On Sunday 12th June 2022, East Thurrock Community Garden, off Rockery Lane, East Thurrock, was officially opened by Leader of Thurrock Council Bob Gledhill. Also in attendance was the Head of Thurrock Planning committee, Tom Kelly.  Clive Cheeseman, the main coordinator for the project, aided by his wife Sheila and friends Keith and Glynis along with other members of the committee worked tirelessly for over two years to turn an area of over grown scrubland into the Community Garden.  Grays Thurrock Rotary club had agreed to support the project and Peter Hoche, the club’s Community Services chairman, presented a cheque for £150 to Clive.