Classic cars coming to Corringham Village Hall

DOZENS of classic cars are coming to Corringham Village Hall (CVH) on Saturday (July 19th). It will be more Corringham Graffiti than American Graffiti as every make and model of car you can think of will be coming to the town. One of the cars owned by Derek Bye stopped by at the CVH, so […]

Langdon Hills to host family-friendly bike rides

LANGDON Hills Country Park is hosting family-friendly and free bicycle rides every month until the winter offering a great way to see the countryside up close. The monthly rides are led by Thurrock Council’s Rangers and follow cycle paths across the Country Park and surrounding land.

Rotary of Corringham Thameside elect youngest ever president

THE Rotary Club of Corringham Thameside is pleased to announce that they have been successful in obtaining a grant from the National Lottery of £5,000. The money will be spent on replacing a number of items of equipment to help the club to raise its profile within the community and to attract new members.

Man sought after woman threatened in Corringham

Officers are looking to trace the man pictured in CCTV following reports a local woman aged in her 20s was threated while in Southend Road at around 9pm on June 7. Anyone who recognises the man pictured is asked to contact Pc Paul Lamb at Grays police station on 101.

Corringham to commemorate our WW1 heroes

AN ALL day event will be held at Corringham Village Hall dedicated to the memory and the times of 1914-1918. Lots to do, lots to see.

Men sought after theft of whisky from Corringham Co-Op

POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with a theft from the Co-Operative store in Corringham.

Witnesses sought after attempt to rob teen on Corringham street foiled

POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a man attempted to steal a teenage boy’s mobile phone at Corringham. The 16-year-old boy was at Mackley Drive near to the junction with Lyndhurst Road when he was grabbed by the shoulders and ordered to hand over the phone, which he was using at the time.

Corringham man charged after collision in Fobbing

THE collision happened in Fobbing when the driver of a silver Ford Fiesta lost control of the car while travelling along High Road in the early hours of Saturday, March 29. It was found abandoned with extensive collision damage, but officers could not determine what it had struck.

Two “Good” primaries receive seal of approval by Ofsted

THE SEAL of approval may be that they will leave you alone for a couple of years but we are sure that there are a number of hard-working teachers at both Abbots Hall primary and Arthur Bugler infants who are happy with that.

London Gateway announce second major client for logistics park

SIMON Moore, Chief Executive at London Gateway, said: “I’m delighted to be able welcome a leading developer of industrial real estate to DP World London Gateway. I’m confident that this partnership will deliver a great development and I’m looking forward to seeing the building work start very soon.”

Gable Hall scoops Educational Outcomes Award

GABLE Hall’s success was identified in a recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state funded schools in England by SSAT, the national school’s membership organisation for improvement and collaboration. The school qualified for the award by being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.

Stanford-le-Hope street is the slowest in Britain (for Broadband)

TO put these speeds into perspective, it would take residents in these two streets an average 15.2 hours to download an HD-quality film. And roads in Essex feature six times in the list of the UK’s 50 slowest streets – more than any other county – according to the latest consumer speed test data collected by comparison site

Has mystery Malaysian businessman bought The Pegasus Club?

A SPOKESPERSON for The Pegasus said: “The Club is in the process of being bought by a Malaysian businessman. At this moment we have no idea of his intent for the Peg. Our lease expires on May 31st. We are fulfilling our engagements to the end of April. We are holding a farewell weekend over Mayday Bank Holiday.

East Thurrock United set out plan for new stadium

THE RULING Thurrock Council Labour Cabinet will sit on Wednesday night to consider the proposals for a new football stadium on the Billet Field in Stanford-le-Hope. Cabinet first considered the potential relocation of East Thurrock United Football Club (“ETUFC”) to the Billet Field at its meeting in January 2014.

Crockett the Corringham cat makes The Incredible Journey (well to Grays)

THE Lowe family, who live in York Ave Corringham, are dedicated supporters of St. Luke’s Hospice. So when buying a new sofa for their recently decorated lounge without a second thought they donated their unwanted sofa to St. Luke’s Hospice Shops – unbeknown to them they also donated their family cat “Crockett” who was hiding inside the sofa.

Bugler trumpet Ofsted triumph!

ARTHUR BUGLER Junior School were in celebratory mood after receiving a “Good” grading from government watchdog, Ofsted. Their last inspection told them that they “Required Improvement” and that is exactly what they did!

Gable Hall’s Sam takes his invention to the House of Commons

STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, met with Gable Hall student Samuel Partridge at the We Made It! awards ceremony in Parliament to congratulate him on winning the local round of the manufacturing competition. The We Made It! competition encouraged school students up and down the country to submit designs for […]

Environmental Club for Kids

WITH spring upon us, Thurrock Council’s Langdon Hills’ ranger team is gearing up for its regular environmental club meetings for young people. The Junior Nature Club is for young people aged eight to 11 and runs between 10am and noon – £3 a session – one Saturday a month until November.

The potholes of Fairview Chase in Stanford-le-Hope

WE WERE wondering what the collective noun for a series of potholes is? A purgatory of potholes, a pitstop of potholes, a puncturefest of potholes? Whatever the correct alliterative phrase, the potholes of Fairview Chase in Stanford-le-Hope have to be some of the worst in the borough. Unless of course, you know of a worse street?

Corringham women in hospital after dog attack

A PENSIONER was taken to hospital after being attacked by two dogs. The incident occurred at 1140 am on Monday January 21st near to Rookery Close in Corringham. The East of England Ambulance Service attended and transferred the woman to Basildon hospital.

Fobbing couple win Cambridge award

TRACEY Douglas 51 and Chris Salton 51 from Fobbing were recently crowned Cambridge Weight Plan Regional Consultants of the year for East Anglia as well as being one of the companies top 50 sales people, winning a holiday in the process! Tracey started training as a Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant in November 2011 after losing weight on the diet herself. The couple met after both their marriages broke down and decided to start a new path together and became full time Cambridge Weight Plan Consultants in 2012 helping many people lose weight. Tracey said: “We now see more than 80 people a week and seeing our clients change their lives for the better is truly inspirational”.

Destiny to headline Whitney tribute at Corringham Village Hall

RENOWNED Whitney Houston tribute act, Destiny Michelle is headlining a great night of entertainment at the Corringham Village Hall. The details are as follows: Saturday 1st February 2014

Fairytale of Stanford-le-Hope

THEY HAVE cars big as bars, they have rivers of gold but when the wind rips right through you, it is no place for the old. Now you thought for years they were talking about Fifth Avenue in New York City but no, oh no. They are talking about Kings Street in Stanford-le-Hope!

Gable Hall student wins local round of gadget competition

SAMUEL Partridge from Gable Hall School has been announced as the winning pupil from South Basildon and East Thurrock in the local round of a national school manufacturing competition. The We Made It! competition invited 11 – 14 year olds throughout the UK to let their imagination run wild and design a brand new product or gadget.

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