Glittering world premiere marks opening of Royal Opera in Purfleet

CULTURE Secretary Jeremy Hunt paid tribute to Thurrock, as he opened the Royal Opera House technical facility in Purfleet last night. Flanked by leader of Thurrock Council, John Kent, Chief executive of Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (DC), Will McKee CBE, Chief exec of Royal Opera House, Tony Hall and Mayor of Thurrock, Ann Cheale, all the leaders referred to the huge significance of the opening of a technical facility means to the borough.

National award for Satash team

A SMALL community care project in Thurrock has won national recognition for its innovative and successful work. Satash Community Care based in Mollands Lane, South Ockendon, is a privately run residential care home providing services for eight adults with learning difficulties.

Christmas collection dates

The last “normal” collection day will be on Christmas Eve (24 December). Collection days will return to normal on Monday, 24 January 2011. Thurrock Council will pick up side waste — waste put beside bins because they are full — between Wednesday, 29 December and Wednesday, 5 January when every home should have had one post-Christmas collection.

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