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Rejuvenated play area relaunches in Grays

27 May 2021
New play equipment to boost Grays Beach Riverside Park has been unveiled at a special launch event today (Thursday 27 May).
Representatives from Thurrock Council, including Leader of the Council Cllr Rob Gledhill, members of the Grays Towns Fund Board including Vice-Chair Jackie Doyle-Price MP, and the Lightship Café community group attended the relaunch event under COVID-19 secure guidelines.

Towns Fund kick-starts Grays play area regeneration

15 March 2021
Exciting works to rejuvenate Grays Beach Riverside Park are well under way thanks to a significant contribution from the Grays Town Fund Board – part of the ongoing multi-million pound transformation of Grays, following investment from the government and Thurrock Council.
Under the government's £3.6billion Towns Fund, an accelerated cash injection of £750,000 was provided by the board last November and divided between multiple projects in Grays. This funding was offered alongside investment from the council to help transform the area.

Grays Beach galleon to be removed ahead of playground upgrade

2 July 2020
The iconic galleon play equipment at Grays Beach Riverside Park is set to be replaced by Thurrock Council in the coming months.
The galleon play equipment, which when installed was one of the largest play ships in Europe, was prioritised for renovation because it is more than 20 years-old. The council and Lightship Café, who currently manage the site, have been exploring exciting plans for its maritime-themed replacement, but have brought forward plans to remove the galleon due to the structure's deterioration during the government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.