Ockendon Road closure update With reference to our recent post on the forthcoming temporary closure of part of Ockendon Road in North Ockendon, Cllr Oscar Ford has provided the following information in response to questions regarding the timing and bus service provision. The Ward councillors have been in communication with both the Council and the company on the proposed... Read More Mini golf planning application deferred On Thursday 18 July 2024, the latest planning application (P1533.23) for the former mini golf site in Hall Lane, was heard by the Strategic Planning Committee for Havering Council. The application was to vary Condition 1 (approved plans) of  the original planning application (P0112.22) , primarily to replace the requirement for a formal play area... Read More Havering Council family fun day events Once again, Havering Council will be holding a series of free family fun day events across the borough over the school summer holidays. Our local one will be from 12 noon to 3pm on Wednesday 21 August 2024, on the green in Macon Way, Cranham. Read More Planning applications in Havering (09 - 15 July 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 09 - 15 July 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Licensing application for The Plough public house withdrawn Havering Council have announced that a recent licensing application by the owners of The Plough public house in Front Lane Cranham, has been withdrawn. The application was to vary the premises licence, by extending the hours of opening on Friday and Saturday nights. Read More Silvertown and Blackwall tunnels charging consultation Transport for London (TfL) have launched a public consultation on proposed user charge levels for the Silvertown and Blackwall tunnels (Silvertown Tunnel is due to open in 2025). Please note that this consultation is to set the charge levels - the Mayor of London has already stated that there will be charges levied, to... Read More Ockendon Road closure *** (UPDATE 19 July 24) We have been informed that the closure will be from 8am - 5.30pm daily, and NOT 24 hours a day *** We have been advised that the Ockendon Road will be closed again, from 21 July to 04 August 2024, this time from the junction with Fen Lane to where... Read More Fleet Close Village Green dedication The formal ceremony, designating Fleet Close Green in Cranham as a Village Green, took place on Saturday 13 July 2024. A sizeable number of local residents came along and heard from councillors, including the Leader of Havering Council, that the area was the first of several in Havering to be given Village Green status, meaning... Read More Planning applications in Havering (02 - 08 July 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 02 - 08 July 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Have you safeguarded your digital legacy? Many people will have inherited a box of old photos or paperwork from a relative or close friend but will that still be possible in the future? Most of us now store all of our photos and documents online, whether it is on social media or in cloud storage but these can be impossible to... Read More Mini golf planning appeal rejected With reference to our previous post in February 2024, which gave details of the developers of the former Hall Lane mini golf site's appeal against Havering Planning Department's refusal of an application for an extra house and other alterations to the approved plans, it has been announced that the Planning Inspectorate have dismissed the... Read More Havering Astronomical Society July meetings Havering Astronomical Society will be holding the following meetings in July 2024 - Wednesday 17 July, 7.15 for 7.30pm - Dr Lee Macdonald, historian of science, will present a talk entitled ‘Refugees, star clusters and relativity: astronomy at Greenwich Observatory during the First World War'. Young Astronomers (aged 8-16) Thursday 25 July, 7 to 8pm -... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association July 2024 Bulletin now online The online version of the July 2024 edition of the Bulletin is now available via the July 2024 Bulletin link. Read More Violence Against Women and Girls walk and talk On Friday 05 July 2024 the Upminster Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) will be holding a Violence Against Women and Girls walk and talk from 7-8pm. They will be meeting outside Holland & Barrett, Station Road, Upminster. and hope to see you then. Cranham and Upminster Police SNTs will also be holding the following community... Read More Planning applications in Havering (25 June - 01 July 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 25 June - 01 July 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Havering Council library closure consultation events With reference to our previous post concerning proposals by Havering Council to close four libraries in the borough, the council have announced a large number of consultation events between 09 July and 01 August 2024. Upminster Library is NOT on the list of those that may be closed. However, a consultation event is being held... Read More Planning application near to Acacia Gardens and Fairholme Gardens *** UPDATED (04 July 2024) - Havering's Planning Department have extended the time for residents to submit comments regarding this application to Thursday 18 July 2024. It is believed that this is due to a public notice not being posted until later than anticipated ***   Havering's Local Planning Authority has received a planning application located... Read More Upminster Police SNT crime prevention events Our local Upminster Police Safer Neighbourhood (SNT) officers will be at Marks & Spencer in Station Road, Upminster between 11am and 1pm on Saturday 29 June. Please come and see them if you would like crime prevention advice or would like to discuss any other police related issue. On Friday 05 July between 7pm and... Read More Queen's Hospital car park closure Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) have announced that the multi-storey car park at Queen's Hospital in Romford will be closed for essential maintenance work from Saturday 20 July to Saturday 10 August 2024. After that, further works on the car park will continue until Saturday 14 September 2024, with a... Read More Lower Thames Crossing decision delayed With reference to our previous posts concerning the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, following the general election being called, the Government announced that the decision on whether to proceed with the project (which was due in June 2024), has been delayed until 04 October 2024. Whether the decision is further delayed past this point, will be... Read More Planning applications in Havering (18 - 24 June 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 18 - 24 June 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Planning applications in Havering (11 - 17 June 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 11 - 17 June 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Havering Local Lottery looking for good causes Havering Volunteer Centre will be launching the long awaited Havering Local Lottery on 03 July 2024. This means that charities and community groups will be able to utilise the system to support income generation in order to deliver their services. In the meantime, they are looking for good causes to sign up prior to... Read More New Dimension Choir - Summer 2024 Concerts The New Dimensions Choir, a friendly, community choir based in the London Borough of Havering, are hosting their summer 2024 concerts at three venues in Havering. Featuring songs from The Beatles, Elton John, Abba, Gilbert and Sullivan, musicals and folk songs, they will be performing on the following dates - Saturday 29 June 2024 4pm... Read More Havering Small Business Awards vote The public vote for the Havering Small Business Awards opened on 10 June 2024. The awards, run by Havering Council, are split into ten categories, with the final award, the Havering Small Business of the Year, chosen from the winners of the other awards, by a panel of Council officers, Cabinet Members and sponsors. Nominations... Read More Planning applications in Havering (04 - 10 June 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 04 - 10 June 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Local planning appeal results Recently, the results of two appeals against the refusal of planning permission in our area, have been published. 1A Howard Road, Upminster (Original planning ref. P1087.23 - Demolition of existing commercial unit and construction of a flatted block to comprise 1x1 bedroom flat, 2x2 bedroom flats and 1x3 bedroom flat). Appeal dismissed 07 May... Read More Musicians unite to fund research into deadly brain tumours On Saturday 15 of June 2024 there is a very special concert being held at Cranham Community Centre, 115 Marlborough Gardens. RM14 1JW. The concert is to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity - The Judy D'cruz Fund. These concerts have been held twice a year for a number of years now but this... Read More Recycling in Havering One of our residents has asked us to highlight the extended list of items that can be put into the orange recycling sacks, plus information regarding glass recycling banks. 'Glass recycling banks are currently still in situ but are due to be removed by the end of the year. It is important to ensure that... Read More Planning applications in Havering (28 May - 03 June 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 28 May - 03 June 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Ockendon Road closure update
    Ockendon Road closure update
    With reference to our recent post on the forthcoming temporary closure of part of Ockendon Road in North Ockendon, Cllr Oscar Ford has provided the following information in response to questions regarding the timing and bus service provision. The Ward councillors have been in communication with both...
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  • Mini golf planning application deferred
    Mini golf planning application deferred
    On Thursday 18 July 2024, the latest planning application (P1533.23) for the former mini golf site in Hall Lane, was heard by the Strategic Planning Committee for Havering Council. The application was to vary Condition 1 (approved plans) of  the original planning application (P0112.22) , primarily to...
    Read more
  • Havering Council family fun day events
    Havering Council family fun day events
    Once again, Havering Council will be holding a series of free family fun day events across the borough over the school summer holidays. Our local one will be from 12 noon to 3pm on Wednesday 21 August 2024, on the green in Macon Way, Cranham....
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  • Planning applications in Havering (09 - 15 July 2024)
    Planning applications in Havering (09 – 15 July 2024)
    Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 09 – 15 July 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link....
    Read more