Purfleet Community Hub celebrated its official opening on Wednesday (12 April) with a fancy dress competition and a marketplace for residents to find out more about the hub and the services it works with.

The fancy dress was on the theme of “superheroes” to acknowledge the superhero contribution made by the volunteers who run and staff the hub (in River Court, Centurion Way, Purfleet), and was judged by Deputy Mayor Cllr Tunde Ojetola, who presented Easter eggs to the winners.

Local council and voluntary services were represented at the event, which also featured a Purfleet Clean-up, with two free skips provided, litter picking and clearance.

The Community Hub houses a library, information, free computers and wifi, meeting rooms, surgeries on issues like housing repairs, council tenancies, legal matters, and Health Watch; and signposts people to local services to meet their needs. After Easter the hub will be offering Keeping up With Your Children sessions in conjunction with Thurrock Adult Community College, to help mum's and dads be more confident in supporting their primary school children with maths, and regular sessions with the Citizens Advice.

For more information, please contact [email protected]