STANFORD and Corringham secondary schools, Gable Hall School and Hassenbrook Academy, are offering a huge range of exciting activities throughout the summer with Essex ActivAte.
ASPIRATIONAL plans to transform Tilbury have been awarded £22.8million of funding as part of the government’s Towns Fund scheme.
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 […]
THE government has been accused of “kicking the can down the road” over its appalling rape conviction record reports The Mirror.
T100 Dreaming, Kinetika’s 2021 T100 festival got underway last week with the four newly devised walks taking place between 10-13 June, attracting new walkers and regular festival attendees alike.
THURROCK is synonymous with Windrush – but its significance reaches far further than Essex..
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 […]
NEW outdoor equipment and running tracks have been showcased at Tilbury’s Daisy Field (King George’s Field) during a special launch event today (Friday 4 June).
YOUTH charity the Jack Petchey Foundation has now recognised over 100 young people from London and Essex for volunteering their time to help others during the pandemic.
Jack Petchey Foundation recognises exceptional young person from Thurrock during Covid-19 with award
JACK Petchey’s Community Awards is an award scheme launched by the Jack Petchey Foundation during the first national lockdown to recognise young people from London and Essex who are helping their community during the coronavirus outbreak.
EMPLOYMENT and voluntary opportunities in Basildon will receive a much-needed boost, thanks to a new initiative from Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.
A young film-maker from Thurrock has been nominated for a top national award for shining the spotlight on autism and thanks to his work with a Carmarthenshire-based charity.
DOGS Trust Dog School Essex is celebrating welcoming dogs and their owners to face to face training classes once again.
THURROCK Council urgently need Foster Carers to come forward to help some of the most vulnerable children and young people in Thurrock. Thurrock Council wants all children and young people in its care to have a safe home in which they will be loved, nurtured and can thrive, when family and friends are not able […]
AFTER opening over 130 years ago, and becoming neglected during recent times, Grays Town Park has been given a new lease of life through the hard work of a local group and the award of several grants.
NATIONAL Lottery funding of more than £876,784 has been given to good causes in Thurrock in 2019/20 according to new figures released today to mark the launch of The National Lottery Awards.
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 […]
RESIDENTS of Grays, supported by Thurrock Council, were in action this morning (Saturday, 10 April) helping clean up part of the town.
RENOWNED Purfleet-on-Thames based outdoor arts organisation Kinetika is celebrating the return of its annual walking, talking and making festival T100 in July, and this year are delighted to announce it forms part of Kinetika’s ambitious new project: Beach of Dreams.
KELTBRAY has been appointed by Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL), a joint venture between Urban Catalyst and Swan Housing Association in association with Thurrock Council.
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.
CALA Homes has once again launched its Community Bursary initiative, with £20,000 available to help support community groups in Essex.
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.
ORGANISATIONS that support residents into work are being encouraged to apply for funding through the Tilbury Community-led Local Development (CLLD) programme.