Summer Reading Challenge volunteers celebrated at special event

28 September 2022
Volunteers who supported this year’s Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge were celebrated at a special event on Tuesday 27 September.
Residents who volunteered their time to support more than 2,500 children and young people to discover the joys of reading over the summer holidays joined Cllr James Halden, Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, and Cllr Deborah Arnold, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health to receive a certificate and speak about their experience.

Waste collection refresh

23 September 2022
After a number of issues with bin collections, Thurrock Council has decided to hit the refresh button to get back on track.
This is going to mean some changes over the coming weeks:

Bank branch due for closure moves to local library

23 September 2022
Following feedback from local residents about a branch of Barclays bank due for closure, Thurrock Council has worked with Barclays to relocate the branch to Corringham library.
The Corringham town centre branch, which is due to close its doors at the end of the month, will move to operating a cashless site from Corringham library on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 4:30pm, beginning on Monday 26 September. All cash and cheque transactions and cash withdrawals can be completed at any local Post Office.

Statement: Thurrock Council Chief Executive

16 September 2022
Thurrock Council's Chief Executive, Lyn Carpenter, is currently taking a period of leave from the council. Ian Wake, Corporate Director of Adults, Housing and Health, will be acting Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service in her absence.
Interim arrangements will enable us to support and facilitate the work required in relation to government intervention and the best value inspection with Essex County Council as Commissioner.

Thurrock's sorrow on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

8 September 2022
Thurrock Council shares the nation's feelings of sorrow and loss at the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr James Halden said: "I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the royal family on behalf of the whole Thurrock community at this difficult time.

St Clements Way re-opened and repair work taking place

6 September 2022
Thurrock Council's Highways teams is working to repair St Clements Way, West Thurrock so it can fully re-open for traffic as quickly as possible after it had been damaged by protestors who tunnelled underneath it. In the meantime, St Clements Way is accessible to traffic with a contraflow system and temporary traffic lights in place.

Secondary school admissions open Thursday 1 September

30 August 2022
The next round of applications for secondary school places in Thurrock opens on Thursday 1 September 2022.
Parents and carers of children who were born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 will be able to apply for a secondary school place from this date. The deadline for applications this year is 11.59pm on Monday 31 October.

Stoneness Road, West Thurrock, re-opens

29 August 2022
Stoneness Road has re-opened this evening, Monday 29 August, following its closure with limited vehicle access, due to a police incident.
A spokesperson from Essex Police said: "Essex Police are continuing to work with partners to minimise disruption to the roads and keep the public safe. Following this week’s protests over 50 arrests have been made and these individuals remain under investigation.

Congratulations to students receiving GCSE results today

25 August 2022
Thurrock students are celebrating as they receive their GCSE results today, Thursday 25 August.
Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "This morning I visited Grays Convent and The Hathaway Academy with Cllr James Halden, Mayor of Thurrock. We met students receiving their GCSE results and it was wonderful to speak with young people about their grades and what their planned next steps and aspirations are.