Havering Council COVID-19 restrictions Q & A Havering Council have announced that they will be holding a 60-minute online Q & A session on the current Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions, on Thursday 29 October, starting at 12.30pm. Among the people available to answer questions will be Havering's Director of Public Health, Mark Ansell, Director of Adult Services, Barbara Nicholls, and the... Read More No Upminster to Romford line this Sunday TfL have notified us that there will not be any trains running on the Upminster to Romford line again this Sunday (25 October). No replacement bus service will be provided. For the latest information on TfL services visit their Status updates webpage. Read More Funding for Armed Forces Day events Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live and static demonstrations to be held on or... Read More TfL’s plans for School Services buses Transport for London have issued the following message, giving information on their plans for School Services during and after the October half term. 'We are planning to continue running additional School Services on our bus network after the October half term until the end of the current term in December. School Services would continue to... Read More Government COVID-19 interactive map The government have an interactive online map showing the current COVID-19 rates around the country. The map can be zoomed in to local areas, to show separate rates in different parts of Cranham and Upminster, for instance. To view the map visit coronavirus-staging.data.gov.uk/details/interactive-map  . Read More Christmas Tree Festival We have received the message below from Upminster Methodist Church, regarding this year's Christmas Tree Festival. 'For obvious reasons it is with much disappointment that we are unable to hold our 10th tree festival at the Upminster Methodist Church in the usual manner this year. However, plans are in progress for an alternative festival, involving... Read More No Upminster to Romford line this Sunday TfL have notified us that there will not be any trains running on the Upminster to Romford line this Sunday (18 October). No replacement bus service will be provided. For the latest information on TfL services visit their 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 Queen's Theatre receive government grant The Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch have revealed that they are one of the cultural organisations to receive a grant as part of the recently announced Government Cultural Recovery Funding. This should help to ensure that they are able to get through the present difficulties caused by the pandemic, although they are keen to emphasise... Read More Branfil School Streets’ Scheme update Following resident consultation, as mentioned in last month's Bulletin, the School Streets’ Scheme zone was introduced on 28 September for a trial period up until June 2021. The scheme was introduced by Havering Council to reduce air pollution and improve the health and wellbeing of the community, by encouraging more walking and cycling to... Read More 'Reconnections' for the over-65's Independent Age, a charity that supports the over-65's, has recently launched a free service in Barking and Dagenham and Havering, called Reconnections, for people who are feeling lonely and would like to connect with new people, activities or interests. People can self-refer or their relatives or friends can do it for them, as can... Read More Warning re cannabis infused sweets Havering Council have issued a warning to parents and children regarding the emergence of cannabis-infused sweets that are becoming increasingly popular amongst young people. Nerds Rope Bites (see picture below), which can be bought online, look like sweets but contain THC, an active ingredient in cannabis. Read More Land of the Fanns seeks volunteer Chair We have received the following message from the Land of the Fanns - 'Do you love your local landscape? The Land of the Fanns is seeking a new Chair with skills and experience to lead the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme Board into the final 18 months of delivery. Building on the success... Read More District Line closed this weekend After a break from weekend engineering works for the last six weeks, the District Line will be closed between Upminster and Earl's Court this Saturday and Sunday (10 and 11 October). Replacement bus service DL6 will be running. There will also be no Hammersmith and City Line running between Barking and Hammersmith on the same... Read More Poppy Appeal Our local Royal British Legion have asked us to pass on the following message -  'The Royal British Legion will be carrying out the annual Poppy Appeal as usual. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s appeal will be very different, with restrictions on street collections and locations for collecting tins. If anyone is... Read More Havering Community Hub The voluntary community sector, charities, and residents, working in partnership with Havering Council, have developed the Havering Community Hub. The Hub offers a single place for a range of information, opportunities and support for residents and provides a platform for communities to connect with each other for the benefit of their neighbourhood. The range of... Read More UCRA Response to Boundary Commission draft proposals The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) are currently undertaking a review of the ward boundaries and councillor numbers in Havering. Earlier this year they published their draft recommendations, which were to keep the same total number of councillors as present (54) but to make major changes to some of the ward boundaries... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association October Bulletin now online The October 2020 edition of The Bulletin is now available online via the October 2020 link.   Read More Hospice Care Week We are pleased to highlight the following about Hospice Care Week, from Saint Francis Hospice - Everyone’s life matters and hospice care is about helping people to live as well as they can and when the time comes, to help people to die as well as they can. 'This is What it Takes' is the... Read More Black History Month Ancestry Talks Havering Library Service have organised an online talk as part of Black History Month, about tracing family history. The talk will be given by Paul Crooks, a historian and expert in African Caribbean genealogy. The talks are free. For further details and to book, e-mail Paul at info@paulcrooksuk.com or visit his website paulcrooks.info/  . Read More Virtual Havering Mind Half Marathon Like most other events, the annual Havering Half Marathon will not be taking place this year. Instead, the organisers have created a 'virtual half marathon' course around Hornchurch Country Park. Runners can complete the run at any time between now and the end of October, and can do it as many times as they wish,... Read More Reporting flooding - Emergency contact details With the current heavy rainfall expected to continue for several days, we would like to remind residents that Havering Council have a webpage detailing who is responsible when roads, rivers and sewers etc. flood. If you know of a flooding problem, you can also phone Havering Council Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 01708... 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 . Please note that the ongoing roadworks by Cadent in Upminster Road, near to Upminster Bridge Station, are due to continue until the start of November.   Read More Keys found near James Ogelthorpe School James Ogelthorpe School in Ashvale Gardens, Upminster have asked us to put out an appeal for the owner of a set of keys that were found near to the school, to come forward. There is a door key, a car key and a fob with a picture. Please ring the school office on 01708 225... Read More NHS COVID-19 app - Upgrading Android and iPhones The new NHS COVID-19 app, that is part of the NHS Test and Trace system, only works on phones with newer operating systems. An estimated 30% of phones in the UK do not have versions of Android or Apple iOS able to use the app and although many phones will be too old to change... Read More Haloween Trail at Avon Road shops With so many events being cancelled this year, the shopkeepers in Avon Road, Cranham have got together to create a Halloween Trail. Shops will be decorated and sweets available if restrictions allow. For further details of the event, which will take place on Saturday 31 October, please speak to staff in Balloons by Wonderland or... Read More Community Builder Training Residents' Association councillors have been informed of a free two-day online interactive workshop being run by anti-hate crime charity, Protection Approaches. The workshop, which has been funded by the Mayor of London, is for anyone passionate about bringing people together in their communities and building cohesion. Some people will already be doing that work, while... Read More Bonfire at Cranham Lake - Updated Since originally posting this message, Aveley Angling Club have told us that they have postponed the bonfire until Sunday 11 October. Aveley Angling Club have informed us that as part of their yearly work to keep the area tidy around their fishing lake in The Chase, Upminster, they will be lighting a bonfire on Sunday... Read More USPFA fireworks display cancelled The following message has been sent to us by the Upminster Schools Parents & Friends Association -  The USPFA committee are sad to announce the cancellation of the Upminster School Fireworks Night! Our small team of volunteer organisers have closely monitored the COVID19 situation and planning has continued as far as possible. It has become evident,... Read More Current Highways England survey works Residents may have noticed large numbers of cones and works machinery, such as diggers, appearing in fields around Upminster and Cranham over the past few weeks. These are archaeology survey works, conducted by Balfour Beatty on behalf of Highways England, and are part of the process of ground investigations, prior to the submission of... Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Havering Council COVID-19 restrictions Q & A
    Havering Council COVID-19 restrictions Q & A
    Havering Council have announced that they will be holding a 60-minute online Q & A session on the current Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions, on Thursday 29 October, starting at 12.30pm. Among the people available to answer questions will be Havering’s Director of Public Health, Mark Ansell, Director...
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  • No Upminster to Romford line this Sunday
    No Upminster to Romford line this Sunday
    TfL have notified us that there will not be any trains running on the Upminster to Romford line again this Sunday (25 October). No replacement bus service will be provided. For the latest information on TfL services visit their Status updates webpage....
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  • Funding for Armed Forces Day events
    Funding for Armed Forces Day events
    Grants of up to £10,000 are available to local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals for Armed Forces Day events across the UK. The Ministry of Defence is providing funding for events such as tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments, and live...
    Read more
  • TfL’s plans for School Services buses
    TfL’s plans for School Services buses
    Transport for London have issued the following message, giving information on their plans for School Services during and after the October half term. ‘We are planning to continue running additional School Services on our bus network after the October half term until the end of the current...
    Read more