STANFORD community leaders are set to bid for the cash on offer to develop a community hub.
Encouraged by the success of the Ockendon hub, community spokesperson, Terry Piccolo released a statement.
Mr Piccolo said: “The Stanford and Corringham and Fobbing forums, after careful consideration, have decided that they wish to take advantage of an opportunity to explore the creation of an East Thurrock Community Hub.
“This would be in conjunction with Thurrock Council and other service providers including the Neighborhood Police Team, Healthwatch, Housing,the Salvation Army and many more existing local voluntary and community groups.
The concept of a community hub is to act as a focal point for information and delivery of activities and services that the local community has identified as being needed and not those that the local council has decided they need, no matter how well intentioned.
“Our area of Thurrock has a reputation of being very community spirited with lots happening that stems from the passion local residents have for their area. A community hub will enable these public spirited groups, individuals and statutory service providers to support one and other and be a central point for local residents to contact for information and support.
We would like to explain more fully the idea behind a local community hub, how you can become involved if you wish and to gather your views on what you would like to see operate from the Hub.
“A meeting will be arranged within the next three weeks so follow this post to find out when and where.”