Football Foundation Launch ‘Return to Disability Football Fund’

Football Foundation Launch ‘Return to Disability Football Fund’

A NEW ‘Return to Disability Football Fund’ has been launched by the Football Foundation, providing grants of up to £1,000 to support disabled people getting back to playing football following the Covid-19 pandemic. Disabled people and individuals with long-term health conditions have been more adversely affected by Covid-19 than the wider population. This has directly […]

Book in to spruce your spokes at Hardie Park

Book in to spruce your spokes at Hardie Park

THE Hardie Cycle Hub, Old Spokes Home, based in Hardie Park, Stanford-le-Hope are known locally for their turnaround of donated bicycles that are offered back to the community at affordable prices. They are keen to convey the message that the project is also able to service bikes and offers a range of servicing options to […]

Thousands of young people in Thurrock have gained a prestigious Jack Petchey Achievement Award since the Jack Petchey Foundation began

Thousands of young people in Thurrock  have gained a prestigious Jack Petchey Achievement Award since the Jack Petchey Foundation began

A NEW independent study into the difference the Jack Petchey Foundation has made since it first started in 1999 reveals that over 200,000 iconic Achievement Awards have been awarded to young people in London and Essex and over 2.5m people have attended a Jack Petchey Foundation event to celebrate young people. The study was conducted […]

South Essex College student tackles 11 hour walk for British Heart Foundation

South Essex College student tackles 11 hour walk for British Heart Foundation

A Level 3 Health and Social Care student at South Essex College has completed a difficult 11-hour charity walk for the British Heart Foundation.Last week, Katie Fuller-Sherman and her boyfriend Liam, tracked their journey from their hometown of Tilbury to Westminster Bridge. They tackled poor weather conditions and hill climbs to complete the 48.3km route to raise funds for the charity.

Towns Fund puts youth at forefront of Tilbury transformation

Towns Fund puts youth at forefront of Tilbury transformation

Young people in Tilbury can benefit from ‘a home away from home’ at Tilbury Youth Centre with new recreational equipment and WiFi, thanks to accelerated funding from the Tilbury Town Fund Board.

The fast-tracked £500,000 funding was provided to the board in November 2020 and divided between projects in Tilbury, as part of the government’s £3.6billion Towns Fund.

Pool tables, table football and console games can be enjoyed as the centre, based at Centenary House, starts to open back up to larger groups. Young people can also benefit from free WiFi access, as requested by the Thurrock Youth Cabinet. A professional music studio will also be available by the summer.

Chair of Tilbury Town Fund Board, Peter Ward, said: “This funding has enabled the board to kick-off many projects that will transform Tilbury and keep the needs of its community at the forefront of its regeneration.”

Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We want the centre to be a home away from home for young people who have felt isolated throughout the pandemic and had limited interaction with their peers due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Young people can take advantage of one-to-one mentoring sessions that have been restarted at the centre to address mental health and wellbeing.”

Tilbury Town Fund Board has funded other projects including new outdoor fitness and Parkour areas at King George playing field and Anchor Fields park; additional walking routes; and the demolition of the old Fire Station that will be the site of the new Tilbury Integrated Medical Centre.

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