Thurrock Council

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2021 Conservative hold, from 2019

Counting complete. After 17 of 17 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 13
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +6
    • Councillors overall total 29
  2. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 4
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 16
  3. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 4
  4. UK Independence Party

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -6
    • Councillors overall total 0
  1. Thurrock Council: Conservative hold

    Thurrock Council

    The Conservatives have held onto control of Thurrock Council and took five seats from Independents and one from Labour.

  2. Covid infection rate over 1% in south-east England hot spots

    Sam Francis

    BBC News, London

    People shopping with face masks on

    More than 1% of the population currently have coronavirus in two boroughs in south-east England, new figures show.

    Only one borough has ever breached this benchmark before, according to Public Health England.

    Thurrock and Havering have the highest infection rates in the country.

    Thurrock in Essex now has 1,056 cases per 100,000 population. This means roughly 1% of the population is currently infected.

    The infection rate has nearly tripled in just one week in Thurrock.

    In neighbouring Havering the infection rate is 1,021.8 per 100,000.

    It follows a spike in Covid-19 cases linked to a new strain of coronavirus.

    Nottingham recorded the UK's highest official infection rate of 1,337 per 100,000 in early October.

    Accurate infection rates for the first wave of the virus, when hospital admissions and deaths spiked, are not known due to a lack of testing.

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    Video caption: HGV smashes into bridge on busy A-road in Essex

    Damage caused by the incident is expected to cost "tens of thousands" of pounds to repair.

  4. 'Don't use play equipment' says council

    Parks may be open for exercise during lockdown but a reminder is being shared, not to use play equipment.

    Thurrock Council in south Essex said it had received reports that climbing apparatus has been used in parks in Grays Beach, Quince Tree and Bonnygate Parks.

    "Play equipment and outdoor gyms are taped off for everyone's safety - please don't use them," it said.

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  5. More recycling centres reopen today

    Katy Lewis

    BBC News Online

    Eighteen of the 24 recycling centres in Essex and all the centres in Northamptonshire are reopening today after the coronavirus lockdown rules were eased.

    Stock Road recycling centre, Southend

    Essex County Council said there'll be a one-in, one-out system at its 15 sites and social distancing measures will be in place.

    Southend Borough Council is extending the opening times at the two tips it runs and Thurrock Council says only five cars will be allowed into its site at any one time with access via Linford only - with a stretch of Buckingham Hill Road closed during the day for the next month.

    The nine sites in Northamptonshire will open at 10:00 but the county council is urging people to only visit them if absolutely necessary after long queues built up in other parts of the region last week.

    Councillor Jason Smithers said police would be monitoring how busy the surrounding roads are.

    Cars queuing outside a recycling centre in Buckinghamshire
    Image caption: Traffic queues formed when Buckinghamshire's recycling centres reopened a fortnight ago
  6. Thurrock mayor to stay in post until 2021

    Steve Shaw

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The mayor of Thurrock is to stay in post for another year after the council announced it would not hold its annual appointment meeting.

    Councillor Terry Piccolo

    Conservative councillor Terry Piccolo's term of office, along with deputy mayor, councillor Sue Shinnick, was due to end in May when their successors would be announced, but due to the coronavirus pandemic this has been pushed back until May 2021.

    A statement issued on behalf of all party leaders explained Thurrock Council did not have the technology to hold the meeting virtually and holding it in person would go against social distancing guidance.

    The announcement comes after south Essex’s other unitary authority in Southend also agreed to extend the mayor's term in office for the first time since World War Two.

  7. Road markings that thank NHS

    Two rainbows to thank key workers have been painted on the road outside an Essex hospital.

    Thurrock Council wanted to show its appreciation to the NHS, so had "Thank You NHS" painted outside Thurrock Community Hospital on Long Lane in Grays.

    The work was carried out for free by Henderson & Taylor, it said.

    Rainbow sign on road
  8. Coronavirus cases continue to rise in East

    Nikki Fox

    BBC Look East

    The number of people infected by the coronavirus continues to rise.

    Public Health England released the latest figures last night, but they are only from hospital tests and are a few days behind.

    They are as follows:

    • Hertfordshire - 480
    • Buckinghamshire - 195
    • Norfolk - 180
    • Northamptonshire - 187
    • Cambridgeshire - 141
    • Peterborough - 36
    • Suffolk - 125
    • Milton Keynes - 117
    • Central Bedfordshire - 81
    • Luton - 91
    • Bedford Borough Council - 60
    • Essex - 420
    • Southend-on-Sea - 44
    • Thurrock - 62
  9. People seen 'climbing into play area'

    BBC Essex

    Barriers, tape and padlocks have been removed from a play area that was cordoned off by a local authority.

    Thurrock Council in Essex said it had reports that people were "climbing into these areas".

    "This kind of behaviour puts the most vulnerable at risk and will only help spread the virus and possibly prolong restrictions," a spokesman said.

    Play area
  10. Council to give 'unprecedented' business rates break

    Steve Shaw

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Port of Tilbury
    Image caption: Port of Tilbury

    Thurrock Council has taken the "unprecedented" step of allowing businesses to defer their rate payments until May.

    The Conservative-run council has chosen to give businesses some relief from the tax as the country goes into lockdown conditions with only essential firms such as supermarkets being permitted to open.

    Shane Hebb, cabinet member for finance, said the council "will make sure that our local businesses get the breathing space they need while the government’s plans are put in place".