A SOUTH Ockendon singer is looking to launch her singing career as she prepares to battle it out in a talent competition. Along with other impressive acts, the teenager has made it through to the Regional Finals of the UK's only singing and dancing competition exclusively for youngsters.
It comes as part of the authority's "clean it, cut it, fill it" initiative and ties in with the Love Thurrock campaign recently launched by the council and the Gazette. Davy Down car park in South Ockendon was subjected to a recent fly-tip.
A ROGUE trader has been ordered to pay more than A 4,500 after admitting two charges which saw him fail to complete two landscaping jobs. Craig Williams, 30, of Broxburn Drive, in South Ockendon, at the time of the offences in 2015, admitted two charges of engaging in misleading practices under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading regulations appeared before Basildon magistrates.
Olive Alternative Provision Academy, Daiglen Drive, The Culver Centre, South Ockendon received the rating from Ofsted following an inspection in January. The report from Ofsted states the school requires special measures because it is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education.
A 55-year-old woman was walking along Laburnum Grove at around 7pm on Sunday, March 5, when she was approached by a dark coloured car heading from Brandon Groves Avenue. The driver, a man, got out and demanded her belongings.
The Thurrock Gazette understands residents found a powdered substance in their boiler and that it is suspected this came from the gas main. A spokesman for National Grid said: "Currently there are 75 properties experiencing problems with their gas supply in the South Ockendon area of Essex.
POLICE are searching for Misty Gardner, from South Ockendon, who is wanted for failing to appear at court to face a charge of theft. Gardner, 29, was arrested and charged following a theft from McDonald's, Stanford Road, Orsett, on Monday, August 22, 2016.