Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Stephen Metcalfe’s praise for young people’s cancer charity after successful fun day event

EAST Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe has praised the work of a regional ccancer charity that supports young people after visiting its' Family Funday' in Orsett at the weekend.

New project will make a ‘profound difference’ in tackling fuel poverty among young people in Essex

A NEW partnership project to tackle fuel poverty and isolation among young people in Essex has been launched.

South Ockendon Police Station set to go up for sale

THE former police station at South Ockendon is to go up for sale as part of Essex Police delivering their Estate Strategy and the...

Former Grays firefighter set to launch new book

THE Riverside Community Big Local, in partnership with Thurrock Yacht Club, invites you to an evening with Leigh Hosy-Pickett.

Women’s Institute and Essex Freemasons in a tight knit group to help Neonatal Intensive Care Units all over the UK

THE Women’s Institute (WI) in Thurrock and Essex Freemasons have got together with a local charity, ‘Get Started Art’, and the Stifford Clays Health Practice PPG (Patient Participation Group) to provide knitted toys and clothes for a Basildon based charity ‘Colourful Beginnings’.  Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely every year in the UK. This means that one in every 13 babies is born before 37 weeks. At Colourful Beginnings, they support families with premature and sick babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) all over the UK.

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle Price criticises disability minister

THE minister for disabled people has been criticised by one of his own MPs for failing to consult properly with disabled people’s organisations over his forthcoming disability action plan reports Disability News Service.

Learning Disability students triumph in charity walk

PINEAPPLE Care Services Ltd are proud to announce our Learning Disability students participated in a charity walk of 20 miles, throughout the whole of June to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. This was a huge achievement for our Learning Disability Students, as some of them are living with high anxieties and struggle leaving the home, one student is blind, other students have a range of disabilities from being non-verbal, living with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism.

Thurrock T100 awarded major funding for festivals

THURROCK-based outdoor arts festival, T100 has recently been awarded a substantial grant by the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund which is to be utilised over the next three years starting from September. The funds will be used to help deliver more activities in the region as well as engage with more people within the community, while preparing for T100 to becoming an independent organisation.

Summer Fete at Langland Close Corringham

COME along to the communal hall at Langland Close sheltered housing complex in Corringham and enjoy a summer fete!

Thurrock Adult Community College: Spaces available for Teddy Bears Picnic

SPACES are still avaliable for our Teddys Bears Picnic on Wednesday 5th July. You will have beary much fun! Call us on 01375 372476 to book a space.

A garden party celebration at Cedar Court in Stanford-le-Hope

RESIDENTS and staff at a borough care home were in celebratory mood today (Sunday, 25 June) and enjoyed a sun-baked party in its garden.

Supported internships helping young people with learning disabilities into employment

THIS week is Learning Disability Week (19-25 June) and young people with learning disabilities or autism have been gaining valuable work experience thanks to a scheme at local hospitals.

Tilbury Military Veteran Celebrated By Amazon Team 

THE team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury is celebrating Armed Forces Day (24th June) by paying tribute to the veterans and reservists from the services community who work at Amazon across the UK.

The Dogs Trust: “Political games’ block crucial Animal Welfare Bill

DESPITE hopes being high that the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill would finally start to progress through Parliament today, when MPs faced a binding...

Special plaque to commemorate Windrush 75 unveiled in Tilbury

A SPECIAL plaque to commemorate the 75th anniversary of HMT Empire Windrush has been unveiled today at c2c's Tilbury Town station.

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