Every year Havering remembers those who have fallen on Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance events

There are multiple Remembrance Day parades taking place on Sunday 13 November 2022, to commemorate and honour those who have died in service to their country.

Unfortunately, this means there will be rolling road closures and restrictions in place across the borough to ensure the parades can pass safely.

A full list of streets affected by temporary rolling road closures can be found below.

Elm Park (10am – 1pm)

  • Maylands Avenue
  • Tadworth Parade
  • Coronation Drive 
  • Rosewood Avenue 
  • The Broadway
  • Elm Park Avenue 
  • St Nicholas Avenue
  • Northwood Avenue 
  • Benhurst Avenue 
  • Woodcote Avenue

Harold Hill (10am – 12noon)

  • Service Road fronting Hilldene Avenue shops 
  • Farnham Road
  • Chippenham Road

Hornchurch (10am – 1pm)

  • Appleton Way
  • Victor Gardens
  • Abbs Cross Gardens
  • High Street - Both directions
  • Station Lane
  • Billet Lane
  • North Street
  • Inskip Drive - Closed at its junction with High Street
  • Station Lane
  • Fentiman Way
  • Upminster Road - Closed at its junction with Glanville Drive 
  • Glanville Drive – No right turn into Upminster Road

Rainham (10am – 11.45am)

  • Upminster Road South
  • Viking Way
  • Parkway
  • St Helens Court

Romford (9am – 1pm)

  • Western Road – Both directions
  • Mercury Gardens – Both directions
  • Main Road – Both directions

Upminster (9.30am – 12noon)

  • St Marys Lane
  • Argyle Gardens
  • New Place Gardens
  • Aylett Road
  • Garbutt Road
  • Tudor Gardens
  • Sunnyside Gardens 
  • Station Road
  • Corbets Tey Road 
  • Stewart Avenue 

The Havering Town Hall Car Park will be closed from midnight until 1pm on Sunday 13 November 2022 and Appleton Way Car Park will be closed from midnight until 11am on Sunday 13 November 2022.

Sadly, Remembrance Sunday was commemorated across the borough in a different way in 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

We encouraged you to ‘Remember at Home’.

The annual Romford Remembrance Sunday parade and service did not take place.

Instead, it was replaced by a pre-recorded, ceremony in partnership with the Romford Royal British Legion (RBL).

Despite the changes, you could still mark the day appropriately by taking part in a ‘Remember at Home’ activity, whether that was watching the pre-recorded ceremony, pausing for the Two Minute Silence, or by placing a poppy in your window or wreaths on your door.

Our crafts tutor put together this ‘How to’ make your own poppy wreath tutorial.

2018 was the 100th anniversary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War and we supported a campaign called “There But Not There”.

Large six foot high silhouettes of a British soldier from the First World War was placed at locations across the UK to remind people of the enormous sacrifice made by servicemen and women in that conflict. 

The "Tommy" silhouettes were placed at a number of locations in the borough until the end of 2018

A plaque was placed alongside the silhouette explaining the campaign. "Tommy" was also used to highlight our Remembrance Sunday services, parades and a beacon lighting event on 11 November 2018.

View our Flickr gallery of Tommy images

How would you rate this page?

Rate this page

Thank you for rating this page.
You can also choose to leave us feedback.