Residents’ Association of Emerson Park – News

May 2020

Gerpins Lane Recycling Centre

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: News|

Local Residents’ Association (RA) councillors previously lobbied for the reopening of the Gerpins Lane Recycling Centre, which successfully resulted in it opening again on 11 May. However, at present large vans, trailers and commercial waste are not being accepted, effectively meaning that no trade waste is allowed onto the site. [...]

How to make a cloth face covering

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

The latest Government advice on wearing face coverings during the present pandemic, states that they should be worn on public transport and in shops. However, manufactured surgical masks and respirators, such as those pictured below, should not be purchased, so that stocks do not run out for those who need [...]

Council tennis courts and fishing lakes open again

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

Havering Council has advised that with the easing of restrictions by the Government, they have opened the council run tennis courts and fishing lakes in Havering. This includes the tennis courts in Haynes Park. The following social distancing rules still apply in all parks and open spaces - Stay at [...]

Answers to Residents’ Associations questions to council (13 May 2020)

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: News|

Yesterday we published details of the questions that the Residents’ groups had submitted to the latest online briefing of members that Havering Council currently holds every Wednesday evening. Below are the questions and answers given by the authority. Unfortunately, we are unable to publish all answers due to confidentiality restrictions. Residents’ Group [...]

Stroke awareness

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: News|

Today (14 May) is national Stroke Awareness Day. To support the campaign we have published a summary of the NHS advice below. For full details see the NHS website. A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut [...]

Residents’ Associations questions to council (13 May 2020)

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: News|

During the current health emergency, Havering Council are holding an online briefing every Wednesday evening for all elected local councillors. Prior to this meeting each political group are able to submit two questions. The questions submitted by the three Residents' groups for the meeting on Wednesday 13 May are listed [...]

Letter from East Area Police Commander

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: News|

Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman, the East Area Police BCU Commander, has sent a letter to local police Safer Neighbourhood Board and Independent Advisory Group chairs, detailing measures that the police will be taking to reduce violent crime across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham. The full letter can be [...]

Gerpins Lane Recycling Centre to re-open

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: News|

Following pressure from the Upminster and Cranham Residents' Association councillors, Havering Council have persuaded the East London Waste Authority to re-open the Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre from Monday 11 May. The centre will be open from 7.30am-5.45pm seven days a week. To access the site you will need [...]

HMRC Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

As part of the Government's measures to support businesses and individuals during the current health emergency, they announced in April that there would be a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Further details have now been released and the HMRC are starting to contact customers who may be eligible for the scheme. [...]

Garden waste collections – Subscription renewals and refunds

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

Havering Council have now restarted green bin garden waste collections. For current subscribers, the collection days should be as per the published calendar. Due to the extra amount of waste currently being collected and the number of times the collection lorries are having to be emptied each day, it is [...]