Thursday, March 23, 2017

Proposals for a solar park on a nature reserve have been discontinued, it was announced last night.

A shopping trolley was among the rubbish hauled out of the River Ingrebourne by volunteers.

After apologising for the lack of recycling bags available last week - the council now says supplies have been replenished.

Almost a third of cars in the borough run on diesel and are contributing to a ‘health emergency’, according to health leaders.

Havering Council is urging people to come forward and help catch blundering fly-tippers who have left potentially vital evidence behind.

More than 150 protesters braved the cold in a determined effort to make sure councillors heard their voices loud and clear.

Proposals for land to be converted into a Muslim cemetery – with up to 10,000 burial spaces – has been given the green light.

Havering is set to benefit from an influx of 250 trees as part of plans to make London one of the greenest cities in the world.

Angry residents were left demanding answers after heaps of rubbish gathered on their doorstep over the Christmas period.

The council is promising a crackdown after huge mounds of rubbish were found yet again at a problem fly-tipping spot.

Nuisance dog owners who flout the law and refuse to pick up dog mess are being targeted in a Christmas crackdown.

A donation made by an environmental organisation has ensured three community projects across the borough can now go ahead.

Havering Council spent a whopping £32,000 cleaning up chewing gum from the streets in 2015, a Freedom of Information Request has revealed.

Police had to be called to a Havering Council meeting on Wednesday evening after a protest outside the town hall.

Police had to be called to a Havering Council meeting last night after a protest outside descended into chaos.

“Irresponsible” travellers have been slammed after they left mountains of waste at the picturesque Rainham Marshes.

Mountains of rubbish has been dumped once again at a notorious spot for fly-tips.

Drivers could have to stick to 20mph in Romford town centre under proposals to create a new speed zone.

The first image of what proposed solar parks could look like has been released as the consultation period for people to have their say is extended.

An outbreak of fish herpes has been confirmed in Collier Row.

Businesses have called for a cross-borough team to rid the area of illegal traveller encampments and tackle “criminally organised” fly-tipping.

Criminals have been storing electronic waste and stolen goods in a large storage facility in Upminster.

After laying in a state of disrepair for “months”, a neglected section of a park dedicated to vulnerable people was tackled by green-fingered enthusiasts on Friday.

Havering could become the first London council to be powered by solar energy.

A family of puppy-breeders has admitted fraud after selling sick and dying puppies.

“This will send a strong message our green belt is not for sale,” a councillor has said after finding out a public inquiry dismissed today an appeal to dump inert waste on green belt land.

Team GB did a sterling job on the water in Rio, but how many gold medallists could say they have the grit to row across an ocean while battling hurricanes, 50ft waves and near starvation?

Developers who have been battling to dump “inert” waste on green belt land are also planning to process it on the site, it has been confirmed.

A public inquiry into controversial plans to dump “inert” waste and double the size of Rainham’s Ingrebourne Hill is due to start today.

Another enormous fly-tip was found at a notorious dumping hot spot.

The life of Brian the bumblebee has taken an unexpected turn of events last week.

Trespassers who have built a wooden campsite on land earmarked for a cemetery have said they are “just growing flowers and potatoes”.

A second burst water main in as many days has forced residents to wake up without running water this morning.

A public inquiry into controversial plans for a cemetery near a golf course in Harold Wood opened yesterday at Havering Town Hall.

A new fitness complex including swimming pool could be built in Hornchurch, if a proposal is given the green light.

Delighted residents celebrated last night after plans to build 32 homes on their “green gem” were refused.

A fly tip that will cost £10,000 to remove has been dumped on the borough’s country roads for the second time this year.

High street shoppers have been heading for the exit of a Poundland store because of a stench caused by dead rats.

A woman has said she was horrified to see the green trees close to her home had been given the chop.

Water in a park lake is being polluted because of sediment coming from neighbouring homes’ toilets, showers and sinks.

Hundreds of residents are pleading for two dilapidated blocks of flats, left from the Mardyke Estate, to be either renovated or demolished.

A 10 tonne, 9ft high fly-tip which will cost £10,000 to remove is the latest mound of rubbish to be left strewn all over a notorious dumping hotspot.

Work to build Romford’s new £25million leisure centre started this week, after a long-awaited land swap was completed.

A Collier Row pub has been marked for demolition to make way for 16 apartments and eight houses.

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