Thurrock Council remembers Srebrenica

10 July 2023
Thurrock Council is commemorating the anniversary of the tragic events of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, which saw more than 8,000 people killed and countless acts of barbarity committed against women, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes to escape what the United Nations had called this worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.

Celebrating Windrush Day in Thurrock

19 June 2023
Communities are invited to come together at events across Thurrock to celebrate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Empire Windrush's arrival in the UK.
The sixth annual National Windrush Day is marked on 22 June and dedicated to recognising the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. This year, communities can also acknowledge the historic 75th anniversary of the Empire Windrush docking at Tilbury with passengers from the Caribbean on 22 June 1948.

International Women's Day at Thurrock Council

8 March 2023
Thurrock Council is celebrating International Women's Day with a week of staff learning that recognise the main theme of Embrace Equality.
Cllr Deborah Arnold, Deputy Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "Thurrock Council wants to lead by example and that is why we are celebrating International Women's Day by hosting a week of staff learning around embracing equality.
"In all that we do we want to make sure that women and girls have the resources and opportunities they need to achieve equality of outcome.

Remember and reflect on Holocaust Memorial Day

19 January 2023
Communities across Thurrock are invited to a special memorial service in Grays to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day featuring tributes read by schoolchildren and councillors.
On Friday 27 January, the annual memorial event, hosted by Thurrock Council, will be held at the Herbert E. Brooks Memorial Rest Garden, Grays, RM17 6RU, at 11am.

Commemorative events remember Srebrenica

4 July 2022
Cllr James Halden, Mayor of Thurrock, and Cllr Qaisar Abbas, Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, were joined by residents and speakers representing the Bosnian community on the morning of Monday 4 July where they raised the flag at St Peter and St Paul’s Church outside the Civic Offices.