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Policing in Thurrock: A conversation with BAME community leaders

Addressing the policing of the BME community in Thurrock About this Event We are pleased the Thurrock Police Chief Inspector is attending this event. The is the first conversation with the police focussing solely on the BAME community in Thurrock. Our research has shown that there is a wide range of mistrust at the moment between the … Continue reading Policing in Thurrock: A conversation with BAME community leaders

Purfleet-on-thames Community Forum give Roundabout Boat sculpture a makeover

Purfleet-on-Thames Community Forum have been very busy over the past couple of weeks painting the boat sculpture on Stonehouse Roundabout which they funded and installed 10 years ago.   It was the desire of the community then to see a feature on the roundabout to mark an entrance and give a welcome to Purfleet and … Continue reading Purfleet-on-thames Community Forum give Roundabout Boat sculpture a makeover

Coming soon: Tilbury CLLD to launch a new funding round later this month

The Tilbury CLLD Programme will be launching a Round 4 ESF funding round later in September.  Up to £750k in ESF funding, which needs to be matched, will be available to support workless Tilbury residents into learning or work.  Interested organisations should complete the eligibility questionnaire at the Stronger Together Thurrock website or contact the … Continue reading Coming soon: Tilbury CLLD to launch a new funding round later this month

NHS calls for Thurrock residents to take part in a Flu Vaccination Survey

In the run up to winter, local health and care partners want to make sure they do everything they can to prevent avoidable illness. Not enough people are taking advantage of a free flu vaccination programme to help protect them and they want to understand what, if anything, they can do differently to make sure the … Continue reading NHS calls for Thurrock residents to take part in a Flu Vaccination Survey

Could you be an Essex Community Foundation Trustee?

ECF are recruiting new trustees to contribute to their work and help deliver their 5-year strategy. As one of the UK’s leading community foundations, EDF's mission is to inspire philanthropy and charitable giving – matching people, ideas, resources and needs to make a lasting difference. Each year they inspire charitable giving from donors in Essex … Continue reading Could you be an Essex Community Foundation Trustee?

Free weight loss management programme – COVID lockdown Fightback!

NAF Health have a new free 12 week weight loss management programme starting soon.A virtual/online nutrition/healthy eating, cooking and exercise classes using Zoom app with Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) group with a bespoke one to one online and telephone supports by registered nutritionist and dieticians. Supported by the The National Lottery Community Fund and … Continue reading Free weight loss management programme – COVID lockdown Fightback!

Thurrock CCG Annual General Meeting Online

Find out more about healthcare in Thurrock and the role of NHS Thurrock CCG at their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Thurrock CCG are holding their AGM online between 10am and 10.45am on Wednesday 23 September 2020 and everyone is invited to find out more about healthcare in Thurrock. Hear from local clinicians, commissioners and staff who ensure … Continue reading Thurrock CCG Annual General Meeting Online

Better Care Together Thurrock shortlisted as HSJ Award Finalists 2020

Better Care Together Thurrock (BCTT) is a transformation programme that has been delivering change across health and care services in Thurrock, supported by a shared vision and track record of successful implementation. The programme is led by a “whole system” approach covering primary care, community healthcare, social care, the community and the individual in promoting … Continue reading Better Care Together Thurrock shortlisted as HSJ Award Finalists 2020

OurRoad: Thurrock resident wins £500 by piecing Thurrock back together

Residents in Thurrock have been busy delivering, swapping and collecting Postcards of the borough as part of the Piecing Thurrock Back Together competition launched in July 2020.The initiative was part of the launch of OurRoad, a way of connecting to your local community and immediate neighbourhoods, carrying on the tremendous efforts of volunteers and local … Continue reading OurRoad: Thurrock resident wins £500 by piecing Thurrock back together

Visually impaired Hospice supporter wins garden photo competition

Joyce Williams, 90, from Hullbridge recently won the ‘pots and patios’ category in our very first Virtual Flower Show with a beautiful shot of her landscaped garden. However, what you may not know from looking at Joyce’s winning photo is that she is visually impaired and relies mostly on touch and smell, as well as … Continue reading Visually impaired Hospice supporter wins garden photo competition

Thurrock Neighbourhood Watch: Vehicle Crime prevention event

Thurrock Neighbourhood watch successfully completed an awareness event on "Vehicle Crime prevention" at Aveley New Estate last Saturday 22.08.2020 Essex Liaison officer Kevin Blake, Police Community Support Officer JO JO Mitchel, PC Costelloe from Essex police, Thurrock Neighbourhood watch local members Akin, Bala Essen, Karunakaran, Tony, Ward Co-ordinator Srikanth Panjala discussed with Essex police & … Continue reading Thurrock Neighbourhood Watch: Vehicle Crime prevention event

Hearing Help Essex

With thanks to Thurrock CVS support, Hearing Help Essex can now support Thurrock council residents through to the end of the year with their NHS Hearing Aids and Advice service. Hearing Help Essex will be offering  the following services to Thurrock residents during this difficult time: - NHS hearing aid cleaning and re-tubing service for … Continue reading Hearing Help Essex

Teaching in Thurrock

https://youtu.be/P0NdHVKCpJ8 Teaching in Thurrock Thurrock is currently undergoing one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe, making it a magnet for growth and investment! Thurrock Council believe investment in infrastructure for the benefit of residents and local businesses is key. Good roads, health services, schools and leisure facilities are all required to enable people to … Continue reading Teaching in Thurrock

Women’s Aid Report: The impact of Covid-19 on Survivors and Services

On Tuesday 18th August Women’s Aid released a new report: A Perfect Storm – The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on domestic abuse survivors and the services supporting them. The report shows how domestic abuse has worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic. It examines the impact on survivors and their children; how abusers use the pandemic … Continue reading Women’s Aid Report: The impact of Covid-19 on Survivors and Services

Nominate your local sporting hero for the Active Essex Sports Awards

Nominations are now open for the Active Essex Sports Awards, an annual event that celebrates the outstanding achievements of sporting organisations and individuals. Based on the great response last year, public votes have returned for three of the 11 categories which recognise talent from grassroots to elite level, including the ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ … Continue reading Nominate your local sporting hero for the Active Essex Sports Awards