ST. Luke’s Hospice has launched its annual ‘Light up a Life’ appeal, giving people the chance to come together to remember a loved one this Christmas-time while also supporting St. Luke’s Hospice with a donation in their name.
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 […]
THE Jack Petchey Foundation launched Jack Petchey’s Community Awards, an award scheme to recognise young people from London and Essex who are helping their community during the coronavirus outbreak.
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 […]
MORRISONS is to extend the 10% discount that NHS heroes receive on their grocery shop. The discount was first introduced in April and aims to support the 1.5 million NHS staff through the winter. It is a thank you from Morrisons. With hospitals again dealing with an increased number of coronavirus cases, NHS staff are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
ST. Luke’s Hospice shows what it takes to provide end of life care during COVID-19 this #HospiceCareWeek
MORE women across mid and south Essex are now receiving care from the same small team of midwives before, during and after the birth of their child.
AN innovative plan could see Thurrock foster carers living in the borough given a huge financial boost by making them exempt from paying Council Tax.
LIDL GB has confirmed that its new supermarket on Lakeside Retail Park, in Grays West Thurrock, will open its doors for the first time on Thursday 8th October at 8am.
LOCAL community advocate Rob Groves, CEO of Friends of Hardie Park in Stanford-le-hope is handing over the reins this week to their Board of Trustees to oversee the future development of Hardie Park.
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 […]
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 […]
CONSTRUCTION work is set to begin on Thurrock’s first new medical centre in November, council documents have revealed. The facility in Corringham will be known as an Integrated Medical Centre (IMC) as it will bring a range of services under one roof, including blood tests, mental health services for adults and children, and other primary […]
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 […]
SLIGHTLY different day yesterday than was originally envisaged, but the mandala got finished before high tide on Saturday
A CEREMONY has taken place to mark 31 years of service by a priest to the Thurrock community. Cllr Qaisar Abbas organised the special event to pay tribute to Rachhpal Singh, priest of the Grays Gurdawars Sikh Temple. The brief ceremony was attended by Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Terry Piccolo, PC Lowrie of Essex Police, […]
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 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 […]
DEDICATED Belhus Park Athletic FC volunteer Dave Barley has been presented with his FA 50-Year Award in recognition of decades of selfless dedication to grassroots football. Dave, who received his memento on Sunday 23rd August at Lakeside Sports Ground, has been with Belhus Park since he helped to form them in the 1960s. To be […]
A SMALL team of Riverside Community Big Local volunteers spent Sunday morning picking litter from the piece of land along Bridge Road known as Falconwood. Working with local residents and organisations the Big Local plans to create a Pocket Park on this previously un-cared for land. As part of these plans the Big Local thinned […]
SUPPORT for homeless people across Thurrock is set to receive a major boost as national supported housing provider Sanctuary Supported Living takes over a service supporting local people affected by homelessness.