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?
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.
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”.
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
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!
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.
THURROCK Council is to clamp down on traders illegally using the Civic Amenity site at Linford. The site only has a household waste licence and should only be used by Thurrock residents to dispose of waste from their homes. However, it has become increasingly obvious that traders are taking advantage of the situation and tipping business waste at the site.
IT ISN’T Christmas until the lights go on in Corringham! And they did on Friday as top athlete and local girl, Hayley McLean joined by Thurrock mayor, Tony Fish switched on the lights. Entertainment was provided throughout the evening by AJ the Entertainer, while the Thurrock Spectrum Band joined local singer Louis Sorrell-Wilde in playing […]
There will be Stalls, Amusements Games and Entertainment … Celebrities..Music and FUN!! FUN!! FUN!! The Corringham Events Committe have worked extra hard to bring the Christmas Festival back to life this year and have done a fantastic job. They are also running a Raffle – Pre Tickets are on sale at Cranberries & Little Sproggs in Grover Walk £1 a strip
The closure of the Southbound on slip is to assist in the construction of the extension to the A13/A1014 Basildon facing A13 On-Slip for Thurrock Council. Motorists will be directed to the next junction at the Orsett Cock Roundabout and will return to the A13/ A1014 junction via the Southend-bound carriageway of the A13.
THE Thurrock Community Safety Partnership has been raising awareness of crime prevention in and around Corringham following an increase in domestic burglaries. The day of action was supported by Essex Police, the council’s community safety, trading standards, and housing teams as well as members of the local Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
POLICE have urged for caution after reports of possible abductions and assaults in Stanford-le-Hope have been the subject of fevered social media speculation. Police state that notices posted on social networking sites about potential white van men following teenagers in the Stanford-le-Hope area should be treated with caution. Officers are investigating a handful of reports during the past few days about historic sightings of a white van but without much detail. At no stage has any teenager the subject of any attempted grab.
DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster is to go into administration for a second time, says its owner, private equity firm Gordon Brothers Europe. Blockbuster has a store in Corringham. Blockbuster collapsed for the first time in January, after losing business to online firms streaming films over the internet as well as offering rentals through the post.
Maps can be collected from Your DIY Centre Ltd St. Johns Way between 9.30 and 3pm. Children are encouraged to come in fancy dress in order to get extra treats from the shop keepers along the way. We have goodie bags for 200 children on completion of the hunt (All free to enter) and a prize draw for the adults. Free face painting and a children’s entertainer that will visit some shops along the way.
POLICE are warning members of the public to be on the look out for a two foot square black box which contains asbestos that has been stolen from a car.
The box is a Safety Industries Negative Pressure Unit which has been used in the professional removal of asbestos. It was stolen from a vehicle which had been left secure in a car park in Killara Church Road, in Corringham, at sometime between 4pm on Monday October 21 and 6.15am on Tuesday October 22.
A PHOTOGRAPH taken in Langdon Hills Country Park has won this year’s BBC Countryfile photographic competition. Taken by Bill Robinson, the photo captures a carpet of bluebells, framed by trees, in Coombe Wood. ‘The Dell’ in Langdon Hills beat over 55,000 entries and is one of 12 photos that make up the 2014 Countryfile calendar.
THE STANFORD-LE-HOPE facebook page has almost 6,500 members. It is always full of interesting debate. Not always accurate but then again you could say the same in the House of Commons. But for all its foibles, you get a feeling that the good people care.
SANTA is coming to the woods at Langdon Hills Country Park, Westley Heights again this year. The Thurrock Council-run park will be hosting its annual and popular ticket-only Santa in the Woods event on the weekends of 7 and 8, and 14 and 15 December.
THE PEGASUS club in Corringham has been put up for sale. The Herd Lane club has been advertised on the website for GVA, a leading commercial real estate service. The future of the club has been thrown into doubt after the demise of Petroplus last year.
RESIDENTS in Stanford will soon find crossing busy Southend Road easier, thanks to a new zebra crossing. Southend Road has long concerned local residents, and a speed survey in 2011 found that over half of drivers regularly broke the 30mph limit, despite it being a residential area. The road is used regularly by residents crossing to use the bus stops, as well as children on the way to school.
“I JUST wanted to express my thanks to the wonderful Stanford couple who returned my debit card in Corringham on Saturday. The couple in question were indirectly in contact with me through the Stanford-le-Hope Facebook page and, in no time at all, I knew my card was safe and had made arrangements to collect.
THE incident occurred in February when the two 15-year-old volunteers accompanied by council trading standards officers attempted to buy alcohol from nine local stores. Only one – Essex mini Market in Grover Walk – actually sold alcohol, a bottle of WKD Original Vodka Purple, and also offered to open the bottle for the young people.
IT will come as no surprise to many that all those involved in the Karis Darling Foundation were guests on ITV’s Surprise Surprise on Sunday evening. Kerri and John Darling were guests of Holly Willoughby on the couch as they chronicled the tragic death of their daughter.
STANFORD women Carole Jackson won the summer photo competition organised by the Stanford-le-Hope facebook page. Carole’s photo is simply described as “Happy Frog” The competition was judge by local artist Gordon Gambier.