Thurrock Music Education Hub offers range of classes

23 November 2022
Thurrock Music Education Hub offers a range of exciting classes and ensemble groups for young people and adults who are interested in developing their musical skills.
Ensemble groups – including Thurrock's own 'School of Rock' – and Thurrock Youth Orchestra come together each week and are free to take part in:

Give a Gift returns to support Thurrock children

17 November 2022
Thurrock's Give a Gift is back for a seventh year, collecting Christmas presents for Thurrock children who are most in need to bring them a little sparkle on Christmas morning.
Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children and Education: "We understand that it is a difficult time for many, now more than ever with the cost of living challenges, but we are asking for your generosity to help those children for whom Christmas can be a difficult time of year in Thurrock. A small contribution will make a big difference."

Statement on Toucan Energy Holdings 1 entering administration

11 November 2022
Cllr Mark Coxshall, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "Yesterday I decided to agree to support Toucan Energy Holdings 1 (TEH1) entering into administration.
"This is a positive move forward in enabling Thurrock Council to resolve its financial position and maximise recovery for Thurrock residents. The solar farms held by Toucan continue to generate income and as the primary creditor Thurrock Council will be able to seek to recover the value of investment.

Panto season arrives with side-splitting Beauty and the Beast

10 November 2022
Panto season arrives in Thurrock this December with a hilarious edition of Beauty and the Beast, starring Thurrock's favourite Dame, Luke Coldham as Dame Dolly Doughnut.
Tickets are now on sale for showings from 2 December 2022 through to 8 January 2023 and start from just £9 per person. The original show is suitable for residents of all ages, with an autism friendly, relaxed performance available for those wishing to enjoy a calmer experience.

Warmth grant for eligible households and private landlords

2 November 2022
Thurrock Council is working with an Essex-wide energy partner called Warmworks to help eligible households in the borough become more energy efficient.
To be eligible for the scheme, either your home must be rated as Energy Performance Certificate E, F or G, or you must have a household incomed below £30,000.
Cllr Luke Spillman, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "This is a wonderful offer for those living in properties who are eligible and help for private landlords, the funding is a grant that does not have to be repaid.

Spooky family ride is a hit in Chadwell St Mary

28 October 2022
Ghosts, skeletons and monsters have been seen in Chadwell St Mary taking part in a Halloween Family Ride, organised by Thurrock Council's Road Safety cycling team.
More than 25 children and adults joined in the free Halloween cycle ride on Wednesday 26 October starting outside the Pyramid Resource Centre, Chadwell St Mary. Two routes were offered enabling scooters, cyclists, walkers and friends, family members or participants using wheelchairs to take part in the spooky fun.

Furry faces greet children at COVID-19 vaccination clinic

27 October 2022
Two special furry friends greeted children receiving their COVID-19 vaccination at the Alastair Farquharson Centre this morning (Thursday 27 October).
Lilly, a 12 year-old cocker spaniel, and Fletch, a 4 year-old cockapoo, with owners Andrew Skingley and Sue Shaw from Pets As Therapy (PAT) delighted children with plenty of cuddles as they received their COVID-19 vaccine at the centre in Thurrock Community Hospital, Grays.

Adult care centre to host open afternoon

24 October 2022
Thurrock Council's Extra Care Service, which provides vulnerable members of the community with 'assisted living' support, is hosting an open afternoon event this November.
Residents and members of the local community are invited to Piggs Corner in Southend Road, Grays on Friday 4 November to find out how elderly residents are supported to live an independent life in a warm and comforting care setting.

Young people come together to transform local garden area

24 October 2022
Thurrock Council teams joined participants from The Prince's Trust, local volunteers and residents this week to reopen Headon Hall garden in Grays, following a community project to transform the area
Over a period of 2 weeks, young people from The Prince's Trust helped to: