Get involved in planning

Your place, your voice

Thurrock is set to change a lot in the next 20 to 30 years.

There's a need for:

  • new homes
  • the creation of new jobs
  • more investment in local industry
  • changes to the way people access services

This is your place, your voice, your opportunity to influence the future of your area.

From February to April 2018, we're running events across Thurrock to find out what you think of your area, and what matters most to you for the future.

With big changes ahead for Thurrock, your voice is more important than ever. By joining us at your local event, you can have a say on your area.

Get involved before you come along

Before coming to an event, you can:

Tell us your views

There will be a range of fun and interactive activities taking place at each drop-in session. Before the first session we will have delivered a copy of the 'Let's transform Thurrock together' brochure (below) to all households in Thurrock. By bringing your copy to a session, you can collect activity stamps and be in with a chance to win £200 Amazon vouchers – prize draw terms and conditions apply.

Examples of things we would like to hear include:

  • what your area used to be like, what it's like now
  • how you would like your area to be in 30 years' time
  • whether what residents said was important in the past is still as important today
  • which local buildings, features and open spaces need to be protected
  • which community projects in your area deserve more funding
  • where you would go for help and information
  • what changes to your area would help you be more physically active

Drop in and have your say

We’ve made sure that the activities at each event will be relevant to your local community. You know your local area best, and we look forward to hearing your views.

Date Area Venue Times
Saturday 24 February Grays Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU Midday to 4:30pm
Sunday 25 February Corringham Corringham Library, 22 St John's Way, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0NG Midday to 4:30pm
Monday 26 February Aveley Aveley Football Club, 53 Park Lane, Aveley, South Ockendon, RM15 4UA 3:30pm to 8pm
Friday 2 March Chadwell St Mary Chadwell Village Hall, Waterson Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4NX 3:30pm to 8pm
Saturday 3 March Chafford Hundred Beacon Centre, Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6RW Midday to 4:30pm
Sunday 4 March Stanford-le-Hope East Thurrock Community Association, 77 Corringham Road, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0NU Midday to 4:30pm
Monday 5 March Horndon on the Hill Horndon Village Hall, High Road, Horndon On The Hill, SS17 8LB 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday 6 March West Thurrock St Clements Church, 567 London Road, West Thurrock, RM20 4AR 3:30pm to 8pm
Friday 9 March Bulphan Bulphan Village Hall, Church Road, Bulphan, Upminster, RM14 3RU 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Saturday 10 March Purfleet Purfleet Primary Academy, Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, RM19 1TA Midday to 4:30pm
Friday 16 March Orsett Orsett Churches Centre, High Road, Orsett, RM16 3ER 3:30pm to 8pm
Saturday 17 March South Ockendon Belhus Village Hall, 143 Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5EH Midday to 4:30pm
Sunday 18 March Grays The Beehive Centre, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP Midday to 4:30pm
Tuesday 20 March Tilbury Tilbury Community Association, Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AA 3:30pm to 8pm
Friday 23 March South Ockendon Lime Close Club, Lime Close, South Ockendon, RM15 6NN 3:30pm to 8pm
Saturday 24 March East Tilbury East Tilbury Village Hall, Princess Avenue, East Tilbury, Tilbury, RM18 8ST 3pm to 6pm
Thursday 12 April Chadwell St Mary Chadwell Library, Chadwell Information Centre, Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4JP 3:30pm to 7:30pm

If you would like to attend your local event but would find it difficult to get there, you can email ngage Thurrock at – they will try to help you with transport.