News in Thurrock

THE demise of a long-running Thurrock charity remains shrouded in mystery – with many of its supporters and former volunteers saying they have been left with a sour taste about the way it was wound up.

Thurrock & District Cerebral Palsy Society, whose patron is celebrity Phill Jupitas, was established in 1964 by a group of parents with children with cerebral palsy to give each other mutual support while all coming to terms with the same problem.

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RSPCA inspectors had to deal with a slippery customer when an uninvited guest arrived at a Thurrock freight firm.

"The staff weren't sure if the snake was dangerous or not but our staff at RSPCA Brighton Reptile Rescue, which is now looking after the 1ft-long snake, believe he's an Indian cat-eyed snake, or boiga, which is mildly venomous," said a spokesperson for the animal charity.

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BUS services in the west of Thurrock have been hit by the significant traffic congestion caused by emergency gas works.

The work - and temporary traffic lights - on London Road near Devonshire Road has brought traffic to a virtual standstill. And the knock-on effect is that roads in the area are also backed up.

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Eugene Samuel is calling for help to feed hungry pupils in Purfleet

A THURROCK school is taking in donations of food to give to some of its pupils who are turning up hungry – and it is also planning to provide Christmas presents for children whose parents can't afford them.

Headteacher at Purfleet Primary Acadeny, Eugene Samuel says: "Too many of our children are coming hungry to school and there is no way that academic progress can supersede the very basic human need for food."

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The litter pick hosted by the Grays Beachcombers on Sunday 1 December with Wayne Dixon and Koda

VOLUNTEERS from a borough coffee shop and staff from Thurrock Council joined the weekend's regular monthly plastic and litter pick along the bank of the river Thames in Grays.

Grays Beachcombers meet at the Thurrock Yacht Club on the first Sunday of the month through the year and their last pick of 2019 proved very productive – and was witnessed by Keep Britain Tidy ambassador Wayne Dixon and his dog, Koda, who are 4,000 miles into a 7,000-mile litter pick around the UK's coastline.

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School holds first winter fayre

By Neil Speight

2nd Dec 2019 | Local News

THE recently opened Harris Academy Riverside at Purfleet will open its doors to local residents later this month for its first winter fayre.

It will take place on Friday, 13 December from 4 to 8pm at the academy on London Road and will feature many attractions including a number og games for families to enjoy.

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ESSEX Police officers in Thurrock took to social media this evening (Sunday, 1 December) to tell how they have been engaging with local community events – and how they ended up taking teenagers in possession of drugs home to their parents.

Among a number of community events, officers attended the Christmas lights switch on in Stanford-le-Hope and the official opening of the annual festive display put on to raise funds for local charities at the home of Jamie Bagge in Whitmore Avenue, Grays.

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