Local News

Team Lopez meets Minister about Havering parking policy

Since Havering Council first mooted new parking charges for areas of Hornchurch and Upminster, we have been making the Council and its Leader aware of the groundswell of public opposition to the new tariffs in writing and through meetings.

Cystic fibrosis drugs to be provided by NHS

The following letter has been sent to those constituents who have contacted Julia Lopez MP regarding the provision of vital cystic fibrosis drugs, such as Orkambi.

Upminster Station Update

Earlier this summer we recommenced our petition for step-free access at Platform 6 at Upminster station.

London City Airport Draft Masterplan Consultation

Julia Lopez MP sent the following comments in response to London City Airport's consultation upon it's draft masterplan, reflecting on the comments received from constituents who have contacted her regarding aviation noise and environmental concerns.


Dear London City Airport,

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.