Half Term Fun on the Ant Hill at the RSPB Reserve, Purfleet

Half Term Fun At RSPB Purfleet

Local children enjoyed some half term fun on the Trust funded Ant Hill at the RSPB reserve in Purfleet. On a sunny, but damp morning the children (Joshua Wilson, Ethan Wilson, Coby Delaney, Louis Wayland, Henry Gray, Tom Gray) used up some of their energy, climbing the anthill and exploring it’s tunnels. When the rain started falling we all headed to the … Read More

Peartree Close, South Ockendon – Community Garden

Peartree Close Community Garden Opening

A grant of £500 has made a huge difference to the residents of Peartree Close, South Ockendon. The money was used to improve a memory garden. Tony Houston and his wife Carol applied for the grant on behalf of the Community Association and were delighted with how much they have been able to buy with such a small sum of money. Tony said … Read More

Trust launches new website

Trustees launch Trust's new website

We have just launched our new website. The new website, built in conjunction with Elstree Film Design Limited, has been designed to be both interactive and user friendly and takes users on a tour of both old and new projects supported by the Trust, as well as highlighting the latest Trust news. The short film on the Home page shows just … Read More

East Thurrock Community Association hall opening

VNTT plaque presentation

The 75 year old East Thurrock Community Association (ETCA) hall was officially reopened on Friday 6th February 2015 by Stephen Metcalfe MP, following major refurbishment works which were made possible thanks to a grant of over £48,000 from the Trust. Essential works, including redecoration and installation of new flooring, have already made a huge difference to the many community groups … Read More

Coal House Fort heritage centre

Photography of coal house fort heritage centre

The Trust awarded £112,250 to Thurrock Council to build a new Heritage Centre at Coal House Fort. Coal House Fort is a scheduled ancient monument, one of the best examples of a Victorian casement fort and associated landscape anywhere in the UK. This project includes the development of a café and heritage interpretation space within the Fort generator house, as … Read More