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Chafford Hundred News

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chafford Hundred residents are being urged to step forward and volunteer to be traffic wardens in a bid to combat dangerous parking near schools.

Albert Gustis

Albert Gustis, 3rd Dan, is the founder and senior instructor of the Alfa Karate Shotokan club based in Harris Academy, Chafford Hundred.

Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club

The football season enters the last third of matches to be played. The weather has been causing mayhem with games called off at the last minute. Luckily, our boys have trained every Saturday morning and all our home matches have been playable. Not sure all the parents have been happy with that as they stand outside shivering in the freezing cold.

Tracy English with her son, Rian (aged three months) and Adele Richards at the Beacon Children's Centre in Drake Road, Chafford Hundred. Tracey English and Adele Richards are two mums who have setup the area's first special needs support group

Two Chafford Hundred mums have set up a support group for families and carers in the area who look after children or adults with special needs.

Katie Boosey from Chafford Hundred Runnning Club

Vanessa Papworth from the Chafford Hundred Running Group speaks to member Katie Boosey

The Chinese dragon at Oriental Pan Asian

Good fortune, health, wealth and prosperity will be on the menu at the Oriental Pan Asian restaurant in Fleming Road, when the restaurant celebrates the Chinese New Year on February 22.

School Sign

Thurrock Council has promised to introduce measures to decrease morning traffic when the new Harris Academy primary school opens in Mayflower Road.

Harris Primary Academy pupils at work

MMore than 82 per cent of pupils in Chafford Hundred are reaching the expected Level 4 in reading, writing and maths in their final year at primary school.

Thurrock FC match

Thurrock Football Club, described as a ‘sleeping giant’ by its new commercial manager, Simon Dent, is looking to raise its profile and get more local people through its turn styles.

Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club badge

As we go into the year 2015, the boys return to both school and football training after a well-deserved two week break over Christmas.

Messy bugs create art

Monday, January 12, 2015
Emily, 1, taking part in a Messy Bugs Arts and Crafts session

Pre-schoolers get messy at Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre, with lots of craft, paint, water, sand, and bubbles.

Bradley Arthur

A man found dead at Grays on Tuesday has been formally identified as Bradley Arthur who had been reported missing from his home at Chafford Hundred.

Members of the Chafford Hundred Running Group who took part in the Southend Rudolph Run

Tracy Smith, Linda Draper and Emily Rawlings travelled to Las Vegas back in November to take part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, all of whom successfully completed the 13.1 mile course.

Staff and children at Chafford Hundred Pre-school Playgroup

Children and staff at Chafford Hundred Pre-School Playgroup have been celebrating their successes as a recent Ofsted inspection found the school to be outstanding in its contribution to the well-being of its children.

Bradley Arthur went missing on New Year's day

Thousands of tributes have been paid to Chafford Hundred resident Bradley Arthur, whose body was found on Tuesday after he went missing on New Year’s day.

Bradley Arthur

Police searching for missing Chafford Hundred man Bradley Arthur have recovered a body in Grays.

Bradley Arthur

Residents of Chafford Hundred and beyond have come together in the search for missing Bradley Arthur.

Andrew Sidders talks about the history of Chafford Gorges

Patricia Henry from Chafford Hundred WI writes about a recent visit from a Chafford Gorges ranger.

Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club Under 9s and 11s

Steve Batemen, from Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club, rounds up the last few weeks.

The Chafford Hundred Community Church choir (pictured last year) will perform on December 21

Chafford Hundred residents will be dusting off their vocal chords for the annual Carols on the Green on the corner of Felipe Road and Rainbow Road.

Sarah Collins preparing Christmas presents during a mother and baby craft group meeting in Thurrock (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Father Christmas will know the names of all the babies at the Kiddycraft mother and child group, as mums made personalised Santa sacks for their little ones.

Holly Page, four

Christmas cheer rang round Warren Primary School at their Christmas Fayre.

Sheldon the hamster

Sheldon the hamster takes his health seriously it seems.

Award winner Lynda Pritchard, with Graham Farrant, Chief Executive, Thurrock council, and Carmel Littleton, Director of Children’s Services.

A Chafford Hundred teacher has won an award for her outstanding contribution to education in Thurrock and two other local teachers were shortlisted out of hundreds of nominations.

Cllr Tunde Ojetola

A Chafford Hundred Councillor is backing a campaign to increase religious tolerance in the borough through education in schools from primary level and beyond.

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