Coronavirus

Because of government guidance on coronavirus a number of our buildings are now closed and events listed on our site are subject to change or cancellation. Changes to council services, advice and support we can provide, the latest local news and links to Government advice is available on our dedicated coronavirus information page. Go to our coronavirus information page

Parks

Our parks are open however you must observe the Government and NHS advice on social distancing such as keeping 2 metres away from other people. Play areas, tennis courts and outdoor gyms should not be used. People who need to stay at home and self-isolate must do so.

Libraries, leisure centres and arts service changes

All Havering libraries and leisure centres are closed. Havering Music School and Fairkytes Arts Centre are closed. The pre-school on the Fairkytes site is open on in line with government guidance on schools. Our arts and sports events and activity programmes are all cancelled. Our ebooks and audio books, and some online resources, have been extended to temporary members.

Havering Music School virtual lessons

The music school will be offering virtual lessons. Go to the music school website for more details

Fry’s Gallery

Fry’s Gallery is a new gallery space based at Fairkytes Arts Centre and programs exhibitions by local artists, crafters, groups and graduates.

The gallery is named after a former owner of the main Grade II listed Fairkytes building, Joseph Fry (1809-1896), son of the famous prison reformer Elizabeth Fry.

The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am-6.30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-1pm.

Admission to the new gallery space is free and can be accessed via the main Fairkytes office.

For enquiries about Fry’s Gallery or exhibition information, please phone Havering’s Arts Development team on 01708 432791 or email arts@havering.gov.uk.

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