For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, Thurrock Council, who can be contacted on 01375 652868.
Grays in Thurrock is home to Elizabeth Gardens, a development of 65 Extra Care apartments with a wide range of on-site facilities including shared gardens, residents’ lounge, hair salon and guest room. Located on the edge of the town not far from Thurrock Community hospital, the properties are close to local shops, transport links and amenities.
You won’t need to be concerned with buildings and grounds maintenance as a professional on-site manager takes care of those aspects, as well as assisting with access to further support if required. The regular coffee mornings, craft sessions, entertainment afternoons and occasional trips out ensure you’ll receive a friendly welcome.
Around and about
Grays shopping centre offers easy parking and 55 shops all on one level, covering all of your everyday shopping needs. There are also many health care practitioners in the locality to choose from. In West Thurrock there is a large multiplex cinema attached to the Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Nearby Purfleet has the Circus Tavern, an entertainment venue hosting cabaret acts and also the PDC World Darts Championships. Nature lovers may enjoy days out at the many local country parks, which include Grangewaters, Chafford Gorges, Langdon Hills and Belhus Woods.
Art and culture
There are a number of examples of Art Deco architecture in Thurrock. The baggage hall at Tilbury, opened in 1930, has an art deco interior and is a grade II listed building. The State cinema is one of the few surviving examples of thirties cinema architecture, housing an original cinema organ. The Thameside Theatre in Grays has a variety of entertainment to suit most tastes.
Museums and historic buildings in the area include Coalhouse Fort at East Tilbury, Tilbury Fort, Purfleet Heritage and Military Centre, High House in Purfleet, Thurrock Museum and Walton Hall Farm Museum.
How to find us
Located on the Thames estuary just two miles from the Dartford Tunnel and Bridge, Grays is the largest town in the Thurrock area. Elizabeth Gardens is sited close to open countryside just off the A13, near junction 31 of the M25 motorway. The local railway station in the town centre has regular services to London Fenchurch Street and Southend.
Most bus services in Thurrock run from Grays bus station, including those to nearby Rainham, Hornchurch, Basildon and Lakeside shopping centre. Blue Water, the main shopping centre in Kent, can also be reached via buses from Lakeside
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