Sunday Aug 17
Your Gazette: A champion of our community
JULIE Barker, 47, has lived in South Ockendon all her life and owns the Tip Toe Stage School and Scalliwags Preschool.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
PLANS to turn a landfill site into a giant solar farm have been submitted to Thurrock Council.
And the proposals, which will see panels fitted across a 76-acre area - equivalent to 43 football pitches - just north east of South Ockendon and west of the Orsett Fen, have got the backing of residents.
Havering Sixth Form College student's three straight As confirms place at Princeton University
Sixth form students were ripping open their envelopes yesterday to find out how their A-level results would affect their future, with one teen delighted to learn she will be travelling across the pond to study.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Man suffering from burns following fire in South Ockendon
Fire crews from Grays, Orsett and Corringham, tackled a small fire in a machine in Arcany Road at about 10.40am this morning.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Couple made homeless in suspected arson attack
A COUPLE have been made homeless following a suspected arson attack at a block of flats in South Ockendon on Saturday morning.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
A typical Ukip voter has little experience of immigration
Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday.
Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).
Two fire crews from Grays and one from Orsett were called to Eden Green, South Ockendon, just before 5am today where they found the couple, in their thirties, stranded on their first floor balcony.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Son's gay dad speech wows West End crowd
A YOUNG lad wowed the crowd in a West End theatre with a speech about how he came to terms with his Dad's sexuality.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
CRAFT-keen residents can learn a range of skills in a series of workshops.
Tutors in painting, sewing, card-making, jewellery, drawing and patchwork will be in the South Ockendon Centre in Derry Avenue from 6.45pm on September 1 to sign up recruits.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
MILLIONS of pounds have been secured by the council to build 140 affordable rental homes.
The A 4.6 million grant from the Homes and Communities Agency , a government-funded body, will by 2018 see 25 old people's homes built in Calcutta Road, Tilbury, 42 in Chadwell St Mary and ten in Ockendon, all two- one-bedroom properties.