THE GOOD people of Reem Tanning in Aveley are always keen to support charities. So it was no surprise when Linda Cooper and the team contacted YT to let us know they were supporting MacMillan cancer support. Of course, we did not expect Elvis to be singing out on the high street in Aveley.
“As much as I would like Thurrock Council to challenge the permission this would not stand up in a court of law and not without huge legal costs having to be borne by the Thurrock tax-payer. I will not encourage false hopes in my community that this development will be stopped.
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THIS WAS not the first time that council officer, Richard Hatter had faced an angry residents meeting to address concerns regarding planning applications and it will probably not be the last. Over 200 residents packed into the main hall of the Aveley primary school to discuss the large number of applications that could change the way their village looks forever.
ONE OF THE busiest corners of the borough is the Aveley Community Centre. Boosted by a lottery grant last year of £10,000. The money has enabled a host of services to be provided. But most of all one of them is fun.
AVELEY Village Community Forum is holding its next open forum meeting on Tuesday 19th February at 7.30pm.Top of the agenda will be representatives of Thurrock Council’s planning department who will be talking about possible developments in housing and other building in and around Aveley and the new Local Development Framework.
2013 could be the year that the landscape of Aveley changes forever.
For years, the campaigning community leaders, residents and councillors have tried to control, petition and negotiate over the possible changes to the area. For some it is a futile, King Canute type exercise. For others it is a vital attempt to prevent a small community, a village in many ways from being engulfed by the town called London which it borders.
AVELEY’S Christmas Market returns to the Village this year. Sunday 2nd December will see Aveley High Street taken over with a FREE Skating Rink, Father Christmas, entertainers and a range of stalls to help you find just the right Christmas Presents. The fun starts at 11am and goes on to 3pm. The High Street will be closed to traffic to create a safe environment for all (diversions will be signposted).
WHILST interviewing UKIP councillor Robert Ray as well as UKIP Essex Police crime commissioner candidate, Andrew Smith on Saturday in Aveley, we walked across the the Aveley Recreation Ground.
Cllr Ray has questioned the plans by Thurrock Council to spend nearly £150,000 on further youth provision when some of the facilities have been wrecked.
The numbers of accidents that have occurred on High Street, Aveley; Stifford Road, Aveley; and Ship Lane can be summarised as follows: High Street, Aveley – 16 accidents resulting in 20 casualties. Three accidents resulted in serious injuries and one accident resulted in a fatality.
FIRE CREWS tackled a fire at a row of garages in Aveley. The fire occurred at 7pm on Tuesday evening at Martin Road, Aveley.
PROPOSALS for the development of Essex Sports Village in Purfleet Road will be part of the Aveley Village Community Forum AGM on Tuesday 18th September. The AGM will be held at Aveley Primary School on the High Street. 7.30pm start.
The aim for the day was to provide an opportunity for children and parents to learn and play together with plenty of entertainment and activities to keep them busy, from Zumba dancing, football, arts and crafts, water play, a “sensory room” for babies and the famous bouncy castle. The local fire brigade also attended along with Family Information Service and the NHS to promote health and vitality.
With a whole range of events including a Bike Obstacle Course, a Climbing Wall and a tug of war competition between local pubs, the forum and maybe a local police team, there is something for everyone.
AVELEY primary school was celebrating its diamond jubilee recently. By co-incidence Aveley in Western Australia was also celebrating the re-build of its new primary school. So, Aveley decided to reach across down under and join up with their antipodean cousins. Tweet
The Forum took Tuesday as a day off but then we were back with our Football Funday. A team from a Barking youth club came along to challenge the Forum’s own teams to friendly matches. The girls’ team won 5-1 and the boys 8-4. But our visitors were not too unhappy as the games were followed by a superb buffet and an awards ceremony.
IT ISN’T every day that you see four ferraris driving down Aveley high street but that was the special treat for a number of visitors at the fun day at the Mill Field football club.
The diversion will be in place until at least May 22nd. Local councillor, Robert Ray (UKIP) has hit the ground running and has been in direct conversation with all parties in order to ensure that matters are concluded in a timely fashion.
The 10 week course, which was joint funded by Aveley Village Community Forum and Thurrock Council, included work skills training, community work and personal development. Already 2 of the 7 participants have started full time work with another about to join the Army. With job applications going out and a new chance to go to college we see a new future for all who took part.
FOR MANY Aveley residents it is a possible taste of life to come as the Aveley by-pass is shut after a lorry hit the bridge near to the entrance at Belhus Park. The incident occurred last night (Wednesday) but the collision means that traffic has to go up Aveley High Street.
You may have seen these words in the local press recently. The first words are the motto of the Tudor Trust. So why are we headlining them? Because the Tudor Trust has just given the Forum £50,000. Why? You may well ask. It seems they like what we are doing for the young people of the Village and have agreed to help us do more. The money has meant we have been able to make two of our part time youth workers into full time posts. Our two team members, Bal & Jade, can now extend the evening work of the Youth Centre (200 members and still growing) into the daytime and with older young people.
On Saturday the 31st of March, the Aveley and Newham Band made history by becoming the first brass band to perform in the olympic park.
They provided entertainment for the 5000 athletes taking part in the five-mile run around the olympic venue.
Police were called to Aveley high street after the discovery of an unexploded shell. The shell was found at the back William Hill’s book makers
Cllr Herd said: “She says many residents who access the library do so because it is a local facility. We have four OAP complexes in Aveley within walking distance of the library. “Baby rhyme time is very popular…this all builds community cohesion. To cut the service when literacy is so important is terrible.
The band are recovering from a busy weekend-the Yeovil contest on Saturday and the Scaba Ringmer solo and ensemble contest on Sunday.
Yeovil adjudicator, Alan Fernie, said of the band ‘A fine band this, full of good, interesting players, and musical too.’