News in Thurrock

Fostering brings its rewards

By Neil Speight

15th Apr 2021 | Local Features

FROM April 2021, foster carers in Thurrock who foster with Thurrock Council will be exempt from paying any Council Tax – a saving of £1,600 a year for the average band D property.

This new benefit has been championed by Thurrock Council and is available to Thurrock foster carers, as an enhanced offer to recognise the love and care they provide to Thurrock children.

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The Balkerne Gate

In the latest of her occasional features, Susan Yates - chair of Thurrock Historical Society - years for a return to the road and imagines all the places she will be able to see soon - Covid-19 willing!

THE children are back at school but us golden oldies are still stuck at home. I have just bought a new car and long to take it for a drive. Perhaps to visit St Osyth Priory, Roman Colchester or maybe the bronze age site at Springfield Lyons.

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St Nicholas of Myra in South Ockendon.

THURROCK Historical Society chair Susan Yates continues her occasional series of features as she takes another trip down Memory Lane

ESSEX is a county of wonderful things and great history from the Romans at Colchester to Queen Elizabeth I at Tilbury; from St Cedd to the Prince of Prittlewell.

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Frame fillers and winners

By Neil Speight

5th Mar 2021 | Local Features

Winner: A Snowy Climb - Chris Dennis

ONCE again we are delighted to feature the latest winners in Thurrock Camera Club's competitions.

The three images feature in our picture bar and were produced by Tom Irving (Remains of the Jetty), David Whyman (Waiting to Strike) and Chris Dennis (A Snowy Climb).

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