“THE housing market is now so broken in Thurrock that private sector property rents are often 50% higher than most homeless families can afford to pay. Our available stock of social housing is not remotely adequate to meet the needs of Thurrock.
SOUTH OCKENDON residents are being kept awake by “noisy” roadworks taking place on Daiglen Drive.
THE THURROCK Autism support group gives you a chance to meet other parents/carers of children on the Autism spectrum. It’s a great place to chat, share experiences and even ask for advice from others who just “get it”.
ESSEX County Council is celebrating achieving the prestigious Green Flag awards for Weald and Thorndon Country Parks and retaining Green Flag status at Belhus, Cudmore Grove, Danbury and Great Notley.
Colourful Eid Celebration MUSLIMS in South Ockendon came together to celebrate their EID festival which is the celebration to mark the end of their fasting month Ramadan. This event took place in Holy Cross community centre. It was an open community event where everyone was welcomed. In attendance was: Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price; Qaisar Abbas, Thurrock […]
BONNYGATE Primary school has been highly praised by government education watchdog Ofsted. The South Ockendon school was inspected on May 17th and 18th with the report published this week. Reacting to the report the headteacher Sarah McHugh and chair of governors, Spencer Carter said: “We are overjoyed to announce that Ofsted agreed with our own […]
South Ockendon Summer Event hosted By Thurrock Council & South Ockendon Centre
A COMMUNITY meeting about policing in South Ockendon will be held this evening (Monday, 12 June) at South Ockendon Centre,
THERE was a lovely atmosphere at a Family Fun Day at the Woodlands Edge public house in South Ockendon on Easter Monday. The event was organised in order to raise money for Barking Dog Rescue and Alzheimers. Event organiser Kelly Eaton said: “It was a great day, everyone loved it. The characters all turned up […]
THERE is a great family fun day at the Woodlands Edge pub in South Ockendon on Saturday.
POPULAR Thurrock group, the TipToe Stage School based in South Ockendon, once again took part in Comic Relief this year. However, things were a bit different this time round and rather than the pupils taking part in the fund raising – some of the mum’s and dad’s became pupils for the day! They took part […]
A SOUTH Ockendon nursery has been highly praised by government watchdog Ofsted after a recent inspection. Headstart Nursery in Afton Drive, South Ockendon was inspected in early March. The inspectors said: 1.The exceptional manager leads her staff team extremely well to deliver the highest standards of practice, so that all children make the best possible […]
A GROUP of walkers at Davy Down Urban Riverside Park in Thurrock are all set to enjoy the countryside and make the most of getting more active during the summer season.
RAGAN Price from South Ockendon has been given the big thumbs up by judges at the TeenStar auditions. Along with other impressive acts, Ragan Price has made it through to the Regional Finals of the UK’s only singing and dancing competition exclusively for teens and pre-teens, and will now be performing in a live showcase […]
THE SOUTH Ockendon Centre will be holding a special birthday event on Saturday 25th March from 10.30am.
A PRE-school in South Ockendon has been praised by Ofsted. Scalliwags Pre-School is based at South Ockendon Village Hall on North Road. It was inspected in January 2017. It was rated as “Good”. The report states: Staff work very well together and the organisation of the pre-school is good. Staff provide a relaxed, fun and […]
HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a former Thurrock student who fell to her death from a 250ft bridge.
LOTTERY funding has been awarded to help improve historically-significant landscape in Thurrock and neighbouring boroughs on the borders of east London and south-west Essex.
ROYAL Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer school, Benyon Primary, has been working for the past term on three Royal Opera House national education programmes:
THE fire service was alerted to a fire in a house in Foyle Drive, South Ockendon, thanks to the working smoke alarms which triggered the occupants Careline service.
SEVEN years ago, YT filmed a news item at the newly painted railway bridge in Tamarisk Road in South Ockendon. It was part of a borough wide project.
A MOTHER whose daughter died while waiting for a double organ transplant is preparing to give the gift of life to a young man who has kidney failure.
A TEENAGE girl who died having fallen ill in South Ockendon has been named locally as a Basildon school pupil.
THERE are dance fitness classes at Brandon Groves in South Ockendon. Fitness instructor, Vicky Carr is holding classes every Wednesday at 7pm at the Brandon Groves Community Club in South Ockendon.