“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 Hundred Community Day coming up in August. The mayor will open proceedings
THERE are still a few spaces left for the Chafford Hundred walk
A CHAFFORD Hundred resident has slammed the state of a local park after discovering it was awash with evidence of drug use. Gary Chappell took his son to the Rainbow Road park on Friday afternoon and was horrified by what he saw. Mr Chappell said: “At first I thought it was paper scattered everywhere. When […]
THE campaign against Children’s Centre closures in Thurrock came to the streets of Chafford Hundred last weekend. Labour Party activists and campaigners
Charity Clubathon for cancer in Chafford
IN a very different way to commemorate Remembrance Sunday, seven members of Chafford Hundred Running Group set off at dawn for a 10-mile run.
POLICE officers in Grays are appealing for information after a car was deliberately set alight in Hawkins Drive, Chafford Hundred on July 17 around 1.25am. The car, a black Ford Focus, was parked on the driveway; police believe a window was smashed and the interior of the car was then set on fire. The car suffered major fire damage.
THE HARRIS ACADEMY PTA summer fair took place on Saturday 12th July. It was incredibly well attended and raised a record amount of cash for the primary academy.
A MAN who was fined £500 and ordered to pay over £1,000 in costs for allowing his dog to foul in a public area has withdrawn his appeal – incurring even more costs.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.
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.
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 […]
BANNATYNES in Chafford Hundred are liaising with a number of agencies to remove Gypsy Travellers from their premises. The procession of over eight caravans, cars and trailers encamped onto the overflow car park in the health club just next to Sainsburys earlier this week.
A 40-year-old man from Chafford Hundred who has recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is taking on the challenge of the London Marathon to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK. Phil Cunningam, a company director, had already signed up to run the marathon but when he was diagnosed with the condition decided he would raise money for Diabetes UK.
YOU can be sure that if it is Sports Relief then Sainsburys in Chafford Hundred will be going the extra mile to raise money for such a good cause. You can also be assured that manager, Mike Agha will be suitably attired in a wacky outfit.
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!”
ESSEX Police Inspector Leigh Norris joined forces with South Chafford councillor Tunde Ojetola and Police Commissioner Nick Alston to make the concerned public feel more aware of what actions they are taking to try and solve criminal activities in Chafford Hundred.
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.
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.
THE PAN-Asian Oriental restaurant in Chafford Hundred brought in the Year of the Horse in fine style with an exhibition from a chinese dragon. A packed restaurant witnessed a vibrant and dynamic dance from the dragon as it passed by each table.
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.
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.
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.
THE Chafford Hundred Choir are hosting a Christmas showcase tonight (Thursday). The showcase at the community centre in Drake Road, Chafford will see the choir perform a number of festive songs.