Parking, roads, transport and travel news
No idling here please - drivers switch off for cleaner air
Drivers leaving their engines running whilst parked in Havering were encouraged to turn them off during two anti-idling action days recently.
Council commits new money to boost high street trade as funding changes means parking charges are relaxed
Havering Council has announced “significant investment worth millions” to help the borough’s businesses tackle the challenges of changing shopping habits and online competition.
Fixing potholes part of investment into better journeys
Over 1,000 potholes were repaired by Havering Council between April and December last year.
Station upgrade breathes new life into Gidea Park
Work has now completed on the £1 million regeneration of the areas surrounding Gidea Park Station.
Council Cabinet agrees to plans of £30m investment in roads and pavements and protect resident parking
Havering Council agreed at its Cabinet meeting to deliver one of the biggest investments to local roads and pavements in London.
Your chance to have a say on the new Beam Parkway scheme
Residents are encouraged to have their say on proposals to transform New Road (A1306) in South Hornchurch.
Havering to receive £7m funding boost for Romford regeneration
Havering Council has secured initial funding from the Mayor of London’s Liveable Neighbourhoods projects.
Improvement work begins
Work at a busy junction begins on Monday.
On the shortlist
Havering Council’s innovative scheme to protect children going to and from school has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.
Council puts brakes on amateur drifting and offers support to rough-sleepers
Havering Council and partners put the brakes on dangerous car racing on Ferry Lane, Rainham and tackled rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour in Romford Town Centre.
Camera roll out proves successful and is extended
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.
Better neighbourhood policing in Havering with 20 extra officers
This week (Monday 16 January) Havering received 20 extra Dedicated Ward Officers (DWOs) as part of the Met’s ambition to improve neighbourhood policing.
Bridge in Rainham to be temporarily closed to vehicles
As the result of an inspection of expansion joints on a major road bridge in Rainham remedial work must be carried out.
Council says more action needed to address safety and congestion in Gallows Corner
Last week, Transport for London (TfL) published their report on the road safety improvements at Gallows Corner.
Improvements for pedestrians at the Drill roundabout
Thanks to a grant of £100,000 from Transport for London Havering Council is planning on making a series of improvements to a busy roundabout in Romford.
Investment to cut congestion at key roundabout
Highways England has launched a public consultation on proposals to improve the traffic flow around a major roundabout in Havering.
New cameras to keep traffic moving and people safe
Havering Council is making a new push to keep traffic moving, and pedestrians and cyclists safe, with the use of cameras to deter motorists committing offences when driving around the borough.