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 […]
PLENTY of things to do at the grand opening of the Purfleet Hub.
ON Sunday 19 March, members of the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus travelled to the BBC studios in Maida Vale to rehearse for their forthcoming performance at the Southbank Centre
A COMMUNITY group in Purfleet has received over £200,000 in funding to help the community.
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 […]
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 […]
A CHARITY single released in memory of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox and recorded in Thurrock is in the running to be Christmas number one.
WEDNESDAY will see the final round of community consultation on the Purfleet town centre regeneration!
COME along one and all to the historic and beautiful St Clements Church for a Carol Service on Friday 2nd December at 7.30 (8pm start).
PURFLEET Primary Academy in Essex has been rated “Good” by Ofsted after being inspected last month. Purfleet Primary joined REAch2 Academy Trust in April 2013, starting a new chapter in its history.
TWO level crossings in Thurrock will be temporarily closed while Network Rail carry out necessary works.
THERE was an impressive turnout for the start of Thurrock’s Remembrance season when St Stephen’s Church, played host to a ceremony organised by the nearby Purfleet Military Museum and Heritage Centre on Sunday.
THE annual Purfleet Remembrance Sunday service on takes place this weekend (Sunday, 6 November).
KINETIKA’S launch day at the High House Production Park was well attended with the Mayor of Thurrock Cllr Steve Liddiard among the guests.
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.
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 […]
FIRE CREWS have been called to a roof blown off of a two storey block of flats in Bridgland Road, Purfleet . Fire crews report four residents have been made homeless, crews are currently dealing with the incident.
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.
THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a rare breed dog was found in an appalling condition, chained to a large lump of concrete in Purfleet. RSPCA inspector Lewis Taylor was called to the garages off Sussex Terrace, Purfleet, after a local resident spotted the distressed dog chained inside a derelict garage with the door missing.
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 […]
THE Backstage Centre, a production and rehearsal venue in Purfleet, was “Highly Commended” at the British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards. The BCI Awards are an established industry accolade recognising excellence in the delivery of building and civil engineering infrastructure projects.
“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.”
PURFLEET Community Fun Day on Sunday 18th August, 11am to 3pm. On the riverfront, Centurian Way, Purfleet. There will be Bouncy Castles, Hot Food, Stalls, Ice-Cream, Tombola, Face Painting
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.