2011 Year in Review: July

Entertainment

The summer festival season was in full swing again with Stanford drawing a crowd in excess of 7,000 people over the two days.

We really enjoyed ourselves at T-Fest which was a triumph. We loved Signature.

The Thurrock International Celebration of Culture enjoyed its first year with a number of key events.

Charity

Our good friends at Leatherland Lodge care home were once again out and about in the community raising hundreds for charity.

Education

The schools were once again remarkably busy in July. With exams over, education continues but there was lots of extra-curricular.

Gateway Academy had a great fun day. William Edwards waved goodbye to Ralph Henderson and Gable Hall did the same to John King. Hassenbrook had a lovely Year 10 presentation evening.

Grays school had an excellent art exhibition while St Clere’s transition week highlighted their international credentials.

Miscellany

Then there was the fire in the quarry at Orsett that burned and burned and burned.

We would like to thank Janet and the team at Bulphan WI for sending us their reports every month.

A jogger saved a girl from the mud at Grays Beach Park.

Crime

There was the rooftop siege in Tilbury and the savage attack on a horse in North Stifford.

Politics

We discovered that the Tilbury councillor Claire Baldwin was struggling to cope with the job after a series of personal pressures came to light.

Meanwhile, the inquiry started regarding the Oliver Road lorry park.

Faith

Rock Thurrock continued to prepare for September with a visit from North Carolina preacher Gary Watt.

 

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