THERE is always a strong sense of community in Purfleet. Some say it is a little like a part of the borough that feels a little bit neglected. Plans to build a new town centre will surely correct that. However, residents have built up a nice sense of community at the community cafe in River Court.
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The game was organised by Tom Hopkins, a Youth Worker with Thurrock Council who explained: “The match was part of a project which includes weekly Friday night football sessions for young people on the Garrison estate. The aim is to use football as an engagement tool to break down social barriers, provide young people with a positive activity and work at reducing anti social behaviour.
A MYSTERY ‘metallic banging noise’ which echoed across north Kent last night was caused by emergency repairs to a jetty in Purfleet. Reports say the noise, which became noticeable shortly after 8pm on Tuesday night and continued for around an hour, could be heard as far east as Greenhithe and as far west as Crayford [...]
NGAGE, the community organisation and volunteer centre for Thurrock, recently held two ‘Love to plant days’ in partnership with Thurrock Council on the Garrison Estate in Purfleet. Local residents and volunteers were asked to get involved in the events which coincided with Valentine’s day, to help with the planting of 500 new trees for the estate and were able to name a tree for the one they loved.
“River levels are expected to start falling over the next 12 hours (0800 hrs on Dec 23rd) although levels will remain high. No significant rainfall is expected until the early hours of Monday morning.” This is the second time this month that a flood warning has been issued for this area.
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PURFLEET celebrates its community at a special event to highlight the diversity of cultures which work and live together. Purfleet Primary School hosts the “One Thurrock” event on Thursday November 29th where community groups will join members of the school community to celebrate the differences of the area and borough as a whole.
ngage, the community organisation and volunteer centre for Thurrock held a ‘Make a Difference Day’ event to support the CSV national make a difference day, which is the UK’s largest day of volunteer action. Residents and volunteers joined ngage and council staff to help clear the estate of litter and encourage residents to clear unwanted items from their home or front or back gardens.
A PROGRAMME of monthly housing surgeries has been rolled out in Purfleet and Stanford to replace the closure of the local offices in those areas.
These surgeries are part of the council’s aim to deliver a more personalised and flexible service for tenants as well as to lessen the amount of time housing staff spend in the office, so that more time can be spent with tenants on the estates and in their homes.
NGAGE, the community organisation and volunteer centre for Thurrock are organising a ‘Fun Autumn Clear Up Day’ in partnership with Thurrock Council on Saturday 27th October, between 10am-2pm and are inviting local residents and volunteers to come along and help make a difference.
THE NEWLY launched St Stephen’s Community Trust are holding a family fun day this Saturday at St Stephen’s church hall in London Road, Purfleet.
HUNDREDS OF twitchers descended on Purfleet at the weekend to catch a rare glimpse of the Baillons Crake.
A sighting is rare enough but this was a juvenile. Chafford ornithologist, David Darrell-Lambert went down to the site and captured the rare bird on film.
HUNDREDS of birdwatchers have descended on the RSPB site in Purfleet after a rare sighting of a Ballion’s Crake. The small waterbird is according to twitchers a rare sight in the UK.
TWO events promoting responsible dog ownership in Purfleet and South Ockendon were very well attended and 77 dogs were micro chipped in total. All the chips were donated by the Dogs Trust with Gemini Kennels providing the chipping, dog tags and some general advice to dog owners. Some breeds of dog even qualified for free spaying and goodie bags containing advice leaflets dog mess bags and dog treats were given out.
PICK up tips and freebies on responsible dog ownership in two free events in Purfleet and South Ockendon in August. Free dog microchipping is available at both events organised by Thurrock Housing and Trading Standards teams.
THEY made for an impressive site. Over a dozen clippers moored at the Tilbury cruise terminal. Once customers boarded, they gently made their way from Tilbury up to Greenwich, where they will be touring the olympic venues.
Festivities finished at 5pm on the Community Green where the fun continued with fun fair rides, Zumba dancing lessons and bug box making treasure hunt with the RSPB. Vitality were also on hand giving free health checks.
Peter continued: “Having been alerted to the difficulties experienced by a resident with a motorised scooter and another young mum with a pushchair I was surprised safer provision had not been put in place. Large metal sheeting has also been seen flapping about.
The latest Thurrock Heritage Plaque was unveiled by Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Charlie Curtis, with the pupils in attendance at the Purfleet Heritage and Military Centre.
The aim was to create a neighbourly atmosphere where different cultures could be shared in a fun, and relaxed environment. It was also a chance to promote the association and the work of the council’s housing team.
This project will undoubtedly become a national exemplar for creative and cultural led regeneration in the UK and it is very gratifying to receive such eminent recognition for a project that we believe is truly transformational not only for place making but also for the positive transformational benefits the Park will deliver for the communities of Thurrock”.
Niki Jones said: “You and Darren are AMAZING parents doing exactly what a parent should do…..protecting and supporting your child. No-one has any right to make judgements on something they haven’t had to live through. Jenny Littledale said: “You’re an amazing family. Ignore all the bigots out there. Zachy is beautiful and as long as she is happy that’s all that counts.”
With £52,000 from Section 106 money from a Bellway Homes development there was a chance to provide much-needed new play equipment. Support from various Thurrock Council departments — including housing and environment — made the facility a reality.
A PURFLEET five-year-old who felt he was a girl trapped in a boy’s body has become one of the youngest-ever children to be diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder.
The sculptor of Fallen Deodar, one of the sculptures on display, discusses her background, her practice, and the making processes behind her tranquil, beautiful sculptures. Inspired by, and made from, natural forms, Sutton’s work is on display at various key institutions, including the National Portrait Gallery.