Marking Mental Health Awareness Week with free support

18 May 2020
Thurrock residents are being reminded of the ways they can access free advice and guidance as part of Mental Health Awareness Week this May.
Taking place from Monday 18 May to Friday 22 May, the national week aims to raise the profile of looking after our mental health which couldn't be more important at this time.

Revised traffic plan for Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre

15 May 2020
Planned closures of Buckingham Hill Road, Linford, have been updated in favour of a temporary one way system which will allow traffic to be safely managed at the Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) and ensure local traffic can flow more freely in the area.

Council steps in to halt unauthorised work

15 May 2020
Thurrock Council has taken decisive action to halt unapproved work which was taking place in Biggin Lane, Grays, with officers issuing a Temporary Stop Notice to site operators today (Friday 15 May). It follows a multi-agency investigation, which has been on-going since early March, to tackle issues at the site and prevent operators removing sand without permission.

Frequency of garden waste collections increases

15 May 2020
Thurrock Council is pleased to announce that it is re-introducing a fortnightly garden waste service for all avid gardeners in the borough.
The council's reintroduced garden waste collections will increase in frequency from monthly to a 2-weekly schedule, ensuring that every home in the borough has garden waste collected fortnightly. This will help residents who are enjoying their gardens and gardening at this time of year and especially when even more time is being spent at home.

Good news as Linford tip is back in business

13 May 2020
Residents in Thurrock can once again use the Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) from Monday 18 May under strict social distancing rules, following the site's temporary closure due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Thurrock Council's HWRC on Buckingham Hill Road, Linford, will reopen for waste or recycling which cannot be stored safely at home. Restrictions will be in operation and residents are urged to use common-sense and only visit the site if absolutely necessary.

Stanford station upgrade one step closer

13 May 2020
Thurrock Council’s Cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Mark Coxshall, is pleased to confirm that long-awaited Stanford station improvements are a step closer with the purchase of land opposite the site.

A13 road closure this weekend

13 May 2020
A section of the A13 beneath the Orsett Cock roundabout will be closed for a number of upcoming weekends to enable the next phase of works to be completed safely.
The first takes place from 9pm on Friday 15 May until 5am on Monday 18 May. Traffic will be diverted via the exit and entry slip roads.

Voluntary Sector Development Fund opens

12 May 2020
A new fund has opened for small grant applications to help voluntary and community sector organisations survive post-coronavirus (COVID-19) and continue supporting Thurrock's residents.

A13 works remain essential to economic recovery

11 May 2020
Thurrock Council's Cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Mark Coxshall, has reconfirmed the economic importance of the A13 road widening scheme.
The A13 corridor is a vital part of the region's transport network. The road widening project continues to be rated as providing high value for money, with final costs estimated to be £115 million to £120 million.