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 […]

Half Term: Where The River Runs: Through Grays and Purfleet

Half Term: Where The River Runs: Through Grays and Purfleet

Full House Theatre will stage dance theatre performance Where The River Runs this February for Thurrock school children and families – for free. Where The River Runs is a captivating piece of dance for children aged 4+. It’s the simple story of a stranger trying to cross a river and what happens when water comes […]

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 […]

Guilty plea to callous thief who left driver in Purfleet “for dead”

LEONARD Willsher, aged 41 from Basildon, has today pleaded guilty to several offences that left a 58 year old delivery driver fighting for his life.
David Fletcher from Upminster was making deliveries in Wood Avenue, Purfleet on July 9, 2013 when two men jumped into his lorry and attempted to drive off. Mr Fletcher chased after the lorry, but was pushed in the face by the driver, and fell to the ground. His lorry then drove over him, leaving him with serious multiple injuries.

Residents anger as dumped waste bales remain in field

IN APRIL, three men were arrested after a number of agencies swooped on a field in Purfleet, where masses of household and business waste was illegally dumped on open land and camouflaged as plastic-wrapped hay bales. Now, six months later, residents near to the field on the Arterial Road in Purfleet are complaining that the […]

P&G give generously to Seafarers’ Christmas Parcel Appeal

“THE people of Thurrock always show their immense generosity to the guys on the ships at this time of year,” says Paul. “For the past couple of years, we’ve been able to hand out over a thousand parcels to Filipinos, Chinese and other nationalities who find themselves spending Christmas berthed at Tilbury Docks or the Purfleet jetties. I would like to thank Paul Wilson at P&G for the company’s very generous donation.”

Kimberly’s experience in Ethiopia

PURFLEET-based Kimberly MacKinnon went over the Ethiopia as part of the voluntary services overseas (VSO). It was clearly a deeply emotional experience and a fascinating one as well. Ethiopia is a country of contrast.We went to see Kimberly and asked her what were her lasting impressions of Ethiopia.

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