Image left to right; Jon Cruddas MP, Angling Trust CEO Jamie Cook, Charles Walker MP

 

After a hectic and successful week navigating the consequences for angling of the government’s decision to impose a third National Lockdown in England in response to the rise in coronavirus infections, the Angling Trust has published new comprehensive guidelines and FAQs to help anglers fish safely, locally and responsibly without falling foul of the law.

 

Due to the heavy rainfall of the past few days the Environment Agency have issued a Flood Warning for River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch. This means that flooding is expected at the River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch including Upminster and Rainham

Residents are strongly urged to take action now and monitor local water levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. The Environment Agency have stipulated that they will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and have staff available to clear any blockages in the river.

On 12 January 2021 images hit social media of food parcels delivered by Chartwells to children entitled to free school meals. These parcels were delivered in place of the £30 food voucher which was previously provided by the government to support struggling families during lockdown.

The voucher and replacement food parcel were intended to provided children’s lunches for 10 days. However, what was provided has been referred to by many as inadequate at best and negligent at worst with many receiving out of date or damaged items.

 

In November 2020 Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by patients of the Spring Farm GP surgery, which has operated for 30 years on Upminster Road North in Rainham, concerned about rumours the practice would close in 2021.

 

Today (Friday 8 January) Havering Council have announced the closure of all libraries within the borough until at least mid-February as an additional measure in the fight against Covid-19. After an initial closure period which lasted until November 2020, libraries have been open for the collection and return of books and pre-booked essential computer/internet access.

Late fees are to remain suspended.

 

Today Fay Hough interviewed CEO Anthony Lowe of local charity Tapestry on behalf of Jon Cruddas MP regarding their current “lockdown three” operation.

 

Last week MPs in parliament finally voted to approve a Brexit deal. Jon Cruddas MP, who was elected in 2017 and 2019 on a mandate to respect the outcome of the referendum, voted in favour of the deal. His full statement can be found below.

 

This year has been unlike any other in our lifetime, and very few of us will find ourselves sorry to see the back of 2020. As we approach an altogether different Christmas from what we are used to, I think it is important to say thank you and pay tribute to all those that have made great sacrifices to keep us safe throughout the year.

This year has been unlike any other in our lifetime, and very few of us will find ourselves sorry to see the back of 2020. As we approach an altogether different Christmas from what we are used to, I think it is important to say thank you and pay tribute to all those that have made great sacrifices to keep us safe throughout the year. 

 

 

This week the rollout of the Covid vaccine in north east London has begun, with vaccinations being offered at ten Primary Care Network (PCN) sites with more to come. A vaccination hub at Queen’s Hospital in Romford also goes live this week, see: www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/news/vaccination-hub-opens-at-queens-hospital-with-care-home-workers-among-the-first-to-get-game-changer-jab-2705

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