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.
Over the weekend around 16 club members collected from the generous folk of Thurrock raising over £1,100.58, whilst Christmas Carols serenaded the shoppers.
The money raised along with funds from other ventures will be gifted to local & international charities at the club’s Annual Charity Awards event on 19th May 2014 at Langdon Hills Golf Club.
A CHAFFORD Hundred man will be receiving a bill for over £1,700 after allowing his dog to foul in a public area and not clear up afterwards. On Monday (9 December) at Basildon Magistrate’s Court, 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.
SHOPPERS at Sainsbury’s at the weekend were greeted by the sounds of the Grays Town Brass Band A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We really think there is nothing better than a brass band playing Christmas carols on a cold and wet weekend to lift the spirits and get people thinking about a time when they’ll be with their family this holiday season.
THERE will be a Table Top sale at the Drake Road Community Centre (opposite The Sandmartin pub) on Chafford Hundred from 12.45pm to 3.15pm tomorrow (December 7th). Messy madness and face painting for the kiddies, Santa will be paying a visit too!
BURLESQUE dancers will be tripping the light aisle seven for shoppers in Thurrock this Christmas. Burlesque Jems have classes across Essex that combine dance with a body confidence ethos.
DUE to the success of our first live music event at The Oriental with JD Fitzgerald, AKA The Soulmachine and Kai Mckenzie as Michael Buble, they have decided to host a monthly live music evening and our next event is scheduled for Thursday 21st November 2013 with Dean Ager singing songs from The Ratpack era tracks from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr to smooth away the evening.
ON Sunday 3rd November, Community Church Chafford Hundred will be moving across town from Harris Academy to the Vue Cinema, Lakeside. This exciting opportunity is due to the school being closed for essential internal work.
ARMED police arrested a man wanted by police in Chafford Hundred. Officers attended at the car park of Bannatynes in Howard Road at just after 11.30am after reports that a man wanted by police was there.
DO you have questions about life or Christianity but are too afraid to ask? The Chafford Hundred Community Church are running a course called Alpha which is a way of finding out for yourself what Christians believe, and whether it makes sense.
POLICE would like to hear from anyone with information about a man who has gone missing from his home in Chafford Hundred and is believed to be in the area between Chelmsford and Braintree.Terrence Sharp, aged 28, has not been seen since Friday August 23 and has not been in contact with his family since Sunday August 25.
YOUTH PASTOR, Steve Morris spoke to the congregation at the Chafford Hundred Community Church about his visit to the New Wine Testimony.
Steve reflected about the work that they had undertaken in South Africa and the experiences of the weekend.
IN MARCH, Sainsbury’s launched our hunt for our Charity Of The Year 2013/14. They were in-undated with votes from a wide range of charities and community groups across the borough. Their Colleague Council then had the difficult decision of who we would support.
A TEAM from Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) the world’s leading maritime services provider based in Chafford Hundred, has raised £3,642 for the Sailors’ Society in a special dragon boat race at Olympic rowing venue, Dorney Lake, near Windsor. Supported by colleagues and family, the ten-strong team, entered the Sailors’ Society Dragon Boat Challenge to raise funds to support the vital work carried out by the charity. As Shipping Agents, ISS deals with merchant seafarers on a daily basis and knows just how important the Sailors’ Society is in enriching and enhancing the wellbeing of the 1.3 million seafarers throughout the world.