Household waste drop off points set up in Thurrock amid strike action

16 April 2021
Temporary household waste drop-off points will be made available across Thurrock for residents to dispose of any waste not collected during the strike action.
This is part of the council’s plans to mitigate the impact on residents of current strike action affecting the waste collection service, should they wish to do so.

Applications for £220million community fund open

15 April 2021
Thurrock Council is calling for applications to the £220million UK Community Renewal Fund.
The government fund aims to support organisations that wish to bring forward new imaginative ideas and innovative approaches that improve skills, support local businesses and communities, and enhance employment opportunities for Thurrock residents.

A13 full closure 16 to 19 April

13 April 2021
A13 will be closed in both directions between the A128 (Orsett Cock) and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) this weekend.
The closure takes place from 9pm on Friday 16 April until 5am on Monday 19 April 2021.
Local traffic will be diverted via the A1013 Stanford Road. Non-local traffic should avoid the A13 and use alternative routes such as the A127.
When complete, the widened section will join with the existing 3-lane section of the A13, west of the A128, providing a continuous 3-lane road in both directions between the M25 and Stanford-le-Hope.

Statement on announcement of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

9 April 2021
Thurrock Council shares the sentiments of loss and sadness felt across the world at the announcement of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
The Mayor of Thurrock is sending a letter of condolence to Her Majesty The Queen on behalf of the members and officers of Thurrock Council and the residents of Thurrock.
Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Terry Piccolo said: "It is a sad day for the nation and I offer my condolences to the royal family on behalf of our Thurrock family at this difficult time.

Nominations close for Thurrock local election candidates

8 April 2021
Nominations for the local election, due to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021, have officially closed and the names of the candidates standing in Thurrock have been announced. Details of the candidates can be found at
The election for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) for Essex is also due to take place on this date. Details of candidates standing for the position of PFCC have also been added to

Waste collections during upcoming strike action

8 April 2021
Thurrock Council is putting contingency plans in place to deal with household waste collections and minimise disruption for residents caused by strike action taken by members of the Unite trade union in Clean and Green, Highways, Fleet and Waste teams over the next 3 weeks.

Council disappointed as Unite announces plans for strike action

1 April 2021
Unite, the trade union, has notified the council that they plan to take strike action from 13 April until 7 May. This is extremely disappointing given that formal consultation is ongoing with all 3 trade unions and directly with staff. The council is very much around the discussion table and this has been the case throughout.
Any statement suggesting the council is not in full and open engagement with the trade unions is simply not true. Unite did not even wait to see the details of the formal consultation before they decided to ballot for strike action.

The Manorway improvements coming soon

31 March 2021
Thurrock Council and DP World London Gateway are working together on a major project to improve The Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope, to make the road quieter for use by heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
Works will involve repairing and replacing areas of the substructure of the road before a new noise reducing surface layer is added to help dampen the noise of lorries.

Thurrock Elections 2021

19 March 2021
Thurrock Council has officially announced this year's local election and the election for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) for Essex. The polls will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.
The notices of election for both were published today (Friday 19 March). Nominations to stand as a candidate close at 4pm on Thursday 8 April.

Resident fined £400 for unlawfully disposing of dog mess

18 March 2021
A Chafford Hundred resident has been fined £400 for unlawfully disposing of bagged dog waste in Lion Gorge, Chafford Hundred, after an investigation was prompted following a report from Essex Wildlife Trust.
The incident was reported to Thurrock Council's Environmental Enforcement team, whose officers were able to gather evidence of offences. The resident's behaviour had resulted in bags of dog waste left hanging in bushes and trees over some considerable time.