SOUTH Ockendon Community Forum is on the move and will leave Derwent Parade on Saturday, 16 March.
A week later – on Monday, 25 March – it will reopen in its specially created home at the brand-new South Ockendon Centre in nearby Derry Avenue, the former library building.
Founded in 1996, the forum will be joining the library, housing services and many others groups at the address and will continue to maintain a community-base for badly-needed support services.
Helen Saward, manager of the centre, said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming the forum into the centre.
“This is a totally new venture and a wonderfully innovative way for the local people to get the services they need.”
The scheme is a partnership between Thurrock Council, the local Council for Voluntary Services, and South Ockendon Community Forum aimed at finding different ways to help people tackle and solve problems.
If you would like to be part of the team at the centre and volunteer, contact ngage and register online for a chance to get involved.