Stanford carnival appeals for help

TANFORD and Corringham Carnival takes please this Saturday 27th August starting from Park Rd, Corringham at 1.30 then travels along Giffords Cross Rd, Springhouse Rd, Gordon Rd, back into Springhouse Rd, Third Ave, Branksome Ave, First Ave,

Dedication service set for Stanford War memorial

FOLLOWING extensive restoration works on the town’s local war memorial, the organising committee would like to invite Stanford-le-Hope residents to a re-dedication event which will mimic the original memorial dedication service from 1920, which dedicated the memorial to the lost and fallen of The Great War.

Residents lose as Friends of Hardie Park get licence for booze

Sub-committee chair, Cllr Mike Stone, appealed to the Friends of Hadie Park – who were at the meeting – to engage with local people after a 39-name petition was received. Speaking afterwards, he said: “We felt the enthusiasm of the Friends to create something new and exciting for their local area deserved support, but it is equally important that local people are not upset by the proposals.

St Clere’s student set for court to face “threats to kill and offensive weapon charges

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.

New play area to be opened at Thameside Nature Park

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.

Stanford Music Festival this weekend

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.

Stanford war memorial group appeal to residents

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.

Police would like to meat this man

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.