Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Havering now has its highest ever number of Green Flag parks, after two more were awarded the accolade this year.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has made the “difficult decision” to abandon a legal challenge against controversial plans for a new waste-burning incinerator across the River Thames from Rainham.

Water engineers will be visiting homes in Collier Row over the next few weeks to apply fluorescent dye in sinks, dishwashers and toilets.

Havering has won 15 gold awards in this year’s London in Bloom.

Havering Council is supplying litter pickers for residents to borrow so they can hold their own socially distanced community clean-ups this month.

After a terrible month of torrential downpours devastating Rainham homes, authorities are at loggerheads over the cause of the flooding.

A judicial review into a controversial decision to rubber-stamp a new waste-burning incinerator on the banks of the River Thames across from Rainham has been granted.

Havering Extinction Rebellion and Havering Cyclists are set to take part in a protest cycle this Saturday, August 22, as they continue their campaign for better cycling networks in the borough.

A mound of earth that overlooks the homes of Hornchurch residents is to be removed, Havering Council said.

Thirty-five thousand trees are to be planted in Havering after plans were announced to extend Hainault Forest.

Essex & Suffolk Water has launched an expansion of its Branch Out scheme with project funding up for grabs to help benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local communities in its area, including Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

A Hollywood star’s visit to Rainham is featured in a Netflix documentary series out this week.

Havering’s Extinction Rebellion group has joined forces with Havering Cyclists to lobby the council for improved cycling networks in the borough.

Landmarks in Upminster and Harold Hill, named in tribute to wealthy slave trading families, could be renamed.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain could lead to flooding in London and the east of England, the Met Office has warned.

Romford and Upminster landmarks, named in tribute to slave traders, must be changed, campaigners have said.

As parks all over the borough are left scattered with rubbish after the sunny weekend, residents and councillors call for more park patrols.

With more time on their hands to enjoy the lovely weather, residents have found the chance to appreciate the nature and wildlife around them.

Jon Cruddas has welcomed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s move to launch a judicial review into the approval of a waste incinerator over the river in Bexley.

As the weather gets warmer and we are allowed out more, people have been enjoying the borough’s parks and photographing the nature and wildlife around them.

As the country enjoys what is thought to be some of the warmest days of the year so far, Essex & Suffolk Water is encouraging its customers to use water wisely.

A tip is due to reopen after a row between Havering Council’s leader and the borough’s waste authority.

Havering Council has announced the re-opening of the borough’s cemeteries and the resumption of garden waste collections.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has called for a judicial review into the government’s decision to approve a waste incinerator across the river in Belvedere.

Controversial plans for a new waste incinerator in Belvedere have been given the go-ahead but MP Jon Cruddas insists “the fight isn’t over”.

Romford’s MP Andrew Rosindell said he hoped the coronavirus pandemic would result in ‘a better way of living’.

Toxic pollution outside a Rainham community centre has dropped by more than three quarters since the coronavirus pandemic led the Government to impose a lockdown.

A Thames Chase trustee will be walking 100 miles from Harwich to Upminster to raise funds for the environmental charity.

2020 has been described as the “defining year of climate action.”

Pupils at a Gidea Park school will now be able learn more about plants and the environment following the opening of a biodome on school grounds.

Havering Council has apologised after it mistakenly sent an 84-year-old woman a warning letter threatening to fine her for a fly-tip she had been trying to get cleared up for more than 20 years.

Students and residents will be soon able to get hands on and start planting trees in Havering after the Thames Chase Trust in Upminster secured funding to renovate its Community Tree Nursery.

Havering is one of the London boroughs with the lowest air pollution mortality rates, new data reveals.

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

The cost of fly-tippers dumping large amounts of illegal waste has increased by 92.7 per cent in Havering since 2011.

Havering charities and volunteers are being encouraged to attend fundraising workshops in Romford for support in serving the community.

The use of stop and search powers by police in Havering more than doubled in 2019. Here’s what a year’s worth of results looks like.

An idyllic snap of swans in the River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch Country Park is in the running to be named the Essex Wildlife Trust’s photograph of the year – and you could help it win the coveted award.

A Rainham primary school is getting ready for spring with a donation of tools and bird boxes from a conservation foundation.

Developers are hoping to turn Upminster farm buildings on green belt land into spaces for businesses.

Upminster’s community forest centre will celebrate 30 years of landscape regeneration this year.

Heavy rainfall over the weekend caused raw sewage to overflow into a Romford street.

Christmas is traditionally a time of extravagance and a chance to spoil loved ones with gifts, great food and merry cheer. But can we enjoy the festive season sustainably?

Havering has seen a 15 per cent drop in the number of fly-tipping incidents taking place in the borough since last year.

Pupils from a Harold Hill primary school aimed to improve their environment by planting more than 400 saplings outside their school.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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