Community hubs and community centres

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – libraries

Belhus library, Corringham library and Grays library have reopened. Other libraries remain closed until further notice. You can access newspapers and magazines, get e-books and e-audio and take part in job club sessions online.

Go to our coronavirus (COVID-19) safety page for information on visiting re-opened libraries and items due for return. Items due between 1 January and 31 July have had their loan dates extended automatically to 1 September. Please do not put borrowed items in library book drops or letterboxes.

Supporting local people

Local community hubs and centres are places that support communities and help people stay independent.

They are a base for local activities and events, helping residents to:

  • get support and advice
  • find information
  • make applications online

Hubs and centres in Thurrock

There are currently 7 hubs or centres in towns and villages across Thurrock:

All have public access PCs that are free to use, with volunteers who can help residents to get online or access training.

Your community

Local volunteers are the people who bring communities alive. If you would like to volunteer and have a few hours a week to help out, contact the ngage Volunteer Centre or search Volunteer Essex.

Each hub or centre has its own activities and events, based on the needs of its community. Local committees decide what happens at each hub. They respond to the ideas that are suggested by local people.

Community hubs and centres across Thurrock are set-up as a partnership between local groups, voluntary organisations, and Thurrock Council.