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 Planning applications in Havering (13 – 20 July 2021) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 13 – 20 July 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Havering Singing for the Brain 2020 at the Cranham Community Centre Havering Singing for The Brain 2020 (HS4B) are launching a new weekly musical and social group for people living with dementia and their carers from Monday 26 July 2-4pm at the Cranham Community Centre, 115A Marlborough Gardens, Upminster RM14 1SR. The HS4B team are looking forward to welcoming new members to enjoy live music, singing... Read More Elections Bill 2021 The government have published a summary factsheet of the forthcoming Elections Bill 2021. The bill includes laws on voter identification, postal and proxy voting, accessibility of polls, expenditure and number of other election related measures. To view the summary, see the Elections Bill 2021 summary factsheet link. Read More Lower Thames Crossing consultation - Consultation events With reference to our recent post on the latest Lower Thames Crossing consultation , as part of the consultation documents, Highways England have published a 'Ward impact summaries' document, which details the work intended for each council ward along the route, including Cranham and Upminster wards. Highways England have also announced a number of public... Read More Upminster Park Fun Day a great success The weather was kind for the Upminster Park Fun Day last Saturday (17 July 2021), in what was a welcome return for the event. With a wide variety of rides and stalls, the event was busy throughout the day. Thank you to everyone involved in organising and running the event. Read More No District Line to Tower Hill this weekend Transport for London (TfL) have announced that there will not be any District Line service between Upminster and Tower Hill this weekend (Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July 2021). As far as we are aware, there are no service alterations on the c2c or Upminster to Romford lines. For up to date information on TfL services,... Read More Havering Council staff contacting residents regarding COVID vaccination Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association (UCRA) councillors have been made aware that Havering Council staff have been phoning residents who are not shown has received both doses of the COVID vaccination, to encourage them to do so. This has led to concern and distress among some people that the these were bogus calls or... Read More Planning applications in Havering (06 - 12 July 2021) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 06 - 12 July 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Latest Lower Thames Crossing consultation Highways England have launched the latest Lower Thames Crossing public consultation, which last from now until 08 September 2021. A leaflet explaining the consultation process will be delivered to local homes. Highways England have provided an explanation of the consultation below - 'To get permission to build and operate the Lower Thames Crossing Highways England must... Read More The Wind in the Willows at Thames Chase The Pantaloons Theatre Company are putting on an outdoor performance of the classic Kenneth Graham story of The Wind in the Willows, at the Thames Chase Forestry Centre in Pike Lane, Upminster RM14 3NS. The performance will be from 6pm - 7.30pm on Friday 30 July. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the Thames... Read More Upminster Park Fun Day 17 July Anyone who has been in central Upminster in the last few days will likely have seen posters for the forthcoming Upminster Park Fun Day, which will be held from 12 noon-6pm this Saturday (17 July 2021). The attractions will include children's rides, inflatable slide, inflatable dome, bungee trampolines, donkey rides, swing boat kids ride,... Read More Local man retires leaving 'Stand By Me' legacy A local unsung hero, Hornchurch’s David Spurdle, has announced his retirement, having been an integral part of our community for over 50 years. From starting as a Technology Teacher at Dury Falls School back in 1969, and later it’s Headteacher, some readers may also know Mr Spurdle for running Havering Football Youth for 21 years.... Read More Electric Vehicle Charging Point Consultation Ahead of the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars being sold in the UK, Havering Council have launched an online public consultation on where electric vehicle charging points should be installed across the borough. The survey is open from now until 04 July 2022. To complete the survey click on the Electric Vehicle... Read More Planning applications in Havering (29 June - 05 July 2021) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 29 June - 05 July 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Planning Aid for London (PAL) Planning Aid for London (PAL) is a charity offering free advice and training on town planning to Londoners. Their volunteers are planners or other built environment professionals, who give independent advice to assist people and community groups, who cannot access professional support, so everyone can engage with planning processes. To qualify you and/or your community... Read More The dangers of Cold Water Shock With the school holidays nearly upon us it is important that both children and adults are aware of the dangers of Cold Water Shock, with figures showing around 25-30 young people under 20 drowning in the UK each year. The summer months are often the most dangerous, with 103 accidental drownings across all age... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association July 21 Bulletin now available online The July 2021 edition of the Bulletin is now available online via the July 2021 link. Read More Cycling UK campaign In June 2014, Cycling UK launched a Road Justice campaign, to highlight their belief that the justice system was failing cyclists and other vulnerable road users, and demand more from the police, the courts, Parliament, and Government, to tackle the epidemic of deaths and serious injuries on British roads. Their core ask is for a... Read More Roadworks in Park Farm Road Havering Council have informed us that UK Power Networks will be undertaking works on overhead power lines in Park Farm Road, Upminster on Tuesday 06 and Wednesday 07 July. This will involve traffic being controlled by temporary traffic lights during this period. For the latest updates on new and planned roadworks in the Upminster and... Read More NHS COVID Pass information We have been recently been asked about how people can get so-called 'vaccine passports', especially if they don't have a smart phone. Below is some information for people living in England, taken from the NHS COVID Pass webpage. For full details, including links to information for people living in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, see... Read More Bogus HMRC texts and e-mails Bogus HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) texts and e-mails are one of the most common phishing scams around at the moment. In the last 12 months more than one million such scams were reported by members of the public. Over half of these were claiming to offer tax rebates and asked for personal details... Read More Latest planning applications in Havering Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 22-28 June 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Peabody offering free support service The Peabody Group, who are a large social housing provider in London and the south east of England, are offering a free service for residents in Havering who would like advice on the following subjects - Benefits advice Budgeting, including managing debt Housing advice Food bank vouchers Applying for a blue badge You do not... Read More Halifax bank branch to close in Upminster The Halifax, a division of Bank of Scotland plc, have announced that the Upminster branch of Halifax will be one of 15 branches to be permanently closed. The Upminster branch will be closed from 26 October 2021. This will be a sad loss for Upminster, as the Halifax is the last bank left in our... Read More The Wizard of Oz at the Brookside Theatre The Brookside Theatre in Romford have asked to highlight their new production of The Wizard of Oz, which will be running from 06-11 July 2021. Their press release is below -  'Soar over the rainbow, follow the yellow brick road and skip into the Emerald City to fulfil your heart’s desire, as the Brookside Theatre... Read More Latest planning applications in Havering Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 15-21 June 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Temporary experimental traffic scheme in Minster Way, Hornchurch On Monday 21 June 2021, a temporary experimental traffic scheme in Minster Way, Hornchurch went live. This means that the following restrictions apply - You are no longer allowed to turn left from Wingletye Lane into Minster Way when you are traveling from the direction of the A127. You are no longer allowed to... Read More Urban meadows in Upminster and Cranham Havering Council have announced that they are to create urban meadows in various grass verges and parts of some open spaces across the borough. This is as a result of many councils, including Havering, stopping grass cutting for much of last summer due to the pandemic, and it being found that this encouraged wild... 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

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Ongoing & New Planned Roadworks
    Ongoing & New Planned Roadworks
    For the latest updates on new and planned roadworks in the Upminster and Cranham area visit – www.havering.roadworks.org ....
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  • Planning applications in Havering (13 – 20 July 2021)
    Planning applications in Havering (13 – 20 July 2021)
    Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 13 – 20 July 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link....
    Read more
  • Havering Singing for the Brain 2020 at the Cranham Community Centre
    Havering Singing for the Brain 2020 at the Cranham Community Centre
    Havering Singing for The Brain 2020 (HS4B) are launching a new weekly musical and social group for people living with dementia and their carers from Monday 26 July 2-4pm at the Cranham Community Centre, 115A Marlborough Gardens, Upminster RM14 1SR. The HS4B team are looking forward to...
    Read more
  • Elections Bill 2021
    Elections Bill 2021
    The government have published a summary factsheet of the forthcoming Elections Bill 2021. The bill includes laws on voter identification, postal and proxy voting, accessibility of polls, expenditure and number of other election related measures. To view the summary, see the Elections Bill 2021 summary factsheet link....
    Read more