IOPC publishes Outcome Reports The issue of police conduct is often highlighted in the press, TV and online. Like many other stories, the coverage given is not always subjective and can easily lead to misinformation being widely circulated. However, whenever allegations of misconduct are made against officers, these can be referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct... Read More Boundary Commission final recommendations Over the last year we have highlighted the ongoing review of ward boundaries in Havering by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE). This has not been an easy process, caused not only by the pandemic but also the attempts of the Leader of the Council to manipulate the process for his own... Read More Upminster Upminster Cricket Club update Our friends at Upminster Cricket Club have provided an update of what has been happening there over the past few weeks - Despite the somewhat windy and rainy conditions, Upminster Cricket Club's start to the season has been a positive one. The 1st XI were knocked out of the League Cup in the second round... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association May 21 Bulletin - Now available online! After some technical difficulties which caused a an unfortunate delay, the May 2021 edition of the Bulletin is now available online via the May 2021 link. Read More Funding for tree planting projects The government supported Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened to applications from community and volunteer groups, town councils and individuals, for tree planting projects in cities and towns across England. The funding is open to applications from - Small organisations or community groups for between £10,000 and £30,000 for smaller, focused areas of planting Block... Read More No Upminster to Romford trains again this weekend Transport for London (TfL) have advised that the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed again this weekend Saturday 08 and Sunday 09 May. This coincides with the closure of the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line over the same period. For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Safe Spaces online initiative UK SAYS NO MORE is a national campaign to raise awareness to end domestic abuse and sexual violence across the UK. Launched in 2016, it has a network of over 1000 partners, ambassadors and parliamentarian champions across the United Kingdom. As part of the campaign, they have launched a 'Safe Spaces' button on partner websites,... Read More 'The Big Ask' survey for children The Children's Commissioner for England, Dame Rachael de Souza, has launched a survey of children and young people, to find out what matters to them and what they think the government should be doing to help them in the future. Called The Big Ask, the survey is divided into four age ranges, from 4-17 years,... Read More Refuse and recycling collections this week Due to the recent Bank Holiday, rubbish and recycling collections (including green bin garden waste collections) will be a day late this week. For those of us who are normally collected on a Thursday, it will be Friday. From the start of next week (10 May 21) collections days are back to normal. Read More Havering Council Highways Contract Requisition Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association councillors, supported by RA councillors from other parts of the borough, have requisitioned (called-in) Havering Council's Excecutive Decision (ED) to extend the current Planned Maintenance and Construction Improvement Schemes Contract by two years from 2022. The ED stated that '....the Contractor has met the expected standards........During the last 12 months... Read More Tree felling in Rushmere Avenue, Upminster Havering Council have informed us that they have had to remove four trees in Rushmere Avenue, Upminster due to movement at the bases. Another tree had, unfortunately, also been knocked over. All of the locations will be replanted in the coming season. Read More Lower Thames Crossing update In a previous article on the Lower Thames Crossing planning application by Highways England, we highlighted that the application was rejected by the Planning Inspectorate as they had a number of serious concerns on a range of matters. Your Residents' Association Councillors from Upminster and Cranham recently held a Zoom meeting with Highways England, who... Read More No Upminster to Romford trains over Bank Holiday weekend Transport for London (TfL) have advised that the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed on Saturday 01 to Monday 03 May. This coincides with the closure of the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line over the same period. For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Havering’s Residents Associations (H.R.A) statement Havering’s Residents Associations, of which the Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association are members, released the following statement prior to the London Borough of Havering's  Annual Meeting of the Council, held on 27 April 2021. Havering’s Residents Associations will not be putting any names forward for Chairs of the existing Committee structures at this year’s Annual... Read More 'Right to Repair' regulations to be introduced Fridges, washing machines and televisions will soon be cheaper to run, easier to repair and will last longer thanks to plans for new energy efficiency legislation recently announced by the Government. Termed 'Right to Repair', new rules will be brought in for electrical products, to tackle ‘premature obsolescence’ (a short lifespan deliberately built into an... Read More Former Avon Road Post Office In early 2020, the Post Office counter within the Martin's shop at 141 Avon Road, Cranham was closed, when the owners decided that they no longer wished to run it. The Post Office sought to find a new local shop to take over the service but were, unfortunately, unsuccessful. Cranham Ward councillors have now received... Read More Tips on preventing catalytic converter thefts Catalytic converter thefts are increasingly a problem for motorists, being lucrative for thieves and extremely disruptive to vehicle owners.  Below are some tips on reducing the risk of your vehicle suffering such a theft - 1) Park to prevent access underneath – If you can, park somewhere that would make it difficult for a thief... Read More Carriageway resurfacing in Warley Street 21-23 April Havering Council have informed us that carriageway resurfacing is to be undertaken in Warley Street, between the junction with St. Mary's Lane and the railway bridge near to Upminster Trading Park. The work will take place between 8am and 5pm daily, from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 April. During these times, Warley Street will be closed... Read More Chelmer Road parking issues update With reference to our previous post, regarding the delay in tackling parking problems in Chelmer Road, Cranham, we have received news that Havering Council will finally be starting to look into the issue in May. This is likely to initially include a formal residents consultation and proposals, followed by a final decision on any... Read More COVID-19 guidance for local authorities on organised events Over the next few months, Havering Council are likely to receive a number of applications for organised events and sporting events etc. The Government has published guidance to local authorities on such events, in relation to pandemic restrictions, which we thought some residents may be interested in reading. To view the guidance, use the Government Organised... 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 His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh The Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association would like to express our deep sadness at the news of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Among his many contributions to this country, many people in Havering will particularly associate him with the Duke of Edingburgh's Award, that has benefitted so many of our... Read More No Upminster to Romford trains 10-11 April Transport for London (TfL) have advised that, once again, the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April. For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Upminster Library to re-open on 12 April Havering Council have advised that Upminster Library will be re-opening fully from Monday 12 April, in line with the Government's easing of lockdown restrictions. Opening hours, which will still be restricted for the foreseeable future, are shown below - Monday - 2pm to 7pm Tuesday - 10am to 3pm Wednesday - Closed Thursday -... Read More Illegal waste dumping at Damyns Hall Cottages Upminster Ward councillors recently became aware of large amounts of waste that had appeared in the front and rear gardens of one of the houses at Damyns Hall Cottages, Aveley Rd, Upminster. A number of residents also noticed this and reported it to councillors. Ward councillors immediately reported the matter to Havering Council, who... Read More Rubbish collection dates after Easter The refuse collection dates in Havering for the week after Easter are detailed below. Further information can also be found on Havering Council’s Rubbish and recycling webpage. Read More UK Power Networks free Priority Services Register UK Power Networks’, who own and maintain electricity cables and lines across London, the South East and East of England, have asked us to publicise their free Priority Services Register (PSR) to local residents.  'Power cuts don’t happen very often but if the electricity network is damaged or develops a fault it’s our job to... Read More Update re 2021 Census Havering Council has provided an update regarding the current national Census. The census date, 21 March 2021, has now past but any household who have not completed the census still have up until 04 May 2021 to do so. The census questionnaire is simple, straightforward and safe to complete online, and should take around ten... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association April 2021 Bulletin now online The April 2021 edition of The Bulletin is now available online via the April 2021 link .     Read More No Upminster to Romford trains over Easter Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed that the Upminster to Romford ‘push and pull’ rail line will be closed over the whole of the Easter weekend (02-05 April 2021). For details of services and planned closures visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • IOPC publishes Outcome Reports
    IOPC publishes Outcome Reports
    The issue of police conduct is often highlighted in the press, TV and online. Like many other stories, the coverage given is not always subjective and can easily lead to misinformation being widely circulated. However, whenever allegations of misconduct are made against officers, these can be referred...
    Read more
  • Boundary Commission final recommendations
    Boundary Commission final recommendations
    Over the last year we have highlighted the ongoing review of ward boundaries in Havering by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE). This has not been an easy process, caused not only by the pandemic but also the attempts of the Leader of the Council...
    Read more
  • Upminster Upminster Cricket Club update
    Upminster Upminster Cricket Club update
    Our friends at Upminster Cricket Club have provided an update of what has been happening there over the past few weeks – Despite the somewhat windy and rainy conditions, Upminster Cricket Club’s start to the season has been a positive one. The 1st XI were knocked out...
    Read more
  • Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association
    May 21 Bulletin – Now available online!
    After some technical difficulties which caused a an unfortunate delay, the May 2021 edition of the Bulletin is now available online via the May 2021 link....
    Read more