THIS Sunday sees the launch of a second location for Community Church who presently meet at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred. Community Church Chadwell will meet at Chadwell Evangelical Church, Defoe Parade which was previously under the leadership of Laurie and Daphne Pumfleet.
ESSEX Amb Service report: “We’re at the scene of a road traffic collision with HertsAirAmb in Nevell Road in Grays. Updates to follow.
THURROCK photographer Rob Lay is best known for beautiful sunsets and sightings of rare birds. So imagine Rob’s disgust when he went down Lytton Road in Chadwell St Mary only to discover that fly-tippers had deposited litter all over the lane. Rob switched his stills camera to moving image and captured the disgusting images.
A THURROCK woman is having her head shaved as part of a charity push in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). Genevieve Smith works for The Body shop, who are sponsors of the TCT.
FOUR A-level English students have recently had their stories published after winning a national young writer’s competition, run by the Young Writers organisation.
The students took part in a competition run by the Young Writers organisation. Their challenge was to retell a familiar story, adding their own plot twist. Furthermore, they had to do […]
A MEMORIAL service has been held to remember Chadwell preacher, Cathy Mhlaba and her 16-year-old son Beki Ali, who died in a car fire in Thorpe Bay. Ms Mhlaba preached at an evangelical church in Chadwell St Mary.
THE Thurrock Writer’s Circle enjoyed a party night for the last meeting this year. Barbara Spencer was delighted to win the annual Christmas competition with her short story The Yew Tree and received a cheque and a Trophy which was created by Mary Vear.
A DRIVER of a car is being sought after two pedestrians were struck in Chadwell St Mary on Friday afternoon. The incident happened on Thames Drive in Chadwell St Mary at just after 1.30pm.
POLICE have named a man found dead at his home address in Hemley Road, Orsett, on December 3 2013 as 61-year-old Robert Heaven. A post mortem was carried out on December 5 2013 with an initial cause of death given as a single gun-shot wound to the head.
POLICE are at the bedside of a man who received gunshot wounds in an incident in Orsett on Tuesday afternoon. The man was rushed to a London hospital after another man was found dead in Hemsley Road.
THURROCK Writers Circle Chairman Joy Ridgewell welcomed Patricia Pound to the meeting. A published author, Patricia’s first book was of the old Romford Brewery. She was asked to write a book on all the stories she had gathered from the people that worked there as they reminisced as she was working as a welfare officer at the brewery.
RESIDENTS at Carolyne House residential home in Chadwell-St-Mary braved the weather on Sunday 27th October when they undertook a sponsored walk/push to raise funds. Staff at the home, along with resident’s families and volunteers, helped the residents in their quest on the walk around Chadwell-St-Mary, and raised over £250 for the Resident’s Amenities Fund, which is used to subsidise activities within the home.
NGAGE, the community organisation and Volunteer Centre for Thurrock are encouraging people who live or work in Chadwell St Mary to take part in a survey about providing a new Community Hub or centre for the area. The Centre will provide a new way for public services and local communities to work side by side to create a new type of service delivery that puts local people in the driving seat. This will enable local people to access support and do more for themselves without relying on statutory provision.
ngage would like to encourage people to take part to ensure that they have their say on the activities they would like to see within the centre and to suggest a name.
THE next litter-pick at Aluric Field in Chadwell St Mary will be at 9.30 am on Saturday November 9th. The Chadwell community forum ask all residents and even non-residents to come along if you can spare a couple of hours.
DOZENS of organisations from across the borough raised thousands of pounds by taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Care.
Wendy Higginson and her team raised £290 at the Holy Cross church coffee morning in South Ockendon. We then crossed over to the very busy Ockendon hub where the lads from HW Wilson were very busy serving coffee and tea to the assembled throng.
VIGERONS Way OAP Complex are having a “Come and See” event on Saturday 5th October to show off their activities and raise some money. Starting 11.00am going on till 3.00pm.
THERE will be a one day exhibition in Chadwell St Mary for the plans for 350 homes in the Orsett Heath area. It will take place between 11am and 8pm on Friday October 4th at Chadwell Village Hall on Waterson Road.
ON THE 28th September, 2002, YT contributor and valued photographer, Rob Lay married Kiley. On a lovely late September morning, he would just like to wish Kiley a happy wedding anniversary. Rob said: “It has been the best eleven years of my life. Thank you Kiley.”
CHAIR Joy Ridgewell welcomed Chadwell Forum Chairman Peter Saunders and his wife Carol who presented the group with a cheque for a grant of £400. This is a very welcome addition to our funds as we are off to a writing weekend at Riskin College in Oxford this weekend and this will greatly help with our expenses. Thanks was given to Tina Thompson who has been instrumental in arranging for this weekend.
THE next Chadwell Community Forum meeting will be on Wednesday September 11th, at Herringham School starting 7.30pm. The principal speaker will be Cllr Barbara Rice on current health issues, particularly those affecting the local area; Cllr Rice will also discuss the relationship between the environment and health.
TWO kind-hearted Thurrock councillors have come to the aid of a local photographer after he had his bicycle stolen from outside his Chadwell home.
Rob Lay has, over the last year become better known by followers on Twitter as @ThurrockRob. His photos of wildlife and Thurrock scenes have featured on television as well as YourThurrock.
Thurrock Council’s youth team is organising four hours of Urban Games from noon on Thursday, 22 August. Hosted by celebrity basketball freestyler Big Fen, the free event includes everything from freestyle basketball to break dance and parkour and BMX, skateboarding and self-defence.
JULY has been a progressive month for the TWC. Chairman Joy Ridgewell thanked Cindy Barker for the excellent tasks that she has set for the group. Writing has improved and everyone is enjoying the experience. Two members went for a five day writing week to Ruskin College in Oxford and a further writing weekend is booked for September for nine more members.
THE CHADWELL patchwork and quilting group raised over £200 for St Luke’s Hospice. £220 was raised for the Basildon St Lukes Hospice, in memory of Lee Mitchelson, son of Pauline Mitchelson, a good friend of the Chadwell Quilting group.