Litter pick in Grays bears fruit

Litter pick in Grays bears fruit

Volunteers from the Orchards Forum were out on Saturday clearing rubbish from the alleyways around Benson Road, Salisbury Road, Richmond Road and Kent Road. Tina Holland, Chair of the Orchards Forum, and was one of the volunteers said; “When we started clearing local alleyways, last year, we would need six council trucks an alley to […]

Land of the Fanns extends training offer

Land of the Fanns extends training offer

Community heritage and environment groups offered advice and expertise  The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has rescheduled its training programme which had to be postponed due to lockdown and now has even more to offer community groups who look after local heritage or environmental projects.  The training is focussed on small charities and […]

Grays benches thank the NHS heroes

Grays benches thank the NHS heroes

THE Riverside Community Big Local has commissioned a number of benches to thank our NHS workers – and other volunteers – for all they have done to keep our communities as safe and well as possible during the Coronavirus crisis. Chair of the Riverside Community Big Local, Andy Blakey, said; “We have all been humbled […]

Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action continues to support residents

Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action continues to support residents

FROM Saturday 1 August, the Government paused shielding, and instead is advising that vulnerable residents should follow strict social distancing measures. Food parcels provided by the government, as well as the requirement for local authorities to fill any gaps, will stop. Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action (TCCA), a partnership led by Thurrock Council with Stronger Together […]

Developer warns children where not to go “site” seeing this summer

Developer warns children where not to go “site” seeing this summer

NEW homes developments under construction may look like exciting places to explore, but the developer is warning children and their parents that they can be extremely hazardous. Simon Francis, Managing Director and Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “Developers like ourselves are building more new homes at sites all over the country, but […]

1550 children step their cycling up a gear, Thanks to Bikeability

1550 children step their cycling up a gear, Thanks to Bikeability

NEW figures released by the Bikeability Trust show a positive picture of children being offered cycling training in Thurrock. 1550 children in Thurrock took part in Bikeability cycle training from April 2019 – April 2020. The Department for Transport funded programme has been delivered to over 3.5million children in England since 2007 and proven to […]

The Grays Lightship Cafe is back

The Grays Lightship Cafe is back

THE Lightship Cafe is back! They are reopening this Saturday, 1st August. There will be a reduced menu and social distancing measures will be in place. They will be limiting the number of people entering the cafe at one time and request that customers eat at the benches outside the cafe. They look forward to […]

Mother and daughter produce book to support NHS mental health charities

Mother and daughter produce book to support NHS mental health charities

A MOTHER and daughter duo have worked together to come up with a unique way of supporting NHS workers whose mental health has been affected by the stress of dealing with Covid-19. Taaya Marjorie Griffith, a leading illustrator who lives in Chafford Hundred, Essex, and her mother, retired teacher Naomi Lumutenga, who lives in Maidstone […]

South Ockendon girl to take part in hospice ‘30 in 30’ challenge

South Ockendon girl to take part in hospice ‘30 in 30’ challenge

A LOCAL hospice charity is calling on families in the community to set themselves a ’30 in 30′ challenge this summer to raise money for essential hospice care. Over 500 people have already donated towards the virtual fundraising campaign, which aims to replace the charity’s public fundraising events which have had to be cancelled due […]

St. Modwen Homes Donates £20,000 to Thurrock Coronavirus Action Group

St. Modwen Homes Donates £20,000 to Thurrock Coronavirus Action Group

ST. MODWEN HOMES, the housebuilder behind the 230-home Bennetts Fields development in South Ockendon, have donated £20,000 to Thurrock Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) to support vulnerable residents through the Coronavirus pandemic. Thurrock CVS have formed a partnership with Thurrock Council to establish a community response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action (TCCA). […]

More Libraries Reopen in Thurrock

More Libraries Reopen in Thurrock

THURROCK council reopened Corringham Library and Grays Library on Wednesday following the reopening of Belhus Library last week. Both libraries will initially operate under temporary opening hours of 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturday. Entry to Grays Library will be via Cromwell Road, not the main entrance of the […]

Make your voice heard on the Lower Thames Crossing

Make your voice heard on the Lower Thames Crossing

Thurrock Council is urging residents to make sure they take part inHighways England’s latest public consultation on their Lower ThamesCrossing proposals. Running from 14 July until 12 August this is the third round ofconsultation on plans to build a major highway through Thurrock as partof a proposed new Thames river crossing. The consultation follows design […]

Thurrock marks the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica

Thurrock marks the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica

ON SATURDAY, 11th July 2020, we mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. In July 1995, 8,372 Muslim men and boys were massacred in and around the town of Srebrenica, solely because of their religion. Many thousands were also displaced, raped and tortured. After the Holocaust, this is the worst atrocity in Europe and we must never forget this genocide.

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