Local News

Increased capacity on London Buses

We have been informed by Transport for London (TfL) that, as of Saturday 11 July,  the temporary bus capacity limits have been increased and, now buses have returned to front door boarding, bus drivers will now be taking payment.

Joining the Cabinet Office - Romford Recorder column

Improving the machinery of government is not the flashiest endeavour. The challenges in front of us as a country, however, will be harder to tackle unless we look at the nuts and bolts of delivery to get better results for the people we serve.

Local schools get building improvement cash

Eight primary and secondary schools across Hornchurch & Upminster are to get vital buildings upgrades after the Education Secretary announced today the latest batch of successful bids for the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). 

Update on the use of the Palms Hotel, A127


Yesterday I wrote to constituents, councillors and other important local stakeholders following reports that the Palms Hotel on the A127 might be used to house asylum seekers by the Home Office. You can read that correspondence here.

Home Office plans for Palms Hotel site, A127

I have received a high number of emails over the weekend about the Palms Hotel on the A127 following reports that this vacant premises might be used to house asylum seekers by the Home Office.

Column for Vision Hornchurch

The seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic has demanded equally serious interventions by our government to support communities like ours.


Public Monuments and our Collective Heritage

We have received much correspondence this week in relation to the Government's position on the removal of statues. Those constituents who have written to Julia will be aware of her comments on the matter and, in an earlier article, Julia placed a copy of them on this website here.