Current Thurrock News
Thurrock bin collections as usual on Bank Holiday Monday - Thurrock Gazette
THURROCK Council is reminding residents that bin collections will stay the same over the Bank Holiday. There will be no changes to refuse collection days due to the Whitsun bank holiday on Monday, May 27 – or throughout that week. All three wheeled bin ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:02:58 GMT
South Essex College responds to government cuts - YOURTHUROCK
Like all colleges in the country, South Essex College, which has campuses in Basildon, Southend and Thurrock, has seen funding cuts over the last two academic years. It has had its budget reduced over that period by £4.9 million, with a further £3.7 ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 11:44:09 GMT
Sir David Attenborough opens nature park on Cory landfill site in Thurrock - Materials Recycling World
Sir David Attenborough has opened the Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, a 120-acre site sitting on top of what was previously Cory Environmental's Mucking landfill. The park has been planted to mimic wild habitats in order to attract wildlife including ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 11:08:05 GMT
Zambian writer reflects pain of dementia awareness - YOURTHUROCK
On Saturday, we spoke to Zambian writer, Grace Chama-Pupe who was one of the invited writers at the Thurrock Writers Festival. Grace's book is entitled “Me and my mum” and charts her relationship with her mother as dementia takes a hold of her. You can ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 08:04:11 GMT
Celebrations for Blackshots Library's 60th - Thurrock Gazette
Visitors to the Blackshots Lane library – including Mayor of Thurrock, Yash Gupta, and ward councillors Ben Maney and Joy Redsell - were offered tea and cakes as they strolled around the building. Mr Gupta judged the bookmark competition, cut a ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:20:30 GMT
Athletics: Jenkins the hero with nine event performance - YOURTHUROCK
THE NINE man team battled hard to secure 3rd place in the 2nd round of the Southern Mens' League Division 1 on Saturday at Gillingham, Kent. The foundation of the team was an heroic nine event performance from 47 year old Mark Jenkins. The former ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:16:51 GMT
Grays woman hit by heavy fine for not clearing rubbish - YOURTHUROCK
A GRAYS woman was fined £500 and ordered to pay full costs of nearly £1,000 after not clearing rubbish from her garden. On Friday (17 May) Basildon Magistrates found Victoria Porter a private tenant living at Whitehall Lane, Grays, guilty of Breaching ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 08:21:16 GMT