A new vision for Havering, Celebrating World Book Day, Romford Market House and lots more

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Havering's New Vision

'Making a Greater London'


We are delighted to announce a new vision for Havering. ‘Havering – making a Greater London’, is about embracing the best of what Havering has to offer, and how we as a borough can play an active role in the success of the whole of London. Our vision is focused around the borough’s communities, places, opportunities and connections, find out more and watch the video on our website.

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Visit Havering College's Access and Degree Information Evening on Wednesday 15th March, 4-8pm, Ardleigh Green Campus

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Rent a brand new apartment in central Romford

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BBC show The Housing Enforcers heads to Havering

Wednesday 1 March and Friday 3 March

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The Council’s Housing teams are featuring in the BBC One daytime show The Housing Enforcers. Consumer champion Matt Allwright joined Housing’s Neighbourhood Support and Tenancy Fraud teams, as they helped tenants in need and tackled fraud, problem properties, and nightmare neighbours. The teams will appear in the first week of episodes this week on Wednesday (1 March), and Friday (3 March), and seven subsequent episodes.

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Celebrating World Book Day

Thursday 2 March

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We are celebrating World Book Day in libraries on the 2 March and will be asking the public to write some ‘Reader Recommendations’ for the books that they have read.  This is a great way for readers to interact, share experiences and maybe try something new.  There may even be some ‘Reader Recommendations’ from local councillors too.

We have lots of other things going on; St Patricks school are bringing most of their students to visit Collier Row Library and providing children’s work for display. Gidea Park Library will be hosting a Quiz asking people to guess the novel from their opening lines.

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Romford Market House gets go ahead

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One of the key elements of an investment programme developed by Havering Council in partnership with the Mayor of London has been given the green light.

The Market House has been designed as a timber-framed structure, partially open at ground level and with an open terrace on its first floor. As well as café and restaurant facilities the building will contain a trader room providing facilities to market traders. Work on the new building is expected to begin this Spring.

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Council website rated most improved 


The Council's website has been named 'most improved local government website in the UK' and rated the best out of all London boroughs. Sitemorse, website specialists, reviewed and tested the site, which included reviewing the page content.

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New traffic cameras installed in the borough

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 A move by Havering Council to use cameras to deter motorists committing offences when driving around the borough has proved successful and is being extended to cover more roads and junctions.

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Every school holiday, Stubbers SMASH CAMP runs day and week activity programmes for school years 2 to 11.

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Come along to a recruitment event on Tuesday 14 March at the YMCA

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Would-be apprentices invited to find out what it’s all about


Coopers' Company & Coborn School, 8 March. Young people in Havering are invited to find out if an apprenticeship is right for them at a free event focusing on providing real insight into this route to work.


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Parliamentary constituencies review 2018

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The Boundary Commission for England are holding a second consultation between 28 February and 27 March on their proposals to reduce the number of Parliamentary constituencies in the UK.

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Be prepared for ‘bad air days’ and sign up for pollution alerts by SMS text, press the yellow button

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Join us in a Great British Clean-up 5 & & March

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