Rise in families permanently moved out of borough proves “social cleansing has begun” claims Thurrock Independents

Rise in families permanently moved out of borough proves “social cleansing has begun” claims Thurrock Independents

“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.

High House Heritage Open Day

High House Heritage Open Day

COME along to the Heritage Open Day on the 9th of September at High House in Purfleet for sack races, a cup of tea and cake in the café, Morris dancing and music, heritage displays about High House and Purfleet, and come and see their future plans. The event will run from 11 to 4 […]

Purfleet Community Hub opens its doors

Purfleet Community Hub opens its doors

A wide range of council and community services are available at the newly-opened Purfleet Community Hub. The grand opening on Wednesday 12 April was attended by the Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tunde Ojetola – who also judged a children’s fancy dress competition. The day included a community clean […]

Purfleet Regeneration plans still on track

Purfleet Regeneration plans still on track

OVER the past two years, we have run a series of stories chronicling the exciting plans to regenerate Purfleet. http://www.yourthurrock.com/2016/12/05/purfleet-town-centre-consultation/ http://www.yourthurrock.com/2016/09/27/exciting-plans-for-the-transformation-of-purfleet-revealed/ http://www.yourthurrock.com/2016/01/15/thousands-of-new-homes-for-purfleet-as-regeneration-plans-revealed/ Back in 2016, the portfolio holder for regeneration, laid out a time scale. Cllr Richard Speight said: “People often talk down our borough and our plans, but no more. “The development agreement has […]

Ten things to do at the Pop-Up Festival

CHILDREN’S writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers will be entertaining and inspiring families at the FREE family Pop Up Festival of Stories at High House Production Park in Purfleet, Thurrock, a fourteen acre site which is the result of a long term collaboration between the Royal Opera House, Creative & Cultural Skills, ACME Studios ,Thurrock Council, Arts Council England, together with the departments of Business Innovation and Skills, Communities and Local Government and their agencies.

Purfleet charity receives cash boost

A TWO-YEAR project in Thurrock has received a £35,917 funding boost to help give local youngsters a safe place to socialise. St Stephen’s Community Trust, a charity based in Purfleet-on-Thames, will use the cash investment to set-up a weekly youth club for 11-19-year-olds. Young people attending the club will have access to a variety of […]

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