A COMMUNITY activist has praised fellow enthusiasts for their work in helping create a new local amenity.
Rob Groves, Chief Executive at Passionate about Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope who has helped champion and set up similar groups across the borough, visited Little Thurrock where a new garden is being created.
The land, off Rookery Hill and known locally as Bull Meadow, is currently a locked area but members of the local community are working to make it an asset that can be shared by all.
Rob says: "I had a wonderful visit to Little Thurrock Community Garden with Keith and Colin who are leading a merry band who have worked very hard to clear this oasis of brambles.
"I'm really excited to see how this develops with the local community's involvement. Well done chaps."
Mr Groves recently announced that he will be leaving Hardie Park later this year to take on new challenges. You can read about that here.