How to help rough sleepers in the cold weather

Because of the current low temperatures the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol is now in place to ensure that no one needs to sleep on Havering’s streets during the cold spell. If you spot someone sleeping rough call 01708 432824, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. After 5pm please call 01708 433999. You can also visit StreetLink to help

Entries open for Housing in Bloom

Housing in Bloom opens in Havering for 2017
Cole Court won best Communal Garden 2016
Published: Friday, 28 April 2017

Havering Council’s tenants and leaseholders are being challenged to help make the borough even more beautiful with the launch of this year’s Housing in Bloom competition this week.

There are four months to go before entries close and it is hoped there will be a bumper crop of entries.

Entry is free and there are voucher prizes for the top three in each category with £100 for the winner, £40 for the second place and £10 for third place.

There are five categories to enter, with something for everyone to do, from planting a small hanging basket or growing a single sunflower, to getting a team together to beautify your communal areas.

Key dates for the 2017 competition

  • Monday 1 May - Entries open
  • Thursday 31 August - Entries close
  • Thursday 7 September - Judging takes place
  • Friday 29 September - Awards ceremony

The five categories are:

  • Best back garden
  • Best front garden
  • Best communal garden
  • Best hanging basket or planter
  • Tallest sunflower

More information and entry forms are at www.havering.gov.uk/HousinginBloom