Chelmer Road parking issues update With reference to our previous post, regarding the delay in tackling parking problems in Chelmer Road, Cranham, we have received news that Havering Council will finally be starting to look into the issue in May. This is likely to initially include a formal residents consultation and proposals, followed by a final decision on any... Read More COVID-19 guidance for local authorities on organised events Over the next few months, Havering Council are likely to receive a number of applications for organised events and sporting events etc. The Government has published guidance to local authorities on such events, in relation to pandemic restrictions, which we thought some residents may be interested in reading. To view the guidance, use the Government Organised... Read More Ongoing & New Planned Roadworks For the latest updates on new and planned roadworks in the Upminster and Cranham area visit – www.havering.roadworks.org . Read More His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh The Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association would like to express our deep sadness at the news of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Among his many contributions to this country, many people in Havering will particularly associate him with the Duke of Edingburgh's Award, that has benefitted so many of our... Read More No Upminster to Romford trains 10-11 April Transport for London (TfL) have advised that, once again, the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April. For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Upminster Library to re-open on 12 April Havering Council have advised that Upminster Library will be re-opening fully from Monday 12 April, in line with the Government's easing of lockdown restrictions. Opening hours, which will still be restricted for the foreseeable future, are shown below - Monday - 2pm to 7pm Tuesday - 10am to 3pm Wednesday - Closed Thursday -... Read More Illegal waste dumping at Damyns Hall Cottages Upminster Ward councillors recently became aware of large amounts of waste that had appeared in the front and rear gardens of one of the houses at Damyns Hall Cottages, Aveley Rd, Upminster. A number of residents also noticed this and reported it to councillors. Ward councillors immediately reported the matter to Havering Council, who... Read More Rubbish collection dates after Easter The refuse collection dates in Havering for the week after Easter are detailed below. Further information can also be found on Havering Council’s Rubbish and recycling webpage. Read More UK Power Networks free Priority Services Register UK Power Networks’, who own and maintain electricity cables and lines across London, the South East and East of England, have asked us to publicise their free Priority Services Register (PSR) to local residents.  'Power cuts don’t happen very often but if the electricity network is damaged or develops a fault it’s our job to... Read More Update re 2021 Census Havering Council has provided an update regarding the current national Census. The census date, 21 March 2021, has now past but any household who have not completed the census still have up until 04 May 2021 to do so. The census questionnaire is simple, straightforward and safe to complete online, and should take around ten... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association April 2021 Bulletin now online The April 2021 edition of The Bulletin is now available online via the April 2021 link .     Read More No Upminster to Romford trains over Easter Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed that the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed over the whole of the Easter weekend (02-05 April 2021). For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association April 2021 Bulletin now being delivered Due to government lockdown restrictions, the January-March 2021 editions of the Bulletin were delivered by commercial companies, rather than our army of volunteers. It is fair to say that things did not always go smoothly and we sometimes received messages from people who did not receive their copies. As the restrictions are now being eased,... Read More Cranham Brickfields in bloom! This morning, whilst on a walk around Cranham Brickfields, regarding a forthcoming litter picking initiative, Cranham Ward councillors came across a beautiful sea of purple flowers in the trees just south of the children's play area. We thought we would share a picture of them. If you are new to the area and would like... Read More Hornchurch FC are going to Wembley! Congratulations to Hornchurch FC, who today (Saturday 27 March) once again beat a club from a league above them in the Semi-Final of the FA Trophy. After coming from behind three times, Hornchurch managed to hold ex-League side Notts County to 3-3 at the end of the match. They then kept their nerve to... Read More Ongoing & New Planned Roadworks For the latest updates on new and planned roadworks in the Upminster and Cranham area visit – www.havering.roadworks.org . Read More No Upminster to Romford trains 27-28 March Transport for London (TfL) have advised that the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March. For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Chelmer Road parking issues At last night's Full Council Meeting, Cllr John Tyler (Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association), highlighted the delay in tackling parking problems in Chelmer Road, Cranham, during Members Questions. Following complaints from residents, in early 2019 Havering Council were asked to conduct a survey of residents, to seek their views on introducing further parking restrictions. Council... Read More Hall Lane Pitch and Putt - Update re sale Rumours have recently been circulating locally, concerning the sale of the former mini golf site in Hall Lane. In response to this, Cranham councillors made an enquiry to the council and have received the following reply - 'Thank you for this e-mail. The contract of sale is still being negotiated with the preferred bidder. I will be... Read More Full Council Meeting 24 March 2021 video link The next Full Council Meeting will take place this Wednesday (24 March), starting at 7.30pm. The meeting, which is being held virtually, will be broadcast live via a video link. To view the Agenda reports pack and watch the meeting, visit the Full Council 24 March link. You can also view a recording of the meeting... Read More Upminster Cricket Club update We have received an update from Upminster Cricket Club on their plans for 2021. Further information can also be found on their website - www.upminstercricketclub.com/news  . After a frustrating and uncertain winter, Upminster Cricket Club will return to action in mid April. The club have not taken part in any cricket activity since the end... Read More Safer Streets funding unlikely for Havering Last week, the government announced a doubling of Safer Streets funding, to provide additional public CCTV and lighting to various locations across the country. Following the announcement, Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association councillors asked council officials whether Havering had bid for any of the original funding and were told that the borough had made an... Read More Temporary changes to local Polling Stations Havering Council have informed Residents' Association councillors that for the forthcoming GLA Elections on 06 May 2021, there will be changes to the locations of two of the Polling Stations regularly used. People who normally vote at Upminster Junior School will be required to go to Upminster Library instead. Those who usually go to Branfil Primary... Read More Lower Thames Crossing – More survey works in Pea Lane We have just been informed that Highways England are carrying out further survey works relating to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, on private fields near to Pea Lane, Upminster this week. The works started today (Thursday 18 March) and are due to continue on weekdays only until Tuesday 23 March, from 9:30am to 3:00pm. During... Read More Parking meters Residents' Association councillors have been chasing the council for sometime about the high number of 'out of action parking machines' locally. Please see below, a reply from the council to one of the e-mails -  'Thank you for your email regarding parking meters in Upminster. We are aware of a number of machines currently defective across... Read More Council weed control schedule for Upminster and Cranham Havering Council have recently announced their road and footway weed control schedule for 2021. Each area is treated four times a year but exact dates are dependant on weather conditions. The weeds normally die off around three weeks after treatment and should then be cleared away by the regular street cleaning teams. Upminster Ward is... Read More Using your computer as a volunteer We have recently been told about a way of volunteering that may appeal to people with time on their hands, who are based at home and with access to a computer. A large number of organisations throughout the world undertake work to assist academic research by entering written records onto computer, to create usable data.... Read More Paying Council Tax and Garden Waste subscriptions by cheque Although most people pay for their Council Tax by Direct Debit, via the internet or by phone, we recently received an enquiry asking whether Havering Council still accept payments by cheque. We contacted the council, who confirmed that for both Council Tax and Garden Waste Collection (green bin) subscriptions, they do accept cheques. If you pay... Read More No Upminster to Romford trains on Sunday 14 March Transport for London (TfL) have advised that the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed on Sunday 14 March. For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Ongoing & New Planned Roadworks For the latest updates on new and planned roadworks in the Upminster and Cranham area visit – www.havering.roadworks.org . Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Chelmer Road parking issues update
    Chelmer Road parking issues update
    With reference to our previous post, regarding the delay in tackling parking problems in Chelmer Road, Cranham, we have received news that Havering Council will finally be starting to look into the issue in May. This is likely to initially include a formal residents consultation and proposals,...
    Read more
  • COVID-19 guidance for local authorities on organised events
    COVID-19 guidance for local authorities on organised events
    Over the next few months, Havering Council are likely to receive a number of applications for organised events and sporting events etc. The Government has published guidance to local authorities on such events, in relation to pandemic restrictions, which we thought some residents may be interested in reading....
    Read more
  • Ongoing & New Planned Roadworks
    Ongoing & New Planned Roadworks
    For the latest updates on new and planned roadworks in the Upminster and Cranham area visit – www.havering.roadworks.org ....
    Read more
  • His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh
    His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh
    The Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association would like to express our deep sadness at the news of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Among his many contributions to this country, many people in Havering will particularly associate him with the Duke of Edingburgh’s...
    Read more