Chafford Hundred News

Monday, January 12, 2015

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.

Committee members hard at work planning a Macmillan Coffee Morning

Patricia Henry from the Chafford Hundred WI writes about a busy Autumn schedule full of fundraising and crafts

Members of the Chafford Hundred Running Group took part in the Purfleet 10K

Vanessa Papworth writes about the latest news at the Chafford Hundred Running Group

JB Rose of Chafford Choir

Chafford Hundred is hoping to find the next big singing sensation in its very own X Factor-style competition.

Martina Dennis with her cupcakes. Picture: Arnaud Stephenson

If you see Martina Dennis in her black and pink ‘cupcake wagon’ driving around Chafford Hundred then give her a wave, as her company looks set to be the next big thing in the baking business.

Veena Virahsammy

Mum-of-one Veena Virahsammy, of Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, is a film maker, radio and TV presenter and media industry blogger.

Santa at Chafford Gorges last year

Father Christmas is heading to Chafford Hundred Gorges this December.

Liam Carson

Liam Carson, 17, of Ark Avenue, Chafford Hundred, volunteers in the press department at Thurrock FC, while also studying A-levels

Thurrock Youth Football Club. Back Row: (From left to right)
Danny Cerda (coach), Dylan Jura, Timmy Ogunjinrin, Temi Carew, Joshua Birthwright, Danny Clarke, Teddy Cerda.
Front Row: Trent Lubya, Sonny Cerda, Charlie Monkhouse, William Ladepo, Frankie Thompson.

Business partners, Leah Clarke and Sarah Hawkins from Chafford Hundred are proud their business Barney Bears Nurseries, is the new sponsor of Thurrock Youth Football Club.


The rather adorable Alf lives in Edmund Road, Chafford Hundred and is owned by John and Kerry Huckstepp.

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