Our latest news and blog posts

November Newsletter

Click through to view the November Edition of the Hardie Park Newsletter HERE Contact details: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. SS17 0PB Phone: Café direct - 07935 868835 Email: info@friendsofhardiepark.co.uk Twitter:...

Locality nomination for Save our Spaces Award

Friends of Hardie Park were recently nominated for a Locality Save our Spaces Award. Rob Groves and Mandie Groves went to Leeds this month for the Awards Evening. We didn't come away with the award but we are really chuffed to have been shortlisted against such great...

Performing Parks project progress

We held a progress meeting at Hardie recently with two of our Performing Park groups present, Aveley and Kenningtons Parks and 633 Daisy Squad from Daisy Field Tilbury. It's always a pleasure to be in the room with such passionate people looking to make a difference...

The Essex Lottery supporting Hardie Park

We're delighted to announce that we are now selling tickets on behalf of The Essex Lottery with a weekly top prize of £25,000! 50% from all tickets sold will help to support our work in the local community of Stanford-le-Hope. We have some exciting new projects in the...

Woof Woof

So our four legged friends will be experiencing another jam packed day of pooch fun next year. Sunday 7th June - 11am to 4pm needs to be in your diary. Dogtopia Pet Services and Alicias Obedience Dog Training will be working hard with us to put things in place to...

Recycle : Terracycle : Meeting

Want to find out more about recycling in Thurrock? What can go in your blue bin and what can't? There's a meeting at the park on Monday 2nd Dec between 5pm and 6pm Terracycle offers us a way of recycling some items that are not accepted in the blue bin. This meeting...

Amazon makes us smile

£23.94 raised whilst you shopped with Amazon between July and September. Thank you! It's really easy to sign up and a percentage of your purchase wings it's way to your chosen charity. Please tell your friends and family. We really appreciate the support. Sign up here...

They certainly got their FREAK ON!

The wind and prospect of rain, no biggie. Mini monsters and ghostly ghouls descended on our blustery park for some Halloween fun and a visit to the grotty grotto. A great family day with stallholders and Little Legs Bus providing entertainment. The fabulous DJ Owen...

Diane retires from volunteering

So our lovely Diane has retired from volunteering duties. Around three years in all, famous for her salmon quiche, reading stories to the toddlers of SS17 on a Monday and finance administrator extraordinaire every other day :0) THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We will...

Christmas Stalls and Santa

FOR ONE DAY ONLY! Come along for some festive fun, a spot of Christmas shopping and visit Santa with the little ones. Refreshments, food and festive beverages will be available throughout the day. Mulled wine and mince pies on the cafe menu! Tickets for Santa £5 on...