Secondary school admissions open Thursday 1 September

30 August 2022
The next round of applications for secondary school places in Thurrock opens on Thursday 1 September 2022.
Parents and carers of children who were born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 will be able to apply for a secondary school place from this date. The deadline for applications this year is 11.59pm on Monday 31 October.

Stoneness Road, West Thurrock, re-opens

29 August 2022
Stoneness Road has re-opened this evening, Monday 29 August, following its closure with limited vehicle access, due to a police incident.
A spokesperson from Essex Police said: "Essex Police are continuing to work with partners to minimise disruption to the roads and keep the public safe. Following this week’s protests over 50 arrests have been made and these individuals remain under investigation.

Congratulations to students receiving GCSE results today

25 August 2022
Thurrock students are celebrating as they receive their GCSE results today, Thursday 25 August.
Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "This morning I visited Grays Convent and The Hathaway Academy with Cllr James Halden, Mayor of Thurrock. We met students receiving their GCSE results and it was wonderful to speak with young people about their grades and what their planned next steps and aspirations are.

Eco protestors cause significant disruption to waste collections

24 August 2022
Thurrock Council has been forced to suspend garden waste collections for the rest of the week because of the actions of protestors who have forced the closure of one road and traffic restrictions on another near Thurrock Council's Oliver Close waste depot in West Thurrock. General waste and recycling collections will also be delayed as a result of the protests.

Youth Offending Service rated good by inspectors

23 August 2022
A government inspection of Thurrock Council's Youth Offending Service has rated it as overall 'good' after inspectors found the service has outstanding leadership and does excellent work in assessing what intervention is required to help prevent young people from re-offending.
Of 13 judgements, 6 were rated 'outstanding', 4 as 'good' and 3 as 'requires improvement'. The report found that the service: "has firmly embedded a child-first culture at a strategic and operational level, but this does not detract from its focus on keeping other people safe."

Aveley Community Hub officially opens

22 August 2022
Today (Monday 22 August) saw Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, join The Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr James Halden and The Deputy Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Sue Little, to officially open the Aveley Community Hub.
Cllr Abbas, said: "Although Aveley Community Hub has been open for some time it was a lovely occasion to bring together residents, service providers and council officers in true community spirit today to celebrate this wonderful facility.

Congratulations to students receiving A-Level results today

18 August 2022
Thurrock students are celebrating as they receive their A Level results today, Thursday 18 August.
Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: "As we move further forward following the coronavirus pandemic, it’s impact is still being felt by many young people through the education system. Reflecting this uneven impact, and in partnership with partnering local authorities in other areas of the country, we will not be making a statement about the specific results today.

Official launch of Aveley Community Hub

12 August 2022
Residents are invited to the launch event for Aveley Community Hub on Monday 22 August from 10am to 4pm, with the official launch taking place at 2pm.
Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities said: "Although Aveley Community Hub has been open to the public for a little while now, I look forward to welcoming residents to the official launch event on Monday 22 August.

Leader visits new Trading Standards DP World depot

11 August 2022
Thurrock Council leader, Cllr Rob Gledhill, joined members of the Trading Standards team at their new DP World depot on Monday 8 August to see the team in action helping to prevent dangerous goods from entering the country.

National Highways and Transport Survey

11 August 2022
Residents are being asked for their views on Thurrock's highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths, to the quality of cycling facilities.
Their answers will be compared with the views of other members of the public across England and Scotland, thanks to the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey.
Thurrock Council is one of 111 local authorities to sign-up to a standardised survey that has been sent to a minimum random sample of at least 3,300 of the borough's residents.