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In a bid to crack down on unlicensed waste carriers, Havering Council has been taking on-the-spot enforcement action.

Residents have planned a peaceful protest against the council’s plans to scrap 30 minutes of free parking in Upminster and Hornchurch, ahead of the final decision set to be made this week.

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.

The council received 14 claims for vehicle damage caused by potholes last year but paid out only twice, figures have revealed.

Councillors debated plans to introduce cashless parking machines in the borough at a full council meeting on Wednesday, January 23.

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.

Havering Council has proposed removing free car parking in Hornchurch and Upminster in a bid to save money as part of its latest budget proposals.

When the needles start dropping like rain it’s probably time to think about saying goodbye to the Christmas tree.

Havering Council has 2,000 tonnes of salt, a fleet of gritters and a snow plough all at the ready to tackle the cold weather expected to hit in the next month.

The final event of the week takes place tomorrow (Saturday, September 29) when the council’s waste and recycling team will be on the second floor, at the Mercury Mall, Romford, from 9.30am to 5pm.

Volunteers teamed up with council staff and councillors with brooms and litter pickers for a clean-up event.

Residents have been warned to keep away from the lake where thousands of dead fish have been found.

Businesses and organisations in the town centre have given the green light to taking more control over their futures by voting in favour of setting up a Business Improvement District (BID).

Havering Council has responded to claims that a no right turn sign outside of Lidl in Hornchurch doesn’t comply with regulations.

Havering Council has replaced a number of streetlights in Upminster after recent tests found they were ‘structurally unsafe’, the Recorder can reveal.

A public consultation has launched asking for residents’ views on a multi-million pound project to transform an area.

A Harold Hill resident is angry at Havering council after it won’t pay for damage caused to her garden when a council owned tree fell down during a storm.

A former Conservative mayor who allegedly sexually assaulted an ex-councillor said he was feeling “naughty” in a leaked email.

The illegal group of Travellers that were camped in a Harold Hill pub for more than two months have finally moved on and left huge piles of rubbish behind.

Havering Council has issued £55,000 in penalty notices to rogue landlords across the borough over the last two months.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.


It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

Buy your next car wisely with the following sage advice from Tony Levoi Vauxhall Dealership

Free-from and plant-based diets have become increasingly popular in recent years, with more people choosing to enjoy this lifestyle for the health benefits rather than medical requirements.

Hoping to raise awareness of this growing movement is Gemma Brooks, who is organising the Free From, Vegan and Allergy Show at The Mercury in Romford on Saturday March 9.

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