AN exciting new book which celebrates Thurrock Food will go on sale at a public launch at the Thameside Theatre, Orsett Rd, Grays on Saturday 15th June, 2-4 pm. Thurrock Food Now And Then combines local food history with local mouth-watering recipes. The book, written by Ann Hart Billingham and Jonathan Catton has been produced in support of Thurrock foodbank and all proceeds from book sales will go towards supporting this invaluable local charity.
ANGRY residents have called for a review of the licence for the Kings Arms pub in Orsett after a number of complaints of anti-social behaviour at the Baker Street pub. The licence is set to be reviewed in front of the licensing committee at Thurrock Council on Thursday June 13th.
Construction of the 140-home scheme – primarily of flats, plus a doctor’s surgery – stopped nearly two years ago after the developer, Howard Homes, went into liquidation. The scheme benefits from a high grant award from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to Family Mosaic Housing Association for 59 homes for social rent on the site.
THE STAFF AT the Thurrock foodbank were once again out and about in the borough collecting food and other goods. The staff took up position at the front of Sainsburys in Chafford Hundred last Saturday. The collection was the culmination of a week of activities by the dedicated and hardworking Foodbank team.
Chafford Hundred Community Church Fun Day will be held between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday May 18th in Drake Road at the Drake Road Community Church.
SOMETIMES, councils must think that they can’t win. people ring up and complain that the bushes and hedgerows are overgrown and so they go and do something about it. But along the cycle lanes of Chafford Hundred, residents and naturalists believe that Thurrock Council have taken things to extremes.
THAMESIDE Lacemakers holds a lace day from 10am to 4pm at Chafford Hundred Hall, in Drake Road on Saturday, March 2. The event is free to visit, although it is £5 if you wish to stay for the day.In attendance will be representatives of Makit Lace and there will be a talk by Celia Reed in the afternoon.
NEARLY a year since the venture started and on Saturday 6th October the final product was revealed. The event that was meant to start at 2pm at the Chafford Nature Park was forced to start early due to high demand. In addition to buying the cook book you could also buy samples of the cakes from the recipe collection (after trying Renee’s Chocolate Cake I can’t wait to have a go myself); various homemade jams and raffle tickets.
“The site referred to in the report — Howard Road on Chafford Hundred near Sainsbury’s — gives us the chance to buy and complete the scheme. It is currently half built and a blot on the landscape which is only falling into disrepair.
Ann wanted to raise money to help the Essex Wildlife Centre in Drake Road. She also wanted to re-ignite her culinary skills so Ann started to ask friends for different recipies. When the idea of the book, came aboutl she wanted to see if she could get to a hundred. As you can see from the headline, Ann broke through that barrier, with ease.
“Pumping stations built to carry water to the Treacle Mine roundabout no longer seem to be effective in times of heavy rainfall, as experienced on July 8th, 2012. Flooding on the roundabout itself compounds the problem as rain washes back down the slope rather than draining away.
James Moran-Jones has been missing from his foster home in Chafford Hundred since Saturday afternoon (July 21st). It is believed that is trying to reach his mother and/or aunt in the Waltham Forest area.
These Gorges have so much to offer and are perfect for a family day out (as well as a tranquil place to go walking). Before taking a leisurely stroll out into the beautiful grounds, stop off at the visitors centre.
THE family of John EGGLETON have issued the following tribute statement: John Eggleton, 41, from Hawkins Drive, Chafford Hundred, was tragically killed in a road crash on the morning of Wednesday, July 11, 2012. John was a dearly loved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to everyone that knew him. John was a welder [...]
There was plenty of traditional summer fayre fun to be had, including coconut shy and hook a duck, and other stalls selling handmade jewellery, bags and other accessories. Kids had a great time bouncing on the inflatables, splatting the rat and
Crews were called to flooding affecting 20 properties in Catalina Avenue. The rain water was approximately three foot deep.
Yet another busy month for the ladies of Chafford Hundred WI. Our June meeting was chaired by President, Janet King, who welcomed 29 Members and three visitors. The evening was spent indulging in a rather “naughty but nice” cream tea served by the members of our Committee. To maintain the momentum of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Lynne Howe provided a quiz based on questions about the Royal Family and our resident brain of Britain, Madeleine Kittle, proved to be the clear winner.
CLIFF and Jan Cowin have a passion for North Stifford, so much so that they have written a book, titled: “The Idyll in the Middle”.
According to Labour, the community forum was invited to a council Lets Talk event in Chafford Hundred in December where the chief executive, council leader and portfolio holders were available to answer questions on Devonshire Road but the forum failed to attend.
Since then, they have started an e-petition So far, they have gained over 300 signatures. The parents will be at the community day at the Beacon church in Drake Road, Chafford Hundred on June 16th where you can sign their petition.
Andrea gave a very interesting talk and demonstration on the planting and care of summer hanging baskets and told us how she had first discovered her love of gardening at a very young age spending most of her time down in the greenhouse with her father. Andrea now runs her own small business and told us how it all started 20 years ago when she was asked by a relative to prepare some hanging baskets for a wedding.
DOZENS OF Chafford Hundred parents and children picketed the annual mayor making ceremony last night (Wednesday) to protest against a lack of school places in the borough.
Firefighters tackled a fire in the kitchen of a fourth floor flat in Sewell Close, Chafford Hundred this afternoon (Monday). Wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet crews had extinguished the fire by 13:33hrs.
Building on the success of the diversity day in 2010, where people from so many diverse background were bought together to explore unfamiliar territory and celebrate common ground, the 16th of June will see the second diversity day which will be bigger and more challenging than the first.