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   Latest Community News

Thurrock Nub News and Co-op enter the next stage of partnership

Thurrock Nub News and Co-op enter the next stage of partnership THURROCK Nub News has entered int...

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Super times at Co-op

THE latest event in the busy community-supporting schedule of a Grays store will take place this wee...

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Local groups can bid for Co-op funding

DO you know a local registered charity that would benefit from funding? If so, Co-op Socketts Hea...

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   Your Thurrock Local Activities

Family Activity Packs

At Co-op, we're all about community, and reaching out to locals is part of what we do.

Help your community celebrate the moments that matter to them with our handy engagement packs, featuring lots of fun activities for key events such as Chinese New Year, St David's day and many more.


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Co-op Membership

A helping hand for you and your community.

Members get more from Co-op with exclusive member deals and personalised offers, plus 2p for every pound spent goes to you and Co-op will give the same to local communities.

On top of that, you’ll benefit from exclusive member prices across our family of businesses such as Co-op Legal Services, Insurance and Funeralcare.

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Thurrock Chatter

Send us your Thurrock Community News and Photos!

Simply click on the 'Nub It' button below to quickly and easily submit your community news and lockdown photos.

30 years of service is recognised by colleagues as popular Janet starts another decade with the Co-op

STAFF at a Thurrock store have congratulated a popular member of their team who has just clocked up

    
Co-op supports Healthy Start vouchers

DO you or someone you know receive Healthy Start Vouchers? Co-op stores have started topping up t

    
Socketts Heath Co-op offers bags of help

THE Co-op's Socketts Heath store has been working with Thurrock Foodbank and today (Sunday, 29 N

    
Busy time at Co-op-backed Mind as it prepares for AGM and is boosting funds through lottery

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

    
Deserving Diane is winner of hamper

A SHOPPER at a Grays convenience store had a surprise this week when she popped in and found she was

    
High rise rescue is just one of many amazing stories as wildlife hospital keeps up its great work

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

    
Walking their way to a big boost for cancer charity

A GROUP of friends in a local community group is celebrating a successful fight against cancer by on

    
A special treat for residents cut off from company by coronavirus

MORE than 70 lonely residents in the borough who have missed out on regular social meetings organise

    
Store supports caring local charity with special event

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

    
Craft event at Thurrock Pyramid Resource Centre supported by Co-op

WOULD you like to come along to a FREE craft event and get creative? Thurrock Play Network will b

    
Friends play a great role at Treetops - and shoppers make their contribution too!

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

    
Playing is a way of life for one of Thurrock's hidden gems supported by the Co-op

A CHARITY that puts the well-being of community members of all ages at the forefront of its thinking

    
Jan's thirty years of service and she's still happy in the hot spot! Baker sums up spirit of the Co-op

POP into the Socketts Heath Co-op store in Grays and it is likely the first thing that strikes you i

    
Residents are picking up on community spirit

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

    
Community cafe at Grays beach is poised to welcome customers again

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

    
Football coaching in the community

FOOTBALL COACHING!! Open to ages 11- 17 Need something to do during lockdown? Want some extra foo

    
Community street football at Youth Club

With the summer holidays upon us its now time to move our activities from 'online to outdoor'

    
Join us on our latest walk

SS17 Walkers Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM Passionate about Hardie Park Hard

    
Praise for local community working hard to create a garden to help local well-being

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

    
Would you like to join us for a litter pick?

Aveley Residents - there has been lots of comment locally on social media with regards to litter bei

    
A new era for Hardie Park

The amazing Hardie Park and its projects have been guided and driven by Rob Groves for many years. H

    
The race is on

8th of August fast approaching. 🌻🌻🌻 Feed “em up! 🌻🌻🌻 All three here planted

    
Come and join the future Rocks

East Thurrock United Youth Football Club Our FutureRocks 4-6 football group now train at the new

    
Sweaty Mama West Thurrock is back!

SWEATY MAMA WEST THURROCK IS BACK!! I’m so happy to confirm that I am bringing back face to face

    
PTP Wellness returns to Blackshots

I can confirm that as of Saturday 1st August my HIIT classes will now be held face to face over Blac

    
Virtual opportunities to learn about fostering in Thurrock

THURROCK Council's Fostering Service has organised two 'virtual' information

    
Lockdye capers with Second Stanford Scouts

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

    
Memories of lockdown

Lockdown hair. Thanks to all at Second Stanford-le-Hope scouts for keeping our youngsters sane - wel

    
Can you help with the future Rocks?

Please share We are looking for volunteers to get involved in coaching our #futurerocks football

    
Stanford le Hope Second Scouts had so much fun! DREAM BIG

So many great memories as the scouts enjoyed their digital events. Well done all at Second Stanford-

    
Community park moves closer to getting fully back in business

OF all the many community groups in Thurrock few are as active in their neighbourhood as the Friends

    
Hardie Park helps key workers get back on their bikes

KEY workers in the Stanford-le-Hope area who are on the front-line saving lives in the fight against

    
Mums and daughters join in

FRANCES Puckey and daughters Paula Engwell and Nicole Yates all from Grays joined the Co-op-inspired

    
Pictures of a memorable walk with Dad

THURROCK Nub News reader Sarah Allcock is the latest to contribute a memory to our Walk With Dad ser

    
Remembering my dad walk

Did my walk in memory of my dad, died of Prostate Cancer 2009 accompanied by my dog Katie.

    
Friends enjoy a walk to pay tribute to Dad!

THE Friends of Hardie Park, a Stanford-le-Hope charity supported by the local Co-op stores on Stanfo

    
Walking a Mile for our Dads

Proudly wore our T-shirts from Bonners to Orsett Village and back to remember Dudley and Graham toda

    
Evelyn makes it a special day for Dad.

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

    

   Thurrock's Wellbeing Score

Co-op's Community Wellbeing Index


What is the Community Wellbeing Index?

The index gives an insight into what's important to people in a local community. From the quality of education, housing affordability, and public transport - to the amount of green space and the number of community centres in an area. We have gathered data for over 28,000 communities across the UK, to understand how they score across these and many other wellbeing measures.

Click here to find out Thurrock's Score

Your Thurrock Local Causes

Co-op Payout helps local cause Girlguiding West Thurrock

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'Thanks for help' says Girlguiding leader as community backs the local cause

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Girlguiding Thurrock West - Co-op Local Cause

MORE than 350 girls and young women exemplify the spirit of community that is part of the driving force behind the Co-op movement.

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Friends Of Hardie Park - Co-op Local Cause

Hardie Park in Stanford-le-Hope is one of the local Co-op's chosen charities because of its massive impact on the local community.

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