Chafford nursery offers year’s worth of free childcare

Chafford nursery offers year’s worth of free childcare

A THURROCK nursery provider is surprising parents by offering a year’s worth of free childcare to one lucky family. Busy Bees Nurseries, which has a centre in Chafford Hundred, on Howard Road, has launched ‘Buzz’s Bonus’ to thank parents for their support, offering a variety of exciting bonuses for new enrolments, from annual National Trust […]

Thurrock residents offered help with fuel poverty

ESSEX not-for-profit organisations and community groups are being invited to apply for funding to help local communities combat the growing threat of fuel poverty and emerging vulnerabilities during the coronavirus pandemic. Growing numbers of families are struggling to pay their energy bills and UK Power Networks, who distribute electricity across the East of England, has opened […]

Land of the Fanns seeks new Chair

Land of the Fanns seeks new Chair

THE Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme is looking for a new Chairperson to lead its board in the final phase of the project. The Scheme want to appoint a Chair who is passionate about the landscapes across the Land of the Fanns and committed to the heritage of this fascinating area. The five-year […]

Outdoor gym, fitness trails and youth club boost for Tilbury

Outdoor gym, fitness trails and youth club boost for Tilbury

FITNESS trails, an outdoor gym and a £40,000 investment in Tilbury Youth Centre are just three projects identified by Tilbury Town Board to kick-start the town’s transformation, as part of the government’s £3.6billon Towns Fund. A lump sum of £500,000 has been received from the Towns Fund providing a cash injection which will accelerate investment […]

Thurrock’s community bus service Transvol receives key funding

Thurrock’s community bus service Transvol receives key funding

Great news – TRANSVOL have received £48K from the National Lottery Community Fund. TRANSVOL manager Denise Cheeseman, applied and was delighted to receive the grant as a payment for re-establishing a true ‘Thurrock Dial-a-ride’. As many will know their service was decimated with cuts a few years ago, but has since been winning Council Contracts […]

Five more libraries to reopen in Thurrock

Five more libraries to reopen in Thurrock

A further five libraries will open in Thurrock over the next two weeks, following the successful reopening of Grays, Belhus and Corringham in July. From the week commencing Monday 21 September, libraries in Tilbury, East Tilbury and Chadwell will open, with Aveley and Blackshots due to reopen from the week beginning Monday 28 September. All […]

NHS Covid-19 app: England and Wales get smartphone contact tracing for over-16s

NHS Covid-19 app: England and Wales get smartphone contact tracing for over-16s

PEOPLE living in England and Wales are being urged to download the government’s official contact-tracing app following its official release. NHS Covid-19 instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects they were nearby someone who has the virus.It also has a check-in scanner to alert owners if a venue they have visited is […]

Find out how to be a childminder in Thurrock

Find out how to be a childminder in Thurrock

RESIDENTS interested in starting a career as a childminder can access a free information session this October. Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Childminding is a career that provides rewarding opportunities to work with children and their families. As a childminder you will be supporting children in their important early years development and […]

How to access GP services in Thurrock

How to access GP services in Thurrock

THE coronavirus pandemic has meant that the NHS has had to work differently in order to keep staff and patients safe. Local GPs would like to remind local residents that for everyone’s safety, GP Practices will continue to operate a ‘phone first’ system if they feel it would be better to see a patient in […]

Thurrock to receive £75,000 to help vulnerable residents

Thurrock to receive £75,000 to help vulnerable residents

THURROCK Council has been allocated £75,000 by the government to help it extend support for vulnerable homeless people who have been given temporary accommodation during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will help the council to continue to provide interim accommodation to people who were housed during the pandemic and offer ongoing support including helping them […]

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