“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.
We made a great start by collecting over three quarters of a tonne of food at Morrisons in Corringham in March,” says Victoria Windus, who is leading the Thurrock foodbank project team. “Now we need to continue to build up our stock so that we can open in summer 2012 and start meeting the needs of those who are in crisis in the borough.
“Samantha Brick-type “women haters” is something I have endured most of my life.
“I was a struggling single mum, after two nervous breakdowns in my early 30s, I was left homeless with a toddler, struggling to keep my sanity after a relationship split.
AS ALWAYS, the staff at Sainsburys in Chafford Hundred always go the extra mile for Sports Relief. And 2012 was no exception. YT popped down on Saturday afternoon to see staff on bikes, a cake sale, the Flintstones and one brave member of staff having his head shaved.
A FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Grays School student was found dead this morning at his home in Chafford Hundred. Emergency services were called at 6.40am this morning to Frobisher Road in Chafford Hundred where Kevin Komorah, 14, had been taken ill.
A CHILD was rescued after they were stuck on the ice on a pond in Chafford Hundred. The crews were called at just before 5pm this afternoon to the Essex Wildlife Trust on Drake Road in Chafford Hundred.
SMP ARE delighted to announce that they have been selected to provide total play solutions, including a full funding service, for four play area developments for Thurrock Council.
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a road traffic collision in Chafford Hundred after a car went through a garden wall and severed a gas pipe. No one was trapped or injured as a result of the collision in Edmund Road and the gas supply had been isolated before crews arrived.
The discussion ranged from the need for new schools and new medical facilities, through apprenticeships to safeguarding children and how local people of all ages should be able to take advantage of the many new jobs being created.
The Chafford councillors said: “In view of the lack of consultation as promised with ward members, lack of consultation with members of the public, as set out within the Council’s constitution, incompleteness of the Cabinet Report on which the decision was made, and the lack of financial clarity, call in of the Cabinet decision is warranted”.
Following Mr Farrant’s presentation, questions from the floor will be invited and the event will close with a half-hour chance to mingle and talk with senior councillors and officers one-to-one over a cup of tea or coffee.