News in Thurrock

DESPITE confirming that Thurrock Council deployed enforcement officers to crack down on lorry drivers forced to park up during a fire emergency incident in Thurrock, its leader and environment portfolio holder have both defended the action.

It has been revealed that during Wednesday's emergency, when a fire closed down a recycling site in Oliver Close in Wets Thurrock – blocking many vehicles from getting to their destinations on the industrial estate, 17 fixed penalty notices – which carry a fine of up to £150 – were issued to drivers who discarded cigarette tabs.

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THURROCK appears to be bucking the national trend by remaining almost static in terms of new, confirmed cases of residents who have coronavirus and the death tally in the borough has remained unchanged for a fifth day.

There was just one new case of the virus in the borough, taking that total to 293, while 51 people have died.

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RESIDENTS on a Thurrock estate have slammed Thurrock Council for a lack of contact and information after a team of council workers descended and cleared out personal property from their sheds.

The contrversy has been played out this week in South Grays, where residents of the Seabrooke Estate were shocked to see a council team turn up and remove items from communal sheds that serve the largely council house estate.

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