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

War heroes of Ramsden Crays remembered forever

Dedication of Ramsden Crays War Memorial

On the cold, but sunny morning of 1st May 2015, a small group of people followed by standard bearers from the Hockley British Legion, the Korean War Veterans Association the Sub Mariners Association and the Naval Patrol Service made their way slowly to the new War Memorial at Ramsden Crays. Upon arrival they were met by the Reverend Stephen Robertson … Read More

Sustainable energy for Wat Tyler Country Park

VNTT Trustees & Steve Prewer - BBC Countryside Parks Manager

On a sunny March day, our Trustees and Steve Prewer (Basildon Council) celebrated the installation of new solar panels to the roof of the old laboratory, now an arts centre, at Wat Tyler  country park. The purchase of these was made possible thanks to part of a £53,000 grant from Veolia North Thames Trust. Doug Benjafield – Chairman of VNTT said “The … Read More

Discover Wildspace app launch

Cllr Melvin Wallace at Wybridge Primary School

Monday 16th March saw the launch of a new and exciting wildlife app for Rainham.  A group of 10 – 11 year old children from Whybridge Junior School showed just how easy the app is to use across a wide range of electronic media. By the wonder of time travel, the children were also joined by John Harle, the man … 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