Welcome to the official website of the Emerson Park & Ardleigh Green Residents’ Association


We represent the interests of the local people. You can use this site to find out about EPAGRA  and meetings, current events & planning, and to view information about the local area.

News & Events

Upminster To Romford Line

17 November 2018

Due to work being carried out by Network Rail there will be no service on Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th November on the Upminster to Romford Line.

There will also be no service after 8pm from Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd November 2018.

Also due to track replacement work there will be no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield on the 17th – 18th November .

Death of local Councillor

7 November 2018


We are sad to announce the death of Steven Kelly. Steven was one of our local conservative councillors and for many years was a regular attendee at our Monthly meetings.

Steven was a Conservative group councillor and represented Harold Wood and then Emerson Park Wards between 2002 and 2016.

He was leader of the council from January to May 2014 and was also chairman of the Hornchurch and Upminster Conservative Association over a number of years.

On behalf of everyone  I would like to send my deepest sympathies and best wishes to Steven’s family and loved ones at this sad time.


Geoff Lloyd




The date for  the next meeting is Thursday 6th DECEMBER    2018 at 8pm.. All EPAGRA members are welcome to come along and meet your chairman and committee and find out what’s happening in your area.



Your Resident's Association

As a member of EPAGRA you are one of some 3,000 member households in our area. Your Association is run by a Committee under the guidance of an elected chairman. Essentially the Association is a pressure group that has no alliance with any party political or religious group. We seek justice, fair play and a voice to be heard for our members on matters relating to planning issues, local council policy, public transport, highway maintenance and other matters that affect local residents.

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Latest Planning News

Road Works Junction Wingletye Lane and Upminster Road

Works on the Junction of Wingletye Lane and Upminster Road


Following a query raised at the September EPAGRA Meeting I can report that there will be no bus diversions as a result of this work.However there will be a temporary four-way traffic light control system to facilitate the work being done.
This will inevitably cause delays to the 193 service .

View the planning page for all items under consideration

Policing Matters

Hornchurch Police Station Saved


Recently , there has been disquiet about  the news that the Police Station in Hornchurch was to be closed.

The Council,after refusing to accept the London Mayors Office for Police and Crime decision to close police access points in the south of the Borough,has successfully negotiated an agreement to acquire Hornchurch Police Station thus guaranteeing a local police presence.

The agreement means that the council can acquire the freehold of the property and grant a lease to the Metropolitan Police.

We will keep you updated with further news as we get it.

View the Policing page for all items under consideration