News published April 2020
Havering Council and Tapestry launch Befriending Phone Service
Havering Council and Tapestry have joined forces to expand the Care Call Service and the Telephone Befriending Service.
Council and Havering MIND charity launch Covid-19 support line for bereaved residents
Havering Council has teamed up with local mental health charity Havering Mind to launch a new free telephone support line to provide trauma and bereavement counselling to those affected by the crisis.
South Essex Crematorium Gardens of Remembrance to re-open
Havering Council has announced that the South Essex Crematorium Gardens of Remembrance will re-open from Saturday 25 April as part of new government guidance.
Council provides £20,000 of emergency funding to local charities
A total of £20,000 has been given to voluntary and community organisations as part of the first round of funding this week.
Havering Music School goes online to continue lessons and inspire community
Over 650 Havering Music School students are continuing their lessons online, despite the disruption caused by Covid 19.
Council garden waste collection to resume
Garden waste collections will restart across Havering from Monday 27 April.
Council cemeteries re-open under new government guidelines
Havering Council has announced that the cemeteries at Romford, Hornchurch, Rainham and Upminster are now re-opened as part of new government guidance
Council events go virtual to celebrate St George's Day and raise money for local charities
Havering Council will celebrate St George’s Day this week by hosting an online quiz to raise money for Havering Heroes, alongside other fun virtual events.
Havering among best-in-class for primary school places
Figures released today by the Government show that Havering continues to outclass most other London boroughs offering over 87 per cent of pupils their first choice of primary school place.
Over £2m in Business Support Grants already paid to Havering businesses
Businesses in Havering have already received £2.3 million in grant money, as part of the government’s unprecedented support for businesses during the Covid 19 crisis.