This week, Havering Council announced that two local businesses have been awarded demolition contracts by joint venture partners, Havering Council and Wates Residential, as part of Havering’s new regeneration project.

Napier and New Plymouth House in South Hornchurch Ward, Rainham will be demolished as part of the council’s 12 estates joint venture project. The project aims to provide 3,000 new homes around the borough, seeing the regeneration of 12 council estates.

2019 kicked into full swing in Havering as Havering Council announced the securing of £800k, as part of the Local London Partnership, to be used to improve digital connectivity in the Rainham area. The money was secured through the London Authority’s Strategic Investment Pot.

The Council have claimed that the new fibre connection will provide a world class infrastructure and could be used to help manage transport, traffic planning, community safety and environmental monitoring.

Fay Hough, Havering Coordinator for Jon Cruddas MP, attended a meeting on Tuesday 4th December 2018 regarding ongoing issues in Wennington Village. One of the issues raised was the notorious fly tipping happening on a weekly basis down East Hall Lane that has caused huge amounts of stress to residents who use this lane daily. Alongside the issue of fly tipping, concerns were raised regarding the general cleanliness of Wennington. Less than twenty-four hours after the meeting a response was issued.

Havering Council have recently released their Draft Commission Plan for Education Provision 2019-2023 which has now gone to public consultation. The draft plan sets out how Havering Council seeks to ensure there is sufficient capacity to meet demand for early years, primary, secondary post-16, special school and alternative provision places across the borough.

Over the next 12 years, Wates Residential will be partnering with Havering Council to regenerate 12 council estates across Havering. The announcement in March 2018 stated that around 3,000 homes will be built on sites across the borough.

Last week Wates Residential carried out a week-long volunteering event which saw flower beds and vegetable patches planted across several housing estates across Havering, with help from senior officers of the council.

On May 17th 2018, local autism charity ‘The Sycamore Trust’ released a statement regarding funding cuts implemented by Havering Council. Two of the trust’s Wednesday night clubs had been told to ‘shut down immediately’ after the local authority withdrew vital funding. Both youth clubs provided activities for children and young people with autism, and adults with learning difficulties.

This month Havering Council launches a 1billion contract to build 3,500 homes across 12 of its current housing estates in the borough. One of these estates is The Napier House and New Plymouth House in South Hornchurch.

The Council has formed a Joint Venture partnership with a housing developer to deliver these homes over the next 15 years, although the developer has not yet been announced.

The recent purchase of land at Ingrebourne Hill from the council in November has lead to the plan of extending an existing waste fill site. Residents and politicians from the community where skeptical of the land changing hands to Ingrebourne Valley Ltd from the start due to it being one of few untouched green spaces in the local area. It seems worries have been confirmed as plans are set to increase the land-fill site so far as to link with Hornchurch Country Park.

 

Jon Cruddas MP recently undertook a survey in Melville Road and Cowper Road in Rainham regarding the problems residents were facing trying to park in their own road. Many residents complained to Jon that commuters using Rainham Rail Station use Melville and Cowper Road to park their cars up before heading to work and leave them there till late in the evening resulting in residents not be able to park in their own road.

The following article was written by Reporter Ramzy Alwakeel on Wednesday 18th April 2012. You can view the original article here: www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/home

Havering Council has been forced to backtrack from its announcement that up to 1,200 Dutch sports fans would be camping on Westlands Playing Fields during the Games.

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