Poor and Disabled to Pay More in Council Tax

A proposal to increase council tax contribution payments from claimants on benefits and the disabled was narrowly voted through at Havering Council this week, despite vigorous opposition from the Residents’ Association and other groups who proposed no increase (see c tax support speech) . Despite the outcome of

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Upminster & Cranham RA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Monday 25th February at 7.45pm in the Commemoration Hall, Trinity Church, Station Road, Upminster. Following the business of the AGM, Mark Hall, the Managing Director of First Step, will give a presentation on their work locally.

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New & Planned Local Roadworks 22/23 Jan

B186,B1421 Ockendon Road, Upminster, Havering 23 January — 23 January Delays possible Traffic control (two-way signals) Works location: Unknown Works description: Access required to Underground BT structure to repair service – No structural changes. Work being carried out on existing BT Plant Responsibility for works: Openreach Current

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Chapman’s Farm – Further Update

Just a further update on the planning application (P1673.18) to build 9 houses on the Green Belt site at Chapman’s Farm (stable yard), Hall Lane. The decision has now been put back to 25th January from 22nd January. As previously reported, the application received 137 letters of objection, which is

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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 put forward by the conservative cabinet are: Remove the free 30-minute parking from Upminster, Hornchurch and

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Make the most of your food…

Portion controls, meal planning, smart shopping, leftover recipes and freezing tips, which can help save up to £70 per month, are on the menu at Havering Council’s free Love Food Hate Waste cookery workshops. The nearest event is taking place from 2pm-4pm on Tuesday 22 January at Brunswick

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Chapman’s Farm – Update

Just a quick update on the planning application (P1673.18) to build 9 houses on the Green Belt site at Chapman’s Farm (stable yard), Hall Lane. The application received 137 letters of objection, which is a fantastic measure of the depth of feeling in the community, with a decision due

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New & Planned Local Roadworks 10/11 Jan

A124 St Marys Lane, Upminster, Havering 10 January — 15 January Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals) Works location: Unknown Works description: 1 x 50mm metered connection in footway & carriageway Responsibility for works: ESSEX AND SUFFOLK WATER Current status: Planned work about to start Works reference:

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