IN order to tackle the problem, over the next 8 to 10 weeks bin crews and Council officers will be carrying out more random bin checks. Where contaminated recycling is discovered, the bin will not be emptied but an advisory hanger placed on it to remind people of what they can and cannot recycle.
A THURROCK BUILDING firm has been bowled over after receiving a very special letter from an inspiring young girl. Eight-year-old Deborah Awe told HW Wilson how she had met a child suffering from an incurable disease. She then set about finding out as much as possible about a wonderful charity called ‘Dream Factory’ that raises […]
SPANISH potatoes arrived in Tilbury this week on board the OPDR Cadiz for the UK Christmas market. This is the inaugural call of OPDR’s weekly Bilbao service which is calling a London Container Terminal in Tilbury.
ALL rentals at Blockbuster DVD rental chain to cease trading from Saturday.
This will include the store in Corringham in Thurrock. Blockbuster collapsed for the first time in January, after losing business to online firms streaming films over the internet as well as offering rentals through the post.
THE centre will welcome shoppers for even longer from Monday 2nd December, remaining open from 9am to 11pm on weekdays and from 9am to 10pm on Saturdays. Longer opening hours mean intu Lakeside shoppers can visit the centre’s 250+ shops, cafes and restaurants (including Debenhams, House of Fraser, Apple, Superdry and Primark) truly at their convenience, while enjoying new ones such as 360 Champagne & Cocktails and Lakeland, too.
GRAYS Shopping Centre will be holding a spectacular Christmas party on Saturday 7th December, 10am -4pm. This day will see personal appearances from the very own Postman Pat and Jess the Cat! They will be appearing at intervals throughout the day and the children of Grays can meet and have their photograph taken with them. There will be plenty more to see and do during the day with a stilt walker roaming the Centre and free festive face painting.
DURING the first two weeks of December, and in no more than 140 characters, intu shoppers will be asked to take to Twitter and reveal, using #Twishlist, what they would most like to receive on the 25th December, via @intuLakeside. Their Christmas Twishlist can include gifts that are available at intu shopping centres across any category (including travel, fashion, beauty, garden, home and technology), online at intu.co.uk and can include Twishes for friends and family too.
ESSEX Police and intu Lakeside are once again working together to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience is had by all that visit the centre in the run up to Christmas. Operation Christmas Presence launched today and will see extra officers working closely with the intu Lakeside security team on patrols at key times of the day to deter anyone intent on committing crime and ensure that criminals do not visit the area during the busy shopping period.
LONDON Container Terminal in Tilbury announced today (21 November) an agreement with short-sea shipping and logistics specialists Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) to handle over 200 calls per annum for OPDR services on their routes between the Iberian Peninsula including the Canary Islands, North Africa and the UK. OPDR will call at LCT from week 49 starting […]
WOULD you like to earn some extra cash this Christmas? They are currently recruiting for extra Christmas staff, so if you are interested in working with a dedicated team in the kitchen, reception, restaurant or bar please send your CV to email@example.com.
360 Champagne & Cocktails has opened at intu Lakeside, offering a slice of the high life to shoppers. Based right in the heart of the shopping centre, the bar offers 120 seats, a bar magician, flaring bartenders and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus sweet and savoury snacks such as cupcakes, afternoon tea, artisan breads and olives.
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THE ARRIVAL has attracted media attention from around the globe but bosses have warned against any hopes of “overnight success”.
Group CEO, Mohammed Sharaf told Radio 4 that making a profit will “be a challenge..” He said: “This is a long term project and in many ways a transformational project. For may it will be a change in thinking.”
THE WINNER of the Grays shopping centre twitter competition was presented with her prize last week. Emily Peck won a hamper of halloween goodies provided by a number of shops in the centre including Wilkinson, 99p store, Beaumont Beds and Trendz.
GRAYS High Street was jammed with fans on Wednesday (30 October) as their favourite television character came to town. The Grays Town Partnership (GTP) organised the fun as Peppa Pig paraded for her fans. Mums, dads and their little ones had the chance to meet and have photographs taken with the star – and Tiggy, the Thameside tiger – as well has having their faces painted and name-badges made in the two marquees set up in the High Street.
THE MV Koutalianos became the largest ever cargo vessel to call the UK’s Port of Tilbury last week. Collecting 50,000 tonnes of barley destined for Saudi Arabia, the shipment was part of a contract Tilbury has with Glencore Grain UK Ltd. Weighing in at 93,000 tonnes and measuring 230 metres in length, the size of two football pitches laid end-to-end, the arrival of the post-Panamax sized MV Koutalianos required careful planning to ensure her safe arrival into the port.
ONLY FOUR companies throughout Kent and Essex have been successful in obtaining much needed business loans. The Tiger scheme was launched in a blaze of glory but after several months, £19 million (of the £20 million on offer) remains unclaimed. YT wrote about the dearth of successful bidders a few months ago. This week, we made a follow up enquiry and learned that only two companies had succeeded in Thurrock and just two for the whole of Kent.
Prior to joining intu Lakeside, Kate gained a wealth of retail experience at Selfridges in London. Having spent 16 years with the world famous department store, Kate most recently held the position of Central Operations Manager, overseeing large scale back-of-house and refurbishment projects, planning and managing peak and key trading periods (such as sale and Christmas) and supporting the launch of Selfridge’s transactional website.
RESIDENTS at Carolyne House residential home in Chadwell-St-Mary braved the weather on Sunday 27th October when they undertook a sponsored walk/push to raise funds. Staff at the home, along with resident’s families and volunteers, helped the residents in their quest on the walk around Chadwell-St-Mary, and raised over £250 for the Resident’s Amenities Fund, which is used to subsidise activities within the home.
Grays Shopping Centre toilets have been awarded grade Gold, in this year’s ‘Loo of the Year’ awards. Grays Shopping Centre is proud to be receiving the Gold award in recognition for providing a great restroom facility for all their shoppers. The award comes after a major overhaul of the customer toilets which were officially opened by the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Yash Gupta MBE last year and are the only ones in the town centre.
HAULIER and shipping group, Charles Gee has called in the administrators after trading for 126 years. The company, which has a base in Tilbury, transports parts for nuclear power stations and wings for Airbus aircraft as well as moving huge paper reels used to print newspapers, Administrators warned job losses among its 250 staff are […]
TWO energy projects in Thurrock have been named on a list of schemes to secure government funding guarantees. The Gateway Energy Centre in Corringham, is a 900-megawatt gas-fired power station which would generate enough electricity for one million homes.
THE HEADLINE could simply be that Russell Brand never forgets a friend. The friend on this occasion was former school-mate, Sammy Crooks. Sammy and members of his family have been closely linked with Thurrock Mind for years. When Thurrock Mind decided to open a shop in Clarence Road, Grays, Sammy rang his old Grays school friend as asked Russell that if he was passing by, would he mind doing the honours.
INTU Lakeside was transformed into a student haven last Wednesday as the shopping centre hosted its first ever student night. Between 6pm and 10pm, over 4,000 students made the most of this rare opportunity to scoop up exclusive discounts from intu Lakeside’s shops and restaurants.
intu Lakeside has been celebrating Customer Service Week 2013 with a jam-packed schedule full of fun, freebies and all-round merriment to showcase the very best in Customer Service. intu Lakeside staff treated shoppers to a host of delights to mark the occasion and put their intu World Class Service training to full effect. From ‘little bags of loveliness’ filled with goodies from the stores to a raft of discounts and free samples, all the stops were pulled out to ensure customers felt special and experienced that extra level of service from the centre.