Waste collections starting at 6am on 11-12 August 2022 Local councillors were informed of the following message by Havering Council today (Wednesday 10 August 2022) - 'Due to the higher temperatures again forecast for the back end of this week, waste and recycling collections will commence an hour earlier, from 6am this Thursday and Friday. This is to allow our crews to work in... Read More Dormant Asset Fund consultation The Department for Digital, Culture,  Media and Sport are currently running a public consultation on what should happen to £738 million of dormant assets. Presently, such money can be spent on any of three causes - youth, financial inclusion or social investment. The Government is seeking views on whether this should change. For further details and... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Cranham subscription co-ordinator urgently required The Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association (UCRA) urgently require a volunteer subscription co-ordinator to cover Cranham Ward. This is a role that involves liaising with around 150 collectors, distributing collection materials, and receiving and passing on the money collected for banking. The collection currently takes place between August and December each year (although this... Read More Update re Exchange House 180-182 St. Mary’s Lane With reference to our previous post regarding the planning application for ‘Prior Approval for demolition of Exchange House,180-182 St Mary’s Lane’, Havering Council have served an Article 4 Notice, which removes permitted development rights. Therefore the 'prior approval' application will be refused on the basis that demolition is not permitted development. The building's owners can... Read More Preventing vehicle theft Recent Metropolitan Police (MPS) figures have revealed that theft of cars and other vehicles has unfortunately risen 16% in the last twelve months. Many of these thefts are from vehicles with keyless entry. We would therefore urge everyone, especially those with keyless vehicles, to view the MPS crime prevention webpages, where their advice on preventing... Read More Planning applications in Havering (26 July - 01 August 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 26 July - 01 August 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Summer Reading Challenge - More volunteers needed in Upminster Library Regarding the children's Summer Reading Challenge run in Havering libraries, this year named Gadgeteers, we have been told that they still need a few more volunteers at Upminster Library, to listen to children telling about the stories that they have read. If you are able to assist for a few hours each week over the... Read More Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association August edition of the Bulletin now online The August 2022 edition of the Bulletin is now available online via the August 2022 Bulletin link. Read More We Are FSTVL information for residents This year's We Are FSTVL is being held on Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 August 2022, at its original location of Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster. The organisers have released the information reproduced below, concerning the management of the event and arrangements regarding road closures etc. Havering Council have also published a hotline number for people... Read More London City Airport expansion consultation London City Airport are currently undertaking a public consultation (ending on 09 September 2022) on proposals to expand and change the way that flights are operated from the airport. This can be viewed via consultation.londoncityairport.com/  . HACAN EAST, a campaign group representing residents affected by the flight paths of both London City and Heathrow airports,... Read More Planning application for Exchange House 180-182 St. Mary's Lane A planning application has been submitted for 'Prior Approval for demolition of Exchange House, no. 180-182 St Mary's Lane'. The application can be viewed and and comments submitted (by 16 August 2022) via Havering Planning - F0009.22  . Read More Meet Cranham Police Safer Neighbourhood Team The Cranham Police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be holding their next 'drop-in' sessions on the following dates - 1-2pm on Saturday 30 July in Berkeley Close on the Dury Falls Estate 5-6pm on Friday 05 August in Avon Road outside the shops. Please come and speak to them if you have any questions or would... Read More Planning applications in Havering (19 - 25 July 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 19 - 25 July 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Planning applications in Havering (12 - 18 July 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 12 - 18 July 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Next Cranham Ward SNT drop-in session The next Cranham Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) drop-in session will be held in Berkeley Close on the Dury Falls Estate from 1-2pm on Saturday 30 July. Come and speak to our police if you have any issues or enquires. Read More No push and pull service Sunday 24 July 2022 Transport for London (TfL) have announced that there will not be any service on the Upminster to Romford rail line on Sunday 24 July 2022. For up to date information on TfL services visit the TfL Status Updates webpage. Read More Burst water pipe Front Lane/Avon Road (Update 9.45pm 21 July 2022) Regarding the burst water pipe that occurred in Front Lane at the junction with Avon Road early on Thursday 21 July 2022, Essex and Suffolk Water have confirmed that the initial repair is complete and water has been restored to businesses and households. However, one side of the road at the... Read More Havering Council Community Engagement events Havering Council have announced a number of community engagement and children's fun day events during the second half of 2022, including a Community Family Fun Day in Macon Way, Cranham on 24 August. The first of these is an information event in the Town Hall car park in Romford from 11am-1pm on Thursday 27 July.... Read More Annual Household Canvass The Elections Team at Havering Council have started their Annual Household Canvass, to make sure that anyone who is eligible to vote can do so. They will be contacting every address in Havering over the next few weeks by the following methods - E-mail from havering.election.services@notifications.service.gov.uk An SMS text message from ‘Havering’ By post You are... Read More Libraries closed 18-19 July 2022 Havering Council have advised that due to the predicted high temperatures, Upminster, Hornchurch, Romford, Harold Hill and Rainham libraries will be closed on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July 2022. Read More NHS hot weather health advice Due to the extreme temperatures predicted on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July 2022, NHS England (London) has issued the following health advice -  Using NHS services: If you or a family member feel unwell due to the heat, go to 111 online first or call 111 if you can’t go online. You can also... Read More Rubbish collections to start at 6am on 18-22 July 2022 Due to the extreme heat predicted for next week (18-22 July 2022), Havering Council has decided that waste and recycling street collections will start an hour earlier than usual, at 6am instead of 7am, to allow crews to complete more work during the cooler hours of the day. Serco have agreed that any missed collections... Read More Rail line closures this weekend (16-17 July 2022) Transport for London (TfL) has advised that there will not be any District Line services between Upminster and Embankment stations on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July 2022. They have also said that the Upminster-Romford London Overground line will be closed on Sunday 17 July. Visit the TfL Status Updates webpage for further details. Read More Planning applications in Havering (05 - 11 July 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 05 - 11 July 2022 Weekly Planning List link. To view lists of earlier applications, see the Eight Week Planning Applications link. Read More Full Council Meeting - 13 July 2022 The latest Full Council meeting will be held in the Council Chamber at Havering Town Hall on Wednesday 13 July 2022, starting at 7.30pm. To view the Agenda and Reports Pack, or to view the live video link, visit Havering Full Council 13 July 22 link. Read More Free Repair Café event A free Repair Café event is being held on Saturday 16 July 2022 from 11am - 2pm at St Laurence Church, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster. A wide variety of items can be brought along to see if they can be repaired and brought back into use, instead of being thrown away. Read More Update on M25 noise We received a great deal of feedback from residents following the earlier Bulletin articles on increased noise from the M25. Cllr John Tyler been in contact with National Highways, who are responsible for the M25. They recently informed him that - 'We appreciate that noise from vehicles using the motorway affects people’s peace and comfort, as... Read More London City Airport expansion consultation London City Airport have launched a 10-week consultation into proposed expansion plans. The plans include - An increase in passenger numbers from 6.5 million to 9 million a year (by using larger, quieter planes) Removing the ban on Saturday afternoon and evening flights Operating more flights at the start and end of the day To... Read More Planning applications in Havering (28 June - 04 July 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 28 June - 04 July 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 . Read More

Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association Recent News

  • Waste collections starting at 6am on 11-12 August 2022
    Waste collections starting at 6am on 11-12 August 2022
    Local councillors were informed of the following message by Havering Council today (Wednesday 10 August 2022) – ‘Due to the higher temperatures again forecast for the back end of this week, waste and recycling collections will commence an hour earlier, from 6am this Thursday and Friday. This...
    Read more
  • Dormant Asset Fund consultation
    Dormant Asset Fund consultation
    The Department for Digital, Culture,  Media and Sport are currently running a public consultation on what should happen to £738 million of dormant assets. Presently, such money can be spent on any of three causes – youth, financial inclusion or social investment. The Government is seeking views...
    Read more
  • Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association
    Cranham subscription co-ordinator urgently required
    The Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association (UCRA) urgently require a volunteer subscription co-ordinator to cover Cranham Ward. This is a role that involves liaising with around 150 collectors, distributing collection materials, and receiving and passing on the money collected for banking. The collection currently takes place between...
    Read more
  • Update re Exchange House 180-182 St. Mary’s Lane
    Update re Exchange House 180-182 St. Mary’s Lane
    With reference to our previous post regarding the planning application for ‘Prior Approval for demolition of Exchange House,180-182 St Mary’s Lane’, Havering Council have served an Article 4 Notice, which removes permitted development rights. Therefore the ‘prior approval’ application will be refused on the basis that demolition...
    Read more