PANDEMIC MAKES DOGTOPIA PAWS FOR A YEAR, LEADING THE WAY TO COLLAR CASH FOR CHOSEN CHARITIES HARDIE Park in Stanford-le-Hope has hosted the popular ‘Dogtopia Show’ for the last couple of years. Sadly, due to COVID-19 the summer doggie spectacular was cancelled. Cath Lumley of Dogtopia Pet Services and Alicia Bratby of Alicia’s Obedience Dog […]
Unbreakable: Part One. Coming Soon! Available soon on Amazon eBooks. Thurrock’s very own motivational speaker, Jag Singh has informed Your Thurrock that he will be releasing his debut eBook in June 2020 on Amazon – Unbreakable – the book is based on his childhood in East London in the 1970’s. The book will show the […]
YOUNG parents from a Thurrock supported housing service are benefiting from a funding boost during the current national crisis.
GOVERNMENTS SELF-QUARANTINE PLAN THREATENS EAST OF ENGLAND ECONOMY THE UK governments plans for 14 days self-quarantining of arrivals, will spell disaster for aviation industry in the East of England– GMB GMB, the union for aviation staff, has described the UK government’s plans to introduce self-quarantine for UK arrivals as ‘ill thought out’. From today (Monday […]
A Summary of Your Consumer Rights during the Covid-19 Crisis As the lockdown eases across the UK, consumers have many questions around travel, holiday, online shopping and spectator activities that have been put on hold or postponed until the lockdown is fully lifted. Whilst we try and navigate the ‘new normal’ there are a number […]
VOLUNTEERS’ Week takes place 1 – 7 June every year. Volunteers are central to the work of many charities and organisations, and have a valuable presence in communities.
WHILST some lockdown restrictions are easing, Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action (TCCA) continues to offer help and support to vulnerable residents in the borough.
PLACES of worship will be allowed to open for private individual prayer under government plans to be announced next week reports the BBC.
FOLLOWING the relaxation of government lockdown restrictions on 1 June, Thurrock Council is reminding residents to take care of the borough’s parks when visiting them.
EVEWRIGHT Arts Foundation (EAF) is pleased to announce that artist EVEWRIGHT will create Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories a unique outdoor site-specific Art Installation at Tilbury Cruise Terminal Essex between September – October 2020.
THE Gateway Academy is part of the Gateway Learning Community in Thurrock. It is a Secondary School with over 1,000 students and plays a fundamental role within the community it serves.
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 […]