Proposed new Services on M25 Moto, the UK’s largest operator of Motorway Service Areas, is consulting on proposals for a new Service Area on the M25 north of J28 (Brentwood). The two sites, either side of the motorway, would largely be outside of Havering, although access to the anti-clockwise area would pass through part of Noak Hill. For further information and... Read More Planning applications in Havering (07 - 13 May 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 07 - 13 May 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Fleet Close Play Site Village Green Dedication Havering Council has formally agreed to adopt five new village green spaces at much-loved sites across the borough. This includes Fleet Close Play Site, which will remain undeveloped and protected for all future generations. The dedication will take place on Saturday 13 July 2024 at 10am. We now need the help of local residents and users... Read More Consultation on library closure proposals Havering Council have launched a public consultation on proposals to close four of the borough's ten libraries, due to the ongoing financial constraints Havering faces, following years of government underfunding. The proposals WOULD NOT include Upminster Library. Five libraries are included in the list for potential closure, with four of them being closed following a... Read More Drop-in events for proposed data centre The company behind the proposed East Havering Data Centre Campus are to hold two in-person and one online drop-in events for members of the local community. The project team has been undertaking technical and design work to advance the proposals and will now be undertaking initial conversations with the community, so they can learn more... Read More Havering Council - Parking fines consultation Havering Council have launched a consultation into a proposed change to how parking fines are administered. Currently, if someone appeals a Parking Charge Notice (PCN), and the appeal is unsuccessful, they are entitled to a 50% discount on the full fine. The council are proposing to remove this discount and apply the full fine following... Read More Rubbish and recycling collections - urgent information! With reference to our previous post on 03 May 2024, concerning rubbish and recycling collections following the recent Bank Holiday, it has come to our attention that the company that has the contract to undertake street collections, did not complete them as promised over the Bank Holiday period. Due to this, they are currently running... Read More Thames Chase Community Forest expands Since its inception in 1990, the Thames Chase Community Forest has, through extensive partnership working, truly transformed landscapes and lives across its project area. Originally, the area covered 38 square miles but through extensive work over the past 34 years, including being Lead Partner for the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership (2017-2022), this has... Read More Havering Astronomical Society May 2024 dates The Havering Astronomical Society's (HAS) meeting dates in May 2024 are as follows - Wednesday 15 May, 7.15 for 7.30pm - Dr Ashley King (of the Natural History Museum, London) will present a talk entitled ‘To Bennu & Back: what asteroids can tell us about the origins of the Solar System’. Thursday 30 May,... Read More Planning applications in Havering (30 April - 06 May 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 30 April - 06 May 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Christmas 2024 - Urgent appeal for help Due to Havering Council having to make cuts in non-essential expenditure, town centres across the borough will, sadly, not be receiving any financial assistance for the funding of Christmas festivities in 2024. However, the Upminster & Cranham Residents Association (UCRA) are presently well-placed to be able to give some financial assistance, to provide festive street... Read More Carbon Copy local area warming stripes Carbon Copy, a UK charity dedicated to inspiring more big-thinking local action for climate and nature, have produced a warming stripe graphic for each area in the UK. This shows clearly the changes in average temperatures from 1884 to 2023. Their warming stripes for Havering can be downloaded from carboncopy.eco/local-climate-action/havering . To view their interactive map... Read More No change to rubbish and recycling collections over Bank Holiday Havering Council have reminded residents that there will be no changes to rubbish, recycling and green bin collections following the Bank Holiday weekend  (04-06 May 2024). Please place everything out as usual, before 7am on your appointed day. Read More No We Are FSTVL in Upminster in 2024 Many residents will not have realised that the We Are FSTVL is not going to be held in Upminster in 2024. Instead, it was due to be held over the weekend of 25-26 May in Central Park, Dagenham. However, in late April this was cancelled due to consistent bad weather causing health and safety... Read More The Dementia Music and Social Club The Dementia Music and Social Club is a fun and friendly group for people living with dementia and their carers. The club meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays), from 1-3pm at St John’s Church, South End Road, Rainham, RM13 7XT, and every Wednesday from 1.30–3.30pm at the United Reformed Church, 58-60 Western Road, Romford, RM1... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association May 2024 Bulletin now online The online version of the May 2024 edition of the Bulletin is now available via the May 2024 Bulletin link. Read More Planning applications in Havering (23 -29 April 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 23 - 29 April 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Council grass cutting schedule 2024 Havering Council have sent out the borough's grass cutting schedule for 2024 to ward councillors, together with further details, some of which are detailed below - 'Please see attached this years grass cutting schedule. It is subject to weather/grounds conditions, machinery break down, unplanned absences and we will always prioritise reported sightline or Health and... Read More Bank Holiday market and artisan craft fair. A Market and Artisan craft fair showcasing local crafts people will be held from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 04 May 2024 at St Laurence Church Hall, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster RM14 2BB. There will be over 20 stalls both inside and out selling a wide variety of goods which are handmade and that you won't find... Read More Planning applications in Havering (16 - 22 April 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 16 - 22 April 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More New orange recycling sacks Many residents will have recently received a delivery of a roll of orange recycling sacks from Havering Council. It was pointed out to us by a local resident that the new sacks do not have a tie up top, unlike the ones previously supplied. We took this up with a council officer, who informed us... Read More Wesley Players The Wesley Players present A thriller "This House " by Natasha Blaauw at 8pm on Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2024 at their usual venue, The Wesley Hall (Upminster Methodist Church), Hall Lane, Upminster. Newly weds Eddie and Rebecca decide to leave London behind to get a taste of life in the... Read More Curtain Up! All Saints’ Players, All Saints' Church Hall, Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, RM11 2LG (next to Ardleigh Green College) are pleased to announce their forthcoming production Curtain Up! a comedy play by Peter Quilter on Thursday 09, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May 2024. It is a very funny story of five women who inherit equal... Read More It's Good to Talk! Many readers may remember the pre-mobile phone days, when public phone boxes were a necessity. We are lucky to have an old BT phone box situated outside Clockhouse Gardens, St Mary's Lane. Until recently, it had fallen into an awful state, with graffiti sprayed over the glass panels and the paint was faded and... Read More Crime prevention advice re vehicles The police in Havering have warned that we are still experiencing motor vehicles being stolen, which is happening across the Borough. These vehicles have keyless ignition and are stolen off of the front drive. The have therefore given the following advice - Use a steering wheel lock to deter car thieves If possible, install a... Read More Lee Gardens Avenue closed overnight Just a reminder that Lee Gardens Avenue on the Dury Falls Estate will be closed overnight between its junctions with Wingletye Lane and Benets Road for resurfacing works from 8.30pm on Wednesday 24 April until 6am on Thursday 25 April 2024. Read More Watoto Children's Choir in Upminster The Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda is arriving at Upminster Baptist Church on Friday 03 May 2024 at 7pm as part of their 100 day UK tour, where they are set to perform to nearly 100,000 people in churches, schools and community spaces across the nation. In the past they have performed for Her Majesty... Read More Planning applications in Havering (09 - 15 April 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 09 - 15 April 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More 2024 open days at Upminster Windmill Upminster Windmill will shortly be having the first of their open days for 2024. All are on a Saturday and Sunday. April 13/14 May 11/12 June 8/9 July 13/14 Aug 10/11 Sept 14/15 Oct 12/13 All tickets can be purchased in advance via upminster-windmill-public-open-days . A few items to note - Currently, there is no parking on site due to the awful weather... Read More Car park scam Our local police have advised that individuals are approaching car park users, informing them of issues to the free parking system and stating the necessity to re-enter the vehicle registration on the meter and use a payment card. This appears to be a scam. If you are approached in a similar manner, please do report... Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Proposed new Services on M25
    Proposed new Services on M25
    Moto, the UK’s largest operator of Motorway Service Areas, is consulting on proposals for a new Service Area on the M25 north of J28 (Brentwood). The two sites, either side of the motorway, would largely be outside of Havering, although access to the anti-clockwise area would pass...
    Read more
  • Planning applications in Havering (07 - 13 May 2024)
    Planning applications in Havering (07 – 13 May 2024)
    Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 07 – 13 May 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link....
    Read more
  • Fleet Close Play Site Village Green Dedication
    Fleet Close Play Site Village Green Dedication
    Havering Council has formally agreed to adopt five new village green spaces at much-loved sites across the borough. This includes Fleet Close Play Site, which will remain undeveloped and protected for all future generations. The dedication will take place on Saturday 13 July 2024 at 10am. We...
    Read more
  • Consultation on library closure proposals
    Consultation on library closure proposals
    Havering Council have launched a public consultation on proposals to close four of the borough’s ten libraries, due to the ongoing financial constraints Havering faces, following years of government underfunding. The proposals WOULD NOT include Upminster Library. Five libraries are included in the list for potential closure,...
    Read more