Chief Executive

16 September 2022
Thurrock Council's Chief Executive, Lyn Carpenter, is currently taking a period of leave from the council. Ian Wake, Corporate Director of Adults, Housing and Health, will be acting Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service in her absence.
Interim arrangements will enable us to support and facilitate the work required in relation to government intervention and the best value inspection with Essex County Council as Commissioner.

Thurrock's sorrow on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

8 September 2022
Thurrock Council shares the nation's feelings of sorrow and loss at the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr James Halden said: "I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the royal family on behalf of the whole Thurrock community at this difficult time.

St Clements Way re-opened and repair work taking place

6 September 2022
Thurrock Council's Highways teams is working to repair St Clements Way, West Thurrock so it can fully re-open for traffic as quickly as possible after it had been damaged by protestors who tunnelled underneath it. In the meantime, St Clements Way is accessible to traffic with a contraflow system and temporary traffic lights in place.