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Click on the boxes above to visit the Co-operate platform. Simply enter your postcode to find out all the ways you can get involved in the Thurrock community.

Latest Community News

Co-op Fortnight: celebrating the power of co-operation in Thurrock with a touch of Brass

Grays Town Band.

EMPLOYEE happiness, working conditions, entrepreneurial spirit, and good old collaboration are all hot topics right now.

Clock is ticking but there's still time to nominate a good cause in Thurrock for Co-op cash

The Co-op is a great supporter of good causes across Thurrock.

THE clock is ticking down towards the conclusion of nominations for an innovative scheme that offers support to local community groups in Thurrock.

How are you planning to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee?

WHETHER you are having a street party in your community or a get together at home with friends and family, the Co-op is offering Nub News readers the chance to win a Jubilee celebration box packed full of items to help you celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in style!

Your Thurrock Local Activities

Walk a mile for Dad in Thurrock this Father's Day

CHILDREN and their dads in Thurrock will be able to mark Father's Day on Sunday, 21 June in a very special way thanks to local Co-op stores.

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STAFF at a Thurrock store have congratulated a popular member of their team who has just clocked up 30 years service with the Co-op.

DO you or someone you know receive Healthy Start Vouchers?

THE Co-op's Socketts Heath store has been working with Thurrock Foodbank and today (Sunday, 29 November) the store's Member Pioneer Claire Mason was on hand to donate carrier bags to Sandra Ray on behalf of this worthwhile cause.

THE annual general meeting of Thurrock and Brentwood Mind will take place next month in a virtual format.

Claire Mason and Mind's James Lally at the store this morning.

SHOPPERS at a Thurrock store have been supporting the Mind charity today (Thursday, 3 September).

Diane Palmer with Claire Mason

A SHOPPER at a Grays convenience store had a surprise this week when she popped in and found she was the recipient of a hamper of luxury items.

Under sedation, but on the way to recovery thanks to South Essex Wildlife Hospital

A BUSY year shows little sign of slowing down for one of Thurrock's largely unsung heroic services.

A GROUP of friends in a local community group is celebrating a successful fight against cancer by one of them by raising funds for a leading charity during September.

MORE than 70 lonely residents in the borough who have missed out on regular social meetings organised by the charity Re-engage Thurrock have been treated to a luxury hamper so they know they are not forgotten.

WOULD you like to come along to a FREE craft event and get creative?

LIKE most Co-op stores, the Socketts Heath branch in Grays supports three local good causes annually through financial donations.

Miriam and Shirley

A CHARITY that puts the well-being of community members of all ages at the forefront of its thinking has spoken with gratitude about being selected as a beneficiary of the Co-op's Local Community Fund.

Jan Chandler

POP into the Socketts Heath Co-op store in Grays and it is likely the first thing that strikes you is the smell of fresh baking.

RESIDENTS in a Grays community are out and about this morning cleaning up their area.

GRAYS' community-run Lightship Cafe at Grays Beach is about to open its doors again after the Covid lockdown.

FOOTBALL COACHING!! Open to ages 11- 17

With the summer holidays upon us its now time to move our activities from 'online to outdoor'! So join our youth workers every Wednesday for some street football. Details in the flyer.

Aveley Residents - there has been lots of comment locally on social media with regards to litter being left behind in our open spaces.

A COMMUNITY activist has praised fellow enthusiasts for their work in helping create a new local amenity.

Hairraising adventures and Lockdye capers with Second Stanford Scouts who kept in touch throughout the shutdown

Lockdown hair. Thanks to all at Second Stanford-le-Hope scouts for keeping our youngsters sane - well nearly! A memorable experience.

So many great memories as the scouts enjoyed their digital events. Well done all at Second Stanford-le-Hope for keeping the dream alive.

THURROCK Council's Fostering Service has organised two 'virtual' information sessions for people who would like to learn more about what they do - or is thinking of fostering.


I can confirm that as of Saturday 1st August my HIIT classes will now be held face to face over Blackshots Park, Grays 9.45am and my Tuesday evening classes will remain online at 8pm!


East Thurrock United Youth Football Club

8th of August fast approaching.

The amazing Hardie Park and its projects have been guided and driven by Rob Groves for many years. His vision for community, his ability to bring people into the fold and take action is a formula marvelled by many. The park's legacy speaks volumes.

OF all the many community groups in Thurrock few are as active in their neighbourhood as the Friends of Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope who are getting ready for a return to 'normal' as the coronavirus rules are relaxed.

Keyworker Veronique Surry-Kaise

KEY workers in the Stanford-le-Hope area who are on the front-line saving lives in the fight against coronavirus can benefit from free services for their bikes thanks to Hardie Cycle Hub in the town's Hardie Park in which has joined a scheme run by Cycling UK.

THURROCK Nub News reader Sarah Allcock is the latest to contribute a memory to our Walk With Dad series of stories run in conjunction with the Co-op, to promote well-being and remember dads.

Mum and Daughters join campaign

FRANCES Puckey and daughters Paula Engwell and Nicole Yates all from Grays joined the Co-op-inspired campaign and walked a mile in their T-shirts.

The Adams family

THE Friends of Hardie Park, a Stanford-le-Hope charity supported by the local Co-op stores on Stanford High Street and Gardner Way in Corringham, have marked Father's Day by walking a mile to remember a dad.

Evelyn and daddy

AS part of the Co-op's Walk a Mile for Dad campaign today, the Reynolds family celebrated Father's Day together with a walk.

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