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Friday, April 13, 2018

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

Havering Council has spent more than £108,500 to deny an open space in Rainham village green status, a Freedom of Information request had revealed.

Residents of all ages braved snow and freezing temperatures to clear up rubbish surrounding a pub in their community.

New figures show that there are 32 times more electric cars on Havering’s roads than there were just six years ago, one of the largest increases in the whole of the UK.

A beloved period building that campaigners fought for ten years to save from the wrecking ball was finally torn down by developers earlier today (February 6).

The condition of the major roads in Havering is getting worse according to the Department of Transport.

Rats swarming in and out of bin bags, roaming confidently across front gardens and gnawing their way through fences – that is what residents of one Rainham street have found themselves up against.

A statement in support of granting “village green” status to a community space was released by Labour MP Jon Cruddas in advance of the decision due to be taken at yesterday’s public hearing.

Havering Council seized vehicles which were running on red diesel and “stolen” waste containers in a joint operation against organised fly-tippers in Upminster.

Households in Havering throw out more than half a tonne of rubbish which does not get recycled, new figures reveal.

Havering’s cabinet discussed ambitious plans to deliver a multi-million pound regeneration project that could transform the south of the borough last night (Weds).

Havering Council is set to greenlight a £125,000 five-year plan to help curb the borough’s rising problems with air pollution.

Havering residents spend longer in traffic jams than the majority of England’s drivers, new figures have revealed.

Havering will be one of the first boroughs to benefit from additional funding from the Mayor of London to help transform Romford town centre.

More than 60 businesses entered this year’s Havering Business Awards before entries closed, and now their applications will go before a group of specially-selected judges.

A through-road leading onto the Ardleigh Green A127 Bridge will reopen early this December in a move that will hopefully ease congestion along the roadworks there.

Plans to regenerate a run-down Romford industrial estate by building around 1,000 homes there were agreed by Havering Council’s cabinet last night.

A run-down industrial estate in the middle of Romford where two men were shot at an illegal rave in July could be getting a major facelift from Havering Council.

A long-running battle to repair a potentially dangerous historic wall that had been worn down by misuse has finally ended.

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Imagine spending six months having to dodge rivers of poo and clumps of used toilet roll while trying to get into your car.

Havering Council spent more than £220,000 on clearing fly-tips across the borough in the last financial year, a new government report has revealed.

A Recorder reporter donned a hard hat and high-vis jacket on Friday when he got a guided tour of the works currently underway at Hornchurch’s new Lidl store.

The humble street sweeper could soon be a thing of the past if proposals to mechanise Havering Council’s street cleansing teams are given the go ahead.

A £100,000 scheme to make a busy road into Romford safer for drivers and pedestrians is expected to be given the green light by Havering Council next week.

Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has blasted a housing association’s “constant failure to provide quality services” after Orchard Village residents were left without running water for almost 24 hours.

A Recorder reporter was out on the streets of Romford town centre last Friday night to learn more about the unsung heroes keeping revellers safe.

A busy Hornchurch road that is home to three schools is to benefit from £85,000 of safety improvements to try and kick accidents there to the kerb.

Plans to close two Upminster roads that are renowned fly-tipping hot spots were only half successful at a meeting of the council’s highways committee on Tuesday night.

Romford Market’s long history could become one of its unique selling points if an application to have the area named a Heritage Action Zone is successful.

Plans to crack down on one of the most notorious fly-tipping hotspots in the borough by closing a road are due to be voted on by Havering Council next week.

A new challenge to help residents waste less food and save themselves money has been launched.

The time has come for users of one bustling high street to have their say on plans to move their local post office.

Residents say they have had enough of piles of rubbish abandoned at a derelict pub that has stood empty for more than a year.

Havering residents received more than £26,000 in compensation from companies they had long running complaints against last year, new figures reveal.

A renowned wildlife expert is calling on animal lovers to take part in a special event to protect birds of prey from poachers.

Two women who launched a successful social media campaign to protect a much-loved beauty spot say they feel “punched” in the stomach at the prospect of wind farms being installed.

Residents who celebrated the council’s u-turn for a solar farm on a nature reserve have reacted in horror to suggestions wind farms could be installed instead.

Visitors to a popular park have been warned to be on their guard after a poisonous snake bit a woman enjoying a picnic this week.

A community oriented cricket club is facing having to cancel its annual summer fun day after travellers set up camp on its pitch.

It was a case of David meets Goliath when a handful of residents attended a planning inquiry to oppose controversial cemetery plans.

Havering Council was given a window of opportunity to do the “right thing” after councillors voted to defer a planning proposal for homes on a much-loved open space.

These four maps reveal stark differences in social inequality in Havering and show how the richest and poorest are sometimes living next door to each other.

In the quest to protect their way of life residents have appealed to Havering Council to pay High Court costs to fight a gravel extraction.

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