Thurrock Council approves £1bn town centre regeneration scheme to build nearly 3,000 homes

26.04.19: Thurrock Council has approved plans for a £1bn town centre regeneration which will see nearly 3,000 new homes created and generate around 2,200 new jobs. The proposals to transform mainly brownfield sites in Purfleet “into a new...

Potentially fatal road repair sees highways firm fined by Surrey County Council

26.04.19: Surrey County Council has fined its highways maintenance contractor £30,000 for poor and potentially fatal road repairs following a prosecution. BT has been handed the fine, which is thought to be one of the largest fines for bad road...

Interserve awarded place on £450m NHS framework until 2022

26.04.19: Troubled contractor Interserve has been awarded a place on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) framework for infrastructure and car park management. The framework is available to a range of public sector organisations and will operat...

Surrey CC reveals plans to scrap 200 council buildings and relocate its HQ to save £10m a year

25.04.19: Surrey County Council has unveiled plans to scrap around 200 of its buildings and move to a new HQ in a bid to save tens of millions of pounds. Guildford and Woking have emerged as the frontrunners to host Surrey’s new “civic he...

Voters ‘denied democracy’ in local elections by hundreds of uncontested seats

25.04.19: Hundreds of thousands of voters in next week’s local elections will be “denied democratic rights” by nearly 150 seats going completely uncontested according to the Electoral Reform Society. England faces “democracy d...