A Busy Month For Yash

IF YOU have ever wondered what marks out Cllr Yash Gupta from the other councillors,not only in Thurrock but all over the country then you simply need to go to his web page on the Thurrock Council website.

Full Council: A Confederacy Of Dunces

It is clear that the majority are simply out of their depth. Good people (mostly) but have it neither in their DNA nor the will-power to raise the game to face the challenges that the horrendous cuts will produce. They just about cut it in the good times but last night proved that as a group (with some noted individuals exempt) they were embarassingly and disgracefully out of their depth.

Bulphan WI: July/Aug Events

Nine of our members visited Millwood WI, in Woodham Ferrers, to hear about the Olympic site and 2 of our members visited Chafford WI to learn more about card-making and scrap-booking. We were made most welcome and learned a lot on both occasions. 6 of our members and 4 Orsett members manned the WI stall in the Hobbies and Handicrafts tent at the Orsett Show – there was lot of interest shown, and nationally WI membership is soaring.

Former Tory Mayor At Centre Of Lorry Park Probe

“On 26th January 2007 the Development Corporation met on site with the Mr Austen (Industrial Chemicals) and their planning agent Mr Pooley. At the meeting Mr Austen stated that his company had been approached by members of the Council’s cabinet and the mayor (cllr Joy Redsell).
They had apparently encouraged the company to develop a lorry park on the site.

Big Lunch on The Green

Tea Avery, a tenant on the estate, organised the event in partnership with Thurrock Council’s Tenant Participation team, the Purfleet housing office, the Royal Opera House, Global Xchange and Family Mosaic to provide hours of fun and food on The Green.

Mardyke Churches Together

Who better to explain this than Rev Alan Field who uses a wonderful analogy of shopping at Lakeside to explain how the Mardyke Churches are worshipping together.

High House Topped Out

“IMPLEMENTATION is the key to the work of the Regeneration Project in Thurrock” were the sage words by Chairman of the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation, Will Mckee CBE as he stood aloft the highest point in the £60 million Royal Opera House production park at a topping out ceremony. Mr McKee was joined by […]

Seaxe and Sorcery

WE HAVE to admit that we have a soft spot for historical re-enactment groups. It is the spirit of history. It is the dedication to preserving certain segments and corners of history.

Artifact: Art in Thurrock

The work of Lata Upadhyaya as part of Artifact should illuminate the borough. Working from a workshop in Grays, Lata supported by her husband Jonathan and a coterie of artists, they hope to encourage the idea of art inspiring the environment in Thurrock. Her work is wonderful. We spoke to Jonathan about the work and their hopes for the future.

Women Charged With Darnley Road Murder

On Monday, June 14, Priscilla Scamp was rearrested and subsequently charged with one count of murder. The 18-year-old unemployed woman from Centurion Way in Purfleet has been detained in police custody prior to her appearance at Basildon Magistrates Court on Wednesday, June 16.

Hammers 53 v 43 Eastbourne

A powerful early meeting showing from the Hammers allowed them to see off Eastbourne and prevent some former team mates from tasting victory on Lakeside shale.