News

Take the stress out of Christmas with the Christmas Club

19 November 2019
Spread out the cost of a new bike this festive season with help from the Tilbury ForwardMotion Cycle Hub's Christmas Club.
Thurrock residents and those living outside the borough can all benefit from the offer on any bike at the Tilbury Cycle Hub, which is based at 43 Calcutta Road and run by ForwardMotion – a collaborative initiative between Thurrock, Essex and Southend-on-Sea councils.

Trading Standards issues Christmas gift warning

15 November 2019
Thurrock Council's Trading Standards is reminding Christmas shoppers to buy from reputable retailers after they intercepted more than half a million unsafe and non-compliant products in the past 6 months.
Between April and September 2019, the Trading Standards import surveillance team saved the UK economy an estimated £19.7million by identifying, assessing and removing packages containing unsafe and non-compliant toys, cosmetics and electrical items at DP World London Gateway in Stanford-le-Hope, the Port of Tilbury and other storage sites in Thurrock.

Nominations close for Thurrock’s Parliamentary Candidates

15 November 2019
Nominations for the General Election have officially closed and the names of the 5 candidates standing in Thurrock have been announced.
Details of the candidates can be found at thurrock.gov.uk/elections
Anyone not registered to vote needs to apply at gov.uk/register-to-vote before midnight on Tuesday 26 November.

Get in the Christmas spirit with Thameside Theatre

12 November 2019
You can get into the Christmas spirit early with a trio of classic festive family films being screened at Thameside Theatre on Saturday 23 November.
As well as being family friendly with something for all ages to enjoy, the screenings are also excellent value costing just £1 for each ticket for both children and adults.

Notice of election published

12 November 2019
Thurrock Council has officially published notice of the upcoming general election which will take place on 12 December 2019.
Nominations for candidates are open from 10am on Tuesday 12 November. Anyone who wants to stand in the election can collect nomination papers at Thurrock Council's Civic Offices in New Road, Grays between 10am and 4pm from Tuesday 12 November to Thursday 14 November. Completed papers should be returned to the Civic Offices no later than 4pm on Thursday 14 November.

Health and social care system celebrated with visitors from Singapore

8 November 2019
Five colleagues who provide health services in north Singapore visited Thurrock yesterday (Thursday 7 November) to hear about local area coordination and the transformation of our health and social care system.
Health, social care and voluntary sector partners in Thurrock are working on new ways of meeting the needs of Thurrock residents through the services and support provided. Local area coordination has influenced the transformation of the health and social care system in Thurrock, which is referred to as Better Care Together.

Works commence on Grays two-way system

8 November 2019
A 2-way system is set to be reintroduced on Orsett Road to help improve the transport network in Grays.
Engineering works have started between the junction of Derby Road and Stanley Road as part of a wider transport strategy for the town centre to help make Grays safer and more accessible, promoting job creation and access to skills and learning.

Van seized for suspected fly-tipping

8 November 2019
Thurrock Council has issued a warning to fly-tippers that the net is closing after the council's civil enforcement officers, in a joint operation with Essex Police, confiscated a vehicle suspected of being involved in fly-tipping.
This is the latest action the council has taken as it cracks down on those who pollute the borough by illegally dumping their waste.

Cabinet member welcomes Port of Tilbury dust measures

8 November 2019
Cllr Aaron Watkins, Cabinet member for environment, has welcomed dust suppression measures introduced by the Port of Tilbury.
During a visit to the port, which took place on Thursday 31 October, Cllr Watkins was given a tour of the huge site and was told about the work taking place to control and monitor dust.
Cllr Watkins said: "I know that dust is a real concern for Tilbury residents so I was really pleased to see the dust management processes the Port of Tilbury has in place and to hear of the investment they are making with further dust suppression measures.

Thurrock Council officially notified of general election

7 November 2019
Thurrock Council has been formally notified of the upcoming general election as the Mayor received the election writ sent by the Clerk of the Crown of the Chancery.
Following the dissolution of Parliament a writ of election is sent to all constituencies declaring that an election must take place and setting the date on which polling will be held.
As a servant of the crown Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Terry Piccolo, formally received the writ this morning (Thursday 7 November).