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.
THE decision by leading names to take up or renew space over the past few weeks is indicative of a continued confidence in physical retail, combined with a compelling leisure and F&B offering, and its long-term value to brands’ multichannel strategies
THURROCK Council is set to use additional government funding to prioritise free school meals for the borough’s most vulnerable children this Easter.
MORRISONS has today announced it will be donating over half a million meals to local pet rescue centres to help feed the nation’s cats and dogs – after demand for pet food has surged during lockdown.
Cllr Bukky Okunade, Cllr Abbie Akinbohun, Cllr Qaisar Abbas and Cllr
Daniel Chukwu met virtually and discussed the vaccine awareness plans
jointly with residents to get the Covid vaccine.
ASK Teddi a free app that offers advice and information for parents and carers of children under 5 years-old in Thurrock is now available to download.
DESPITE attempted assurances about the risk of asbestos in the Grays high rise flats, Grays councillors Tony Fish, Martin Kerin and Jane Pothecary are set to meet senior council officers and public health officials to further outline residents’ concerns and press for further assurances around resident safety.
THE Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme wants to help train today’s Landscape Champions and those of tomorrow. It has a new programme of low cost online
GRAYS Councillor Martin Kerin is backing Grays Athletic Football Club as they prepare to present their case for a new home in Ship Lane. Speaking ahead of Thursday’s meeting of the Thurrock Council Planning Committee, he said: “After a decade of homelessness, this plan will provide a secure base for Grays Athletic Football Club […]
THURROCK Council’s Conservative administration have announced that from April 2021, Thurrock Council Foster Carers living in Thurrock will be exempt from paying council tax. Conservative Party Cllr, James Halden said “We want to thank our amazing foster carers in Thurrock. Opening your home to children who haven’t had the best start in life is one […]
THE Freemasons are encouraging its 200,000 members to roll up their sleeves and volunteer to help vaccinate the population.
ANYONE that has lost someone to cancer, or wants to send hope to someone with cancer, can now email a message to hang on a tree outside the Macmillan information pod at Basildon Hospital.
Essex Based Charity The Dream Factory launch their 2021 Kids Helping Kids Campaign – Kindness Makes Dreams Come True!
THE Dream Factory grants dreams to children and young adults between the age of 3 to 25 years, who suffer from life-threatening, life-limiting conditions or have severe disabilities
CHADWELL St Mary misses out on over £20,000 of community money as secretive council hoards money for it’s own projects.