Join the Board!

A GROUP of over-50s is on the look out for more people to help them campaign and lobby Thurrock Council.

The Thurrock Older People’s Partnership Board gives residents aged over 50, the chance to help shape and influence all local policies concerning older people in Thurrock.

It is looking for more local people to attend their quarterly meetings at the Civic Offices in Grays.

The board’s aim is to improve people’s well being as they grow older. Matters such as transport, health, housing, and pensions are discussed and fed back to the council to influence future resources and decision-making.

Members of the group include local residents, voluntary groups – the Thurrock Over Fifties Forum, Thurrock LINk, NHS South West Essex (the PCT), the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation, councillors, and key council officers.

The next meeting of the board is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 January between 10am and noon in the Council Chamber, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays. There will also be a chance for informal discussions over tea and biscuits after the meeting, and help with travelling expenses may be available.

For further information about the Thurrock Older Peoples Partnership Board, call Karen Glazzard on 01375 389899.

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