Rotery Club of Hornchurch & Upminster Sponsored Walk 08 September
The Rotary Club Of Hornchurch and Upminster will be holding their Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday 08 September 2019, starting at 9am, to raise funds for Saint Francis Hospice and First Step.
The start and finish is at Hornchurch Country Park, adjacent to the Visitors Centre, Squadron Approach, Sutton Lane, Hornchurch. Parking is available. The six mile walk...
Meet the Council Leader at Upminster Library - 29 August
The Leader of Havering Council, Cllr Damian White, is holding a ‘Leader’s Surgery’ in Upminster Library from 5.30-7pm on Thursday 29th August. No appointment is necessary.
This will be an ideal opportunity for both residents and business people to speak to Cllr White and let him know your opinions on his Administration’s recent actions and...
Please note: From Bank Holiday Monday 26th until Friday 30th August, Gallows Corner Flyover will be closed between 09.30am and 8pm each day for essential restructuring and maintenance works. Signed diversions will be in place.
For the latest updates on new and planned roadworks in the Upminster and Cranham area visit -www.havering.roadworks.org .
Havering Council Libraries/Children's Centre Consultations - New dates
Havering Council have announced a new set of dates for their consultations on the future of Library services and Children's Centres in the borough. Our local date is Tuesday 17th September from 6.30-8pm in Upminster Library.
A full list of dates and venues and details of the consultation can be found via thislink.
Havering Council recently published a list of grant application opportunities for individuals and groups to apply for. Below are details of some that may be of interest to people in our area -Grants for Families Facing Financial Hardship Whilst Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness (UK)Marvellous Family Grants are awarded to families...
Cranham and Upminster Safe Place initiative update
At the start of the month we highlighted the new Cranham and Upminster Safe Place initiative (C.U.S.P.) Please see link to the original article.
The current venues offering a Safe Place via this initiative are listed below –
Maa Eyecare Royal British Legion Accord Estate Agents With Love Essex Martial Arts Cranham Social Hall Summit Financial...
Havering Council is inviting everyone with an interest in the health of people who live, work and study in Havering to comment on a new local health and well-being strategy. Once agreed, the strategy will set local priorities for the next four years.
The draft strategy has been developed by the Havering Health and Wellbeing...
David Pickthall Big Band concert at St. Laurence Church - 07 September
The David Pickthall Big Band will be holding a concert at St Laurence Church, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster on Saturday 07 September, starting at 7pm. There will be two sets of 45 minutes of popular music.
Tickets are £12 adults, £6 under 16 / Student, Under 5’s free. Refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Hall Lane Playing Fields car park closed 19th-21st August
Havering Council have informed us the the public car park adjacent to the Tythe Barn that serves Hall Lane Playing Fields will be closed from 5pm on Monday 19th August until Wednesday 21st, while work is undertaken to remove some of the bumps and level the car park surface.
If you have any police related questions or concerns, future Cranham Police Safer Neighbourhood Team drop-in dates have been released as below.
All are held at St. Luke’s Church, Front Lane, Cranham from 12 noon to 1pm.
On Saturday 17th August between 11am and 3pm, plot holders at Stewart Avenue Allotments will invite visitors to join them for their annual Summer Open Day. Visitors will be able to peruse the wide variety of plots on the site and see what is growing, as well as viewing the entries in the Allotment...
The pitch and putt and crazy golf site in Hall Lane, Upminster is facing a number of challenges, which started back in March this year with a planning application submitted by Havering Councils housing company, Mercury Land Holdings Ltd, for the building of 48 properties on the site. This has subsequently been followed two...
Havering Council’s Housing Engagement Team are holding a series of free to attend Summer Family Fun Days across the borough. The days will include face painting, a bouncy castle, Youth Bus and sports activities.
Food at the events is funded by 'Kitchen Social' a 'Mayor’s Fund for London' financed project and provided by Havering Adult College.
Do you have an issue or concern you would like to raise with a Cranham Ward Councillor? If so, why not come along and speak to us at Cafe4You, 99 Front Lane, Cranham (below the Cranham Social Centre) between 11am-12 noon on -
2019 - 19th Sept, 17th Oct, 21st Nov and 19th Dec.2020 -...
We get the sunshine, then the rain, followed by sunshine, then more rain and before you know it the weeds, grass, shrubs and brambles that appear from absolutely nowhere, have put on a growth spurt in your garden.
It can be difficult to keep up with the ‘triffid’ like performance some plants put on in...
Cranham and Upminster Safe Place initiative (C.U.S.P.)
Back in June, it was shared on Facebook by an Upminster mother, that her daughter had been intimidated by a group of youths who took an item of hers, and threw it over a Railway line fence. The very kind owner of the recently opened card shop in Front Lane, publicly offered a place...
Chapman's Farm planning application - Decision not yet made
We have been informed by the Council's Planning Department that the decision regarding the planning application (P1673.18) to build 9 houses on the Chapman’s Farm stable yard in Hall Lane is still yet to be made.
We will give a further update when we receive more news.
Now the school holidays have begun, please note that the Upminster Mini Golf Course in Hall Lane, Upminster will be open from 10am to 5pm everyday, subject to the weather. Why not give it a go and encourage your children to attend? Adults £5; Students & over 65's £3 (Proof may be requested).
Police Cycle Marking - Upminster Park Tue 06 August
As part of their efforts to improve cycle security, Havering Police Safer Transport Team will be offering free bike marking and advice on registration.
The event will take place between 12 noon and 3pm on Tuesday 06 August in Upminster Park, Corbets Tey Road.
UCRA Statement re Public Meeting with Cllr Damian White on 23 July
The following statement has been released by the Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Councillors with regard to the retailers/public meeting held with Cllr Damian White (Conservative Leader of Havering Council) in Cranham Social Centre Hall on 23 July.
'The Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association were advised that the Leader of the Council would cancel last...
The interim update on the Lower Thames Crossing consultation held last year has just been released and can be viewed here.
At the end of 2018 the most comprehensive consultation Highways England has ever undertaken was undertaken. They received a record-breaking response, with around 15,000 people attending 60 events and almost 29,000 people sharing their...
Havering Council is working towards ensuring that Havering becomes an Autism inclusive borough, where people with Autism have the same opportunities as everyone else.
To help achieve this, the Council has drafted an All Age Autism Strategy, which is now out for public consultation.
The consultation asks respondents to provide feedback on the strategy, helps increase...
Thames Chase Forest Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster is hosting the 2019 BioBlitz, a hands-on chance for the whole family to learn how to support biodiversity across the Community Forest.
The event runs from 10am-3pm on Sunday 21 July and is free (no booking necessary).
From creepy-crawlies and woodland beetles, to glorious bees, butterflies and other summer...
C2c will be operating a restricted train service in late July and early August because of engineering work, to prepare for the introduction of TfL’s new Barking Riverside train service.
The restricted timetable, which applies to weekdays only, can be found here.
The replacement bus timetable can be found here.
Hall Lane Pitch & Putt - Advice re Two New Consultations
We thought it would be helpful to provide you with some tools to help you with your letters of objection to the two consultations currently underway for the Hall Lane Pitch and Putt site.
Independent letters are required, one for each consultation. Both may be very similar, but you need to ensure you do not...
You may recently have seen a works compound set up on the green in Front Lane opposite Griffin Avenue . This has been causing a problem for pedestrians, obstructing their line of sight of oncoming traffic.
I have followed this up and have now received the following response from the council:
Thank you for your enquiry...
The Rotary Club Of Hornchurch and Upminster will be holding their Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday 08 September 2019, starting at 9am, to raise funds for Saint Francis Hospice and First Step. The start and finish is at Hornchurch Country Park, adjacent to the Visitors Centre, Squadron Approach, Sutton Lane,...
The Leader of Havering Council, Cllr Damian White, is holding a ‘Leader’s Surgery’ in Upminster Library from 5.30-7pm on Thursday 29th August. No appointment is necessary. This will be an ideal opportunity for both residents and business people to speak to Cllr White and let him know...
Please note: From Bank Holiday Monday 26th until Friday 30th August, Gallows Corner Flyover will be closed between 09.30am and 8pm each day for essential restructuring and maintenance works. Signed diversions will be in place. For the latest updates on new and planned roadworks in the Upminster...
Havering Council have announced a new set of dates for their consultations on the future of Library services and Children’s Centres in the borough. Our local date is Tuesday 17th September from 6.30-8pm in Upminster Library. A full list of dates and venues and details of the...