Vote for face you want on special bench
WHICH celeb would you like to share a seat with? Ian Dury, Frank Lampard or Henry VIII, perhaps?
Havering Council is giving residents a chance to vote for famous faces they would like to see on a special portrait bench, from today (Monday January 10) at Harold Hill Library.
The bench, to be placed in Central Park, Harold Hill, is part of a new art initiative funded by sustainable transport charity, Sustrans.
Three local figures will be immortalised in steel portraits.
Residents and schoolchildren from Mead and Brookside Primary Schools, were invited to put forward figures to go on the bench, at the end of last year.
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There were more than 30 nominations in all, and six finalists were chosen to go to a public vote for the final three.
The shortlist is:
- 1 Consultations open on rolling out school streets to 12 new sites
- 2 Man charged with multiple child exploitation offences to stand trial
- 3 Future of bus route hangs in the balance as consultation ends
- 4 Coffee shop apologises for 'mis-post' offering kitten as Christmas prize
- 5 Plane crash in Upminster sees man taken to hospital as a priority
- 6 Christmas lights switch-on to return in Romford
- 7 BHRUT 'determined to learn' after inquest finds failures in pensioner's care before her death
- 8 Harold Hill 18-year-old given suspended sentence for ATM robberies
- 9 'Cheating surge': Dating site reveals how many people are having affairs in your area
- 10 Met Office warns of flooding risk with heavy rain set to hit London
Harry Norman Eccleston OBE – designer of the D-series banknotes who lived in Harold Hill
Ian Dury – musician from Upminster and the only singer to mention Harold Hill in a song
Frank Lampard – England and Chelsea footballer, originally from Romford
Dick Bouchard MBE – founder of the Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps
Henry VIII – historical King of England who hunted in the local area
Samuel Pepys – famous diarist who visited the Neave family at the Manor.
Residents have until Monday January 24 to vote at the library and the completed bench will be unveiled in May.
Residents can also vote by writing to Catherine Robinson, London Borough of Havering, at: 9th Floor Mercury House, Romford RM1 3SL, calling: 01708 434596; or email: catherine.Robinson@havering.gov.uk