News and Press Releases

Calling all Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) representatives…

The Essex Chambers of Commerce have been selected by the Department for Education as the lead Employer Representative Body (ERB) to deliver the county’s Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP).A LSIP is a government-funded programme designed to bring together businesses, local stakeholders, including VCFSE and education providers to discuss the skills needed now and for the…

Care and Share Adult Support Group

You are invited (any Thurrock Adult who identifies as being on Autistic Spectrum, families, carers, interested professionals) by SUMMIT Thurrock ASD Advocacy and Navigation Service ‘CARE AND SHARE’ Adult Support group to the most amazing opportunity for you to meet with Thurrock and Essex Lead Autism Commissioners (Adults) You can share your wants, needs, questions  concerns for support now and…

£2 Single Bus Fare Cap

First Essex Buses and NIBS Buses in Thurrock will be taking part in the Government’s £2 single bus fare cap scheme from 1 January to 31 March 2023. This applies to all single bus tickets To find out more about the scheme, please visit:https://orlo.uk/528XI Further details on local bus services can be found online via the https://orlo.uk/UgP8a and https://orlo.uk/tdvIx websites

The way you vote is changing

You may have seen in the media that, from May 2023, voters across England will be required to bring photo ID to vote at Polling Stations.This is a significant change to how people will participate in elections. Click here to see the full details

Join Thurrock Swimming Club now

For anyone from Beginners to Champions Thurrock Swimming Club is a fully inclusive club providing a valuable service to the community and it’s members.The club prides itself in teaching swimmers regardless of ability how to swim and boasts many, county, regional, national and international swimmers.We aim to educate, develop and support each swimmer and provide…

Invite for the Voluntary and Community Sector of Thurrock

You are being invited to a workshop by Clare Moore Strategic Lead- Youth Offending Service and Prevention Children and Family Services.The aim of the workshop is Refreshments will be providedDate: Wednesday 15th February 2023Venue: Beehive Resource Centre West Street Grays RM17 6XP (parking available)Time: 6pm – 8pm If you have any questions about the workshop or Family Hubs…

New Community Pantry at Tilbury Library

Tilbury library’s volunteers asked to start a community pantry. With some guidance and information they are now up and running and open to receive donations. The Community Pantry at Tilbury Hub, Civil Square, Tilbury are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm. For more information about starting your own Community…

Cost of Living event

Thurrock CVS attended the recent Reed in Partnership – Cost of Living event and provided information about support available to residents via the Stronger Together website and volunteering.It was well attended and there were many organisations in attendance promoting their support available in regard to the cost of living.

Lower Thames Crossing Community Fund

The Lower Thames Crossing Community Fund has been opened to support local charities and community groups near the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. Through this funding, organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to deliver schemes that: The initiative is being funded through National Highways’ Designated Funds programme. This is a national initiative that…

Find Your Active

Here you’ll learn about; No one gets to choose how you move. Find Your Active is about finding what’s right for you, whilstdoing it for the reasons you need. This month it’s about highlighting the benefits of moving more forpositive mental wellbeing.Lots of us struggle with our mental wellbeing, especially at this time of the…

Spotting the signs of radicalisation

What is extremism? Sometimes when people have very strong views they become extreme. This means the views they are expressing go beyond what the majority of people think are OK to hold. When someone is becoming more extreme in their views, they become increasingly intolerant of other people’s opinions when they oppose or challenge their…

Submit your story

The Covid-19 Time Capsule has been extended for a short while and a template form has been created with prompt questions for your ease. You can submit this directly or email: Ian.Darlow@thurrockcvs.org with your submission. Please see the attached form template: Covid Time Capsule template

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