THE NHS is seeking views of local people and communities to better understand how to support people during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular member of Thurrock disabled community who has passed away. Ian Evans died after a short illness. Ian worked for Thurrock Coalition, a User-led organisation, and was an extremely passionate advocate for the disabled residents of Thurrock; he worked closely with many local, regional and national organisations. Neil Woodbridge […]
STAFF at USP College have been volunteering to help the vulnerable during this time, as part of the NHS initiative, The Royal Voluntary Service and within their local communities.
WOMEN and girls across Thurrock are being invited to join the 14th Women Like Us festival delivered by This Girl Can Essex ambassadors. The festival will take place virtually over the weekend of 13th and 14th June.
A VOLUNTARY group from Thurrock has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS) – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
ST. Luke’s Hospice launch online photo competition for green fingered supporters
BURGER King has today announced it will re-open a restaurant in Essex as part of its phased re-opening plan.
A COUNTYWIDE campaign encouraging Essex residents to get moving this June has been officially launched. Now in its third year, the 30:30 Essex movement is to encourage every Essex resident to take part in 30 minutes of movement every day in the month of June.
A GRAYS woman has recruited family and friends to make over 80 sets of clinical scrubs for Basildon Hospital. Carol Benham, a semi-retired curtain maker from Bradleigh Avenue saw an appeal for people with sewing skills to make scrubs for Queens Hospital in Romford.
FRIENDS of Hardie Park in Stanford le Hope is delighted to announce it has bagged £1166 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme to develop the Hardie Cycle Hub project.
St. Luke’s Hospice launches the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ rose ST. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon is delighted to share news of a bespoke rose called the ‘Pearl of St. Luke’s’ specially cultivated in partnership with Peter Beale’s Roses and sponsored by West and Coe, and boosted by a generous donation from local support group Stepping […]
LAKESIDE’S two-storey upside down house is to get another two years at the shopping centre as focus continues to shift from retail to leisure.
ONE in five people in the East of England (21%) are volunteering during the COVID-19 crisis, research from Legal & General and Cebr has revealed. The majority (70%) of volunteers are helping by doing grocery shopping for others, according the FTSE100 financial services group’s Isolation Economy Report. Legal & General’s research has also found that […]
THE UK’s newest driverless ferry freight terminal has opened in Essex.
PASSENGER numbers at Stansted collapsed by more than 99 per cent in the first full month of the lockdown, new numbers have revealed.
Cake Sale raising funds for The Dream Factory making dreams come true for local children and young adults
CAKE Sale raising funds for Essex-based charity The Dream Factory making dreams come true for local children and young adults
AS temperatures remain high, Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, is offering top tips to help owners make sure dogs can stay safe and happy in the sun and keep cool during lockdown.
INTU Lakeside has outlined how it will safely support the gradual reopening of non-essential retail stores at the centre in line with Government guidelines.
PROVIDED by Inspire Youth Hub in Grays, a range of free virtual sessions are now available for young people in Thurrock aged 11 to 17. Various activities, quizzes and games are timetabled throughout the week that focus on educating and entertaining in equal measure and can be enjoyed from the safety of your own home.
c2c ASKS LOCAL RESIDENTS TO AVOID LEISURE TRAVEL EAST London and South Essex train operator c2c is asking local residents not to make leisure journeys by train. Social distancing rules drastically reduce the amount of capacity available, despite c2c returning to its full timetable this week. The Prime Minister’s instruction to avoid using public transport […]
LAST week we alerted you all that the very first virtual performance of the specially commissioned Indoor Music Games (IMG) Anthem would be released today, 23 May 2020.
IMAGINE being told you have covid-19 and need a ventilator. You’ve seen it in the news, so you know what that could mean. Frightened, you spend the next few minutes hurriedly sending a text message to your sister and mum, saying your goodbyes
Essex Wildlife Trust – Dare to be wild! New review says get long-lasting feel-good factor from Essex Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild
The Wildlife Trusts and University of Derby evaluate the benefits of daily nature contact with 1,000 people over five years THE feel-good factor from simple daily contact with nature can last for months, once initiated, according to a new review from The Wildlife Trusts. The review is based on surveys completed by people taking part […]
KINETIKA, the renowned arts organisation based in Purfleet, has been delighted to see an international response to its May Mandala project which is an open invitation to take part in this years’ Thurrock Walking Arts Festival – T100 Calling.