South Ockendon is a town in the borough of Thurrock. It is located approximately 20 miles east of London. South Ockendon railway station offers commuters just 20 minutes travelling time into London Fenchurch Streetand is very much a commuter town.
There is an old windmill located in South Ockendon which was built at the beginning of the 19th century. In November 1977, it blew down which ended an association with milling on the site dating back to early 1295.
Derwent Parade is the main shopping centre in South Ockendon and is a pedestrian only area with a gate at either end that opens just for market stalls on Tuesdays and Saturdays. For a much larger shopping centre Lakeside is situated just 3.5 miles away for all of your High Street brands.
South Ockendon is also known for its garden centre - Thurrock Garden Centre and Aquatic shop, which is very popular all year round.
There are a few primary schools in South Ockendon, including Dilkes Primary School which was named after the nearby Dilkes Park and Bonnygate Primary School on this occasion there is a park located nearby which was named after the school – Bonnygate Park.. There is one secondary school in South Ockendon – The Ockendon School with plenty more located on the outskirts of South Ockendon.
There is an activity centre called Grangewaters situated in South Ockendon.
Grangewaters is an outdoor education and activity centre , it is set in an ideal environment for young people and adults to learn and develop, it is very popular with local after school clubs and also local businesses for team bonding, but things to do for all the family if you fancy a family activity day out! Grangewaters boasts a twenty five acre watersports Lake situated within a seventy acre location.