Senior police officers praise the work of dedicated volunteers in Havering

12:00 11 June 2014

Chief Inspector Russell Taylor and volunteers Norman Castellyn , Sarah Sparks , Sally Fuller , Pam Tanner and Dorothy Beckwith.

Chief Inspector Russell Taylor and volunteers Norman Castellyn , Sarah Sparks , Sally Fuller , Pam Tanner and Dorothy Beckwith.


A team of dedicated volunteers who last year gave 9,837 hours of support to the Metropolitan Police in Havering have been praised during National Volunteers Week.

More than 50 volunteers assist police in a variety of roles including the Volunteer Police Cadets, speaking to victims of crime and helping out on the front counter at Romford Police Station.

Superintendent Cheryl Burden said: “They perform a valuable role and I know that my staff are grateful for the support they provide”

During Volunteers Week member’s of Havering Police’s Senior Leadership Team spoke to volunteers.

Chief Inspector Russell Taylor said “They are a great help and they ensure that the Neighbourhood Officers are actually out patrolling the streets of Havering rather than performing administrative tasks behind a desk”

Read More:

Pioneering Romford police officer honoured by the Queen

Police still looking for Hornchurch handbag attacker

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00
The Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys tribute band on stage entertaining fans. Picture: Jayne Connor

A tribute band is bringing to the stage a supergroup that the world never got to see play live.

Yesterday, 12:00
Jean Rayner

To celebrate Older People’s Day, reporters Hayley Anderson and Ellena Cruse discovered spoke to inspirational older people from around the borough.

Jean Rayner:

When people approach their 80th birthday, they may be tempted to put their feet up but this certainly wasn’t the case for one swimming enthusiast.

Jean Rayner, of Heaton Avenue, Harold Hill, decided to swim 64 lengths of the pool at Central Park Leisure Centre earlier this year in aid of the Recorder’s Fundraise on the First Campaign.

She said: “I feel very fit so I thought as I was going to be turning 80-years-old, I should do something to celebrate that.”

Jean managed to raise more than £1,600.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
American jazz singer Kai Hoffman, who is coming to Queen's Theatre, in Billet Lane, Hornchurch.

International jazz sensation Kai Hoffman is bringing the fabulous ’50s back to Hornchurch for one night only.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Goodmayes Resident Association members and guests enjoying lunch. Picture Keith Stanbury

A round up of news from the borough’s clubs and societies.

Most read news

News from your area


Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.


You won't need to fork out for groceries for a while!

Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets, prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here!

Shop till you drop!

Here’s your chance to treat yourself to a new wardrobe and a whole lot more with this MyOffers competition to win an incredible £2,500 to spend at Primark on whatever you like!

Digital Edition

Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder