Thurrock, England Newswire

Thurrock, England Newswire

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  1. New 4.4m initiative to help people in Tilbury into workRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Braintree and Witham Times

    A new 4.4million programme is being developed to help people overcome barriers to employment and get back into work in Tilbury after 2.2million was secured from the European Structural and Investment Funds. The Tilbury Tomorrow project will aim to get hundreds of unemployed people into work, education or training, and the most disengaged actively looking for jobs.

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  2. Councillors give green light to 10million Civic CentreRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Thurrock Gazette

    Cabinet members in Thurrock have backed plans to spend the cash on new council offices, despite questions over whether it is an appropriate use of funds. The decision means that council officers will now draw up a full planning application for the three-storey extension to the Civic Centre on New Road in Grays.

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  3. Letting agents fined after putting tenants at 'unnecessary risk'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Thurrock Gazette

    Two letting agents have been fined thousands of pounds after putting their tenants at "completely unnecessary risk" by overcrowding and failing to licence six shared houses. The houses in Martello Close, Grays were bought by Mews Investments Limited in April 2017 and let to MEO Lettings and Management Limited, which then individually let the rooms.

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  4. Tilbury residents sent Essex County Council library letter in errorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Thurrock Gazette

    Thurrock Council is reassuring residents that there are no plans to close any of the borough's libraries after around 1,600 members of Tilbury library were sent a letter or email asking them to take part in a consultation which potentially seeks to reduce the number of libraries in Essex. An administrative error by Essex County Council has meant the letter or email has been sent to Tilbury Library members by mistake.

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  5. Coalhouse Fort boosted with 47,000 from government's Coastal Revival FundRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Thurrock Gazette

    A historic riverside fort has received a big boost after being awarded 47,000 from the Government's Coastal Revival Fund. Coalhouse Fort, built at East Tilbury during the 19th century to help protect the Thames estuary, was one of 25 coastal projects to benefit from the latest round of funding.

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  6. Back to 1929 when Tilbury Docks was a colossusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Thurrock Gazette

    The Tilbury port had opened in April 1886 in response to the overcrowding of the docklands up the river in London. A cargo jetty was added in 1921, but by 1926 it was decided that Tilbury was just not big enough to cater for the kinds of colossal ships that were being built.

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  7. Shops tuck in to new healthy eating initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | Clacton and Frinton Gazette

    Tendring Council teamed up with Brentwood Council and Basildon Council for the Tuck In initiative, run by the Essex Local Authorities Food Group. The scheme has now reached the finals of the Local Government Chronicle Awards 2019, which will be held in London in March, in the Public Health category.

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  8. Hillmoore Fire Protection Ltd Provides Cavity Barriers to Help Prevent Fire AccidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | SBWire

    Hillmoore Fire Protection Ltd is a leading fire protection contractor that provides cavity barriers to help prevent fire accidents in homes and offices. The barriers are used to prevent fire spreading and smoke spreading through concealed cavities within wall, floor and ceiling construction.

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  9. Councillor denies medical centres are facing problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | Thurrock Gazette

    Councillor James Halden, who oversees education and health in Thurrock, denied reports there is a "cost viability issue" with the four medical centres during a council meeting on Wednesday. His comments were made after it was revealed in a Thurrock CCG report that the planned centre in Tilbury could be "scaled down" due to questions over finance and which services would be delivered there.

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  10. 'My years of turmoil living at The Kings Arms pub'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | Thurrock Gazette

    A FORMER Thurrock woman has put pen to paper in a book detailing the horrific emotional and physical abuse she suffered growing up in Orsett's The Kings Arms pub. Yvonne Mandeville, now 69, spent many childhood days behind the bar, which her grandfather owned, and has now published The Girl in The Kings Arms, detailing the first 18 years of her life.

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  11. 10m town hall revamp criticisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | Thurrock Gazette

    A council officer told members of the council's Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee it was a "critical project" which "sets the tone for development in Grays" and gives the council a presence on the high street that demonstrates a "commitment to transparency". He said: "The real danger in perception and potentially the reality of this project is that people see a major regeneration of the civic offices at a time when it doesn't feel like we are able to deliver many of the services that in an ideal world we would like to.

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  12. 3,837 potholes filled across Thurrock this year, report revealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Thurrock Gazette

    Since January Thurrock Council has filled 3,837 pot holes, emptied 10.5 million residential and trade waste bins, emptied over 50,000 street bins and cut over 1,185 acres of grass. In a report presented at yesterday's Full Council meeting Aaron Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Highways, outlined some of the successes achieved this year including street cleaning, road repairs and successful WW1 commemoration events.

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  13. Trams to Kent are great idea - reader letterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Thurrock Gazette

    It's in its early planning stages but if the many hurdles can be overcome, in the long term, it looks to be a good thing for us travelling residents of Thurrock. We'll need to get about still though, and the fact is the roads are frequently clogged and fume filled.

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  14. My years of turmoil behind the bar at The Kings Arms pub'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Braintree and Witham Times

    A FORMER Thurrock woman has put pen to paper in a book detailing the horrific emotional and physical abuse she suffered growing up in Orsett's The Kings Arms pub. Yvonne Mandeville, now 69, spent many childhood days behind the bar, which her grandfather owned, and has now published The Girl in The Kings Arms, detailing the first 18 years of her life.

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  15. Youngsters visit site of new school for topping out ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Thurrock Gazette

    A group of students from Harris Academy Riverside, who are based at Harris Primary Academy Mayflower in Chafford Hundred while construction is completed, had the chance to attend the topping out. The new free school in London Road, Purfleet, will provide 1,150 new school places when it opens in September 2019.

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  16. Plans for 4 medical centres are - in limbo' - new report suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Thurrock Gazette

    Residents have been promised that the Integrated Medical Centres planned for Corringham, Grays, Tilbury and Purfleet would mean no services would be lost after the hospital closure. It reads: "Until all stakeholders have agreed on what services they wish to deliver from each IMC and how much space they will require to do so it is very difficult to progress the programme any further."

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  17. Clark departsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | Kent Online

    The centre-half has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at Dagenham & Redbridge - the club where he started his career. Clark, 30, follows Darren McQueen and Jack Powell out of Stonebridge Road as the club continues to implement a financial restructure.

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  18. 'Real fear' that plans to close Orsett Hospital are 'not right', chair warnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | Thurrock Gazette

    There is a "real fear" that plans to close Orsett Hospital and overhaul healthcare across Essex are not right, the chair of Thurrock's health scrutiny committee has warned. Labour Councillor Victoria Holloway said she wants the healthcare transformation plans announced in July to be scrutinised by the secretary of state because residents' concerns need to be represented.

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  19. Councillor ditches Thurrock Independent Party to join ConservativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 25 | Thurrock Gazette

    But now she has joined the Tories, stating she needed to join a party which "can make decisions for the betterment of all Thurrock residents. Angela said "Being an elected Councillor for Belhus, I need to work with a party who has the ability to plan ahead and who can make decisions for the betterment of all Thurrock residents".

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  20. Aveley, Grays and Tilbury win, but Rocks crash out of FA TrophyRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 24 | Thurrock Gazette

    AVELEY moved to the top of the Isthmian North standings after coming out on top in a thrilling encounter with Brentwood Town. A Tom Richardson hat-trick, along with a brace from Alex Akrofi, allowed Aveley to secure victory in an eight-goal thriller with Brentwood Town.

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