To ensure commuters are safe, during major work on the bridge structure, the A13 will be diverted, taking traffic up the junction’s slip roads and back down onto the A13. The majority of this work will take place between Friday 12 April and 6 May and will see the diversion in place all weekends from 20.00 on Fridays until 5.00 on Mondays and on most weeknights from 20.00 until 5.00.
CORRINGHAM residents, traders and even local politicians joined in on the inaugural Easter Egg hunt in the town centre. The day was organised by the Residents And Traders Association of Corringham (RATAC).
All you need to do is collect your map and visit the shops listed on it. (Children MUST be accompanied by an adult). Find the egg picture hidden in the shop and write down the easter word you find on it.
Then collect your Easter egg sticker from the counter. When you have found all the egg pictures and collected your stickers, children can redeem their map for a real chocolate Easter egg and a lovely certificate of completion.
THE DREAM of a community centre in the middle of Corringham that would stand as a monument to Karis May Darling moved a little closer as a planning application has been submitted. The application is for a building and two storage containers to be used as a community centre in Corringham Town Park, Gordon Road.
Conservative Councillor Pauline Tolson for Homesteads ward said “We have been campaigning on residents’ behalf about Southend Road for some time. About a year ago we secured funding for signs to help cut speeding, this crossing will now provide a safe place for many local residents, including schoolchildren, to cross. In such an economically tough time, it’s great to see we can still deliver these important community projects”.
STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, showed his support for the Stanford and Corringham Carnival Association when he attended their spring dance and presentation evening last weekend. The Association hold a number of events throughout the year to raise money for some extremely worthy local causes – this year’s beneficiaries are Holiday Homes for the Handicapped, First Responders and ‘Blu’s nu-shoes’.
A VERY well attended members meeting took place at The Pegasus Club on Tuesday 19th February. Members were informed of the progress being made to secure the tenure of the land and buildings in Herd Lane.
NOW FIRST things first, everyone knows that Jimmy can be, how do we say it, a bit blue. He has been for over the fifty years that he has been in the business. His latest tour sees much-loved Jimmy coming to the very popular Corringham Village Hall on February 23rd.
A PACKED audience. Correction, two packed audiences, came to the Pegasus Club in Herd Lane, Corringham on Tuesday night (Jan 29th) to hear exactly how the members could save the club from being sold off. The committee told the assembled throng that they had been given notice to quit by the administrators, Price Waterhouse Cooper by June 20th, 2013.
AT a meeting to be held on the 29th January at 7.30pm, a buyout scheme will be put forward to the members to purchase the Pegasus Club in Herd Lane, Corringham. The members believe that this is now their only option to save their 1300 full members (3500 with their families) who use the sports and social club after the Thames oilport bid which would have left the club in trust was turned down by Price Waterhouse Coopers (administrators) in December.
THE PANTOMIME, a Magic Castle is coming to Corringham. The special event is organised by the Corringham Thameside Rotary Club.
ARCH Theatre Productions is coming to Corringham with a brand new version of Charles Dickens ever-popular ‘A Christmas Carol’. The show, designed with audience participation in mind, has the opportunity for both children and adults to join the six actors on stage to play some of the key roles in this great Christmas story, including Fezziwig and Tiny Tim.
SOMEWHERE, along the line, this has all got a bit tense. Four years ago, the passion and politics of local shopkeepers and residents against car parking charges was seen as a force for good. In 2012, even if they are right, many may want to ask themselves a few questions about how they have conducted themselves.
THE ORGANISERS behind the proposal for Corringham Outdoor Market have organised a meeting at the Corringham Village Hall on Springhouse Road at 7pm on Monday November 5th. It is an opportunity for residents to discuss the planning application and business proposal in full.
OFFICIALS at the under-threat Pegasus Club in Corringham are still hopeful that the sports and recreation club will remain open. A club spokesperson said: “The club is continuing to its negotiations with Price Waterhouse regarding the future of the club.
SHOPKEEPERS AND residents are mounting a protest against plans for an open market in Corringham shopping centre. The plans for the market have been submitted to Thurrock Council.
THE TRANSFORMATION of the Manorway junction at the A13 begins today (Wednesday). The preparatory work has been going on for some months but the actual work that necessitates lane closures starts just after rush hour at 9.30am.
OXWICH CLOSE in Corringham made history this week as the first new social housing on over a decade to be built in the borough. Portfolio holder, cllr Val Morris-Cook was joined by the mayor of Thurrock, cllr Yash Gupta as well as very proud new residents as the flats were unveiled.
“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.
FRIDAY September 14th marks the final day for the last workers at Petroplus, Coryton. It is the day many have dreaded but it is the day that has been inevitable, ever since the first rumblings back in December last year.
The YT reporter left the meeting reflecting on a conversation he had with a voter outside a Corringham Polling Station in May 2011. We asked what were their main concerns in Corringham. They stated “Crime”. He said: “For the life of me, I cannot understand why, we see “youths” committing crimes in Corringham and the police seem to give it passing attention. They have lost the streets round here.”
THE ADMINISTRATORS for Petroplus at Coryton have given hope to the Pegasus Club in Corringham that they may have a future. The popular sports and social club in Herd Lane is concerned that they may also be sold off.
MARTIN Steel from the Rotary Club of Butare, South Rwanda, visited while on Annual leave to update the members on the work of Veterinaires Sans Frontiers. This is an organization based in Belgium that instigated the Proxivet Project where the farmers in Rwanda are taught how to keep their animals healthy and thus the community.
HUNDREDS IF not thousands of residents were treated to a great day out at the first Corringham fun day in Corringham town park.
The event was organised by Corringham and Fobbing community forum and all their hard work paid off as what seemed like the whole community turned out.