Council services on display at Orsett Show

EVERY first Saturday in September, the Orsett Show offers an amazing range of things to do and see, and this year will be no exception.

Thurrock Council regularly highlights many of its services at the show and this year has co-ordinated its efforts around one corner of the showground.

It will offer everything from the usual Langdon Hills woodworking area through to fun characters and face-painting for children from the fostering team, and games and activities for children from the Adult Community College, to free dog micro-chipping with the Dogs Trust who will be working with Public Protection team on the day.

Travel Thurrock has got the Get Cycling team to the show and they will be setting up a Bike Try-Out area where visitors are invited to ride a variety of fun and conventional bikes including recumbents, trikes, eccentric-wheeled bikes, tandems, folding bikes and trailers.

The Thameside Theatre area will be based around a Jack and the Beanstalk theme with children’s games and characters from the show, and a wide range of local voluntary groups will be advertising their expertise in the Heritage zone – everything from the Bata Reminiscence and Resource Group to the High House community group, and the Thurrock Local History Society to the Thurrock International Film Festival.

There will also be a display around the borough’s planned Great War commemorations.

Thurrock Council’s library service and its mobile library will be on the field with a Fairy Tale theme, story-telling sessions, knitting and computer sessions, while Impulse Leisure will have a giant electronic whack-a-mole game.

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