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.

Free BeeZee Bodies programme supports healthy habits

8 August 2022
Families across Thurrock can take healthy steps to improve their lifestyle and stay fitter for longer by joining the award-winning BeeZee Bodies programme.
The free 12-week programme, launching this September, provides access to simple eating advice and fun interactive sessions. It will help families take simple steps toward a healthier lifestyle now, which in turn can help prevent health issues later in life.

Library bitesize events to help residents online

4 August 2022
A series of library 'bitesize' events this summer will help residents discover the many free library services available to them directly from their phone, tablet or laptop.
Through a number of mobile applications, residents with a Thurrock library card can take advantage of free online services from their personal device, including:

Inspire Youth Hub offers advice after exam results

3 August 2022
Inspire Youth Hub Careers Advisers offer support and help for young people, allowing them to discover a world of exciting careers, training and apprenticeship opportunities.
Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Education, said: "Our Careers Advisers provide an extremely helpful, free, friendly service that can help those who are a little unsure of what to do next after receiving their GCSE or A Level results later this month.

Waste changes to take place in September 2023

29 July 2022
Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Environment, outlined at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday (27 July) that plans to introduce weekly food waste collections and other improvements to household waste services to drive up recycling, have been put on hold until 2023.