New & Planned Local Roadworks 10/11 Dec

M25  10 December — 11 December Delays likely Some carriageway incursion Works location: diversion. Works description: M25, Jct 28 Clockwise exit slip closure, Carriageway closure for surfacing works. Diversion via HE network. Responsibility for works: Highways England Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: 52472

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What to do with that Xmas Present you didn’t want!

Christmas is a time for giving, which is why many people end up with at least one present they don’t want, need or like – so what are your options? The first tip is for the giver to attach a gift receipt with the present, this will

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Upminster Station Revamp Just the Ticket!

Work to complete the refurbishment of the Lower Ticket Office at Upminster Station finally concluded today (7 Dec). The £800,000 scheme, which began in June 2018, will see a new ticket office, waiting room and coffee shop on Platform 1 (to Fenchurch Street) while the entrance from  the car park

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Chapman’s Farm Planning Application – Residents Pack into Public meeting

Local residents packed into the Cranham Community Centre on Thursday to express concerns over the planning application to build 9 houses on the Green Belt site at Chapman’s Farm (stable yard), Hall Lane. A presentation outlining the application (P1673.18) was given by Cllr Clarence Barrett with Cllr Gillian Ford

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Chapman’s Farm – Public Meeting

After a year of speculation, a planning application (P1673.18) has now been lodged with the Council for the demolition of the existing livery yard and the erection of nine dwellings, made up of 4 x 3-bedroom, 3 x 4-bedroom and 2 x 5-bedroom units at Chapman’s Farm, Hall

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New & Planned Local Roadworks 4/5 December

B186 Clay Tye Road, Upminster, Havering 06 December — 07 December Delays possible Traffic control (two-way signals) Works location: Unknown Works description: UPMINSTER 572297 – INTERIM TO PERMANENT – in cw Responsibility for works: Openreach Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference: BC006MU1WBAUNWIBW6NKLN01 Front Lane,

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Xmas Demolition of Ardleigh Green Bridge

The final demolition works of the long running Ardleigh Green Bridge scheme are due to take place over the Christmas period. The scheme began in 2014 at an estimated cost of £32m, but significant delays has seen the completion date slip by 15 months to Spring 2019,

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Dog Fouling Penalty

Dog fouling continues to be a problem that not only leaves a nasty mess but can be a danger to health. While most dog owners are very responsible and do pick up after their pets, there are some who choose to ignore the rules – including those

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M25 Brentwood Junction Scheme Forges Ahead

Further consultation on the proposed reconfiguration of the M25 junction 28 of the M25 (Brentwood/Brook Street) us being undertaken by the Highways Agency from 3rd December to 28th January 2019. Details of the scheme, which involve a two-lane loop road with widening of a short section of

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Budget Cuts Target Town Centres

Proposals to bridge a £37.8m funding gap over the next four years include huge increases to parking tariffs and charging people on Council Tax support significantly more. Just some of the proposals approved by the conservative cabinet this week (29 Nov) are: Remove the free 30-minute parking

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