THE sun was shining on hundreds of Thurrock residents and the Mayor Cllr. Barbara Rice, who came to Grays Beach Park to celebrate the 1st Birthday of The Lightship Cafe.
The Mayor was really impressed with the enthusiasm and the sheer hard work put in by the many volunteers at the park, ranging from cooks to litter pickers.
The RNLI and Inclusion Thurrock were in attendance talking to residents about the exceptional work they carry out in the Borough.
Cllr Rice said this is Thurrock at its best the cafe is obviously a huge hit with families enjoying a day out in the sunshine.