Vehicles obscuring their number plates Recently, we have been informed of a number of times in Upminster and Cranham where vehicles have been seen to have their number plates covered up when parking on yellow lines etc., in an attempt to avoid getting a parking ticket. This particularly appears to be the case outside some homes where building work... Read More Residents' Association litter pick in Cranham Brickfields This morning (Saturday 18 September 2021), Cranham Ward RA councillors Gillian Ford and John Tyler, were joined by Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association team member, Oscar Ford, and John's daughter, Jessica, as we went litter picking in the woods in Cranham Brickfields. We were pleased to find a lot less litter along the paths than... Read More Planning applications in Havering (07 – 13 September 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 07 - 13 September 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Let Havering Cycle protest ride Upminster and Cranham Residets' Association team member Oscar Ford recently attended the Let Havering Cycle protest ride. Below are his thoughts -  'On Saturday 11th September I had the pleasure of joining fellow cyclists on the ‘Let Havering Cycle! Protest Ride’ from Harrow Lodge Park to the Town Hall. Organised by Extinction Rebellion Havering, and... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association UCRA subscription collections After an absence of nearly two years due to the pandemic, the Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association (UCRA) have recently started collecting the £2 annual voluntary subscription from households who receive the Bulletin. The subscription, which gives membership of the Association and goes towards the printing costs of the Bulletin, donations to local charities and... Read More East London Waste Authority survey The East London Waste Authority (ELWA), to which Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Newham are members, is currently conducting a public consultation on its Draft Joint Strategy for East London's Resources and Waste (2027-2057). The draft strategy sets out how partner authorities will preserve resources by minimising waste, promoting resource efficiency and recycling, protecting... Read More Councillors undertake pruning around Front Lane bridge This morning (Monday 13 September 2021), Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association (UCRA) councillors John Tyler, Gillian Ford, Linda Van den Hende and Chris Wilkins, together with UCRA team member, Oscar Ford, put on our gardening gloves and undertook the pruning of overgrown bushes, weeds and low-growing tree branches on both sides of the bridge... Read More Damyns Hall Aerodrome With reference to our previous post regarding complaints local councillors have received about aircraft using Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Havering Council have sent us details of a House of Commons briefing paper from 2017, which summarises the law in respect of helicopter and light aircraft noise, safety when flying low over built up areas, permitted... Read More Virtual parking permits Havering Council has launched a new virtual parking permit system for online applications, meaning that a paper permit will not need to be displayed in the vehicle concerned. Parking enforcement officers will be able to identify virtual parking permits by using a number plate scanner. There will still be an option to have paper permits for... Read More Planning applications in Havering (31 August - 06 September 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 31 August - 06 September 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Full Council Meeting 01 September 2021 - Members Questions As part of most Full Council Meetings, Elected Members (councillors) are allowed to submit written questions to the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members. Invariably, the questions come from Opposition councillors. The questions are answered during the meeting and a single supplementary (follow-up) question is then allowed. These questions are separate to Motions, which... Read More Havering Half Marathon Sunday 12 September The Havering Mind Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 12 September 2021, around roads in Rainham, Upminster and Hornchurch. Locally, the route arrives from Rainham along Berwick Pond Road, turning into Park Farm Road and then entering Parklands. It emerges at the far end of Parklands into Corberts Tey Road, before turning immediately into Parkland... Read More Lower Thames Crossing consultation – UCRA submission Following on from our previous posts, the Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association (UCRA) has submitted our response to the latest consultation for the proposed new Lower Thames Crossing. The consultation ends today (08 September 2021). A copy of our submission can be found on the UCRA LTC consultation response link. Read More National Cyber Security Centre - New password advice The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued updated advice on choosing passwords for online accounts. Previously, it has been recommended that a series of random characters would provide the best protection but they are now advising that three random words should be used instead. The NCSC technical director Dr Ian Levy said: "There are... Read More Havering Council street trading survey Havering Council are currently conducting a public survey, prior to introducing a street trading policy. They want to hear from local businesses and residents about what the policy should include, so that they can help create a safe environment for businesses to trade outside on the street, while preventing crime and anti-social behaviour. The consultation... Read More Damyns Hall Aerodrome Upminster Ward councillors have received a number of complaints over the summer concerning planes and helicopters using Damyns Hall Aerodrome, particularly around the frequency of flights over built-up areas, noise and pollution relating to the commercial operations running from the aerodrome and the safety aspect of some of the flying seen. We have been liaising... Read More Tithe Barn Museum open Saturday 04 September The Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia, next to Hall Lane Playing Fields in Upminster, is open this Saturday (04 September 2021) from 10.30am-4pm. Entry is free and the car park next to the museum is also free. The museum is also open on Saturday 18 September and Saturday 02 October. For further details visit the Upminster... Read More Planning applications in Havering (24 - 30 August 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 24 - 30 August 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More No push and pull train on Sunday 05 September Transport for London (TfL)  have announced that there will not be any service on the Upminster to Romford train line this Sunday (05 September 2021). For further details visit the TfL Status Update webpage. Read More Full Council Meeting - Wednesday 01 September 2021 The first Full Council Meeting to take place in Havering since May this year, will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 01 September 2021. This will be also be the first 'in person' meeting since the start of the pandemic. Due to continuing health measures, the meeting is not open to the public to attend... Read More Refuse and garden waste collection after August Bank Holiday As usual, the waste and green bin collections will be a day late this week, following the August Bank Holiday. Please see details below - Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association September 21 edition of The Bulletin now online The September 2021 edition of the Bulletin is now available online via the September 2021 link. Read More Lower Thames Crossing consultation - Cranham Ward councillors analysis Residents' Association councillors for both Cranham and Upminster wards have been analysing the documents for the current Lower Thames Crossing Public Consultation. We have also been liaising with officials from Havering Council regarding their response, to ensure that our thoughts and concerns are recognised in their own submission to the consultation. Cranham councillors have produced... Read More Planning applications in Havering (18 – 23 August 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 18 - 23 August 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Pinney Talfourd - Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney Seminars Pinney Talfourd solicitors in Station Road, Upminster have announced that they are resuming their free seminars on why having a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney is so important and why they recommend people don't delay putting these in place. The seminars will be held on the following dates - Friday 24 September 10 -... Read More Proposed Lower Thames Crossing - Request for extension of consultation period Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association councillors recently contacted Highways England to request an extension to the current consultation period for the new Lower Thames Crossing. This was because the consultation, due to end on 08 September 2021, is being held during most of the school holiday period, when many people may be away and... Read More Havering Cyclists bike check session - Sunday 29 August Havering Cyclists have announced that they are holding one of their 'Doctor Bike' free bike check sessions between 11am and 2pm on Sunday 29 August 2021, in Hornchurch Country Park, opposite the visitors centre. Anyone with a bicycle can just pop down and see them to have it checked over. Please see the Havering Cyclists... Read More Government pension tracing service With reference to our previous post regarding the proposed expansion of the Dormant Assets Scheme, many people who have changed jobs during their working lives (the average is 11 jobs per person) may have accrued several small private pensions. In some cases, they may not have details of a pension or the company involved... Read More Dormant Assets Scheme expansion proposal Since 2008, the government authorised Dormant Assets Scheme has enabled participating banks and building societies to redistribute money held in accounts that have remained unused for over 15 years and the account holder cannot be traced. The money is given to charities and other social and environmental initiatives. For several years the government has been... Read More Council consultation regarding town centres Havering Council have announced a public consultation on ways to improve several town centres across the borough, including Upminster. They are looking for views from residents, businesses, workers and visitors on how they can - Make people feel safer and more comfortable in our town centres Improve public spaces making them more attractive, pleasant, vibrant,... Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Vehicles obscuring their number plates
    Vehicles obscuring their number plates
    Recently, we have been informed of a number of times in Upminster and Cranham where vehicles have been seen to have their number plates covered up when parking on yellow lines etc., in an attempt to avoid getting a parking ticket. This particularly appears to be the...
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  • Residents' Association litter pick in Cranham Brickfields
    Residents’ Association litter pick in Cranham Brickfields
    This morning (Saturday 18 September 2021), Cranham Ward RA councillors Gillian Ford and John Tyler, were joined by Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association team member, Oscar Ford, and John’s daughter, Jessica, as we went litter picking in the woods in Cranham Brickfields. We were pleased to find...
    Read more
  • Planning applications in Havering (07 – 13 September 2021)
    Planning applications in Havering (07 – 13 September 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 07 – 13 September 2021 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link....
    Read more
  • Let Havering Cycle protest ride
    Let Havering Cycle protest ride
    Upminster and Cranham Residets’ Association team member Oscar Ford recently attended the Let Havering Cycle protest ride. Below are his thoughts –  ‘On Saturday 11th September I had the pleasure of joining fellow cyclists on the ‘Let Havering Cycle! Protest Ride’ from Harrow Lodge Park to the...
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