Havering Council

A look back at the biggest stories of this week from 60, 40 and 20 years ago

Up to 80 Havering firefighters and eight fire engines ran an emergency training exercise in Rainham last week, along with ambulance and police support.

A major new joint venture will see 12 council estates regenerated to provide more than 3,000 new homes in the borough over the next 12 to 15 years.

To celebrate Commonwealth Day, the Mayor of Havering and dignitaries from the borough will be joined by council staff and community groups to raise the flag outside the town hall.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Planning permission is set to be granted to build 620 homes on the former Romford Ice Rink.

Groups of travellers have set up camp across the borough so that they can attend a funeral in London.

Children in care and care leavers were invited to discuss future careers at the council’s first recruitment event.

Havering Council is set to agree a 3.78pc increase in next year’s Council Tax rates at a meeting tonight (Wednesday, February 20).

A cash and carry in Romford has been closed by Havering Council because of a rat infestation.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this day 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Havering’s 10 most expensive properties each sold for more than £4 million last year, data reveals.

The organisers of the borough’s biggest musical festival will go before Havering Council today (Monday, February 12) to apply for a licence for this year’s event.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Entrepreneurs from across the borough will gather tonight to celebrate their achievements at this year’s Havering Business Awards.

A Gidea Park resident is concerned that a new pavement laid by Havering Counil on Balgores Lane is too wide and will cause an accident.

Havering Council flies the pride flag from Town Hall after calls from campaigners for LGBT History Month to be celebrated in Havering.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

High-tech bins have been introduced in the town centre in a bid to reduce litter.

Councillors will review the results of their budget consultation and a proposed increase in council tax at a cabinet meeting next week.

Havering Council has started to take legal action to challenge the police station closures which have been deemed “unlawful”.

England’s school league tables reveal that Havering’s primary schools continue to do well while many of the borough’s secondary schools are underperforming.


Many drivers will be heading to the showrooms in March looking to pick up a car bearing the shiny new 18 registration plate.

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

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