Parking enforcement to help to keep the borough moving

30 June 2022
Thurrock Council has focused parking enforcement on known issues and hotspots to help make sure that nuisance parkers don't block roads. The recently published Parking Annual Report highlights last year's successes and lays out plans for the future.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy plans to 'level the playing field'

30 June 2022
An ambitious plan for improving the health and wellbeing of Thurrock residents, ensuring fair and improved access for all, was agreed by Health and Wellbeing Board last week and noted at the meeting of Council last night (Wednesday 29 June).

The Summer Reading Challenge returns this July

29 June 2022
The Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge returns this summer, inviting children and young people to get reading and to use their creativity and curiosity to discover science.
By taking part in the challenge young people will be able to read exciting science-themed books, allowing them to collect rewards and develop their reading ability. Delivered by The Reading Agency in partnership with the Science Museum Group, the challenge aims to create 'Gadgeteers' – young people who are excited and passionate about science in our world.

Srebrenica Memorial Week event set for 4 July

27 June 2022
Residents are invited to a special commemorative event on Monday 4 July to mark the beginning of Srebrenica Memorial Week.
At 10am, Monday 4 July, Cllr James Halden, Mayor of Thurrock, and Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities will be joined by speakers representing the Bosnian community to raise the Remembering Srebrenica flag at St Peter and St Paul's Church outside the Civic Offices in New Road, Grays. This will be followed by the blessing of a commemorative tree and a memorial plaque laid in Grays Town Park at 10:45am.

Thurrock pays tribute to Windrush Day

23 June 2022
Communities came together to celebrate the fifth National Windrush Day.
Marked on the 22 June each year, it recognises the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. The Empire Windrush and other ships carried people from Caribbean countries to the UK between 1948 and 1971.

Cemeteries consultation launched

23 June 2022
Thurrock Council has launched a new consultation to help shape the future of the borough's cemeteries and ensure that they remain safe, peaceful and respectful places to visit and remember loved ones.
The consultation will help guide a review of cemetery regulations and the creation of an up-to-date cemeteries strategy.

Mayoral Roll of Honour launches

22 June 2022
Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr James Halden, has launched a Mayoral Roll of Honour celebrating charities, businesses, individuals and community groups who have gone above and beyond for the borough.
From Wednesday 22 June, residents can make a nomination for the Mayoral Roll of Honour, which will recognise those who work hard to serve Thurrock. Nominations must be signed by at least 4 councillors who can confirm the nominee deserves the special recognition.

Accessible free support for new parents through Ask Teddi App

15 June 2022
Researchers from Swansea University and the University of Essex have carried out an independent evaluation of Thurrock Council's Ask Teddi app, which is run in collaboration with Solutions 4 Health, and offers free advice and information for Thurrock parents and carers with children under the age of 5.
The research consisted of a survey for all existing service users, led by Swansea University, and focus groups and interviews with Health Visitors, Thurrock children's centre staff and parents who use the app, led by the University of Essex.

Waste search finds stolen motorbikes and more

14 June 2022
A joint operation between Thurrock Council's Environmental Enforcement officers, Trading Standards and Essex Police to search waste they suspected of being improperly stored unearthed 5 containers of suspected stolen goods, including stolen motorbikes.
Officers searched 89 containers at the site of the former LFB Social Club, Purfleet Road, Aveley following concerns that an unlicensed waste storage site was operating there. During their search they found: