This week’s edition of the Recorder carries with it the sad news that the operators of The Retailery - a much loved shared space in Romford Market Place - will be closing the venue in January next year.
Housing has dominated my postbag as an issue since my election last year, as constituents share with me concerns abour rising rents, access to social homes or the ability of grown-up children to get on the housing ladder and stay close by.
The news that Havering Council has successfully negotiated a deal to keep Hornchurch Police Station operational is, as a number of councillors and residents have pointed out this week, a win for everyone in Havering.
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.