December 12 2013 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
A scrutiny committee meeting is to be held next month to discuss the sale of the Old Windmill Hall site in Upminster.
Members of the public will be able to attend the meeting on September 3, which will be held from 6pm onwards at the town hall in Main Road, Romford.
This follows the cabinet’s decision on August 14 to go ahead with the plans, despite opposition from residents.
Cllr Ron Ower, from the Residents’ Group, said: “We have been able to use the council’s constitution and call the decision in for further discussion, where we hope the cabinet’s decision will be overturned.”
Before the cabinet meeting, members of the Friends of Upminster Park protested outside the town hall.
They have collected over 2,500 signatures on a petition created to oppose the plans.
The sale will mean the loss of 15 car spaces in Upminster Park, but Havering Council will adjust the site’s boundaries in order to keep the same amount of green space.
The revenue will be used to fund improvement projects across the borough.
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.