Council Tax energy bills rebate Havering Council have announced that the Government's one-off payment of £150 to households in Council Tax bands A to D, who are not exempt from Council Tax, will today (Thursday 19 May 2022) be paid into the accounts of residents who pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit. For those who do not pay by... Read More Planning applications in Havering (10 - 16 May 2022) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 10 - 16 May 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Lower Thames Crossing consultation event Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association (UCRA) councillors have been informed by National Highways that there will only be one public consultation event held in Havering on their latest proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing, and this will be in Hornchurch. UCRA have raised concerns about this, as the residents of Upminster and Cranham are the... Read More Last entry time at Gerpins Lane centre Following recent contact from a resident, we would like to highlight that although the published closing time at the Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre is 5.45pm Monday to Sunday, last entry is in fact 15 minutes earlier at 5.30pm. The following advice is also on their website eastlondonwaste.gov.uk/gerpins-lane/  - 'Please make sure you arrive well... Read More Next Upminster Police SNT meeting date The next Upminster Police Safer Neighbourhood Team community contact session will be 1-2pm on Sunday 22 May 2022 in Upminster Park. They also have sessions at 12-1pm on Wednesday 08 June outside Waitrose in St. Mary's Lane and 4-5pm on Monday 20 June in Upminster Library. Read More Maternity services in Havering There has been some comment locally on changes being made to maternity services based at the Cranham Health Centre. Matthew Trainer, the Chief Executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has provided an update on what is happening at the trust, and the reasons behind it. 'Like all trusts, we have been working... Read More Update re council weed control schedule Every year, all roads and pavements in the borough receive four weed treatments, at regular intervals between Spring and Autumn. The first treatment for Upminster Ward was due in March, followed by Cranham Ward in April. It has become obvious that in many local roads this has not yet taken place and so Upminster and... Read More Police speeding operation The Upminster Police Safer Neighbourhood Team recently circulated the following message to Neighbourhood Watch members - 'We are always being asked to do something about speeding so you may have seen Safer Neighbourhood teams in Havering with speed guns recently. Last week we was joined by one of our ward panel members to do a... Read More New Lower Thames Crossing consultation begins National Highways has launched a new consultation on updated plans for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. Included in the proposals, is a new footbridge over the A127. The consultation is open from now until Monday 20 June 2022. To view details and submit comments, visit the Lower Thames Crossing Local Refinement Consultation (May 22) website). Upminster and... Read More Planning applications in Havering (03 - 09 May 2022) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 03 - 09 May 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Havering Over 50's Forum event at the Queen's Theatre Havering Over 50's Forum and Havering Dementia Action Alliance are holding an event in the foyer at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch on Monday 16 May from 1-4pm. The event will help people find out about some of the different organisations that offer help and support in Havering, so if you have the time please pop... Read More Volunteers needed for Summer Reading Challenge Every year Havering Council's Library Service runs a Summer Reading Challenge for primary school children. To enable this, they need volunteers aged 13 or over to listen to children talk about books they have read. Each volunteer session would last for around two hours. To volunteer for this or any of the council's other roles visit... Read More Cranham Police drop-in session Friday 13 May The next Cranham Police Safer Neighbourhood Team drop-in session will be held between 2-4pm on Friday 13 May in Avon Road, Cranham. Please come along if you have anything to discuss with our local officers. Read More Green Belt protection petition We have been informed of an online petition to the UK Government and Parliament, seeking to change the way housing need is calculated in local authority areas, putting pressure on Green Belt and Areas of Natural Beauty. The full text of the petition is as follows - 'We call on the Government to change the standard... Read More Upminster Windmill Gardens and Visitor Centre opening days The restoration work on the windmill continues and it is hoped that it will be open to the public next year. Meanwhile the gardens and possibly the visitor centre will be open on weekends of 07 - 08 May and 04 - 05 June 2022 for residents to visit between 11am and 4pm – admission... Read More No District Line Upminster to Tower Hill 07 - 08 May 2022 Transport for London (TfL) have informed us that there will not be any District Line service between Upminster and Tower Hill today (Saturday 07) and Sunday 08 May 2022. For current TfL service updates visit their Status Updates webpage. Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association candidates elected! At the Local Elections for Cranham and Upminster Wards on 05 May 2022, we are happy to say that all six of our Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association candidates were elected. They are delighted to continue to serve and support our wonderful communities for the next four years. Thank you to everyone who came and... Read More Local Council Elections today (Thursday 05 May 2022) For those eligible to vote, please remember that it is the Local Elections today in Havering (Thursday 05 May 2022). Polling stations are open from 7am – 10pm If you are unsure where your polling station is, check your polling card or visit Havering Council’s Polling Station link You can vote without your polling... Read More Planning applications in Havering (26 April - 02 May 2022) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 26 April - 02 May 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Refuse collections after the Bank Holiday Just to remind everyone that rubbish and orange sack collections will be a day later than normal this week due to the Bank Holiday. Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Separate May editions of The Bulletin now online Due to the forthcoming Local Elections there are separate editions for Cranham and Upminster wards this month. The May 2022 editions of the Bulletin are now available online via the links below. Cranham May 2022 edition link. Upminster May 2022 edition link Read More Planning applications in Havering (19 - 25 April 2022) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 19 - 25 April 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Jubilee Party road closures named Residents' Association councillors have been informed of the local roads where street parties will be held to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Cranham Ward Friday 03 June - Fleet Avenue, Marlborough Gardens Saturday 04 June - Acacia Gardens, Benets Road, Pentire Close, River Drive, Stour Way, Tabrums Way, Tyne Close Sunday 05 June - Engayne Gardens, Kingfisher Road, Marlborough Gardens... Read More Upminster South District Guides The Upminster South District Guides have contacted us, as they are currently short of leaders in all sections but in particular for their last remaining Guide Unit at St Laurence Church, Upminster, which meets on Wednesday's from 7.30 - 9pm. There has been a Guide unit at St Laurence Church for nearly 100 years but... Read More River Ingrebourne Outfall Safari 2022 The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are running a citizen science project along the River Ingrebourne this year. It is called the Outfall Safari and it is a systematic way to identify and quantify surface water outfalls that are suffering from pollution as a result of misconnections (where the foul water system is incorrectly... Read More Planning applications in Havering (12 - 18 April 2022) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 12 - 18 April 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More ONS personal inflation calculator Everyone is feeling the effects of the increases in household bills at the moment, particularly heating and vehicle fuel. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has a personal inflation calculator, that allows people to estimate how much their monthly spending has increased in the last twelve months, show how it compares with previous years and... Read More Broadband social tariffs Ofcom have recently highlighted that 'The broadband and mobile markets offer customers a wide range of choice, with different deals available to suit different needs. Some providers offer social tariffs which are only available to customers who receive certain government benefits...' Major firms who do this include BT, Sky and Virgin Media, with BT also... Read More Grants to improve and develop allotments Grants of between £250 and £2,000 are available to registered Allotment Associations and committees across the UK, for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites. The funding is being made available by the National Allotment Gardens Trust, which aims to advance and improve the Allotments/Gardens movement through education, training, workshops and... Read More GADABOUTS GADABOUTS is a social/friendship club for single, widowed or divorced people aged 40 to 70 years old, which meets at 8pm on the first Tuesday of the month at the Havering Bowls Club, Harrow Lodge Park. For more information contact gadabouts@live.co.uk  .     Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Council Tax energy bills rebate
    Council Tax energy bills rebate
    Havering Council have announced that the Government’s one-off payment of £150 to households in Council Tax bands A to D, who are not exempt from Council Tax, will today (Thursday 19 May 2022) be paid into the accounts of residents who pay their Council Tax by Direct...
    Read more
  • Planning applications in Havering (10 - 16 May 2022)
    Planning applications in Havering (10 – 16 May 2022)
    Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 10 – 16 May 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link....
    Read more
  • Lower Thames Crossing consultation event
    Lower Thames Crossing consultation event
    Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association (UCRA) councillors have been informed by National Highways that there will only be one public consultation event held in Havering on their latest proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing, and this will be in Hornchurch. UCRA have raised concerns about this, as...
    Read more
  • Last entry time at Gerpins Lane centre
    Last entry time at Gerpins Lane centre
    Following recent contact from a resident, we would like to highlight that although the published closing time at the Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre is 5.45pm Monday to Sunday, last entry is in fact 15 minutes earlier at 5.30pm. The following advice is also on their...
    Read more