Residents’ Association of Emerson Park – News

July 2020

Face coverings exemptions on TfL services

By |July 4th, 2020|Categories: News|

Transport for London (TfL) have a list of exemptions from the current requirement to wear face coverings on buses, trains and other public transport services. If you meet one of the exemption criteria, you can download and print out a card that highlights your exemption to other passengers and Tfl [...]

No District Line trains between West Ham and Tower Hill this weekend

By |July 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

Transport for London (TfL) have advised that due to engineering work there will be no District Line service between West Ham and Tower Hill this weekend (04 and 05 July). A replacement bus service (DL6) will run between Tower Hill and Barking on both days. For current updates on all [...]

Parking ‘Back Track’

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|

Havering's Conservative Administration have performed a spectacular 'back track' on parking charges! A recent Executive Decision, dealt with under 'Special Urgency' powers (thus allowing no opportunity for call-in or scrutiny), proposes a range of parking changes. You can read the full Executive Decision via the Exit strategy for Parking link. [...]

June 2020

Plans to house asylum seekers in Palms Hotel scrapped

By |June 24th, 2020|Categories: News|

The Residents' Association of Emerson Park were this afternoon informed that plans to use the former Palms Hotel had been scrapped by the Home Office. A spokesperson for the Home Secretary has stated that the use of the hotel was intended as a temporary measure during the coronavirus crisis, to [...]

Palms Hotel – Residents’ Association councillors write to Chief Executive and Head of Planning

By |June 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|

Following yesterday's news that the former Palms Hotel on the A127 in Emerson Park is to be used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers, local councillors representing our colleagues in the Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association, are to write to both the Chief Executive of Havering Council and [...]

Asylum seekers to be housed in former Palms Hotel

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|

It has emerged within the last couple of days that the Home Office has decided to house up to 200 asylum seekers in the former Palms Hotel. As many people will know, the hotel, which has been closed for several years, is situated next to the A127 near to the [...]

Reporting companies who ignore consumer rights

By |June 21st, 2020|Categories: News|

The Competitions and Mergers Authority (CMA) have recently received a large number of complaints, as some companies sought to use lockdown as an excuse to ignore consumer rights and/or charge rip-off prices for goods and services. Whilst most people understand the difficult time that businesses have experienced over the last [...]