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Centre Activities

Here are some of the weekly activities the Centre currently offers: 



Essex Savers Net Credit Union

 Who are Essex Savers?

Essex Savers is a financial co-operative providing local ethical banking services including convenient savings plans and low cost loans - as low as 1% per month.

What are the benefits?

  • A safe place for savings
  • Easy to pay in and withdraw
  • Competitive interest charges on loans- as low as 1% per month
  • Fixed interest rates to help budgeting plus budgeting advice
  • No hidden charges
  • No penalty for early repayment
  • A dividend is paid annually when a profit is made

Available within the centre every Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Speak to a volunteer at the Chadwell St Mary Centre for more information.

Active Sport4Life

 Get healthy   Get into Sport 

Every Thursday 

If you want to get fit and lose some weight, then this free sports programme may be for you.

Active Sport4Life is designed to help you get fit and lose weight by taking up sports. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played any sports since school – what matters is that you want to now!

For more information and how to register Click Here.  This will open a new window.



Every Thursday
10am to 1pm

Love to knit and free on Thursday? Come along and join in with some knitting, crochet etc. Bring along your own knitting or join in with knitting for the Premature Baby Unit at Basildon Hospital and this year's Poppy Appeal.  If you unable to knit, new to knitting or experienced knitters, come and join us. (Any donation of wool or knitting needles are appreciated for people who do not have these items).

Poppies for the Legion!
Volunteers at the Chadwell St Mary Centre hand-knitted poppies and sold them to raise money for 2015’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal; this well-known cause has provided a variety of facilities for ex-Servicemen and Servicewomen for many years and is close to the heart of all communities. 

This year, the volunteers will be making their poppies again to sell in support of the Poppy appeal, and they hope to beat the amount they raised last time. Look out for their poppies in the Centre, they are a momento as well as a fund-raiser! 


Coffee & Tea Mornings

Centre Opening Days
10am to 1pm

Come & join us for a chat

Sit back and catch up over a cuppa

Meet local residents

Discuss upcoming events

Find out what is happening in the local area

Computer Help

 Centre Opening Days

Get help with logging onto a computer, setting up an email account, online forms and setting up your Thurrock Council internet access from our IT support volunteers.

  Local Area Co-ordinator:
Helen Catterick

10am to 1pm

Drop in surgery for local information.


10:30am to 12:30pm

Providing information, advice and support for carers in Thurrock.

 Board Games

2pm to 5 pm

Opportunity to meet local people and play many various table top games. 

 Baby Rhyme Time in the Library

Friday Mornings
10:15am to 10:45am

 MyAccount for Thurrock Council services

The Chadwell St Mary Centre is providing residents with support to use the Council's new MyAccount portal.  

Save Time,  Do It Online.

Quick, Easy and Secure 

My Account allows you to:

  • Report environmental issues to the council
  • Apply for Housing Benefit
  • Inform of Housing Benefit change of circumstances
  • Manage your Council Tax account online
  • COMING SOON : Manage your housing rent account online

For more information Click Here.  This will open a new window.

For more activities you can take part in, check our What's On page for updates and future dates of projects that will be held within the Centre.


All welcome, Just drop in!