Councillors praise community hub success

THE portfolio holder for communities at Thurrock Council has revealed more than 36,000 people have visited the South Ockendon Centre since it opened in March.

Cllr Lynn Worrall announced the findings at last Wednesday’s full council meeting to delight from members.

The centre, in Derry Avenue, is seen as a market place for local information, guidance and support – where residents can meet and learn how they can best support their needs. Belhus Library is also part of the centre.

Cllr Worrall said: “I am delighted to report no less than 36,226 people have visited.

“Health checks, information advice and many other council services are benefiting. The library is as popular as ever.

“The project will be a pathfinder for a wider system of hubs around the borough.

“The South Ockendon Centre is transforming council services. We are in the early stages of finding out how it affects council savings, but we couldn’t be happier.”

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2:36pm Sun 4 Aug 13

d_2da_ougle says...

it is a lot harder to sort things out with the council now though i wonder who seems to think its easier i went in there and it took them 3 days before they even telephoned me back a volunteer is just sent to take yout telephone number
it is a lot harder to sort things out with the council now though i wonder who seems to think its easier i went in there and it took them 3 days before they even telephoned me back a volunteer is just sent to take yout telephone number d_2da_ougle

7:35am Mon 5 Aug 13

Dave_ says...

36226 people have visited or 36226 visits, which is a different kettle of fish. The figure quoted would be c.20% of Thurrock's population going there once. Rather than people from Ockendon and Aveley (perhaps) going there several times.
36226 people have visited or 36226 visits, which is a different kettle of fish. The figure quoted would be c.20% of Thurrock's population going there once. Rather than people from Ockendon and Aveley (perhaps) going there several times. Dave_

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