Havering Council systems maintenance on Sunday 20 January

Online payments, planning searches, phones and some of our other systems will experience some disruption between 8am and 12noon on Sunday 20 January while we carry out essential maintenance. Please do try again after 12noon if you experience issues. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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

Work starts on new homes in Elm Park

Artist's impression of new housing development
A artist's impression of the new development
Published: Friday, 16 December 2016

Work is starting this month on a £4 million scheme to build 18 new affordable homes at Kilmartin Way, Elm Park, Hornchurch.

The scheme will see seven two-bedroom homes and six three-bedroom houses built for affordable rent and three two-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom houses built for Low Cost Home Ownership.

Deputy Leader of Havering Council and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damian White, said: “We are pleased that work is starting on this site, which is part of our programme to build 3,500 new affordable homes for Havering people.

“Hornchurch is one of the more popular parts of the Borough so providing an extra 18 houses, including some three-bedroom properties for families, will be particularly helpful.”

Residents have been invited to a meeting on Thursday 15 December to brief them on the project. Council officers and contractors’ representatives will be at the meeting to answer any questions.

The building work is expected to be finished by spring 2018.