MR Ceri Evans has been appointed Principal of Ortu Gable Hall School. The selection process involved students, staff at several levels, the Ortu Gable Hall Local Governing Body and the Ortu Federation Board.
KIND-hearted Thurrock residents have donated a computer console to Basildon children’s ward after a number were stolen.
A WILDLIFE area created six years ago to offset losses of habitat from the development of the London Distribution Park (LDP) at Tilbury, has proved so successful it has been ranked by one of Britain’s foremost entomological consultants as of national importance for insects and other invertebrates.
NOMINATIONS for the Civic Awards 2020 are now open giving local people the opportunity to celebrate the borough’s heroes who go above and beyond to help the community and make Thurrock a better place to live, work, play and stay.
ESSEX is a varied county rich with inspiration for taking the perfect wildlife photograph; whether it be birds performing dizzying mumurations, reptiles lazily basking in the sun, tidal landscapes evolving before your eyes or the wonderful world of colours
A FILM which tells the story of how and why a black teenager joined the Tilbury Skins has opened this weekend.
THERE is nothing quite like relaxing after a busy day and enjoying the view over your outdoor space. The latest patio doors can bring your home and garden together as a standout design feature.
FOLLOWING the storm last week, on Sunday 33 pickers collected over 1,031 plastic bottles in 58 sacks. Thanks to all who turned up on what threatened to be a very wet morning.
OVER 50s choir, Thurrock Golden Voices, were approached by the BBC One Show this week to be filmed at Lakeside singing Christmas songs and Carols.
THE Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury has made a £1,000 donation to Orsett and Thurrock Cricket Club.
AWARD-winning homecare provider, Bluebird Care Thurrock and Castle Point is supporting this year’s World Arthritis Day which takes place on the 12th October 2019. World Arthritis Day is an international awareness raising day, headed up by The European League Against Rheumatism.
TOPS: Cinderella will go to the Thameside Theatre. Full details on poster.
MORE than 200 people took part in the Luke’s to Luke’s Walk on Sunday 6th October – a 5 and 10 mile charity fundraiser organised by St. Luke’s Hospice.
TO mark World Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday 10th October, Reach Out for Mental Health are hosting a pop-up living room in the heart of Grays town centre, in the mall.
DENNIS said this would be his last talk, his first talk being in 1940 about what he learned as a St John Ambulance cadet. He grew up in Grays and started work at the age of 14 as an office boy for an insurance company for £1 a week.
THIS October 10th, Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point is supporting World Mental Health Day, an initiative aiming to raise awareness of and promote education about mental health issues. The day also advocates people to talk about their feelings and encourages them to look after their own wellbeing.
HELLO to all our friends and supporters. It seems ages ago that I last wrote but it was in March. I spoke the about enjoying the longer evenings and now we are faced with the shorter ones and dusk being upon us before we know it.
TWELVE members of staff at South Essex College have qualified as mental health first aiders.
DO you worry about the current state of society, with all the new challenges that continue to come up around relationships? Do you worry about how this will impact your children’s Islamic upbringing?
GET creative at Thurrock Adult Community College this Autumn with new art masterclasses in Grays now booking, daytime and evening. No experience is required for six separate sessions where you can to learn new techniques in your area of interest or, develop your existing skills, with qualified, specialist tutors.
ON FRIDAY, the funeral took place of Graham Carey, who died after a short illness.
Thurrock Mind go wandering at Coalhouse Fort. Full details on poster.
DESI Indian Dining Club Restaurant from Grays has been declared a finalist at the upcoming Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards (ARTA) for the Essex award category.
Adult learners from across Thurrock recognised at Thurrock Adult Community College Education Awards.
TAKING place at the local Thameside Theatre, Grays on Saturday 21 September, the awards ceremony was filled with praise and commendation for adult learners across vocational and community learning courses.