DESPITE attempted assurances about the risk of asbestos in the Grays high rise flats, Grays councillors Tony Fish, Martin Kerin and Jane Pothecary are set to meet senior council officers and public health officials to further outline residents’ concerns and press for further assurances around resident safety.
THE Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme wants to help train today’s Landscape Champions and those of tomorrow. It has a new programme of low cost online
GRAYS Councillor Martin Kerin is backing Grays Athletic Football Club as they prepare to present their case for a new home in Ship Lane. Speaking ahead of Thursday’s meeting of the Thurrock Council Planning Committee, he said: “After a decade of homelessness, this plan will provide a secure base for Grays Athletic Football Club […]
THURROCK Council’s Conservative administration have announced that from April 2021, Thurrock Council Foster Carers living in Thurrock will be exempt from paying council tax. Conservative Party Cllr, James Halden said “We want to thank our amazing foster carers in Thurrock. Opening your home to children who haven’t had the best start in life is one […]
THE Freemasons are encouraging its 200,000 members to roll up their sleeves and volunteer to help vaccinate the population.
ANYONE that has lost someone to cancer, or wants to send hope to someone with cancer, can now email a message to hang on a tree outside the Macmillan information pod at Basildon Hospital.
Essex Based Charity The Dream Factory launch their 2021 Kids Helping Kids Campaign – Kindness Makes Dreams Come True!
THE Dream Factory grants dreams to children and young adults between the age of 3 to 25 years, who suffer from life-threatening, life-limiting conditions or have severe disabilities
CHADWELL St Mary misses out on over £20,000 of community money as secretive council hoards money for it’s own projects.
ASDA has today announced that it is working with Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) to provide 7,000 laptops to schools across the UK to help those children who are at risk of falling behind in their education because they do not have the technology to take part in online lessons during lockdown.
CORY Riverside Energy (‘Cory’) has today announced the seven successful applicants to the Cory Community Fund, which will receive grants totalling £25,000.
THE efforts of the volunteers who run and fundraise for Thurrock Neighbourhood Watch have been praised by the county’s police commissioner and his deputy. The organisation, which continues to expand across the borough by introducing new local watch schemes has once again produced a free calendar which is now available for distribution. It was produced […]
PURFLEET-on-Thames Community Forum’s next meeting and AGM is on 26th January at 7:30pm. After receiving £75 million from the Governments Housing Infrastructure Fund the future of the planned new Integrated Medical Centre is secure. Speakers will be talking about this. Neil Brand from Essex Police will be talking about his new role and there will […]
WE are writing today, following the events in Stanford West yesterday – a day which has seen family homes and businesses not only disrupted, but their property damaged. The River Hope went up to heights not known to anyone with recall of 40+ years of living in SLH.
CONCERNS about child abuse have soared since national lockdown measures were first introduced, the NSPCC has found – with the average monthly number of referrals from the charity’s helpline on the issue increasing by 126% in the East of England.
A YOUNG Thurrock resident has been successfully recruited to the National Children in Care Council (NCICC) for care leavers.
CRITERION Capital is delighted to announce that key workers such as teachers, nurses and bobbies will receive early priority access to the new high quality rental homes proposed for the derelict site to the rear of Bannatyne’s Gym on Howard Road, Chafford Hundred.
DOWNING Street has announced that the Right Reverend Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani will be the next Bishop of Chelmsford, succeeding the Most Reverend Stephen Cottrell, who became Archbishop of York earlier this year.
THE Jack Petchey Foundation has doubled its commitment to its internship programme in 2021 to support 40 year-long paid internships in the youth sector across London and Essex
ALL children eligible for free school meals in Thurrock schools will receive a weekly £15 voucher for each of the two weeks over the Christmas holidays.
YOUR local NSPCC is calling for enthusiastic, creative and determined individuals to help them protect children and young people from abuse and neglect.
OPERATION Encompass, a scheme which helps to protect children exposed to domestic abuse at home, is being expanded in Thurrock and introduced in Southend.
CHRISTMAS is a time for giving and Essex Police wants to brighten Christmas for vulnerable children who may otherwise receive little or nothing.
SATURDAY 5 December is International Volunteers’ Day, and volunteers – both old and new alike – have done so much to help at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust this year.
A CHARITY that supports victims of discrimination has been boosted by a £1,500 donation from Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Tilbury. Stop Hate UK works alongside local strategic partnerships, councils and communities to tackle Hate Crime and discrimination