Gerpins Lane Recycling Centre

Your local Residents’ Association (UCRA) councillors previously lobbied for the reopening of the Gerpins Lane Recycling Centre, which successfully resulted in it opening again on 11 May. However, at present large vans, trailers and commercial waste are not being accepted, effectively meaning that no trade waste is

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How to make a cloth face covering

The latest Government advice on wearing face coverings during the present pandemic, states that they should be worn on public transport and in shops. However, manufactured surgical masks and respirators, such as those pictured below, should not be purchased, so that stocks do not run out for

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Stroke awareness

Today (14 May) is national Stroke Awareness Day. To support the campaign we have published a summary of the NHS advice below. For full details see the NHS website. A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the

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Letter from East Area Police Commander

Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman, the East Area Police BCU Commander, has sent a letter to local police Safer Neighbourhood Board and Independent Advisory Group chairs, detailing measures that the police will be taking to reduce violent crime across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham. The full

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Gerpins Lane Recycling Centre to re-open

Following pressure from the Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association councillors, Havering Council have persuaded the East London Waste Authority to re-open the Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre from Monday 11 May. The centre will be open from 7.30am-5.45pm seven days a week. To access the site

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HMRC Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

As part of the Government’s measures to support businesses and individuals during the current health emergency, they announced in April that there would be a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Further details have now been released and the HMRC are starting to contact customers who may be eligible

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