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Friday, August 17, 2018
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Historic rape charge

A man has pleaded guilty to raping a teenage girl in Thurrock more than 30 years ago. Christopher Clark, 68, yesterday, Thursday August 3, admitted rape when he appeared at Basildon Crown Court. The victim, who...

Health leaders join forces to…

Reassure Residents Health leaders have joined forces to reassure worried residents of Thurrock of the future of health services in the borough after plans to close a local hospital. Orsett Hospital is set to close following...

Students on tour

Aspire, a course for Year 9 students in ORTU Hassenbrook, Essex, has been given a tour of the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury as part of an educational visit that provides insight into the...

Abusive man banned from former road

An abusive neighbour has been banned from his former street and made subject of a five-year criminal behaviour order. Robert Kennedy, 54, must not enter Gainsborough Avenue in Tilbury and is banned from entering land...

Hospitals thankful for ongoing support

The charity team at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals has thanked the Orsett Show for their ongoing support. Following last year’s successful show, Georgina Clark, Orsett show secretary presented admiral nurse Jane Gilby with a...

Port Party

Over 1000 guests turned out to attend the much highly anticipated Port of Tibury Open Day last weekend. Held every two years, the free event ran throughout the day and begin with the Tilbury Docker...

Absolute disgrace

Businesses get no help from council Two company directors have spoken out against the atrocious fly tipping being dumped on a regular basis on the Stanhope Industrial Estate, in Thurrock, saying they are totally 'fed up'. Jeff...

Staff nurse has dedicated half her life to trust

NHS70 As part of NHS70, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals surprised their longest serving member of staff with a certificate and presents. Mary Owens, a staff nurse in gynaecology, has worked for Basildon and Thurrock University...

Rugby boys help hospice

Rugby Club raising the bar Sport isn’t just a game, and with the whole of our country holding their breath for the World Cup, Barking Rugby Club is raising the bar for their local hospice. The...

Puppet to appear at fun-filled day

Docker puppet The Tilbury Docker puppet made his grand entrance at the Tilbury Cruise Terminal on Friday June 22 when he joined in the Port’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the...

Ladies dancing treat

Tilbury's Women’s Institute Ladies at West Tilbury's Women’s Institute were treated to a night of line dancing at their most recent monthly meeting, as they were joined by Dave and three of his Dixie Liners. Approved...

Taskforce

Labour calls to scrutinise local plans & development Thurrock Labour have used their control of a council scrutiny committee to call for the formation of a Task Force dedicated to properly and fully scrutinising the...

UPDATE – Council welcomes plans to co-locate health services following Orsett Hospital decision

06 July 2018 Council welcomes plans to co-locate health services following Orsett Hospital decision Following today’s (06/ meeting of the CCG Joint Committee and the decision relating to Orsett Hospital, please see Thurrock Council’s statement below. Cllr...

Figures must be lowered

Thurrock Independents have had ‘no option’ but to vote against all future decisions on the Local Plan until Conservative Councillor Coxshall attempts to deliver on the premise of his 2017 statement that Thurrock can...

Thurrock Independents back Orsett Hospital

Fight is on Thurrock Independent’s have issued an Orsett Hospital challenge to the Labour Party.  Leader, Councillor Luke Spillman said; “I personally guarantee that the Thurrock Independents are unwavering in our commitment to save Orsett Hospital...

‘A Trunk Full of Trailblazer’ at Grays Convent

This June saw the coming together of all the creative subjects at Grays Convent High School for “A Trunk Full of Trailblazer”, a new and exciting performance showcased the diverse talent of the students. With...

UPDATE: Council flat ablaze in Chadwell St Mary

All residents safe following flat fire in Chadwell St Mary Robust emergency procedures and quick action from officers from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Thurrock Council officers meant that not a single person...

World famous artists once again organising Thurrock walking festival

T100 returning fourth year across number of his historic Thurrock sights Internationally renowned outdoor arts company Kinetika is once again running its popular Thurrock 100 Walking Festival during July. This year, the theme is food and...

In fear of who’s next

“This has to stop, how many more children have to die before something is done?” pleaded one mother as she was on her way to collect her seven year old son. This comes just...

Helping Thurrock get its smile back

Debbie Farrell, the Lead Regional Manager for Essex ‘Career Ready’ organisation and Julia Wright, Thurrock Adult Community College’s Family Learning Manager have been collaborating to meet community priorities around poor dental hygiene in Thurrock. It...

Thurrock council celebrates Essex Pride

Thurrock Council is flying the rainbow flag at the Civic Offices to celebrate Essex Pride The flag raising ceremony, which took place on Friday, June 15, brought together Councillor Barbara Rice, Mayor of Thurrock, residents...

Mindless arson at club

Club falls victim to vandals Over £7500 worth of damage has been caused by arson at a much loved community football club run entirely by volunteers. On Sunday, June 10, at around 8pm, committee members of...

FA chief honours former Thurrock councillor for long service to Tilbury Town FC

Ex-Thurrock Independent, Chris Baker, was presented with an award on Wednesday, June 6, at the Thurrock Association Sunday Leagues AGM at Tilbury Town Football Club. The award was in honour of Chris’ fifty years of...

Students of the year celebrate on success

South Essex College celebrated student success at last week’s annual awards ceremony. The event, held at the College’s Thurrock Campus, saw more than 20 students receive Student of the Year awards from the College’s different...

Sweet creations

Amazing sugar-work as student patisseres excel Patisserie students from South Essex College created amazing assignment work using sugar craft and chocolate. The Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery students, who all study at the College’s Thurrock Campus,...

Stop the closure

Thurrock Independents Leader has praised the staff at Orsett Hospital following a recent visit there, and is demanding political leaders condemn the plans to close it. Councillor Luke Spillman said “I recently attended Basildon Hospital...

Man pleads guilty to the manslaughter of George Cunningham in Dilkes Park is jailed...

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Foyle Drive is jailed for six years. A man has been jailed for six years for the manslaughter of a man who he assaulted, knocking him from his bicycle. 52 year-old...

Volunteers who support Thurrock Council services recognised by the Mayor

Volunteers in Thurrock were recognised this week at a special appreciation event hosted by the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Barbara Rice.   The event, which took place on Monday 11 June, saw volunteers from across the...

Thurrock team behind Silk River create ‘mass’ artwork to mark women’s suffrage

PROCESSION Renowned Thurrock-based international outdoor arts company Kinetika will be taking part in a mass participation artwork when it joins PROCESSIONS London on Sunday June 10 to mark the centenary of the first British women...

South Ockendon leisure centre opens after £2.5m upgrade

Belhus Park centre closed since September 2017 The swimming pool at Belhus Park Leisure Centre has reopened to the public following a major refurbishment costing more than £2.5 million. The South Ockendon swimming pool, which is...