Beware of scam texts The number of different ways that fraudsters try to con people out of money or personal information, increases all of the time. Whilst we could not hope to list all of them, one that has been in circulation lately involves the potential victim receiving an SMS message on their mobile phone, purporting to come... Read More Hall Lane Pitch and Putt TPO confirmed Following Havering Council's decision to allow development of the Pitch and Putt course in Hall Lane, despite active objections by Councillors and residents, Cranham Councillors requested a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) be considered for trees meeting the published criteria. 32 trees were identified and we are pleased to report that the TPO has now... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association March 2021 Bulletin now online The March 2021 edition of The Bulletin is now available online via the March 2021 link . Delivery of the paper edition of the Bulletin is now taking place. Current government restrictions mean that, once again, we are having to employ a company to do the delivering, instead of our many volunteers. However, we hope to... Read More Rapid home testing kits for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff Following a government announcement, the following people in England will have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing as schools reopen - Secondary school pupils Primary and secondary school staff Households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary-age pupils Households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary staff For more information, visit the... Read More Council Tax setting meeting - 03 March 2021 A full meeting of Havering Council will be held tonight (Wednesday 03 March 2021) at 7.30pm, where the council tax in Havering will be set for 2021/22. A vote on the Members' Allowance Scheme will also take place. To view the agenda and reports, and to view the meeting live via a webcast, visit the Havering... Read More The Arts Society, Havering The Arts Society, Havering have asked us to highlight the following message - Calling all art lovers. We welcome your company. Do you enjoy superb lectures on the arts in all genres both high and low? Are you available for meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 10.45? We are offering three months... Read More Cranham Community Centre needs urgent support During the pandemic, Cranham Community Centre in Marlborough Gardens has had to continue paying the annual rent of £17,000. They were successful last year in securing a £25,000 government grant, which went towards the maintenance of the site, paying utility bills and security, but that has not been enough to keep the centre on... Read More Lower Thames Crossing – Survey works in Pea Lane Highways England have informed us that Balfour Beatty are carrying out survey works relating to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing on private fields near to Pea Lane, Upminster this week. The works started today (Monday 01 March) and are due to continue until Wednesday this week, from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Further works are due to... Read More Congratulations again to Hornchurch FC! Congratulations to our local football club, Hornchurch FC, who yesterday (27 February 2021) beat Darlington 2-1 away, to reach the semi finals of the FA Trophy for the first time ever. This was the fifth time that Hornchurch have beaten a side from a higher division in this season's cup run. They go into the... Read More No Upminster to Romford trains Sunday 27 February Transport for London (TfL) have advised that the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed on Sunday 27 February. For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More COVID vaccination rates in Cranham and Upminster With all of the talk in the media of COVID vaccination take-up in London being lower than across the rest of the country, it is reassuring to find that NHS England figures published this week show the vaccination rates for people aged 70+ in Cranham and Upminster are very high. The figures are broken down... Read More Government roadmap out of lockdown Many of us are currently talking about the government's proposals to ease lockdown. It is difficult to remember what is proposed for when, so we thought it would help if we printed a simple list of the proposals. Read More The National Census - 21 March 2021 Households in Cranham and Upminster should be receiving a posted card over the next couple of weeks, advertising the forthcoming national census, which will take place on 21 March 2021. The census has been undertaken every ten years since 1841 (except in 1941) and is a detailed snapshot of the United Kingdom and its population.... Read More Havering Astronomical Society talk - Wednesday 31 March Havering Astronomical Society are holding their next online talk on Wednesday 31 March. Participants can join from at 7.15pm, for a 7.30pm start. The talk, entitled 'Comet Interceptor', is by Stephen Lowry, Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Science at the University of Kent. Planned for launch in 2029, 'Comet Interceptor' is the first mission to travel... Read More A hint of spring in Cranham Village After the last couple of months of winter lockdown, it has been nice to see a hint of spring weather this week. This has encouraged the first crocuses in the planters in Cranham Village to start flowering. Plenty of other types of bulbs look as if they are soon going to follow suit. Although not... Read More Cranham councillors busy with potholes! Cranham Ward councillors have been particularly busy this week. As well as their normal ward work and enquires, they have reported around 50 potholes and damaged pavements that present a trip hazard, that they found on their travels around the ward. Each will be examined by Havering Council and appropriate remedial work undertaken. Residents can... Read More Havering Council - Housing Allocation Scheme consultation Havering Council's 'Housing Allocations Scheme' sets out how the council prioritises access to available social housing, for households on the council's Housing Register. The council have launched a consultation on proposals to change the qualification criteria. The main changes proposed are listed below - Applicants will be required to demonstrate a continuous residency of ten years... Read More Cashback without a purchase Towards the end of last year the government announced proposals to ensure that people continue to have easy access to cash. Although cash use is declining, many people still prefer to use it for small purchases and those on tight budgets can find that using cash helps to budget and manage their finances. With the... Read More TfL consultation - CCTV in taxis and private hire vehicles Transport for London (TfL) are conducting a review into the use of in-vehicle CCTV in London's taxis (black cabs) and private hire vehicles (including minicabs). At present, it is the vehicle owner's choice whether or not to install CCTV in their vehicle. As part of the review, TfL have launched a public consultation to find... Read More Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a condition affecting the aorta, the main blood vessel supplying blood to the body. In some people, as they get older, the wall of the abdomen can become weak and start to expand, forming an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The condition is most common in men aged 65 and over, affecting... Read More Missed rubbish collections Due to the snow and ice, as of 5.30pm on Friday 12 February (2021) there were still around 170 roads and blocks of flats across Havering which had not had their rubbish and/or recycling bags collected this week, including many in Cranham and Upminster. Havering Council advise anyone who has not had their rubbish collected... Read More Info for anyone aged 70 and over who has not had a COVID vaccination Regarding COVID vaccinations for the over 70s, we would like to highlight the information below, which is taken directly from the NHS England website. 'People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID and who would like to be are now being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab. Until... Read More Congratulations to Hornchurch FC! (Updated) We would like to send congratulations to our local football club, Hornchurch FC, who yesterday (06 February 2021) beat Maidstone United 5-4 to reach the quarter finals of the FA Trophy. In what was apparently a thrilling match, the winning goal came deep into stoppage time at the end of the 90 minutes. For the... Read More No Upminster to Romford trains this weekend Transport for London (TfL) have advised that for the fourth weekend in a row, the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed this Saturday and Sunday (06 and 07 February). For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Havering's Residents Associations Did you know that the Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association's (UCRA) elected councillors are members of a wider organisation of similar groups across Havering? Called Havering's Residents Associations, and also known as the H.R.A, members came together in 2019 with the intention of working together to ensure local people are properly represented within Havering Council.... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association February 2021 Bulletin now online The February 2021 edition of The Bulletin is now available online via the February 2021 link . Delivery of the paper edition of the Bulletin is now taking place. Current government restrictions mean that, once again, we are having to employ a company to do the delivering, instead of our many volunteers. However, we hope... Read More Postal vote registrations On 06 May 2021, elections are due to take place for the London Mayor and the London Assembly. Havering Council are currently writing to all registered voters to confirm the details they hold. If you wish to register to vote by post, you can find out details of how to do this on the council's... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association February edition of The Bulletin now being delivered Last month, the January 2021 edition of The Bulletin was delivered to homes by a private company. This was  due to the current government restrictions effectively making it illegal for our volunteers to deliver it (as it does not meet one of the set criteria for leaving home), whilst still allowing commercial deliveries to... Read More Lower Thames Crossing - Survey works in Pea Lane Highways England have announced that Balfour Beatty are to carry out some further survey works relating to the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, on private fields near to Pea Lane, Upminster. The works are due to take place from Monday 01 to Wednesday 03 February, and Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 February, both between 9:30am and... Read More No Upminster to Romford trains this weekend Transport for London (TfL) have advised that the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed again on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Beware of scam texts
    Beware of scam texts
    The number of different ways that fraudsters try to con people out of money or personal information, increases all of the time. Whilst we could not hope to list all of them, one that has been in circulation lately involves the potential victim receiving an SMS message...
    Read more
  • Hall Lane Pitch and Putt TPO confirmed
    Hall Lane Pitch and Putt TPO confirmed
    Following Havering Council’s decision to allow development of the Pitch and Putt course in Hall Lane, despite active objections by Councillors and residents, Cranham Councillors requested a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) be considered for trees meeting the published criteria. 32 trees were identified and we are pleased...
    Read more
  • Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association
    March 2021 Bulletin now online
    The March 2021 edition of The Bulletin is now available online via the March 2021 link . Delivery of the paper edition of the Bulletin is now taking place. Current government restrictions mean that, once again, we are having to employ a company to do the delivering, instead...
    Read more
  • Rapid home testing kits for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff
    Rapid home testing kits for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff
    Following a government announcement, the following people in England will have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing as schools reopen – Secondary school pupils Primary and secondary school staff Households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary-age pupils Households, childcare and support bubbles of primary...
    Read more