Maintenance programme will promote biodiversity and community involvement in Thurrock

Maintenance programme will promote biodiversity and community involvement in Thurrock

A NEW public spaces strategy, involving close collaboration with local groups and communities, will improve open spaces and create a more biodiverse borough by allowing wild flowers and meadows to flourish on some open spaces. Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Environment, Sports and Leisure, said: “This strategy puts communities and biodiversity at the heart […]

Sericc awarded Mayor’s certificate of recognition

Sericc awarded Mayor’s certificate of recognition

SOUTH Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (Sericc) has been awarded a Thurrock Mayor’s certificate of recognition. Director Sheila Coates MBE has written to the Mayor to thank her. Dear Mayor I would like to offer SERICC’s gratitude to you for the Mayors Certificate of Recognition acknowledging SERICC’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service (ISVA’s) The […]

Purfleet-on-Thames’ £1.3bn regeneration promoted as a flagship project

Purfleet-on-Thames’ £1.3bn regeneration promoted as a flagship project

THE £1.3bn regeneration of Purfleet-on-Thames town centre was one of 53 strategic investment opportunities promoted by the UK government at its Global Investment Summit yesterday, and features in the Department for International Trade’s new Investment Atlas, which is designed to encourage overseas investment into British infrastructure and nationally significant projects.

New adopters need guaranteed long-term support if their families are to thrive, says Adoption UK

New adopters need guaranteed long-term support if their families are to thrive, says Adoption UK

THIS National Adoption Week (18th October–23rd October), the charity is calling on the Government to make a ten-year commitment to the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), which provides adoptive families in England with therapeutic support. A third of parents told Adoption UK support accessed through the ASF had helped them avoid a family breakdown.

High Sheriff invites applications from Thurrock

High Sheriff invites applications from Thurrock

CHARITIES and voluntary groups that are playing a vital role in keeping people safe from harm, helping victims of crime or delivering activities that are making their local communities safer places to live and work, are being given the chance to apply for funding to support their work.