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Raising concerns about Havering's parking charges

In its February budget, Havering Council decided to change its parking policy by removing in Upminster, Hornchurch and Cranham the existing allowance of thirty-minutes’ free parking.

West Ham United Foundation visits Harold Hill

This morning I brought Joe and Bryan of the West Ham United Foundation to Drapers Academy, Harold Hill, to talk about whether we could begin a partnership with local schools and roll out sports and other outreach programmes to students. 

First Older People's Fair a hit with residents

This afternoon we hosted our first-ever Older People's Fair at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, to bring together a huge range of support groups from across Havering.

Visit to Harold Hill Fire Station

This morning I had the pleasure of visiting the Harold Hill Fire Station to meet our local Commander, Paul Hobbs, and talk about London Fire Brigade operations in Havering, fire safety legislation and how we might work together to build a new local fire cadet force. 

Police and crime update

UPDATE 7 Sep - Further to the article I posted below this week and the correspondence between my office and the British Transport Police, I'm pleased to say we have had further ops at Upminster Station this week.

Chancellor backs campaign to boost Havering Sixth Form funding

Our campaign to increase the per-pupil funding rate for local sixth formers received the backing of Chancellor Sajid Javid this week after a two-year push with Havering Sixth Form College to highlight the importance of post-16 education.

Health Minister visits Hornchurch to get moving on new health centre

Health Minister, Chris Skidmore MP, visited Barking Community Hospital and the former St George’s Hospital site, Hornchurch, on Friday to talk to me and NHS Commissioners about how to get moving immediately on delivering the new St George’s Health and Wellbeing Centre on Suttons Lane.

Why the new St George's Health and Well Being Hub is so important

Yesterday the good news was confirmed by the Prime Minister that a new £17m, c4000 square metre Health and Well Being Hub will be funded on the former St George's Hospital site. This follows months of intensive campaigning in Westminster by me and my team to get Ministers to think again after an