Over 70 per cent of targets met at second quarter

9 December 2021
Thurrock Council has met 71% of its targets between April and September this year, Cabinet heard on Wednesday 8 December.
The report was presented by Cllr Jack Duffin, Cabinet Member for Central Services, who said: "As COVID-19 continues to impact services, we have worked to restore normality as far as possible and deliver for residents to the best of our ability.
"I am pleased that we have been able to deliver on almost three quarters of our performance targets, with 59% of targets met being higher than the previous year.

Thurrock Council continues to invest in council homes

7 December 2021
Thurrock Council continues to invest in council homes as a planning application to build 4 new properties in Chadwell St Mary is given the green light.
The plans to build the homes on Loewen Road were approved by Planning Committee on Thursday 2 December. The new 3-bedroom properties will replace a single house to offer 4 Thurrock households modern and sustainable family homes in the council's continued effort to help meet the affordable housing needs of the borough.

Proposals to update roadside memorials policy to keep roads safe

7 December 2021
A proposed revised roadside memorial policy will prevent potentially dangerous or obstructive memorials from being left on the borough's roads and pavements.
Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "We fully understand, appreciate and are sensitive to the fact that some families want to mourn the loss of a loved one by leaving flowers, mementos and tributes at the site but this needs to be balanced with safety concerns for other road users.

InterGen and Specsavers support #GiveAGift this Christmas

7 December 2021
Thurrock Council's Give a Gift provides everyone the opportunity to donate a present to a local child in need for whom Christmas can be a difficult time of year.
This week InterGen has kindly donated £800 of Love2Shop Vouchers for presents for some of our older children and Specsavers Lakeside has made a generous donation of toys too.

Thurrock businesses get behind Shop Safe Shop Local campaign for Small Business Saturday

3 December 2021
Nearly 30 family-run and small independent businesses are taking part in the next stage of Thurrock Council's borough-wide Shop Safe Shop Local campaign ahead of Small Business Saturday and the festive period.
To inspire residents to shop locally and safely, the council has stepped up its Shop Safe Shop Local campaign and collaborated with more businesses across Thurrock in a festive photoshoot.

Residents encouraged to have their say on the future of Thurrock

3 December 2021
Residents can have their say on how the borough grows and develops by taking part in the 'Your Place, Your Voice' consultation.
The public consultation is the latest phase in the development of the borough's Local Plan, which will shape future development in Thurrock over the plan period up to 2040.
Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Strategic Planning, said: "With billions of pounds of investment planned for Thurrock we know that the borough has an exciting future and we want to make sure that Thurrock is a great place to live, work and play.

Safer Streets community event hosted with partners

29 November 2021
Thurrock Council and its partners hosted a Safer Streets Community Event, on Thursday 25 November, on Grays High Street to understand where and why residents don't feel safe.
The partners supporting the event included Essex Police, British Transport Police, South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC), Samaritans and Craig's Trust.
Leader of Thurrock Council and Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Anti-social Behaviour, Cllr Rob Gledhill was also present and talking to residents about how they feel about safety in their community.

Report highlights successes of council's central services

25 November 2021
A new Thurrock online service enabling residents to easily interact with the council, and supporting officers to work in smarter and more efficient ways, are just some of the achievements highlighted in a recent report.
Cllr Jack Duffin, Cabinet Member for Central Services, who presented the report on Wednesday 24 November, said: "It was a pleasure to present so many successes and achievements from across central services in my first Council report as portfolio holder.

Council Leader joins fly-tipping crackdown

24 November 2021
On Friday 19 November, the Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, joined the council's Environment Enforcement team working alongside Thurrock Essex Police team and Rural Engagement team to crackdown on fly-tipping across the borough.
The collaborative 2-day operation held on Thursday 18 November and Friday 19 November focused on fly-tipping, including unlicensed waste carriers who transport and dump waste illegally.

Year 5 pupils presented with Tilbury Towns Fund Board prize

22 November 2021
Two young and talented competition winners were presented with prizes by Tilbury Towns Fund Board last week at Civic Square, Tilbury.
Max and Ziona both attend St Mary's Catholic Primary School and were presented with a bundle of goodies by Jackie Doyle Price MP on behalf of the Tilbury Towns Fund Board. The Year 5 pupils and their classmates were asked to create Tilbury-inspired works of art.