Last week, Havering’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced that Mungo Park Surgery based in South Hornchurch Health Centre is due to close. This move will mean that 3,149 local people will now have to travel between 2-4 miles further to see a GP. Last year walk-in services at the Health Centre were dramatically reduced and Jon Cruddas MP has raised his concerns about the decline in local NHS provisions.

Russel Duffield is a young local boy that was born with Cerebral-Palsy which means that he is unable to walk and is in a wheelchair. His family and friends are currently attempting to raise enough money in order to send him to America for an operation that may enable him to walk and improve his quality of life. Before he is able to have the operation he must go through a lot of Physiotherapy in order to prepare his body.