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

Queens Theatre to get Face Lift

9 December 2018

      Queens Theatre to get facelift!

To celebrate their 65th birthday the Queens theatre in Hornchurch are raising funds for a refreshing facelift for artists, participants and audiences alike. I understand that so far they have attracted a £350K grant from the Arts Council and are now adding a small levy on ticket sales to boost the money required to reach the £1 million necessary to achieve the much needed improvements. These include;-

  •  A new dedicated rehearsal facility,
  • A bespoke area for learning work.
  •  A special room for local artists.
  •  A New look ground floor bar.
  •  Improved accessibility for disabled & deaf.
  •  Replacing outdated equipment.
  •  Better A/C in the foyer area.
  •  Roof repairs to protect from weather.

Hornchurch should be proud to have such a renowned facility and local support is vital to ensure its continued success I have just been advised that the famous Pete Corrigans    “Band Of Hope” will continue to be playing at the Queens every Sunday lunchtime through next year in what will be their 44th year at the Queens. Like a bit of Dixieland jazz? Then I can assure you you’ll enjoy every minute of the 2 hours of foot tapping music from 12:45.

REMEMBER THE OLD ADAGE “WHEN IT’S GONE ITS GONE” so your support is needed now.


Colin Denchfield

Falling leaves from Trees

1 November 2018



Are you aware that residents who bag up any leaves they clear from the highway or from their front garden which originate from the borough’s highway trees can have the bags collected by the cleansing teams.

To request this service residents can use this online form https://www.havering.gov.uk/leaves and then place the bags at the boundary of their property for collection.




The date for  the next meeting is Thursday 3rd January 2019at 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