Peter Revell, head of fundraising at the NKF, said he was very happy to hear Mr Philp’s good news and he hoped it would encourage more people to sign up to the lottery, which has been helping contribute to the charity’s work for the last four years. People can find out more about how the Unity charity lottery can help them fundraise by going to join.unitylottery.co.uk
THE CHADWELL Community is hosting “Chadwell in Bloom” for the second year running. This year, local residents can enter the competition, as well as the schools and OAP complexes. Residents can enter a front-garden, a hanging-basket/floral-tub or both, and judging will take place during the week commencing July 15th.
PARENTS of a much-loved Chadwell man killed in a crash in Crete say they will never give up in their pursuit of justice for their son. Glen Daly, 24, of Chadwell St Mary, died when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a lorry on the Greek island in June 2009.
CHADWELL Community Forum’s Annual General Meeting will be held at Emmanuel Church-hall on Wednesday 17th April 2013 starting at 7.30pm. All residents of Chadwell St Mary can come along, and volunteers to join the committee would be particularly welcome.
Stanley, 86, has cycled at nearly every Thurrock charity event for the last seventeen years. It is quite a sight at the Thurrock cycle marathon to see the youngsters “walk” their bikes up the North Ockendon hill whilst Stanley. glued to the seat, passes them by a la Sir Bradley.
COMMUNITY leaders in Chadwell are campaigning to reverse plans by the Ensign bus company to cancel the X1 bus service that passes through their area. Chadwell community forum chair Peter Saunders has placed a petition on e-petition.
THERE was a festive air to the TWC evening out this month, members all agreed they had a good evening out at The Dog & Partridge in North Stifford. There was a good variety of food to choose from service was quick and everyone enjoyed it. Tina Thompson is looking to find a venue for a Writing Weekend later this year, unfortunately our venue at Ipswich that we have enjoyed for the past three years owing to cuts is no longer available.
THE mayor of Thurrock opened a new cafe and extension to Carolyne House care home in Chadwell St Mary.
The home is one of four operated by Runwood Homes under the Kathryn homes banner and is well known for its work in the community.
We are sorry to lose our secretary Denise Manning who is unable to continue in this post owing to family commitments and thank her for her hard work over the past few years, Steve Davis is to be the new secretary and we wish him well in his new position.
THERE IS still time to sign the petition campaigning for better traffic management facilities in Chadwell St Mary.The petition initiated by the Chadwell community forum calls for a form of filter at the lights.
THE Tin Hut Amateur Dramatics Society presents A Christmas Carol on December 22nd. Curtain up 7.30pm at Chadwell Village Hall, Waterson Road, Chadwell St Mary.
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IT has been full on for the Thurrock Writers Circle this month, member Andy Swestom demonstrated by bringing his Bookbinding machine to show the work that goes into producing a book. Members were split into teams and each given the light-hearted challenge of making a Book cover and attaching it to the manuscript.
A DAY-long discussion between residents and councillors has resulted in £10,000 being targeted at local initiatives on Saturday (17 November). More than 40 people from Tilbury and Chadwell St Mary took part in Thurrock’s pilot U Choose event at The Gateway Academy.
AT the seventeenth anniversary of the Thurrock Writers Circle AGM Joy Ridgewell was voted for and returned to the Chairman. Congratulations were given to Mary Vear for having one of her children’s stories published in Irelands Own Magazine.
THERE WILL be a barn dance at the Chadwell St Mary Village Hall on Friday October 5th. The headline act will be Wet Paint.
Chairwoman Joy Ridgewell welcomed Lecturer and novelist Elizabeth Amisu to the TWC this month, she is currently writing her third Si fi book from the ‘Sacerdos’ series for young adults, Her talk was on how to publish books on the web.
The evening started with an air of expectation and excitement as students set their skills against each other. As the evening went on the efforts of all who participated (grading and non grading students) were recognised, everybody giving a very good account of themselves in over fifty rounds of full contact sparring.
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A spokesperson said: “You are invited to the Annual General Meeting (AGM), and as a valued volunteer past or present, it is an opportunity to celebrate where we have been, and to be part of deciding on how we continue to develop as “One Community” into the future.
IT IS A year ago since beloved former Conservative councillor, Daphne Hart passed away but her memory and her legacy shines stronger than ever.
PLANS for Riverview Methodist church in Chadwell St Mary to be converted into flats were approved by Thurrock Council’s planning committee last night (Thursday). The committee heard that the church has fallen into disuse over the years. Developers had made attempts to have the church used for community use but this idea had fallen on stony ground.
The bases of the pilot is to remove all signs of mould growth, treat any damp and service all heat recovery units in the pilot area before the end of September. This will then be followed up by a visit to every family in the pilot area from November onwards when damp and mould would have returned if the solutions and heat recovery units put in place are not working.
Installing filter lights suitably timed would solve the problem of drivers’ views being blocked. Or, all four sets of lights could be re-timed so that only traffic from one of the four approach roads can proceed at any one time. This might cause minor increases in queuing times but that is a small price to pay for increased safety for motorists and pedestrians alike. It will also enable cars coming out of St Stephen’s Crescent to do so without too much trouble.
THE NEXT Forum meeting will be Wednesday 5th September 2012, in Herringham School-hall, starting 7.30pm.
The speakers will be:- Rosalyn Jones, Strategy & Development Manager (Libraries), will be continuing the “dialogue” about the future of libraries in Thurrock that started with the meeting held in Chadwell library earlier this year.
Mary Vear was commended on her entry poem for the Brentwood Writers Circle competition the subject was finding words to rhyme with Orange not an easy subject. It was agreed to purchase a DVD of the Celebrations held in October for the TAC and Thameside Theatre anniversary.