Rise in families permanently moved out of borough proves “social cleansing has begun” claims Thurrock Independents

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.

Chafford man incurs more costs over dog foul fine

A MAN who was fined £500 and ordered to pay over £1,000 in costs for allowing his dog to foul in a public area has withdrawn his appeal – incurring even more costs. In December at Basildon Magistrates, 31-year-old Paul Halcrow, of Plymouth Road, Chafford Hundred, was found guilty in his absence of allowing his boxer dog to foul a grassed area near his home. He was fined £500 with costs of £1,210.52, The magistrates also imposed a victim surcharge of £50.

Chafford Hundred’s Inchcape Shipping Services team conquer Britain’s highest peaks

ISS has long been an ambassador for the Sailors’ Society, whose mission it is to enrich and enhance the well-being of seafarers by visiting ships in port and providing Seafarers’ Clubs and Welfare Centres, and offering merchant seafarers practical help and welfare, pastoral and spiritual support, financial assistance and family liaison.

Chafford Hundred “celebrity hairstylist” stole more than £30,000 from Mick jagger’s daughter

A CHAFFORD HUNDRED celebrity stylist who stole more than £30,000 worth of gems from Mick Jagger’s jewellery designer daughter is facing jail. Ojuri ‘Charles’ Adesanya, 29, pocketed the bespoke jewellery from Jade Jagger after claiming it would be used for a bogus fashion shoot in women’s magazine, Harpers Bazaar China reports the Daily Mail. Adesanya […]

One church, two services

DAVID Bareham, Lead Elder for Community Church said, “We are regularly full at our Sunday morning service so the 4:00 pm service will allow the opportunity for some of our congregation to switch to the afternoon and create some space for others to attend the morning service. We also believe that this new service will attract people who may not be able to attend on a Sunday morning. This is an exciting new season for us as a church as we will now be meeting in three services over two sites!”

Sax at The Oriental

THE DULCET tones of local saxophonist, Andy Webb entertained diners at The Oriental Pan-Asian restaurant in Chafford Hundred. Well known tracks played included Feelings by Morris Albert, I Just Called by Stevie Wonder, Wings Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler and many more.

Important conservation work at Chafford Gorges Nature Park

ESSEX Wildlife Trust will start important conservation work in February, to benefit valuable wildlife in Chafford Gorges. Grays Gorge, within Essex Wildlife Trust’s Chafford Gorges Nature Park, is officially designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) – meaning that it is recognised as one of the country’s best wildlife sites – due to its array of invertebrates, which rely on there being a diversity of wild flowers.

Bedtime stories at Thurrock libraries

THREE of Thurrock Council’s libraries are running three bedtime story events for children aged four and above. Young children and their families are invited to take their pillow and teddy bears along to a bedtime story night at their local library – Blackshots Library (Friday, 28 February) Stanford-le-Hope Library (Tuesday, 4 March) and Aveley Library (Thursday, 6 March) all at 6pm.

Olivia set to wow them at the Towngate

HARRIS Academy student and Chafford Hundred resident Olivia Shepherd has made it through to the live finals of Talent At The Towngate. The live show taking place at Basildon’s Towngate Theatre February 12th, features the 12 best acts selected from applicants across the county.

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