A ST CLERE’S school pupil has been charged with taking a knife into school and threatening to kill two fellow pupils. An Essex police spokesman said: “We were contacted shortly before 9am on Wednesday, July 2nd, and asked to attend St Clere’s School, Butts Lane, Stanford-le-Hope due to reports of a boy threatening two 12-year-old children via BlackBerry Messenger.
THE Essex Wildlife Trust is opening a new play area at its visitor centre in Thameside Nature Park on Saturday 19th July. With the play area being officially opened at 10am there’ll be plenty to do as children can climb the lighthouse, operate the diggers and slide down the jetty on this custom made play area.
THE Rotary Club of Corringham Thameside is pleased to announce that they have been successful in obtaining a grant from the National Lottery of £5,000. The money will be spent on replacing a number of items of equipment to help the club to raise its profile within the community and to attract new members.
THE WEATHER held off as hundreds of residents flocked to the Stanford Music Festival on Saturday and Stanford Street Festival on Sunday. The whole weekend was testament to both the hard work undertaken by the organising committees as well as the sense of community in Stanford-le-Hope.
THE WONDERFUL Stanford Festival is set fair for Sunday. Thousands are set to flock to the event on King Street and surrounding area in what is a wonderful event.
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FROM 1pm on Saturday until 1030 at night, it is non stop music with a line up of local talent that is second to none. From the reliable The Heaters to old school No More Heroes and great singer, Louisa Johnson, there is something for everyone.
IT WAS a small but significant moment of respect that one of our roving reporters captured at the weekend. A young family were passing by the Stanford memorial, a memorial that is cherished by the residents
THE STANFORD-LE-HOPE community have once again turned to the medium of film to entertain, educate and inform the local community. This time they have recognised the sacrifices made by the men who went off to fight for their country in the Great War of 1914-18.
AROUND midday on Wednesday, June 11th a man using the name of Jonathan Roberts attended the home address of an elderly vulnerable couple and convinced them they needed some work doing to their roof. They couple paid the man £1,000 to fix their roof, which he was due to do the following day, but he never returned.
STANFORD residents who will have noticed the recent restoration works completed on the war memorial on The Green, can now begin to look forward to Phase Two of the restoration beginning on their beloved war memorial. Following the deep steam clean by local businessman and wife team, David and Marie Adamson, residents will soon start to see some more of the work which is being planned to commemorate the beginning of The Great War, now commonly known as World War One.
FIRE CREWS were called to a fire in a ground floor flat in Thors Oak in Stanford-le-Hope. Crews extinguished the fire by 13:05hrs, the flat was lightly smoke logged.
THE SEAL of approval may be that they will leave you alone for a couple of years but we are sure that there are a number of hard-working teachers at both Abbots Hall primary and Arthur Bugler infants who are happy with that.
SIMON Moore, Chief Executive at London Gateway, said: “I’m delighted to be able welcome a leading developer of industrial real estate to DP World London Gateway. I’m confident that this partnership will deliver a great development and I’m looking forward to seeing the building work start very soon.”
TO put these speeds into perspective, it would take residents in these two streets an average 15.2 hours to download an HD-quality film. And roads in Essex feature six times in the list of the UK’s 50 slowest streets – more than any other county – according to the latest consumer speed test data collected by comparison site uSwitch.com.
It is alleged he went into the store in the High Street at 4pm on Monday, January 6, took the items from the display and left without making any attempt to pay for them. If you can help officers with any information please contact Pc Dominic Greenham at Grays Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
ARTHUR BUGLER Junior School were in celebratory mood after receiving a “Good” grading from government watchdog, Ofsted. Their last inspection told them that they “Required Improvement” and that is exactly what they did!
WE WERE wondering what the collective noun for a series of potholes is? A purgatory of potholes, a pitstop of potholes, a puncturefest of potholes? Whatever the correct alliterative phrase, the potholes of Fairview Chase in Stanford-le-Hope have to be some of the worst in the borough. Unless of course, you know of a worse street?
THE COMMUNITY-minded people of Stanford-le-Hope have organised a litter pick on Saturday. The venue will be Hardie Park just off Scratton Road.
THERE IS something about the art work of Stanford-le-Hope artist, Roy Tyson. In many ways it reminds this reporter of the beginning of the David Lynch film Blue Velvet (youtube it) when the camera goes down into the grass roots to discover a new world entirely.
A PENSIONER was taken to hospital after being attacked by two dogs. The incident occurred at 1140 am on Monday January 21st near to Rookery Close in Corringham. The East of England Ambulance Service attended and transferred the woman to Basildon hospital.
THE Gardening Club will also receive all of the money raised through the donation of Alan Farenden and the hard work of the Stanford Knitting Nannies (although, technically, not all of us are indeed Nannies)!!! This money will be used in the future work planned to improve the Conservation Area in the school.
THEY HAVE cars big as bars, they have rivers of gold but when the wind rips right through you, it is no place for the old. Now you thought for years they were talking about Fifth Avenue in New York City but no, oh no. They are talking about Kings Street in Stanford-le-Hope!
IN December 1993 after a long interregnum, Bishop Laurie inducted Revd. John Guest as Priest in Charge of St Margaret’s Stanford le Hope with Mucking. John was one of the first priests inducted by Bishop Laurie who was also a new Bishop.
CHRISTMAS cards were exchanged and everyone received a secret Santa Present. The patrons of the Old White Horse were entertained with a rendering of Jerusalem when the group sang their well known signature tune with gusto.