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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Havering Council is expected to sign off on a £3.5million funding boom for regeneration work across Rainham next week - made possible in part by a £1.6m grant from City Hall.

Neighbourhood Watch said it does not back the Conservative party, after its logo was printed on party campaign leaflets which were distributed in Redbridge.

Havering residents voted overwhelmingly for the Brexit Party in the European Elections with more than 32,000 people voting for the anti-EU party.

Concerns have been raised about the standards of staff training and medical education at Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Havering has risen this year, but remains well below that of five years ago, according to the latest government figures.

An Elm Park councillor has defected from the Hornchurch Residents' Association to join the borough's Conservative group at Havering Town Hall.

The newly elected councillor for Cranham said she is "delighted" to have been elected with such a large majority.

With more than 2,000 votes separating her from the next candidate, Linda van den Hende from the Residents Association group has won the Cranham by-election.

Crossrail will not open before December 2020, the company behind the infrastructure project has confirmed.

A popular trampoline park in Harold Hill is applying to Havering Council to stay open later and sell alcohol and late night refreshments.

Axing the West End section of the 25 bus route that runs through east London has led to a dramatic drop in passenger numbers, according to transport campaigners.

Candidates for the Cranham by-election to replace former councillor Clarence Barrett who passed away last month, have now been announced.

A new study has revealed that a dozen members of staff at Havering Council are paid more than £100,000 a year, but the council leader has insisted these wages are "good value" for "the best people".

Electric car usage in Havering is outpacing the borough's battery charging infrastructure, eco-minded motorists may be shocked to know.

MPs in Havering have joined their Westminster colleagues in voting on eight proposals for the next steps in the Brexit process.

Politicians yesterday afternoon debated a petition signed by more than 10,000 people in Havering to guarantee prison for at least 10 years for anyone found carrying a knife, and for anyone who stabs someone to get a minimum of 25 years behind bars.

Havering Council has defended the right to buy policy as it emerged former tenants in the borough have made a £91m profit from selling on ex-council homes.

More than 13,000 people from across Havering have signed the petition to cancel Brexit and keep Britain in the EU.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove MP visited Thames Chase in Upminster yesterday to see the work of volunteers in restoring London's lost landscapes and making green spaces accessible to all.

Havering Council has been one of the best local authorities in the country for providing adult social care.

Councillors will tonight decide on plans for a final budget for the next year, at a full council meeting at Havering Town Hall.

Havering Council has said two football pitches in Harold Hill that residents claim cost more than £100,000 to create, will longer going be used.

More than 6,500 residents have now signed a petition against the council's proposals to scrap 30 minutes of free parking in Upminster and Hornchurch.

A business owner has set up a petition against the council's plans to scrap free car parking in Upminster and Hornchurch.

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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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.

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