Libraries, parks and leisure news
Havering continues to back culture
Havering’s cultural strategy remains strong although the borough missed out on becoming the London Borough of Culture in 2020.
Hornchurch to welcome new art gallery
Havering Council’s Fairkytes Arts Centre welcomes visitors to its new exhibition space - Fry’s Gallery.
Thousands turn up to see Sapphire Ice and Leisure sparkle at grand opening
Over 8,000 people joined Olympic medalist, Colin Jackson, CBE and Dancing on Ice star, Ray Quinn, along with Council officials on Saturday 3 February, to celebrate the Sapphire Ice and Leisure opening
Olympic gymnasts join Council Leader for official opening of Noak Hill Sports Complex
Havering Council and Everyone Active hosted an exciting free sports day extravaganza to mark the official opening of Noak Hill Sports Complex, on Saturday 25 November.
From Buckingham Palace to Havering Music School
The Band of the Coldstream Guards hit high notes over the weekend (Saturday 4 November) as they visited Havering Music School in Hornchurch to deliver a large-scale performance with pupils.
Gold rush for Havering in London in Bloom
Havering has shone once again in the London in Bloom competition, winning more than 30 awards.
Councillors celebrate topping out ceremony on the roof of Romford Leisure Centre
Havering Council, Willmott Dixon and partners, all braved the height of the new Romford Leisure Centre to celebrate the completion of the roof.
Young musicians awarded for their talent
Havering Young Musician’s Festival 2017 took place on Saturday 13 May at the Salvation Army Hall. The concert was organised by Havering Music School and included a night of high quality solo pieces played by talented young people in the borough.
Central Park Leisure Centre to undergo £1.5M refurbishment
Major refurbishment works begin today at Central Park Leisure Centre to improve its facilities, following a significant investment from Havering Council and Everyone Active.
Brand new Noak Hill Sports Complex in Havering
Havering welcomes another new sports centre in the borough as Noak Hill Sports Complex opened on Monday in Harold Hill.
£1.3 million to help improve landscape in Havering and beyond
The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme has been granted £1.3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This will help improve the quality of the local landscape and increase awareness of, and access to the natural and cultural heritage of the area. The partnership includes Havering Council, Barking & Dagenham Council, Thurrock Council, Brentwood Council, Essex County Council, Thames Chase Trust, Thames21, Forestry Commission and Thames Estuary Partnership.
Council to build on its army of volunteers
Havering Council has launched its new and innovative five-year strategy to increase the number of committed volunteers in the borough.
Local Councillors check out the future of fun
Councillors were joined by Havering and Willmott Dixon staff members for a grand tour of the multi-million pound leisure development site on Tuesday 22 November in Romford.
Frozen feature for Romford
Romford Market is changing with new events, stallholders and from Friday 18 November until 15 January you will be able to skate on a large temporary ice rink that will bring festive cheer to the town.
Fun for all the family
There’s a host of activities and events in Romford Market in the coming weeks to keep you entertained, refreshed and well-fed.