Transport Safety Officer pilot launched in Essex

A pilot project that will see traffic officers deployed on public transport around Essex is set to be launched this month. Essex County Council has launched the pilot Transport Safety Officers (TSOs) initiative alongside Thurrock Council and Southend-on-Sea Council. Six officers have now trained and began their roles this month. They aim to make public […]

Thurrock Council’s opposition to LTC remains unanimous

Every councillor present at a full meeting of Thurrock Council in southwest Essex has indicated their opposition to the building of the Lower Thames Crossing. The website Your Thurrock reports the Chair of Thurrock Council’s Lower Thames Crossing Task Force bought forward a motion at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday (25 January) to seek […]

Council questions Lower Thames Crossing plans

Thurrock Council at the northern side of the Lower Thames Crossing between Essex and Kent is questioning the scheme’s viability, saying it has “significant concerns”. The Thurrock Gazette reports that Council Leader Rob Gledhill has written to Simon Clarke, Chief Secretary to the Treasury saying it has “significant concerns” about the scheme, commenting, “The Council […]

LTC plans adapted to future-proof any docks expansion

National Highways has tweaked the plans for the Lower Thames Crossing to allow for any future expansion of the nearby Tilbury Docks. The magazine New Civil Engineer reports that the changes have been made after a request from Thurrock Council. NCE says the project had previously earmarked an area of river frontage that lies between […]


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