Alterations to local bus services

18 March 2019
Three bus routes in Thurrock will be affected by changes which come into effect on Monday 1 April 2019.
The 374 bus service, which operates between Grays Bus Station and Basildon Bus Station, will now be operated by NIBs buses. Slight changes have been made to bus times but buses will continue to run at the same frequency.

Interwar memories come to life at Thurrock Museum

18 March 2019
Experience an era of significant change in a new exhibition at the Thameside Complex next month.
From Monday 8 April to 11am, Friday 26 April, locals can discover about the period between the two World Wars – known as the 'interwar' years – at a free exhibition presented by Thurrock Museum volunteers.
The years between November 1918 and September 1939 saw England adjusting to a social transformation as career opportunities developed for women, those aged over 21 were given the right to vote and Nancy Astor became the first woman MP.

Thurrock man fined for noise nuisance

13 March 2019
A Purfleet resident has been prosecuted and fined for continued noise nuisance.
On Friday 8 March, David Kerr of Marine Court, Purfleet, was ordered to pay a £270 fine, £500 costs and a £30 victim surcharge at Basildon Magistrates Court. He was found guilty of breaching a noise abatement notice served under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 after he continued to amplify speech and play loud music, disturbing his neighbours.

New 40mph speed limit on A13

12 March 2019
Drivers are being asked to pay close attention to road signs after a temporary 40mph speed limit was introduced on the A13.
Thurrock Council is widening a 2.3 mile section of the A13 from 2 to 3 lanes in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope) in what is one of the largest local authority-managed road schemes in the country.

Join the magical adventures of Alice in Wonderland this Easter

11 March 2019
Another family favourite is coming to the Thameside Theatre this Easter with a musical version of Alice in Wonderland.
KD Theatre Productions wowed audiences at the theatre in Grays with their sell out performances of The Wizard of Oz last year and they are back again next month with another classic.
Why not join Alice this Easter in her magical adventure down the rabbit hole in this brand new staging of Lewis Carroll's family favourite?

Council seeks to inspire prospective new apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week

8 March 2019
Thurrock Council is encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to consider an apprenticeship as a route to an exciting new career.
The council has hosted a variety of events during National Apprenticeship Week, promoting apprenticeships as a genuine alternative to college, university and other career paths.
Dozens of young people and their parents or carers attended a drop-in information evening, hosted by the council's Inspire Youth Hub at The Ockendon Academy/Studio School on Wednesday evening (6 March).

Businesses urged to apply for share of funding to boost creative economy

8 March 2019
Businesses in the creative, cultural and digital sectors are being encouraged to take advantage of a new £5.1million grants and support programme being spearheaded by Thurrock Council.
The South East Creative, Cultural and Digital Programme (SECCADS) is an ambitious programme, led by Thurrock Council and running across Essex, Kent and East Sussex.
Between now and December 2020, it aims to help more than 370 companies and sole-traders with business support or match-funded grants of up to £20,000, contributing a major boost to the creative economy in the south east.

Residents reminded to re-apply for tip permits

8 March 2019
Thurrock Council’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre, which recently achieved a positive report with zero breaches during a recent inspection by the Environment Agency, is reminding residents to re-apply for their permits this month.
The centre in Buckingham Hill Road, Linford, introduced free annual permits for residents using vans or trailers for domestic waste to the site last year to reduce visitor queues, improve capacity and to bring an end to abuse of the service by non-Thurrock residents.

Fly-tippers caught red-handed

7 March 2019
Off-duty Thurrock Council Enforcement Officers caught 2 suspected fly-tippers red-handed dumping 92 lorry tyres in a lay-by in Purfleet yesterday evening (Wednesday 6 March).
The officers, who were on their way home from a busy shift, spotted the two men unloading the tyres from the back of an HGV and established they were in the act of fly-tipping dozens of tyres.
After the police were called to the scene the two men admitted their involvement in the crime and could now face prosecution, which could result in a large fine or even imprisonment.