Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass

25 September 2019
Captain Flinn is set for an adventure at Thameside Theatre in late October.
Les Petits Theatre Company return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonderland.
The Magic Cutlass is the highly anticipated sequel based on the award-winning book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.

Nominations open for this year's education awards

23 September 2019
With the September term having started again and everyone back to school, it's the perfect time to consider who you would like to nominate in this year's Thurrock Education Awards.
You can make a nomination in one of 11 award categories including:

Empty property scheme offers homes a new lease of life

23 September 2019
Owners of empty properties can benefit from up to £6,000 towards making their property habitable, thanks to an initiative from Thurrock Council.
The Empty Property offer being promoted during National Empty Homes Week 2019 enables owners of empty properties in Thurrock to apply for assistance towards major repairs such as electrical installation, windows, doors and heating to make a property liveable. This support, which is made up of a 50% grant and 50% interest free loan, is given on the condition that the property is used to house families which are currently homeless.

Boost to Grays regeneration as planning permission is granted for Civic Offices improvements

20 September 2019
Following a planning committee decision on Thursday 19 September to approve plans for the redevelopment of Thurrock Council's Civic Offices, work will now progress on bringing these exciting plans to life.
Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet member for regeneration, said: "Receiving planning permission for the Civic Offices extension is an important step in progressing the wider regeneration of Grays town centre, setting the scene for future development and invigorating the High Street.

Give a Gift wins APSE Award

17 September 2019
Thurrock Council's Give a Gift campaign won Best Community and Neighbourhood Initiative at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards last week, Thursday 12 September.
The council was also a finalist in the Best Efficiency and Transformation Initiative and Best Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Initiative award categories.

Motorists reminded of A13 weekend closure, 20 to 23 September

17 September 2019
Drivers are reminded that 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 the A13 widening project to be completed safely, weekend-long closures of the A13 are required. The first takes place from 9pm on Friday 20 September until 5am on Monday 23 September.
Traffic will be diverted via the exit slip roads onto the Orsett Cock roundabout and back onto the A13 via the entry slip roads.

Canister clampdown a huge success

13 September 2019
The first 4 weeks of a joint initiative between Thurrock Council's Environmental Enforcement Officers and Essex Police targeting people who litter car parks with nitrous oxide canisters has been hailed a huge success.
The initiative sees officers visiting car parks to tackle anti-social behaviour and activities linked to discarding nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas.

Friendship Club to host community drop-in event

11 September 2019
Community groups, businesses and residents across Thurrock and surrounding areas are invited to a drop-in event at Thurrock Council's Friendship Club adult day centre.
The Friendship Club – based at 121 Cromwell Road, Grays, RM17 5HQ – is looking for innovative and community-focused uses the venue's facilities during evenings when members are not using it.
This drop-in event on Thursday 19 September 2019, from 4pm to 8pm, is a great opportunity to view the space and discuss options.

Thurrock to benefit from new Towns Fund

10 September 2019
Grays and Tilbury have been selected by the government to receive their share of a new £3.6billion funding pot to help improve infrastructure, drive economic growth and increase job opportunities.
Both are one of 100 places to benefit from the new Towns Fund and will potentially receive up to £25million each to transform the towns with a focus on improved transport, broadband connectivity, skills and culture.