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The benefits of getting Thurrock active.

On Saturday I had an enjoyable afternoon at the Thurrock Rugby club.  I never fail to be impressed at the commitment of the volunteers who keep the club going. 

What is impressive is the level of ambition that they have for maximising the use of the asset for the community. 

Tilbury is Brexit Ready

Last week I was delighted to welcome the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, to Tilbury Port to hear about plans for the future and to explore how the Port will address the opportunities brought by Brexit.

Thurrock Gazette: We Will Leave the EU

The countdown is on to the end of an era.  On March 29th we will cease to be a member of the European Union after over forty years of membership. 

Thurrock Gazette: Unauthorised Development at Buckles Lane

The issue of unauthorised development at Buckles Lane has again been the subject of attention.  Quite rightly, the way this has been handled has been quite atrocious on the part of Thurrock council.  It is an issue that goes back years, and one which it appears to me that the Council planning dep