Vape shop closed for selling illegal vapes

6 September 2023
Thurrock Council Trading Standards officers have secured a closure order against a vape shop that was found to be selling illegal vapes to potentially underage customers.
Basildon Magistrates granted a closure order against Vape-E-Licious, St Chads Road, Tilbury, during a hearing on Tuesday 5 September.
Trading Standards officers found and confiscated illegal vapes from the shop during a visit in June 2023, only to return to a few weeks later and find the business selling a supply of the illicit e-cigarettes from the boot of a car.

Recycling side waste collections from 11 September

5 September 2023
Following feedback from residents, waste crews will begin collecting recycling side waste when they carry out recycling collections.
Residents will be able to leave a clear or white bag of recycling and large flattened boxes next to their blue bin on their scheduled collection day and crews will take them as part of the fortnightly recycling collection.

One year on - a time of change

1 September 2023
Major changes are happening at Thurrock Council to improve the way the organisation is managed, regain financial stability, and make the council fit for the future.
It is now a year since Thurrock Council was put into intervention by the Government, on 2 September 2022, in response to serious concerns about the council's financial situation.

Congratulations to students receiving their GCSE results

24 August 2023
Thurrock students are celebrating after they received their GCSE results today, Thursday 24 August 2023.
Cllr Adam Carter, Cabinet Member for Education, said: "This morning I visited Ormiston Park Academy and Harris Academy Ockendon. I 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.

Congratulations to students receiving their A-Level results

17 August 2023
Thurrock Council's Cabinet Member for Education has congratulated students after they received their A-Level results today.
Cllr Adam Carter said: "I would like to say a huge well done to everyone who got their A-Level results today. Pupils and staff have worked hard to overcome huge obstacles which faced them as they started their A-level studies in the midst of the COVID pandemic.
"Everyone who has got their results today should be proud of what they have achieved and I would like to congratulate each and every one of them.

Career advice available for young people

11 August 2023
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 following exam results in the next couple of weeks.

Funding available to help tackle health inequalities

3 August 2023
Communities can apply for funding to help make sure that everyone has an opportunity to lead a healthy life.
Funding has been secured through Mid-South Essex NHS which is available for community led initiatives that help tackle health inequalities. The £30,000 fund will provide grants of between £500 and £1,500 for voluntary sector led schemes that address issues which prevent communities from getting and staying healthy.

Statement from Council Leader in response to BBC Panorama programme

1 August 2023
Full statement from Council Leader Andrew Jefferies in response to the BBC Panorama programme about Thurrock Council broadcast yesterday (31 July 2023).
Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "As a council we recognise that things went very wrong and our focus is on taking the necessary action to put that right.

ASELA appoints Thurrock Council Leader as Chair

28 July 2023
Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Leader of Thurrock Council, will take on the role of Chair for The Association of South Essex Local Authorities (ASELA) following agreement at a meeting of the ASELA Joint Committee on Thursday 27 July 2023.
ASELA consists of: