Ceremony blesses cemetery section for Nepalese Gurkha community

22 July 2022
Representatives of different faiths have taken part in a private blessing as Thurrock Council takes steps to provide a dedicated section within West Thurrock Cemetery for the Nepalese Gurkha community.
On Friday 22 July, Cllr James Halden, Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, and Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Environment, were joined by Man Bahadur Rai, president of the Thurrock Nepalese (Gurkha) (TNG) Community, and 40 of the TNG Community, including executive members and Gurkha veterans.

Cemeteries consultation launched

23 June 2022
Thurrock Council has launched a new consultation to help shape the future of the borough's cemeteries and ensure that they remain safe, peaceful and respectful places to visit and remember loved ones.
The consultation will help guide a review of cemetery regulations and the creation of an up-to-date cemeteries strategy.

Owner reunited with his ring thanks to Tim and team

1 June 2022
A grateful man has thanked Thurrock Council Cemeteries Operative Tim Stock after he found and returned his wedding ring which had fallen off when he was visiting the burial site of a loved one in Chadwell Cemetery.
After fruitlessly searching all around the memorial, the distraught man – who once lived in Thurrock but now lives in Southampton – thought that he had lost his wedding ring of 48 years for good. However, Tim scoured the area and was able to find the ring, get in touch with the man who was staying in a nearby hotel, and reunite them.