A MEETING has been scheduled to update residents on East Thurrock United’s bid to move their home ground.

The football club currently play at Rookery Hill in Corringham, but are hoping to sell that land for housing and move to the Billet playing field in Stanford-le-Hope.

Planning applications for both sites are currently being developed, while a deal for Rocks to occupy the Billet field should they sell Rookery Hill for housing and commit to building a community sports hub has already been struck with Thurrock Council.

Shane Hebb, ward councillor for Stanford-le-Hope West will chair the meeting at the East Thurrock Community Association Hall, Corringham Road on Wednesday evening.

He said: "There are a number of issues of concern and the football club have recognised that consultation with local residents is very important so I have arranged the meeting to help ensure that everyone involved is aware of what is planned, its scale and the possible pros and cons to our local community."