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Mate Crime

Published: 11 Oct 19

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Worth of the sector in Thurrock 2019

Published: 11 Sep 19

Help Thurrock CVS evidence the worth of the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector and maximise our efforts to support the residents of Thurrock by completing their survey… Read More...

Thurrock Teen shortlisted for National Film Festival

Published: 27 Aug 19

On the 8th of May 2012, an autistic gentleman Samuel became a Under-16 Animation Winner for his short film "The Story of the Vegetable Man" at Southend-on-Sea Film Festival Short Film Competition. Read More...

Community comes together to celebrate young man's 18th Birthday

Published: 23 Aug 19

The local community aided by the National Autistic Society came together to create a special day for a young man’s 18th Birthday. Read More...

John F Hunt Power throws itself into new sponsorship

Published: 16 Aug 19

After the recent successful sponsorship deal with British Superbike rider Ben Currie, John F Hunt Power is proud to announce its latest sponsorship. The temporary power supply business is now supporting Javelin champion Louise Lacy. Read More...

Aveley Community Cafe

Published: 25 Jul 19

The Aveley Community Hub is currently being built on the Aveley Recreation Ground. It is due to open January 2020. Read More...

Hardie Park community comes together

Published: 11 Jul 19

The SS17 Community Festival in Stanford-le-Hope raised a few smiles at Hardie Park on Sun 7th July. The event was free for all with a packed agenda for the local community to enjoy. Read More...

Great Support for Community Sport

Published: 11 Jun 19

Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope are hosting a Community Sports Day and Big Lunch on Sunday 23rd June from 1pm to 5pm. Read More...

Land of the Fanns’ KNOW IT, LOVE IT project Volunteers

Published: 11 Jun 19

Local parks and green spaces are special places for so many people – full of childhood memories, happy dog walks and family picnics. Read More...

Grays in Bloom is back!

Published: 6 Jun 19

Following on from the success of Grays in Bloom 2018, the Love Grays Partnership has of course decided to bring the planters back into Grays high street for everyone to enjoy! Read More...

Doggie Lovers Dream Day Out

Published: 29 May 19

Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope are hosting The Dogtopia Show for the second year running on Sunday 9th June from 11am to 4pm. Read More...

Grays in Bloom is back!

Published: 29 May 19

Following on from the success of Grays in Bloom 2018, the Love Grays Partnership has of course decided to bring the planters back into Grays high street for everyone to enjoy! Read More...

Get ready for the bank holiday – know what NHS services are open

Published: 20 May 19

Many services are closed on bank holidays and those that are open may have different opening times. Read More...

Easter Bunny Fun at Hardie

Published: 23 Apr 19

Friends of Hardie Park hosted their Annual Easter Egg Hunt last weekend in Stanford-le-Hope. Read More...

It’s never too late to learn something new

Published: 9 Apr 19

This story is a great example of how Local Area Coordination changes peoples' lives for the better. Read More...

Call for groups to join Friends of Thurrock Parks

Published: 27 Mar 19

Community groups across the borough are being invited to join a network of "Friends of" park groups and others to help improve Thurrock's parks and open spaces. Read More...

Community passion for parks drives project forward

Published: 4 Mar 19

A passionate group of volunteers with visions of creating sustainable community parks in their areas met at Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope this week as part of NESTA’s national ‘Rethinking Parks’ Programme funded by The Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund. Read More...

Brentwood a Becket Rotary Club plans £10,000 Community Award

Published: 4 Mar 19

To mark the start of our 40th year as a Rotary Club we will be launching a one- off Community Award on line on 23 April to enable local charities and voluntary organisations to apply for a single grant of up to £10,000. Read More...

Residents dreams on the horizon for inclusive community park

Published: 28 Feb 19

Friends of Gobions Park, a dedicated group of residents from East Tilbury and Linford are making steady progress in regenerating their green space for the benefit of local people. Read More...

Quiz raises funds for Local Park

Published: 26 Feb 19

The Springhouse club in Corringham hosted their monthly charity quiz night recently and chose Friends of Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope as their local charity to benefit. Read More...

Computers donated to local charities

Published: 18 Feb 19

TechVertu has now donated all available IT equipment to local causes around Essex. Remember that the business was asking for local charities and meritable causes to apply for their chance to get some free used computers, all in working condition. Read More...

Active Thurrock Second funding round is now open!!

Published: 12 Feb 19

Active Thurrock are inviting Thurrock community organisations, groups and professionals to apply for funding to deliver projects within the partnership’s 2018/19 action plan which aim to support the residents of Thurrock become more physically active. Read More...

Local area coordinator case study – Working together

Published: 30 Jan 19

Story provided by Renae Laybourn, Local area coordinator I was working with a gentleman who had recently had a knee replacement and was very keen to rebuild his confidence and skills in order to look for paid work and feel useful. Read More...

Thurrock Well Homes

Published: 22 Jan 19

The aim of the Well Homes project is to improve the health and wellbeing of owner occupiers and private tenants who live in the borough. Read More...

My Cerebra Charity

Published: 2 Jan 19

I'm Samuel Turner. Originally from London, I was diagnosed with autism with special needs and ADHD in 1996. I joined a Welsh charity organisation Cerebra in Carmarthen where I have been honourable to carry on with my bright new future ahead to get me and my family to take part sharing a great awareness. Read More...

Christmas Dinner for the elderly and lonely

Published: 27 Nov 18

If you know someone who may be spending Christmas Day alone this year please contact Grays Salvation Army service who are kindly hosting a Christmas meal to ensure no one spends Christmas alone. Read More...

Winter Wonderland

Published: 16 Nov 18

Friends of Hardie Park in Stanford-le-hope have planned a weekend of Christmas cheer for the local community. Read More...

Shedders share skills at fundraisers

Published: 11 Sep 18

The Men’s Shed Project based at Hardie Park in Stanford-le-hope have three fundraiser dates scheduled further to the success of their car show and craft event back in April of this year. Read More...

Thurrock social entrepreneurship programme

Published: 17 Aug 18

If you're based in Thurrock and want to start a business that makes a difference to your local community, this programme could be perfect for you. Read More...

It's a summer of bounce

Published: 28 Jun 18

A family park in Stanford-le-hope is planning a summer of bounce for local children. Read More...

Kinetika Launches T100 Recipes Walking Festival

Published: 27 Jun 18

Internationally renowned outdoor arts company Kinetika is once again running its popular Thurrock 100 Walking Festival during July. Read More...

Have your say on the future of community hubs and libraries

Published: 26 Jun 18

Libraries have long been at the heart of communities. But communities, lifestyles and expectations are changing too. Thurrock Council are conducting a consultation to help plan ahead and make library services fit for the future. Read More...

SS17 Festival Weekender

Published: 21 Jun 18

Following the success of last year’s event, Hardie Park in Stanford-le-hope will be staging the second SS17 Community Festival on Sunday 1st July between 12pm and 6pm. Read More...

New adult weight management programme launched in Thurrock

Published: 20 Jun 18

Public Health have launched two new programme's in Thurrock for anyone concerned about their own BMI. Read More...

Happy hounds at Hardie Park

Published: 19 Jun 18

A family park in Stanford-le-hope joined forces with local companies Dogtopia Pet Services and Alicia’s Obedience Dog Training School this weekend to deliver a dog themed activity day at Hardie Park. Read More...

The Queen’s award for voluntary services nominations are open!

Published: 18 Jun 18

Do you know an exceptional volunteer group positively impacting the lives of others in your local community? Read More...

Thurrock recognised by Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services

Published: 12 Jun 18

One Community Development Trust, Tilbury;Thurrock Mind; and Stanford, Corringham and Tilbury Community First Responders have been recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services for 2018. Read More...

One community recognised by Queens Award

Published: 5 Jun 18

The announcement from Buckingham Palace was released Saturday 2nd June at 9.00 am that One Community Development Trust along with 249 other organisations across the country has won the Queens Award. Read More...

Disability Social Club The ARC in need of volunteers!

Published: 31 May 18

The ARC is looking for some special people who may like to volunteer to help out at the sessions. Read More...

Hardie Park hosts pup-tastic day out

Published: 17 May 18

A community park in Stanford-le-hope has joined forces with local companies Dogtopia Pet Services and Alicia’s Obedience Dog Training School to deliver the ever popular Dogtopia Show event. Read More...

Treetops School Garden Centre Grand Opening!

Published: 10 May 18

Treetops School have created a small working garden centre on the Treetops school site. Read More...

Thurrock Mico-enterprise continues to grow

Published: 3 May 18

Thurrock's Micro-Enterprise continues to go from strength to strength as Thurrock's small enterprise groups continue to grow. Read More...

Shedders, skills and smart cars

Published: 9 Apr 18

The Men’s Shed project at Hardie Park in Stanford le hope are hosting a Classic Car and Craft event to raise funds for the growing venture. Read More...

New Micro-Enterprise project launched!

Published: 6 Mar 18

Thurrock's local community have been hard a work for another month launching small social projects aiming to support local members of the community. Read More...

New free support service for Unpaid Carers

Published: 25 Jan 18

Unpaid carers across Essex are being offered free support with balancing their caring responsibilities and their search for work. Read More...

Silk River - A living bridge between two countries

Published: 22 Dec 17

Silk River has been in the making for over two years Read More...

CCG mid and south Essex launch public consultation

Published: 4 Dec 17

The five clinical commission groups in mid and south Essex Read More...

Local improvement for those living with Dementia

Published: 10 Nov 17

The Dementia Action Alliance is working to improve the lives of people living with dementia. Read More...

Are you passionate about young people in Thurrock?

Published: 31 Oct 17

St Stephens Community Trust are currently looking for a youth worker to join their team in Purfleet. Read More...

Silk River flies Thurrock flag at Trafalgar Square

Published: 18 Oct 17

Last Sunday, colourful banners from Purfleet, Tilbury and East Tilbury, along with all the other Silk River scrolls Read More...

Nominate your community stars

Published: 18 Oct 17

The 13th Thurrock Civic Awards were launched last week at the council’s Cabinet meeting Read More...

Stanford House Gardens

Published: 15 Sep 17

When I first moved to Stanford House, in March 2015, I vociferously lamented the loss of my beautiful gardens. Read More...

Lloyds pharmacy in Sainsbury’s

Published: 15 Sep 17

Due to the fire at Howard Road, Chafford Hundred, the Sainsbury’s supermarket’s pharmacy ‘Lloyds’ Read More...

Thurrock’s GiFT launch

Published: 14 Sep 17

Thurrock’s business and voluntary sector representatives came together to celebrate the official launch Read More...