Van seized for suspected fly-tipping

8 November 2019
Thurrock Council has issued a warning to fly-tippers that the net is closing after the council's civil enforcement officers, in a joint operation with Essex Police, confiscated a vehicle suspected of being involved in fly-tipping.
This is the latest action the council has taken as it cracks down on those who pollute the borough by illegally dumping their waste.

Cabinet member welcomes Port of Tilbury dust measures

8 November 2019
Cllr Aaron Watkins, Cabinet member for environment, has welcomed dust suppression measures introduced by the Port of Tilbury.
During a visit to the port, which took place on Thursday 31 October, Cllr Watkins was given a tour of the huge site and was told about the work taking place to control and monitor dust.
Cllr Watkins said: "I know that dust is a real concern for Tilbury residents so I was really pleased to see the dust management processes the Port of Tilbury has in place and to hear of the investment they are making with further dust suppression measures.

Thurrock Council officially notified of general election

7 November 2019
Thurrock Council has been formally notified of the upcoming general election as the Mayor received the election writ sent by the Clerk of the Crown of the Chancery.
Following the dissolution of Parliament a writ of election is sent to all constituencies declaring that an election must take place and setting the date on which polling will be held.
As a servant of the crown Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Terry Piccolo, formally received the writ this morning (Thursday 7 November).

Thurrock Council thanks British Red Cross by making a donation

7 November 2019
Yesterday, Wednesday 6 November, the British Red Cross signed the book of condolence to pay their respects to the 39 victims of the tragic incident discovered in Eastern Avenue, Grays on Wednesday 23 October.
Thurrock Council worked with the British Red Cross to provide the welfare and emotional support for emergency responders at Eastern Avenue and Tilbury Port during their onsite investigations.

School children spread the word on recycling

6 November 2019
Primary students at a South Ockendon school have benefited from an assembly dedicated to recycling plastics under Thurrock Council's initiative to reduce plastic waste in the borough.
On Monday 4 November, school children aged from seven to 11 years old at Dilkes Academy took part in the interactive assembly which focused on the impact that plastics have on the environment. Children were shown pictures of different materials, including plastic bottles, cling film and coloured straws and asked which colour bin the material should go in.

Brighter Futures Children's Partnership praised in independent review

5 November 2019
An independent review has revealed overwhelming support and positive feedback for the Brighter Futures services provided to children, young people and families in Thurrock.
The review, carried out by Healthwatch Thurrock, received positive feedback from 191 service users during the summer months on their experiences of:

Thurrock Council joins partners in 1 minute silence

1 November 2019
Today, Friday 1 November 2019, Thurrock Council joined Essex Police and other partners who supported their response, in a 1 minute silence as a mark of respect for the 39 victims who were tragically found on the morning of Wednesday 23 October in Eastern Avenue. 
Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: "My deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of the 39 victims who were found in this tragic incident.

Finalists announced for Thurrock Education Awards 2019

1 November 2019
The finalists shortlisted for this year's Thurrock Education Awards have been announced following an array of nominations from young people, parents and colleagues across the borough.
The Thurrock Education Awards recognise the fantastic work that takes place in our early years settings, schools, academies and colleges. In total, 44 individuals and teams have been shortlisted across 11 award categories.

New Treetops School to offer 140 more spaces following planning approval

1 November 2019
During October Planning Committee, plans were approved for the creation of 'Treetops 2' School in Grays.
The development of a new single-storey building will see the school offer an additional 140 school spaces to pupils aged between 3 and 19 who experience moderate learning difficulties. The school operates a special verbal behaviour (VB) department for children on the autistic spectrum as well as applied behaviour analysis (ABA), which is the science of human behaviour.

Start of construction celebrated for Tilbury development

31 October 2019
Work has now officially started on 35 specialist new homes in Tilbury.
Thurrock Council marked the official start of construction with a ground-breaking event earlier today (Thursday 31 October) at the site on Calcutta Road.
The development, which is being constructed by Kind Build, includes 35 flats which are specifically designed to meet the needs of older residents. The new homes will be located within close proximity to local amenities and transport hubs, including Tilbury Town railway station.