Remaining We Are 500 events prohibited It has been announced by Havering Council that under Public Health Regulations, in force due to the current coronavirus pandemic, they have prohibited the remaining three weekends of the We Are 500 events at Damyns Hall Aerodrome. The reasons given for the decision are - That there is a serious and imminent threat to public... Read More Green Light for Hall Mead ARP Hall Mead School in Marlborough Gardens, has been providing outstanding education for 12 students as part of their Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) but have at times faced challenges to get the necessary funding to support the increased demand to support pupils who have additional needs. Back in January this year, Havering Council launched a consultation... Read More British Evacuees Association Any of our readers who were children during the Second World War, or their relatives, may be interested to know of the British Evacuees Association, which was formed in 1996 with the support of the Imperial War Museum. The charity's aim is to tell the story of former evacuees and they produce a bi-monthly... Read More Cranham Councillors do 'litter pick' in Cranham Brickfields As part of Keep Britain Tidy's Great British September Clean, this morning (15 September), the three Cranham Ward Residents' Association councillors, Gillian Ford, John Tyler and Linda Van den Hende undertook a litter pick in the main playing field and adjacent woods in Cranham Brickfields. Using equipment borrowed from Havering Council, we filled up eleven... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association constitution Recently, someone asked whether the Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association's constitution (known as our 'Rules') was publicly available to view. We realised that, due to an oversight, it was not on our website. We will shortly be creating a permanent link on the website but in the meantime, it is available via this UCRA Rules... Read More Coronavirus testing station opened in Rainham With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in Havering, the government and Havering Council have opened a walk-through coronavirus testing centre in the council car park on the corner of Cherry Tree Lane and Rainham Road in Rainham. The test centre is expected to be in place for up to six months, depending on the pandemic... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association WeAre 500 – Update from Upminster Councillors We, your local Upminster Residents’ Association Councillors, have received complaints/queries regarding the WEAre 500 events and share the concerns raised by you. With this in mind we would like to update you with the following details.  The operators of the WeAre 500 in Upminster, applied for a series of Temporary Event Notices (TENs) for five... Read More Streets Apart over 65's walks Living Streets, a UK charity created to encourage people to do more walking, are organising weekly walks for the over 65's in many areas, including our own. Under the title of Streets Apart, they are looking for participants and volunteers. For further details contact Patricia Edeam on 07714 616 599 or e-mail patricia.edeam@livingstreets.or.uk  . They also... Read More Common scams targetting the over-60s Online magazine and community, Sixty and Me, have published advice on the most common types of fraud that target older people, such as investment, inheritance, identity, romance or even grandparent scams. A recent local example in Havering is where people have been receiving letters claiming to be from the NHS and Havering Council, requiring them... Read More Corbets Tey Road toilets now open Havering Council have confirmed that the public toilets in Corbets Tey Road have now been re-opened, having been closed for safety reasons at the beginning of the lockdown period. Hand sanitiser and safety signage has been put in place.   Read More Community litter picking - Great British September Clean In support of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British September Clean, which runs from 11-27 September, Havering Council is offering to loan litter pickers to residents who wish to organise socially distanced community clean-ups. Residents can obtain further details and book their litter picks in advance by emailing environmental.maintenance@havering.gov.uk  . The equipment can then be picked... Read More Update from 'First Step' CEO The Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association has for many years supported local charity First Step, through the Bulletin, our website and, on occasions, through donations from the money we have raised from residents subscriptions. They are currently having financial difficulties and their CEO, Mark Halls, has released an update on the present situation, which... Read More Havering Council hotline to prevent scams Havering Council have launched a hotline for residents to call if they believe they may have received one of the scam letters currently circulating, purporting to come from Havering Council, the government and the NHS. The letters encourage people to go onto a website, which is fake and will attempt to con people out... 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 from Saturday 05 September there will be new speed and weight restrictions on the Gallows Corner flyover on the A127. The speed limit is being reduced from 30mph to 20mph and vehicles over 7.5 tonnes... Read More Helping our youngsters transition back to school Over the past few months, we have been grateful for local counselling experts, Theresa Hughes and Julie York, sharing some ideas and advice on various ways to cope with pressures caused by the pandemic and lockdown. Their latest advice is about helping our youngsters transition back to school. Children missing out on their education pose... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association September Bulletin now online We are pleased to say that the September 2020 edition of the Bulletin is now available online. If you are new to the area and have not previously received a paper copy of the Bulletin, please let us your name and address via our Contact page and we will arrange for a copy to be delivered each... Read More Council admits School Streets mistake - Branfil school now included On 27 August we reported that Havering Council had decided not to go ahead with School Streets schemes at any of the three local primary schools included in the recent consultation. See - 27 August School Streets article . We have now been informed that the council published incorrect information and that, due to a... Read More Chapman's Farm proposed events cancelled Recently, Residents' Association councillors were informed of proposals to hold public events under Temporary Events Notices legislation at Chapman's Farm in Hall Lane on 05 and 06 September. Cranham councillors contacted the local police to ensure that they were aware and also asked for further information from Havering Council. Following representations made by the police,... Read More Neighbourhood Watch A number of successful Neighbourhood Watches operate in our area and the police are keen to set-up more. These usually operate on a street-wide basis, whereby a co-ordinator receives information from the police and informs their neighbours. The police assist in setting up Neighbourhood Watches and provide ongoing support. They are a very useful way... Read More Partial District Line closure once again Once more, the District Line will be partially closed between West Ham and Tower Hill due to engineering work. However, this time it will be for three days from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August. Replacement bus service DL6 will be running. There will also be no Hammersmith and City Line running between Barking and... Read More Local School Streets schemes NOT approved *** THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED DUE TO LATER PUBLISHED INFORMATION - SEE www.ucra.co.uk/council-admits-school-streets-mistake-branfil-school-now-included/     We have previously highlighted the recent public consultation on Havering Council's proposals to implement a large number of School Streets schemes, including at three of our local schools, Branfil, Engayne and James Ogelthorpe (see our previous posts). Today, it was announced... Read More TfL plans for the return of schools TfL have sent us details of their transport plans for the return of schools in September. They are asking schools and parents to encourage children to travel to school by walking, cycling or scooting wherever possible, but TfL are making changes to the bus network from 01 September, to accommodate children travelling in this... Read More #DoingMyBit public health campaign Havering Council have this week launched their #DoingMyBit public health campaign, which calls on local people to do all they can to reduce the spread of COVID-19, whilst supporting local businesses. The key messages of #DoingMyBit are - Maintaining social distancing Complying with NHS test and trace Observing Government quarantine measures when travelling Isolating immediately... Read More 'We Are 500' events at Damyns Hall Aerodrome The organisers of the We Are FSTVL have announced that they will be holding a series of small-scale open air events over the next few weeks at the Damyns Hall Aerodrome site. Entitled 'We Are 500', they will each have an audience of just under 500, socially distanced at tables of a maximum of... Read More Upminster and District Men's Probus Club The Upminster and District Men's Probus Club meet on the last Wednesday in every month (one week earlier in December) at The Cranleigh, Station Lane, Hornchurch at 11.30am for a 12 noon lunch. After lunch, they are always entertained by an outside guest speaker.  This month (on 28 August), they have 'The Dick and Dave... Read More COVID-19 letter scam Havering Council have warned that scammers have been targeting local residents with fake COVID-19 letters, demanding that they register their personal details as part of a coronavirus prevention plan or face prosecution. The website details provided on the letters are bogus. The letters include the NHS, Department of Health and Social Care, and Havering Council... Read More Havering Local Plan public consultation The new draft Havering Local Plan, which (together with the London Plan and national planning policies) will frame the way new development can take place in Havering over the next decade, has reached its next stage. Following previous proposals and consultations, and instructions from the independent Planning Inspector in charge of the process, Havering... Read More New funding opportunities Havering Council have released details of current funding opportunities for charities and organisations. A full list is available via their funding e-magazine. Read More Upminster Mini Golf - Proposed disposal of the site Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association's (UCRA) councillors have received notification of the proposed disposal of the land at Hall Lane Mini Golf course. The report will be going to Havering Council's Cabinet on 16 September 2020. Consent to dispose of the land is the next stage in the Council Administration's process to build houses on... Read More District Line partial closure again this weekend In a slight change to previous weeks, this weekend the District Line will be closed between Dagenham East and Tower Hill due to engineering work. Replacement bus services DL6 and DL7 will be running. As in many previous weeks, there will also not be any Hammersmith and City Line running between Barking and Hammersmith. For full... Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Remaining We Are 500 events prohibited
    Remaining We Are 500 events prohibited
    It has been announced by Havering Council that under Public Health Regulations, in force due to the current coronavirus pandemic, they have prohibited the remaining three weekends of the We Are 500 events at Damyns Hall Aerodrome. The reasons given for the decision are – That there...
    Read more
  • Green Light for Hall Mead ARP
    Green Light for Hall Mead ARP
    Hall Mead School in Marlborough Gardens, has been providing outstanding education for 12 students as part of their Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) but have at times faced challenges to get the necessary funding to support the increased demand to support pupils who have additional needs. Back in...
    Read more
  • British Evacuees Association
    British Evacuees Association
    Any of our readers who were children during the Second World War, or their relatives, may be interested to know of the British Evacuees Association, which was formed in 1996 with the support of the Imperial War Museum. The charity’s aim is to tell the story of...
    Read more
  • Cranham Councillors do 'litter pick' in Cranham Brickfields
    Cranham Councillors do ‘litter pick’ in Cranham Brickfields
    As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British September Clean, this morning (15 September), the three Cranham Ward Residents’ Association councillors, Gillian Ford, John Tyler and Linda Van den Hende undertook a litter pick in the main playing field and adjacent woods in Cranham Brickfields. Using equipment...
    Read more