THE housebuilder’s Community Champions fund supports grassroots activities that improve the quality of life for local people. The Persimmon Community Champions initiative is a national programme where charities
The Soldiers of Vanity Fair at Tilbury Fort On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, some of the soldiers featured in ITV’s new production of Vanity Fair will take up garrison duty in Tilbury Fort, Tilbury, Essex. William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic novel is set at during the Napoleonic Wars, and the soldiers of Wellington’s army, […]
NOT all residents in Purfleet are happy with a proposal to change the name of the village. Some villagers have now started a campaign urging people NOT to sign the petition but to preserve the historic name of Purfleet
Step up to a Counselling career at TACC WITH Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC) you can receive Counselling training that will lead to an accredited NCFE qualification and help you to grow and shape your future career as a Counsellor. Counselling courses will also give you skills to use in everyday life when interacting with […]
A fire crew from Corringham were called to a house in Abbotts Drive, Stanford Le Hope after reports that a car had collided with it.
ESSEX Police are appealing for information about an arson at Haart Estate Agents, in Orsett Road, Grays, at around 11.30pm yesterday, Friday, August 17.
Rise in families permanently moved out of borough proves “social cleansing has begun” claims Thurrock Independents
“THE housing market is now so broken in Thurrock that private sector property rents are often 50% higher than most homeless families can afford to pay. Our available stock of social housing is not remotely adequate to meet the needs of Thurrock.
PLANS to build a new housing estate in Thurrock have been deferred by the council after concerns were raised about the availability of medical care.
COUNCILLORS on Thurrock’s planning committee have unanimously approved an application to redevelop a famous art-deco cinema into a bar.
A family park in Stanford-le-hope joined forces with local companies Dogtopia Pet Services and Alicia’s Obedience Dog Training School this weekend to deliver a dog themed activity day at Hardie Park. The day was free for visitors and their dogs and all funds raised through have-a-go activities, raffles and local business support on the day […]
OUR second interview as part of The Grays Lives project is with the owner of the Traitor’s Gate pub, Ben Deverell.
PORT of Tilbury hosts celebration to mark SS Empire Windrush 70th anniversary and everyone is invited! On the 22 June 1948, the Port of Tilbury welcomed 500 people from the Caribbean, who travelled for 30 days from Jamaica aboard the SS Empire Windrush, to begin a new life in Great Britain. 70 years later, on […]
DEVELOPERS PCRL have made good on their promise to improve the track or road that surrounds the Grade II listed Hollow Cottages in Purfleet. The cottages built around 1790 by Samuel Whitbread for his chalk pit workers are the oldest workers cottages in the borough. The privately owned 150 year old track or road was […]
OVER the next year, we will be interviewing a number of people who live and work in Grays.
TWO women pioneers who helped to establish Thurrock’s women’s refuge have contributed to a Heritage Lottery funded project telling the story of the refuge movement in Essex.
THIS weekend will see a series of events in the middle of Grays to celebrate “The Great Get Together.”
ON FRIDAY, there will be major celebrations at the port of Tilbury to mark the 70th anniversary of the Windrush.
MEMBERS of the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus have been busy preparing for a special performance. They are taking part in the Windrush 70th anniversary celebrations on Friday 22 June at the Tilbury Cruise Terminal.
THE Mayor of Thurrock presented certificates to 25 new British Citizens at the Thameside Complex in Grays on Saturday 16th June.
THE HORNDON Feast and Fayre will take place on Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 25th.
CHADWELL Community Forum’s June 21st meeting will be addressed by Sharon Hogarth, Manager of College Health which now runs both the GP-practises in Chadwell St Mary. She’ll review the last twelve months and anticipate how the enlarged practise will progress, taking into account the planned merger with Tilbury Medical Centre later this year.
A FUNDRAISING match will take place at Corringham Athletic’s ground on Sunday after vandals once more struck the club. In the latest of a series of incidents, on Sunday (10 June) at around 8pm, committee members were alerted to a fire at the club’s pitches on The Manorway. The club’s port-a-loo had been set fire […]
A great family day out coming soon with a chance to win our £100 cash prize just for coming along! BIGGER and better than ever! Full details on poster above. A spokesperson said: “Thanks to Griffin Estate Agents in Grays once again for supporting our event and their boards advertising our event will be going […]
VOLUNTEERS in Thurrock were recognised this week at a special appreciation event hosted by the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Barbara Rice.