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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Vast amount of bags uncollected over the Christmas and New Year period. Picture: Peter McMillan.

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

Massive mounds of rubbish left in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster.

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

Poster which has been shared online by Havering Council. Picture: Havering Council.

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

St Lukes Church will benefit from a £50,000 donation from the Veola Trust to make much-needed renovations. Photo: Google Maps

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

Picture: Gareth Fuller

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

Protesters speak to Cllr Melvin Wallace speaking to campaigner Lorraine Moss about the solar park panels at a demonstration outside Havering Town Hall.

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

Protest outside of Havering Town Hall.

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

Mounds of rubbish left at Rainham Marshes. Picture: @ChrisCorrigan3.

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

Tonnes of rubbish blocked the lane on Wednesday.

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

Waterloo Road, part of the ring road around the town centre. Picture Google Maps.

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

Pyworthy solar farm, Devon, is an example of what solar parks proposed for Havering could look like. Picture: Parker Dann Chartered Town Planning Consultants.

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.

Dead koi at a farm in Collier Row. Picture Crown copyright.

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

Rubbish left at Orchard Village, Rainham

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

EA raid uncovers illegal wasted in Upminster. Pictures EA.

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

Perry Hatcher, Paul Robertson, Gary Walters and Sheena Hull from Network Rail joined Jo Impey and Shelley Hart from Havering Volunteers to clear the Garden for the Blind at Harrow Lodge Park

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.

Solar parks could be introduced to Havering Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Images

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

Sick and dying puppies were found locked up at a travellers' site

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

Residents staging a protest against plans to dump waste on Ingrebourne Hill at the opening of the public inquiry.

“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.

Charlie Smith training for the event

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?

Residents staging a protest against plans to dump waste on Rainham's Ingrebourne Hill. A four-day public inquiry over the plans opened on Tuesday.

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.

The Adamsgate Action Group protesting outside Havering Town Hall earlier this year after Ingrebourne Hill Ltd lodged an appeal against the council's decision to refuse the plans.

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

Enormous fly-tip discovered in Gerpins Lane, Upminster, on Sunday

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

Brian the bumble bee

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

Mohamed Omer founding member of the Gardens of Peace cemetery with the graves behind him.

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

Households in Norman Road, Hornchurch, are without running water this morning. Photo: Google Maps Street View

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

A man pays his respects at a grave in a Muslim section of a cemetery. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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

Hornchurch sports centre

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

Residents gathered in front of the Town Hall last night to protest against plans to build 32 homes on the green off New Zealand Way

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

A huge fly tip has been dumped in Little Gerpins Lane

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.

Poundland owned 99p Store in High Street, Hornchurch. Picture: Google Street View

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

Residents are concerened about the council cutting trees too severely on Ingrebourne Road in Rainham

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

Pollution at the drain in Harrow Lodge Park. Pictured October 2015.

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

Napier and New Plymouth house tower blocks

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

Massive £10,000 Fly tip in little Guppins Lane, Upminster.
Cllr Bob Benham.

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.

Cllr Roger Ramsey, Cllr Melvin Wallace, Willmott Dixon, Sport England, Sweett Group, Saunders Boston and London Raiders junior team members at the new Romford leisure development

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

Pinewoods Pub, St John's Road, Collier Row Picture: Google Streetview

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

Black and white chicks

From fluffy bunnies, to piglets suckling on their mummies, spring has well and truly hopped into the borough.

Pets Corner, which has a branch in Nags Head Lane, Upminster, is running its Bunnies Aren't for Easter campaign to prevent impulse buys. Picture: Dee Ramadan

A pet retailer is reminding people that “rabbits are not just for Easter”, as it stops sales of the animals over the holiday.

Havering in Bloom

Havering has reached the final of Britain in Bloom and is appealing to residents to help ensure the borough’s blooms are judged the brightest in the country.

Imogen Morrish, aged two plants snowdrops with her mum, Rebecca Geoghehan at Thames Chase Forest Centre in Upminster

A forestry charity will receive the lion’s share of a grant raised through the plastic bag levy.

Havering in Bloom

Details of Havering’s bid to be named Britain in Bloom champions will be released tomorrow.

Mounds of rubbish left in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster

A year which saw nearly 3,000 incidents of fly-tipping cost Havering Council £160,000 – but the battle goes on to crack down on the culprits.

Protesters against the gravel extraction plans in Wennington gather in front of Havering Town Hall prior to the meeting

A long contested application to create a gravel extraction site in Wennington was refused last night.

Wennington Green residents petitioning against the council and contractors turning an area near their houses into a landfill site.

Long contested plans to create a gravel extraction site in Wennington are due to go before councillors tonight (Thursday).

Campaigners celebrate the first Article 4 Direction in October

Plans to demolish the much-loved former Mecca Bingo hall in Hornchurch have been halted after Havering Council stepped in to save it.

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