Council and democracy news
Deputy Mayor raises flag to mark Commonwealth Day
The Deputy Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel raised the Commonwealth Flag outside the Town Hall on Monday 12 March.
Council approves budget for 2018/19 with a Council Tax increase of 3.5%
Last night, Havering’s budget and Council Tax for 2018/2019 was agreed at full Council meeting.
Council starts legal action to challenge “unlawful’’ police station closure
Havering Council has filed a judicial review against the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service’s decision to close police buildings in the borough.
Council launches budget consultation and invites residents to have their say
The Council has launched its budget consultation to understand residents’ views on some of the savings proposals that would impact them.
Thousands attend Remembrance Sunday services across the borough
More than 2000 people attended Remembrance Sunday commemorations, services and parades across Havering to remember those who lost their lives and to honour their sacrifices.
Remembrance services to be held across the borough
Havering will mark Remembrance Sunday on 12 November with services held at war memorials and churches across the borough.
Havering urged to 'rethink remembrance' as 2017 Poppy Appeal launched
Havering’s Poppy Appeal was launched in the Mercury Mall Romford on Wednesday 1 November with a large number of veterans joined by Havering’s Mayor, Cllr Linda Van den Hende, Havering Council Leader Cllr Roger Ramsey and the MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell.
'Hexit' rejected as draft Local Plan approved
Last night (Wednesday 26 July 2017) Havering Council Cabinet Members rejected an opposition motion calling on Havering to leave the Greater London Authority.
Finsbury Park attack: Statement from Havering Council’s Deputy Leader
Following the attacks in Finsbury Park on Monday 19 June, Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Damian White, has issued the following statement.
General Election results June 2017
The June 2017 General Election results for Havering
London attacks – Chief Executive’s statement
Following the attacks in London on Saturday 3 June, Chief Executive of Havering Council, Andrew Blake-Herbert, has issued the following statement.
New Mayor for Havering
Havering has a new Mayor following the Annual Council meeting on Wednesday 17 May.
Information on registering for, and voting in, the General Election on 8 June 2017
The General Election will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017.
DABD promoting independence
DABD is a registered charity looking for people to travel train young disabled people age 11- 25 during school term-time. Full training will be provided.
Havering's website named as most improved
The Council's website has recently been named most improved local government website in the UK, by Sitemorse.
A new vision for Havering Council has been ratified by full council this evening
The Council’s new vision, ‘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," said Andrew Blake-Herbert, Chief Executive of Havering Council.
Circle: the free London safety app
Circle is the free, must-have safety app for Londoners. It’s the easiest way to stay safe and connected to your nearest and dearest in and around the city.
Tackling group violence and knife crime – Havering conference 2017
We are coming together as a borough to tackle group violence and knife crime.
Have your say on Havering’s budget proposals for next year
Havering Council is asking the borough’s residents to have their say on proposals to save £8.6 million over the year.