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Rock for Heroes

29 October 2019
Rock 'n' Roll is coming to Thameside Theatre this November to help raise money for wounded veterans across the country.
The 'Rock for Heroes' show will take place at the theatre on Saturday 9 November and promises a fun-filled evening of music made famous by your favourite rock and pop artists including Queen, David Bowie, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, Elton John, AC/DC and more.

Prime Minister and Home Secretary pay their respects

28 October 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel visited Grays today (Tuesday 28 October) to pay their respects to 39 victims of the tragic incident discovered in Eastern Avenue, Grays, on Wednesday, 23 October.

Council update regarding major police incident

25 October 2019
Eastern Avenue, Grays, is now re-open following the cordon put in place by Essex Police on Wednesday 23 October.
A book of condolence and an area for floral tributes has been set up in the reception of the Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL, for those wishing to pay their respects to the 39 victims of the tragic incident discovered in Eastern Avenue on Wednesday 23 October.

Cleaner, greener and healthier Thurrock

24 October 2019
'Clean It, Cut It' continues to excel across Thurrock, while sports and the environment are at the forefront of upcoming change.
Achievements outlined by Cllr Aaron Watkins, Cabinet member for environment, sport and leisure, in his report to Council on Wednesday 24 October, include:

Council statement regarding major police incident

24 October 2019
The following statement was given by Cllr James Halden, Acting Leader for Thurrock Council, at 1pm on Thursday 24 October 2019, during a media photo call with Essex Police writing in the book of condolence:
"The major incident that has unfolded in Thurrock, where 39 dead bodies were tragically found on the morning of Wednesday 23 October is devastating.
"Let us be clear, this is a terrible crime.

Book of condolence at Thurrock Civic Offices

23 October 2019
Thurrock Council has arranged for a book of condolence to be opened for members of the public to share their sympathies following the tragic incident in Eastern Avenue, West Thurrock on Wednesday 23 October. The book will be available for 2 weeks in the reception area of the Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL.
The Civic Offices are open from 8am to 5:15pm, Monday to Thursday, and from 8am to 4:45pm on Fridays.

Halloween events take over borough parks this half-term

23 October 2019
There will be spooky goings-on in Thurrock's parks this October half-term with a fun-packed programme of Active Parks activities.
Thurrock Council has organised a number of free games and activity sessions from Monday 28 October to Thursday 31 October to boost residents' connection with nature, the great outdoors and the borough’s parks. All events, which take place from 10:30am to 12:30pm, are subject to weather conditions and demand on the day. Activities will be held at:

Museum initiative lists successes a year on from heritage fund boost

21 October 2019
Thurrock Museum's Attic Project has come to an end, a year after the initiative was awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund which enabled museum volunteers to organise its archive of historical artefacts so that new items could be displayed within the collection.

Allergen training workshop is a hit with food businesses

18 October 2019
Thurrock Council has held its first-ever training workshop for local food businesses to help them ensure residents with allergies can buy with confidence.
More than 30 participants representing takeaways, home catering services and restaurants in the borough attended the allergen workshop delivered by Essex Trading Standards at the Civic Offices, Grays, yesterday (Thursday, 17 October). The morning workshop was aimed at supporting local food businesses in complying with current allergens legislation, with experts covering legal requirements. It covered:

Remembering the 'Phoney War' in Thurrock

17 October 2019
Air raids and heavy fighting are the focus of Thurrock Museum's latest exhibition marking the events of World War II.
Until 11am on Friday 1 November, residents can discover why the first few months of the Second World War were nicknamed the 'Phoney War' in a display at the Thameside Complex's ground floor exhibition space in Orsett Road, Grays.
The exhibition, compiled by Thurrock Museum volunteers, showcases how people in Thurrock coped and how they supported the onset of war when the anticipated air raids and heavy fighting did not materialise. During this time: