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The Chafford Hundred Youth Football Team

Steve Bateman writes about the Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club’s recent accolade

Cherry Davison demonstrates flower arranging at Chafford Hundred WI

Patricia Henry from Chafford Hundred WI writes about a recent flower arrangement demonstration.

Chafford Hundred Running Group

Vanessa Papworth of Chafford Hundred Running Group encourages residents to join, if they are interested in getting fit and need motivation from other runners.

Chafford Hundred residents are calling on the council to keep their area tidy

More than 500 people have signed a petition calling on the council to do more to keep the area looking clean and tidy.

A community walk sets off from Chafford Gorges Nature Centre.

Scores of Chafford Hundred residents set off on a 10-mile walk around Chafford Hundred and South Stifford as part of Thurrock 100, the new community walking festival which built on the success of last year’s Beat the Street.

John Rushton

Chafford Hundred Community Church’s Knit ‘n’ Natter group have organised a fundraising family day for a father-of-one who lost the majority of his limbs after contracting a common cold.

Fishing is one of the activities at The Gorges this summer

There’s no need for the children to be bored this summer as Chafford Gorges Nature Park has scores of events to keep little ones engaged during the holidays.

Child holds a drawn house with family adoption generic

A new three-year partnership agreement between Thurrock council’s adoption service and a child and family charity will bring significant benefits for children and parents involved in adoption.

Warren Primary School pupils enjoy a selfie with West Ham footballer Carlton Cole

Warren Primary School pupils got the chance to meet professional footballer Carlton Cole on a visit to Upton Park.

Anna-Marie Childs

A popular choir’s youngest member is becoming a local star.

Chafford Hundred residents are being urged to step forward to combat dangerous parking near schools

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.

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