Earlier this year Jon Cruddas secured the implementation of a resident parking scheme on both Melville and Cowper Road in Rainham Village. Since then the residents of the roads have been contacting Jon’s office to enquire when work will start.

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham contacted the Havering Council Street Care team on behalf of residents to find out why the works had been delayed. The response from the council highlighted that there had been a turnover in staff but the works will be going ahead in the coming weeks. The council passed on their apologies to the residents for any inconvenience caused. The full response can be found below:

“I have been informed by the Group Manager for Schemes that the delay is due to the officers who designed the scheme having left the employ of the London Borough of Havering.  The outstanding work required has been re-assigned to other officers who will be surveying these roads in the coming weeks for the installation of signs and lines.  Residents will be notified by letter beforehand of the planned works and once the work has been completed we will write again to tell them how to apply for the Resident Parking Permits.

“On behalf of the Council, please accept our apologies to the constituents of Mr Cruddas M.P. for the inconvenience that the delay in implementing this much needed scheme may have caused.”

Jon Cruddas commented: “The parking scheme was hard earned for the residents of Melville and Cowper Roads. I will continue to keep pressure on the council and track the progress they are making. In the meantime if anyone has any queries they can contact the Street Care team directly quoting the reference they have provided.”

If residents of Melville or Cowper Road require any further clarification or information, please do not hesitate to contact Havering Council Customer Services via complaints@havering.gov.uk quoting this reference number: ENQ-0343230