Best foot forward for staff at Basildon Hospital

Best foot forward for staff at Basildon Hospital

STAFF at Basildon University Hospital powered their way through more than 52 million steps during June as part of a challenge to promote health and wellbeing at work. The month-long step challenge, organised by the occupational health and therapies teams, was open to individuals and groups of up to eight people. The team winners were […]

Thurrock’s Contact the Elderly receive cash boost from port of Tilbury

Thurrock’s Contact the Elderly receive cash boost from port of Tilbury

THURROCK’S Contact the Elderly has received a £250 boost from The Port of Tilbury to support their community tea parties for older people who live alone in the local area. Contact the Elderly organises volunteer-led afternoon tea parties for older people across the community who live alone. The Thurrock group have recently celebrated their first […]

Are too many Thurrock children being left home alone?

Are too many Thurrock children being left home alone?

THE NSPCC has referred an increasing number of cases to the police and children’s services in Essex after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about children left home alone. As the long school summer break approaches, the leading children’s charity has revealed that specialist counsellors on its 24-hour Helpline made 100 […]

Booze crackdown in Grays Town Centre

Booze crackdown in Grays Town Centre

A multi-agency operation against street drinking and littering took place last week (Thursday 13 July) in Grays Town Centre. Thurrock Council’s environmental enforcement officers were joined by officers from Essex Police to tackle issues which affect residents and businesses in the area. In April, Thurrock Council implemented a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in and […]

Police launch knife crime operation in Thurrock

Police launch knife crime operation in Thurrock

OFFENDERS involved in knife crime will be the subject of targeted operations throughout this week, as officers from Essex Police take part in this summer’s nationwide Operation Sceptre. Between Monday, July 17 and Saturday, July 22, activity in Essex will target and disrupt offenders who carry and use knives and other bladed weapons. Operation Sceptre […]

Tilbury man charged with aggravated burglary in Corringham

Tilbury man charged with aggravated burglary in Corringham

POLICE are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Corringham. Two men broke into an address in Thames Haven Road at around 4.30am on Wednesday, July 12. The occupant was woken up by the men and assaulted. The men stole wedding rings, a necklace and bank cards before threatening to harm the victim. The […]

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