In February, people power came to the fore with councillors and constituents joining forces to protest against a planning application at Benton’s Farm in Mollands Lane, South Ockendon.
Another political war broke out as the Tories threatened to pull funding for PCSO’s.
It was going to be an interesting year following Grays School and Media Arts College as they were determined to get out of special measures. We dropped in on their year 11 Study Skills Day.
The LDN Wrestling continued to be a big draw at the Civic Hall and there was some great boxing bouts as well with Tilbury’s Matt MacCarthy involved in a great tear up.
Whilst down in Tilbury we uncovered the delights of the Tilbury Band. Whilst at Thurrock Rugby Club we discovered a woman giving a talk on her pet ferret!
The ability of William Edwards Deputy Head Ralph Henderson to attract top class sportsmen was underlined with Olympians Jamie Baulch and Matt Elias attending with their Superschools roadshow.