FLOWERS were presented to the retiring officers of West Tilbury President Gill Morris and Secretary Nicky Nunn, who have handed their post over this month to new President Margaret Clamp and new Secretary Denise Nice.
Liz Wakefield is to take the post of Treasurer and thanks were given to Niki Garwood who has retired from this post and also the position of getting the speaker after many years. Joanne Phillips has taken over the speaker post and members enjoyed a visit to the Westcliffe Theatre to see The Full Monty that Joanne arranged.
BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS and a new lift have been planted and installed as part of an upgrade to Tilbury railway station.The mayor of Thurrock, cllr Yash Gupta was joined by a host of organisations across the town of Tilbury in celebrating the day.
THE MAY meeting of Linford Women’s Institute Took place on Thursday 2nd May in St Francis Centre Somerset Road. Pam opened the meeting by welcoming two visitors for the evening. This was our Annual Meeting and Discusion of Resolutions on our New Constitution and Decline of our high streets and town centres to be debated at the National Annual General Meeting in Cardiff in June.
THREE organisations in the borough came together to raise awareness of cycle safety.They were joined by the mayor of Thurrock, cllr Yash Gupta at the home of Second Generation at the Bata estate in East Tilbury.
Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer at Forth Ports (owner of The Port of Tilbury), said: “We’re pleased to see the four turbines starting to take shape at the Port of Tilbury. This wind farm demonstrates our commitment to the environment and further enhances our position as Britain’s Greenest Port. The team at SSE Renewables are doing a great job with the installation, with minimum interruption to daily activities at our busy port. We look forward to seeing the four turbines in place once they are completed, as this project is something we are very proud of.”
Our speaker was Fran Smith from the Remus Horse Sanctuary this won the award for the Best Horse Sanctuary of the year in 2011 for the excellent work in rescuing horses that have been left to either fend for themselves or die of neglect. This year they also have a training programme for firemen to show them the best method of handling frightened horses in any situation they find themselves.
To assist in the fundraising Sonway Juniors are reforming and playing TACA in a charity football match at Tilbury Football Club on Saturday 9th March, 5pm kick off, free admission. You can purchase a ticket to win a signed Manchester United football, donated by Manchester United (£5).
ROAD resurfacing will commence on Tuesday 5th March at Essex Wildlife Trust Thurrock Thameside Nature Park. The centre would like to reassure their visitors that the visitors centre will be open on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th, however you will need to park at the bottom car park and walk up to the centre.
THE DAUGHTERS of the dump quilters and friends invite you to their “Get ready for Mothers Day and Easter Craft Sale on March 2nd, 2013. The event will be held at Linford Methodist church, East Tilbury Road, Linford (SS17 0QH).
IT IS amazing what you stumble upon when you trawl youtube. The Benbove account has a whole host of lift films including the Thyssenkrupp lift in Oxford Street and the lift at Bluewater. YT’s Mike Jones is a particular fan of the lift at the Thameside but that may be because he loves the sound of his own voice. Yes, Mike Jones is the voice of the announcer at the Thameside Theatre!
IT IS one of our favourite nights of the year as the Tilbury community gather together to see the christmas lights switched on. There is always lots to do, with fairground rides, santa’s grotto and a host of acts on the stage.
IT is only two ‘sleeps’ to the Tilbury Christmas Lights Switch On!! The fun starts at 4.30pm on 7th Dec in Civic Square and the lights will be switched on by two special children from Tilbury at 6pm.
A DAY-long discussion between residents and councillors has resulted in £10,000 being targeted at local initiatives on Saturday (17 November). More than 40 people from Tilbury and Chadwell St Mary took part in Thurrock’s pilot U Choose event at The Gateway Academy.
NEARLY 60 years ago the east coast of England and the Thames Estuary was struck by horrendous flooding. The night of 31 January/1 February 1953 saw the most recent large coastal flood in Europe, claiming a total of 2,100 lives, most on the Continent.
THE SEA SCOUTS in Tilbury were so excited at receiving two new tents that they erected them especially as staff from Port of Tilbury were coming to see them. The two big tents are going to help so much in extending the opportunities for the scouts.
PLANS to build upon the land where the Tilbury leisure centre burnt down last week, are still going ahead. A representative from GH Land Developments Ltd and architects attended a meeting of the Tilbury Community Forum to answer questions on their proposal.
PROPOSAL for a unique regeneration scheme for historic Tilbury Riverside are just a few weeks away from a final funding decision from Heritage Lottery. The £2.4m scheme has already secured 50% of the total funding required for the scheme through a generous donation from Port of Tilbury London Ltd, and now needs a positive decision on November 20th from Heritage Lottery’s East of England Board.
MEMBERS OF the Tilbury community had gathered together across the area as they rehearse for Totally Tilbury. The show is between 2pm and 8pm at the Cruise Terminal.
THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle-Price MP joined shoppers last Saturday to promote Totally Tilbury! the festival to celebrate all that’s good about Tilbury on November 3rd at the Port of Tilbury. This is a festival event being held at the Tilbury Cruise Terminal from 2pm – 8pm
THE FUTURE of the Gravesend to Tilbury Passenger Ferry has been secured for a further 12 months following the injection of a further £20,000 of support from the Port of Tilbury. This is the third year that the Port of Tilbury has provided financial support for the ferry, which is viewed as an important link between the north and south banks of the River Thames and is the last publicly accessible crossing before the Thames reaches the sea. It is estimated that as many as 90 employees of the Port of Tilbury and its tenants make the crossing each day to work at the Port.
“In January this year, RWE converted the formerly coal-fired Tilbury B plant to become the world’s biggest biomass power station. So far, they only have permission to run the power station for a limited number of hours, probably until late 2013 and the amount of wood burnt there so far has been limited due to a severe fire in February.
SPECIAL security arrangements were implemented at the Port of Tilbury on Friday when Year 6 pupils from Arthur Bugler Primary School, Stanford-le-Hope, visited the remains of the Olympic Games in the LOCOG site.
Crew members are saying it is too dangerous, citing lighting problems but the decision to “jump pontoon” has left Kent County Council threatening to pull the contract.
A CELEBRATION of all that is Tilbury will start with a launch meeting this Saturday (Sept 29th). The kick off meeting will be between 10am and 12pm at The Gateway Academy.