Jack Petchey Environmental Award The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential. This year, the foundation has launched the Jack Petchey Environmental Award to give special recognition to the young people working hard in their communities... Read More Council Tax energy bills rebate - New update Following on from our previous articles regarding the Council Tax energy bills rebate, people who do not pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit and are also unable to apply for the rebate online, can now ring Havering’s Council Tax customer services team on 01708 433 997 and an officer will help them apply. Read More Planning applications in Havering (14 – 20 June 2022) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 14 - 20 June 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Grass verge cutting We were recently contacted by a resident, who was concerned that the verges at the side of some of our roads had not been cut so far this summer. Residents' Association councillors contacted the council and received the following reply - 'Good afternoon Councillor - I have been informed that the cuts are back on... Read More Cranham Police SNT drop-in session The Next Cranham Ward Police Safer Neighbourhood Team drop-in session will take place between noon and 1pm on Saturday 25 June 2022 in Cranham Community Centre, Marlborough Gardens. They will be happy to discuss any issues you have and give crime prevention advice etc.   Read More Beware of builders scam Upminster Police Safer Neighbourhood Team have circulated the following message -  'We were contacted by a resident who wanted to make others aware of this scam, if you are having building work done. Yesterday, whilst her builder was working, a van pulled up at their address and was very interested in what he was doing, asking... Read More Car park credit card scam A local resident has informed us of a credit card scam that recently took place in the car park in Wilson Close, Upminster (behind Aldi). A man, who appeared to have just purchased a ticket, approached two elderly people and told them that the ticket machine was not accepting coins but only credit cards. The man... Read More Upminster Police Community Contact Session The next Upminster Police Safer Neighbourhood Team contact session will be held from 4-5pm on Monday 20 June 2022 at Upminster Library, Corbets Tey Road. Please come and see our local officers for advice or if you have an issue they can help with. Read More Planning applications in Havering (07 - 13 June 2022) 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 June 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Front Lane bottle and recycling banks With reference to our recent posts regarding the bottle and other recycling banks in the car park in Front Lane, Cranham being out of service, I am pleased to report that the broken barrier has been removed, pending a replacement. The recycling bins will be emptied in the near future and residents will then... Read More Planning applications in Havering (01 - 06 June 2022) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 01 - 06 June 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. 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 . *** The current roadworks in Front Lane, Cranham near to the junction with Ingrebourne Gardens, are due to last until Monday 13 June 2022. Please expect delays during busy periods *** Read More Fundraising comedy night at Coopers School Coopers Company and Coborn School PTA are hosting an adults comedy night at the school in St. Mary's Lane, Upminster RM14 3HS on Saturday 25 June, to raise money for the school. Doors open at 7.15pm, with the show starting at 8pm. The event is only open to 18+ and there will be a cash... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association June edition of the Bulletin now online The June 2022 edition of the Bulletin is now available online via the June 2022 Bulletin link.   Read More Front Lane bottle banks update Following our post on 21 May 2022 concerning the recycling banks in the car park in Front Lane, Cranham being out of service, as one of the vehicle barriers is broken and the recycling lorry cannot gain access, Cranham Ward councillors are aware the despite Havering Council assuring us that the matter would be... Read More Council Tax energy bills rebate update Following our post in mid-May regarding the Council Tax energy bills rebate, Havering Council have now published details of how those in Council Tax Bands A-D who do not pay by Direct Debit, can apply online to receive their £150 rebate. Details are available on the Havering Council Energy Bills 2022 webpage. The council have... Read More Upminster Police SNT community contact session The next Upminster Police Safer Neighbourhood Team community contact session will be held from 12-1pm on Wednesday 08 June 2022 outside of Waitrose in St. Mary's Lane. Please come and see our local officers if you have would like to report a police related issue or would like crime prevention advice etc. Read More Planning applications in Havering (24 - 31 May 2022) 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 - 31 May 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Bank Holiday rubbish collections As is usual when there are Bank Holidays, garden waste, rubbish and orange sack collections will vary over the next couple of weeks. Please see the table below for the revised dates. Normal collections resume from Monday 13 June 2022. Read More Upminster Baptist Church Men's Shed The Upminster Baptist Church Men's Shed is a collaborative workspace where men can work on practical projects and share in their hobbies with others. Men are welcome from anywhere in Havering. The idea draws on the successful Men’s Shed movement in Australia where nearly 1000 sheds have opened since 2007. UBC Men’s Shed is part... Read More Planning applications in Havering (17 - 23 May 2022) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 17 - 23 May 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Queen's Theatre awarded Grade II listed status Historic England have announced that among six new listings across the country to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, they have designated the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch as a Grade II listed building. Historic England's website has the following in relation to the award - 'The Queen’s Theatre was opened in 1975 by Sir Peter... Read More Proposed ULEZ expansion The Mayor of London has launched a consultation via Transport for London (TfL), on proposals to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in August 2023. If introduced, the zone would include almost the whole of Havering, and would mean that drivers of vehicles that didn't meet ULEZ emission standards would pay £12.50 per day... Read More Cranham Police Safer Neighbourhood Team meeting The Police Safer Neighbourhood Team for Cranham will be holding their next drop-in session between 6-7pm on Friday 27 May 2022 in Avon Road. Please come along if you have anything to discuss with our local officers. Read More Front Lane bottle banks out of service Residents' Association councillors have been informed that the bottle banks and other recycling banks in the Front Lane car park adjacent to the railway sidings, are currently out of service, as the car park barrier is broken and the contractor is unable to gain access to the recycling area. The barrier is due to be... Read More Thank you to the mystery man! A local lady, Shirley McClean, has asked us to say thank you to a mystery man who recently helped her and some fellow travellers. Shirley had been invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace and was at Upminster Station with her daughter, when she became aware of a 95 year old man and his... 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 Council Tax energy bills rebate Havering Council have announced that the Government's one-off payment of £150 to households in Council Tax bands A to D, who are not exempt from Council Tax, will today (Thursday 19 May 2022) be paid into the accounts of residents who pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit. For those who do not pay by... Read More Planning applications in Havering (10 - 16 May 2022) Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 10 - 16 May 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Lower Thames Crossing consultation event Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association (UCRA) councillors have been informed by National Highways that there will only be one public consultation event held in Havering on their latest proposals for the Lower Thames Crossing, and this will be in Hornchurch. UCRA have raised concerns about this, as the residents of Upminster and Cranham are the... Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Jack Petchey Environmental Award
    Jack Petchey Environmental Award
    The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential. This year, the foundation has launched the Jack Petchey Environmental Award to give special recognition to...
    Read more
  • Council Tax energy bills rebate - New update
    Council Tax energy bills rebate – New update
    Following on from our previous articles regarding the Council Tax energy bills rebate, people who do not pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit and are also unable to apply for the rebate online, can now ring Havering’s Council Tax customer services team on 01708 433 997...
    Read more
  • Planning applications in Havering (14 – 20 June 2022)
    Planning applications in Havering (14 – 20 June 2022)
    Every week, Havering Council publishes a list of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 14 – 20 June 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link....
    Read more
  • Grass verge cutting
    Grass verge cutting
    We were recently contacted by a resident, who was concerned that the verges at the side of some of our roads had not been cut so far this summer. Residents’ Association councillors contacted the council and received the following reply – ‘Good afternoon Councillor – I have...
    Read more