Players wanted for local youth Gaelic Football Club Thomas McCurtains Gaelic Football Club are looking for new players, to take part in a fun new sport out of the rugby and football seasons. Girls and boys from ages 5 to 17 are welcome. The training is on Wednesdays from 7-8pm, at Campion School, Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch. Contact Johnny O’Donnell on 07500 988 257 or Martin... Read More Motorised scooters and the law Local councillors are regularly asked about the current trend for using motorised scooters, and whether the local authority has any powers if they are used illegally. To obtain a definitive answer, we asked Havering Council's Neighbourhoods Department for their advice, which they have given below -  'The use of e-scooters in public open space is... Read More Black and orange sack waste analysis The London Borough of Havering has for many years been a member of the East London Waste Authority (ELWA). At various times, ELWA conduct analysis of waste composition, to establish what types and how much of different types of waste are being put in our black waste and orange recycling bags. We have been informed... Read More Serious fly-tipping in Aveley Road, Upminster Since April, Havering Council have been dealing with an extremely serious fly-tipping incident in Aveley Road, Upminster, in the garden of one of the houses near to the entrance to Damyns Hall aerodrome. Anyone who has driven past there in the last three months would have had little difficulty in spotting it. Upminster Ward councillors... Read More Planning applications in Havering Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. This is known as the Weekly Planning List. When a planning application is received, the council have a legal duty to inform people living in surrounding properties, so that they are able to submit comments. Depending on the type and... Read More Upminster Library now fully open In a welcome sign of a relaxation of restrictions, Upminster Library has now returned to being open six days a week. Other libraries around Havering, have also returned to their normal opening days. Measures are still in place to ensure safety for visitors and staff. The opening hours at Upminster Library are below - Monday - 10am... Read More Bonfire at Cranham Lake Aveley Angling Club have informed us that as part of their annual work to keep the area tidy around their fishing lake in The Chase, Upminster, they will be lighting a bonfire on Sunday 06 June. As in previous years, they will be keeping smoke to a minimum. 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 New safety scheme for HGVs in London In March this year Transport for London (TfL), together with London's borough councils, the freight industry and campaign groups, introduced a safety scheme for heavy goods vehicles. Called the Direct Vision Standard (DVS), it is a requirement for all HGVs weighing more than 12 tonnes to drive in any of London's boroughs. Owners must apply... Read More Rubbish and recycling collections this week Due to the recent Bank Holiday, the black waste, recycling and green bin collections will be a day late this week.   Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association June 21 Bulletin now available online The June 2021 edition of the Bulletin is now available online via the June 2021 link. Read More Havering in Bloom 2021 The annual Havering in Bloom competition has now been launched by Havering Council, with six different categories to give everyone the chance to take part. Best Communal Garden Best Front Garden Best Back Garden Best Hanging Basket Tallest Sunflower Best School Display Entry is free, with the closing date for entries being 10 September 2021.... Read More 'Fearless' - The young person friendly version of Crimestoppers The Crimestoppers Trust, known to people across the country as the best way to anonymously report information regarding crimes and criminals, has launched Fearless , a young person friendly version of Crimestoppers. Fearless is a site where you can also access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. What makes the site different is that... Read More Friends of Hall Lane Playing Fields Cranham Ward councillors, Gillian Ford, John Tyler and Linda Van den Hende have come together with local residents to form a new friends group for Hall Lane Playing Fields (also known as Upminster Hall Playing Fields). The aim is to preserve and improve the facilities at the playing fields for young and old, and... Read More Place Names of Havering 2021 edition Just after the turn of the millennium, Havering Council published a guide to the place names of Havering. Now, two decades later, this has been updated with new information by Simon Donoghue, the London Borough of Havering's Local History Librarian. To view the guide, see the Place Names of Havering link.   Read More Hornchurch vs Hereford TV highlights available For those still celebrating Hornchurch FC's historic Wembley win on Saturday, BT Sport have posted official highlights of the match on YouTube. These can be accessed via the Hornchurch vs Hereford link. Read More Hornchurch FC - FA Trophy Winners! Congratulations to Hornchurch FC, who capped an unbelievable season by beating Hereford FC 3-1 in the Final of the FA Trophy at Wembley. After being 1-0 behind at half-time, Hornchurch dominated much of the second half, equalising mid-way through, before scoring two late goals. Hornchurch, from the third-level of non-league football, are the first team... Read More Phlebotomy services at Cranham Health Centre There have been rumours circulating recently, concerning the continuation of phlebotomy (blood test) services at Cranham Health Centre, Avon Road. Residents' Association councillors enquired with the appropriate authorities and have received the following reply from the Havering Clinical Commissioning Group  -  'A case for change for a new phlebotomy service model is going to the... 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 . For those who use the roadworks website, many of the areas shown as having stop/go boards are at the locations of some of our biggest current potholes, so hopefully these are in the process of being filled in. Read More The London Outer Orbital Path (The London Loop) As its name suggests, the London Loop is a 150 mile (242km) long signed walking route around the edge of outer London and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Broken up into 24 manageable sections, with transport links, the walking is mainly flat and passes through a diverse range of landscapes around the capital,... Read More Small business cyber security guide The National Cyber Security Centre have produced a Small Business Guide: Cyber Security, which gives affordable, practical advice for businesses. The guide has eight sections - Backing up your data Protecting your organisation from malware Keeping your smartphones (and tablets) safe Using passwords to protect your data Avoiding phishing attacks Actions to take Video collection... Read More Council meeting regarding Highways Contract Requisition As previously detailed, Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association councillors, supported by RA councillors from other parts of the borough, recently requisitioned (called-in) Havering Council’s Executive Decision to extend the current Planned Maintenance and Construction Improvement Schemes Contract by two years from 2022. This was done because of a number of local instances of poor... Read More Women's Health Strategy: Call for Evidence The Government has launched a call for evidence, to collect views on women’s health. As part of this, they are currently running a public survey covering several different themes - Health topics Women's voices Information and education on women's health Women's health through the life course Women's health in the workplace Research, evidence and... Read More IOPC publishes Outcome Reports The issue of police conduct is often highlighted in the press, TV and online. Like many other stories, the coverage given is not always subjective and can easily lead to misinformation being widely circulated. However, whenever allegations of misconduct are made against officers, these can be referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct... Read More Boundary Commission final recommendations Over the last year we have highlighted the ongoing review of ward boundaries in Havering by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE). This has not been an easy process, caused not only by the pandemic but also the attempts of the Leader of the Council to manipulate the process for his own... Read More Upminster Upminster Cricket Club update Our friends at Upminster Cricket Club have provided an update of what has been happening there over the past few weeks - Despite the somewhat windy and rainy conditions, Upminster Cricket Club's start to the season has been a positive one. The 1st XI were knocked out of the League Cup in the second round... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association May 21 Bulletin - Now available online! After some technical difficulties which caused a an unfortunate delay, the May 2021 edition of the Bulletin is now available online via the May 2021 link. Read More Funding for tree planting projects The government supported Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened to applications from community and volunteer groups, town councils and individuals, for tree planting projects in cities and towns across England. The funding is open to applications from - Small organisations or community groups for between £10,000 and £30,000 for smaller, focused areas of planting Block... Read More No Upminster to Romford trains again this weekend Transport for London (TfL) have advised that the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed again this weekend Saturday 08 and Sunday 09 May. This coincides with the closure of the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line over the same period. For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Safe Spaces online initiative UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign to raise awareness to end domestic abuse and sexual violence across the UK. Launched in 2016, it has a network of over 1000 partners, ambassadors and parliamentarian champions across the United Kingdom. As part of the campaign, they have launched a 'Safe Spaces' button on partner websites,... Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Players wanted for local youth Gaelic Football Club
    Players wanted for local youth Gaelic Football Club
    Thomas McCurtains Gaelic Football Club are looking for new players, to take part in a fun new sport out of the rugby and football seasons. Girls and boys from ages 5 to 17 are welcome. The training is on Wednesdays from 7-8pm, at Campion School, Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch....
    Read more
  • Motorised scooters and the law
    Motorised scooters and the law
    Local councillors are regularly asked about the current trend for using motorised scooters, and whether the local authority has any powers if they are used illegally. To obtain a definitive answer, we asked Havering Council’s Neighbourhoods Department for their advice, which they have given below –  ‘The...
    Read more
  • Black and orange sack waste analysis
    Black and orange sack waste analysis
    The London Borough of Havering has for many years been a member of the East London Waste Authority (ELWA). At various times, ELWA conduct analysis of waste composition, to establish what types and how much of different types of waste are being put in our black waste...
    Read more
  • Serious fly-tipping in Aveley Road, Upminster
    Serious fly-tipping in Aveley Road, Upminster
    Since April, Havering Council have been dealing with an extremely serious fly-tipping incident in Aveley Road, Upminster, in the garden of one of the houses near to the entrance to Damyns Hall aerodrome. Anyone who has driven past there in the last three months would have had...
    Read more