Havering Local Lottery looking for good causes Havering Volunteer Centre will be launching the long awaited Havering Local Lottery on 03 July 2024. This means that charities and community groups will be able to utilise the system to support income generation in order to deliver their services. In the meantime, they are looking for good causes to sign up prior to... Read More New Dimension Choir - Summer 2024 Concerts The New Dimensions Choir, a friendly, community choir based in the London Borough of Havering, are hosting their summer 2024 concerts at three venues in Havering. Featuring songs from The Beatles, Elton John, Abba, Gilbert and Sullivan, musicals and folk songs, they will be performing on the following dates - Saturday 29 June 2024 4pm... Read More Havering Small Business Awards vote The public vote for the Havering Small Business Awards opened on 10 June 2024. The awards, run by Havering Council, are split into ten categories, with the final award, the Havering Small Business of the Year, chosen from the winners of the other awards, by a panel of Council officers, Cabinet Members and sponsors. Nominations... Read More Planning applications in Havering (04 - 10 June 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 04 - 10 June 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Local planning appeal results Recently, the results of two appeals against the refusal of planning permission in our area, have been published. 1A Howard Road, Upminster (Original planning ref. P1087.23 - Demolition of existing commercial unit and construction of a flatted block to comprise 1x1 bedroom flat, 2x2 bedroom flats and 1x3 bedroom flat). Appeal dismissed 07 May... Read More Musicians unite to fund research into deadly brain tumours On Saturday 15 of June 2024 there is a very special concert being held at Cranham Community Centre, 115 Marlborough Gardens. RM14 1JW. The concert is to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity - The Judy D'cruz Fund. These concerts have been held twice a year for a number of years now but this... Read More Recycling in Havering One of our residents has asked us to highlight the extended list of items that can be put into the orange recycling sacks, plus information regarding glass recycling banks. 'Glass recycling banks are currently still in situ but are due to be removed by the end of the year. It is important to ensure that... Read More Planning applications in Havering (28 May - 03 June 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 28 May - 03 June 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association June 2024 Bulletin now online The online version of the June 2024 edition of the Bulletin is now available via the June 2024 Bulletin link. Read More The Arts Society, Havering June 2024 event The Arts Society, Havering will be holding a talk by Brian Slater on Tuesday 11 June 2024 titled 'From Negative to Positive: Photography’s Long Road to Recognition'. John Ruskin, the leading critic and aesthete, wrote in the 1850s that photography could never be Art. This lecture traces the struggle to overturn that view, beginning with... Read More Judy D'cruz Fund - Family fun day and cricket match Following last year's very successful day, from 12 noon on Sunday 09 June 2024 a family fun day and cricket match will take place in Upminster Park in Aid of The Judy D'cruz Fund. An Upminster XI will be taking on a Judy D’cruz invitational XI to help raise funds for The Brain Tumour... Read More Havering Mind seek volunteers for their festivals Havering Mind are looking for volunteers to help at the festivals they are hosting in Harrow Lodge Park on Friday 12 - Sunday 14 July 2024. If you are interested in helping please contact ciaran.white@haveringmind.org.uk . For details of the festivals themselves and to book tickets, visit essexfest.co.uk . Read More Planning applications in Havering (21 - 27 May 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 21 - 27 May 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Clay Tye Road closed 26 May - 02 June 2024 We have been advised that Clay Tye Road is now closed until Sunday 02 June 2024 to facilitate the installation of high voltage cables. Bus Route 347 will be affected by this closure for the duration of the works. Unfortunately, Transport for London (TfL) have not shown what alternative arrangements (if any) have been made.... Read More No change to rubbish and recycling collections after Bank Holiday Ther are no changes to the refuse and recycling collections following the late May 2024 Bank Holiday. Black and orange bags should be put out before 7am on the normal day. Havering Council have assured residents that there should be no repeat of the delays experienced following the previos Bank Holiday at the start of... Read More Essex Wildlife Trust walks June/July 2024 Essex Wildlife Trust have a number of walks in June and July 2024. Saturday 01 June 2024 – Hanningfield Reservoir Nature Discovery Centre, Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay. CM11 1WT 10.30 – 12.30pm. Join them for a gentle walk beside the 870 acre reservoir. They hope to see several wildfowl and woodland birds. Meet at... Read More Tree feathering advice Havering Council staff are currently undertaking the feathering of street trees across the borough - removing new shoots growing from the bases of trees. This is a big task and the council encourage residents to feather trees near to their homes if they would like to. They give the following advice - Wear gloves and... Read More End of cheaper Tube and rail fairs at peak times on Fridays With reference to our previous post regarding Transport for London's (TfL) trial of off-peak fares all day on Fridays, TfL have announced that this is to end, with the last day being Friday 31 May 2024. Read More Toilet Finder app For those who might need access to a publicly available toilet while they are out, there is an app available called Toilet Finder, which has been downloaded over 1 million times to date (May 2024). To download Toilet Finder for Android phones from the Google Play store visit Toilet Finder Android. To download Toilet Finder for... Read More Planning applications in Havering (14 - 20 May 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 14 - 20 May 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Proposed new Services on M25 Moto, the UK’s largest operator of Motorway Service Areas, is consulting on proposals for a new Service Area on the M25 north of J28 (Brentwood). The two sites, either side of the motorway, would largely be outside of Havering, although access to the anti-clockwise area would pass through part of Noak Hill. For further information and... Read More Planning applications in Havering (07 - 13 May 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 07 - 13 May 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Fleet Close Play Site Village Green Dedication Havering Council has formally agreed to adopt five new village green spaces at much-loved sites across the borough. This includes Fleet Close Play Site, which will remain undeveloped and protected for all future generations. The dedication will take place on Saturday 13 July 2024 at 10am. We now need the help of local residents and users... Read More Consultation on library closure proposals Havering Council have launched a public consultation on proposals to close four of the borough's ten libraries, due to the ongoing financial constraints Havering faces, following years of government underfunding. The proposals WOULD NOT include Upminster Library. Five libraries are included in the list for potential closure, with four of them being closed following a... Read More Drop-in events for proposed data centre The company behind the proposed East Havering Data Centre Campus are to hold two in-person and one online drop-in events for members of the local community. The project team has been undertaking technical and design work to advance the proposals and will now be undertaking initial conversations with the community, so they can learn more... Read More Havering Council - Parking fines consultation Havering Council have launched a consultation into a proposed change to how parking fines are administered. Currently, if someone appeals a Parking Charge Notice (PCN), and the appeal is unsuccessful, they are entitled to a 50% discount on the full fine. The council are proposing to remove this discount and apply the full fine following... Read More Rubbish and recycling collections - urgent information! With reference to our previous post on 03 May 2024, concerning rubbish and recycling collections following the recent Bank Holiday, it has come to our attention that the company that has the contract to undertake street collections, did not complete them as promised over the Bank Holiday period. Due to this, they are currently running... Read More Thames Chase Community Forest expands Since its inception in 1990, the Thames Chase Community Forest has, through extensive partnership working, truly transformed landscapes and lives across its project area. Originally, the area covered 38 square miles but through extensive work over the past 34 years, including being Lead Partner for the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership (2017-2022), this has... Read More Havering Astronomical Society May 2024 dates The Havering Astronomical Society's (HAS) meeting dates in May 2024 are as follows - Wednesday 15 May, 7.15 for 7.30pm - Dr Ashley King (of the Natural History Museum, London) will present a talk entitled ‘To Bennu & Back: what asteroids can tell us about the origins of the Solar System’. Thursday 30 May,... Read More Planning applications in Havering (30 April - 06 May 2024) Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 30 April - 06 May 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More

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  • Havering Local Lottery looking for good causes
    Havering Local Lottery looking for good causes
    Havering Volunteer Centre will be launching the long awaited Havering Local Lottery on 03 July 2024. This means that charities and community groups will be able to utilise the system to support income generation in order to deliver their services. In the meantime, they are looking for...
    Read more
  • New Dimension Choir - Summer 2024 Concerts
    New Dimension Choir – Summer 2024 Concerts
    The New Dimensions Choir, a friendly, community choir based in the London Borough of Havering, are hosting their summer 2024 concerts at three venues in Havering. Featuring songs from The Beatles, Elton John, Abba, Gilbert and Sullivan, musicals and folk songs, they will be performing on the...
    Read more
  • Havering Small Business Awards vote
    Havering Small Business Awards vote
    The public vote for the Havering Small Business Awards opened on 10 June 2024. The awards, run by Havering Council, are split into ten categories, with the final award, the Havering Small Business of the Year, chosen from the winners of the other awards, by a panel...
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  • Planning applications in Havering (04 - 10 June 2024)
    Planning applications in Havering (04 – 10 June 2024)
    Every week, Havering Council publishes a lists of planning applications received within the previous seven days. To view the most recent list see the 04 – 10 June 2024 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link....
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