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Members of Havering Council’s cabinet have approved budget plans that include improvements in street cleaning and road repairs, but scrapping free parking in some parts of the borough and a rise in council tax.

A rise in council tax, improvements in street cleaning and road repairs, along with investment in better leisure facilities and school places are all part of the council’s proposed budget for the next year which will be discussed by cabinet members next week.

A planning application to build a mosque in Rainham has been refused by Havering Council.

London Assembly member Shaun Bailey, from Harold Hill was elected as the Conservative Party’s candidate to face the mayor of London Sadiq Khan in the city’s 2020 mayoral election.

London Fire Brigade is set to spend almost £400,000 on upgrades to Havering’s fire stations over four years - including £150,000 on a kitchen.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Income from parking charges have risen by more than 300per cent in the past four years, while slashing spending on roads by 2.6pc, figures reveal.

Bereaved families want to know why it was possible for the London Bridge terrorists to hire a van in Harold Hill to carry out their attack, an inquest heard.

As many as 530 children were living with domestic abuse in Havering last year.

Ninety-eight per cent of vehicle crime in Havering has gone unsolved over the past three years.

What a year in the world of politics it has been, both on a national level and locally across Havering, and the Recorder asked all Havering’s MPs to give their personal highlights of 2018.

Rough sleepers will be housed in hostels and night shelters by Havering Council this winter as temperatures hit zero – and you can play an important role in ensuring they find respite.

Rainham and Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas has called for the prime minister to “move over and allow Labour to secure a deal that works for working people” after she called off a Parliamentary vote on her Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Havering Council is hoping to have no rough sleepers on the streets over Christmas.

Crossrail’s chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly’s transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the ‘super tube’ opening.

Care workers in the borough have been awarded funding to support a digital innovation projects that will help transform social care.

A man representing Havering’s Dial-a-Ride drivers and users will meet with the deputy mayor for transport next month to discuss growing concerns over the future of the “vital lifeline” service.

Opposition councillors have expressed concerns over what cuts might be made to local services following the announcement of Havering’s draft budget proposals.

Improved CCTV, major investments to improve road surfaces and increased council tax charges for empty properties are some of the proposals being made by Havering Council for next year’s budget.

Havering and Redbridge’s London Assembly member, Keith Prince, has been officially reselected by the Conservative party to contest the seat in the 2020 elections.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas expressed concerns that an energy park in Bexley will lead to “toxic fumes” billowing across the Thames to the Rainham and Beam Park development area.

More than one in 10 midwives working at Queen’s Hospital’s NHS Trust are EU nationals, figures show.

Havering will receive just over £24m to build new council houses across the borough.

The maximum parking fine in most parts of Havering is currently £110, but the council is now proposing that this is increased to £130 because of new parking pressures.

The council is asking for your opinion on whether the centre in Rainham should stay open.

Havering Council has said it is still investigating an alleged brothel in Elm Park after years of complaints from neighbours and police confirming there is “brothel activity” at the site.

An elderly man found slumped at the wheel of his car, a problem drinker estranged from his father and a man with lung disease who passed away in the depths of winter - at least three people have died homeless in Havering this year, but no record is being kept of their deaths.

The leader of Havering Council wants to hear from you, the borough’s residents, at a series of surgeries being held across the borough this month.

Gallows Corner has been shortlisted for a major government cash boost following a long campaign by residents and local politicians.

Harold Hill resident Shaun Bailey has been elected as the Conservative Party’s candidate to face Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in the city’s 2020 mayoral election, it has been announced today (Friday, September 28).

The total number of people killed or injured on the borough’s roads is falling, figures reveal.

Havering residents are invited to be part of a community event which looks at how working together can prevent crime.

A total of 673 affordable homes weren’t built when they should have been, a report has shown.

Firefighters and the RSPCA helped rescue a lucky black cat from a car engine in Elm Park.

Police officers are appealing for the public’s help in tracing two fraudsters with connections to Romford who are on the run from the law after being found guilty of fraud.

There are heavy tailbacks on the M25 clockwise at its Romford junction with the A127 this morning after a lorry tipped over on the slip road.

Residents and businesses are being invited to share their views on plans to transform an area of Romford within the ring-road.

A bin has been placed outside of Romford Police Station for residents to anonymously hand in knives.

Were you one of the 28,253 people in the last year that challenged the council on a parking ticket you were given?

A 21-year-old man from Romford has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences after a police chase down the A12 last week.

Police officers have confirmed that a man who died in a car crash in Ongar was a 22-year-old from Romford.

“I think the boundary commission has really failed to understand the needs of the local community.”

Hornchurch and Upminster MP Julia Lopez met with the Met commissioner to discuss crime in outer-London boroughs and the “fantastic news” that Hornchurch police station will remain open.

Months of campaigning by the council has resulted in a “wonderful achievement” in the battle to keep Hornchurch police station open.

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