Romford Station Update

7 February 2018


The bridge that links the local train from Romford to Upminster ( Push and  Pull } platform is now open for access.

It is a very useful service and since TFL have taken over the route has improved greatly

Planning News February 2018

7 February 2018


2 Berther Road:

The application for a single storey rear and side extension on ground floor and Change of use of first floor to A4 use class (Drinking establishments) was refused by the Council on 7 July. Now a new, similar, application has been submitted for Change of use of first floor to mixed use A3/A4 use class (Restaurant/Cafe and Drinking establishment) and also includes a single storey rear infill extension and part demolition of rear store and erection of entrance porch. We have received a request from the Havering Residents’ Assn. to help them object. We had previously objected to the new application and gave the HRA a copy of our letter of objection to help them.

68 Nelmes Way:

Application for outline planning permission for demolition of the existing residential unit and erection of 4 new residential units. We have not been contacted by any local resident and have not objected, but RR has queried the application. The Council’s decision was due on 29 December but has still not been decided.

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Police Report February 2018

7 February 2018


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Be aware that there are groups of individuals around the area who are visiting elderly residents and offering to carry out jobs and repairs to properties that do not in fact need doing. They are then forcing the people to pay them for the work and can be intimidating id the money is not forthcoming.

Please keep an eye out for your elderly neighbours and if you see anything that gives you concern contact your local neighbourhood police officer on the 111 number

Ardleigh Green Bridge replacement update

25 June 2017


Dear Occupier

I am writing to let you know that, unfortunately, the works to replace Ardleigh Green Bridge will take longer than expected. All four lanes of traffic on the A127 Southend Arterial Road will now re-open in spring 2019. We had planned to reopen the road in December 2017, and I am very sorry for this substantial delay. TfL is committed to looking at ways to minimise local disruption and get the bridge fully open as soon as safely possible.

 Why is the project delayed?

The critical demolition and rebuilding phases for this project can only be completed while both the road and the railway below the bridge are closed.

In November 2016 we began demolishing the eastern side of the bridge. Unfortunately, installing and removing the track protection required took longer than expected. In order to avoid over-running into the Monday morning peak and causing severe disruption to both road and rail users, we were forced to halt the work before the demolition was complete.

We completed the demolition of the eastern side of the bridge during the three day Early May Bank Holiday closure earlier this year. Several further road and rail closures of three consecutive days (72 hours) at a time are required in order to complete the demolition of the western side of the bridge. We have worked very closely with Network Rail to secure this.

We apologise for the ongoing inconvenience this delay will cause and assure you we are doing absolutely everything we can to speed up the overall programme.

Since November, we have made good progress on the new bridge foundations, a ramp to provide access to the railway line, and preparation works for installing the new bridge sections. The next stage of works involves moving the eastern

side of the bridge into place and rebuilding the Essex-bound side of the carriageway.

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Computer Scam BEWARE

14 June 2017

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Recently a member of the EPAGRA  committee  received a phone call purporting to come from BT who informed them they had a problem with their internet access. They told the caller that their account was not in fact with BT but another internet provider.

The response was that BT owned the cables that provided the internet and if the member did not buy  a piece of software they would have their internet cut off and they would be blacklisted by the internet companies.

The committee member  very sensibly hung up and did not agree to anything.



8 May 2017
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Dear Ward Member,

I would like to bring to your attention that at present due to the improving weather we are experience a rise in artifice burglaries.  On this occasion unknown males are attending the home address of our venerable elderly victims who mostly live on their own stating that they are doing work at the neighbouring property and require access to their garden in order to carry out the works, or the unknown males are persuading them that they had an appointment for that day to attend and carry out works in the garden.  If access is granted whilst one of the males is showing the resident what work they will be doing the other males they are in company with are entering the property and stealing any cash and jewellery they can find.

Can I please ask that you remain extra vigilant and should you know any elderly or vulnerable people could you please look out for them so that we can try to ensure that nobody else falls for this scam.

Lastly could I please ask that should you receive any leaflets regarding tree surgery  through your door could you please forward them to myself so that I can look into the company to ensure that they are legitimate.

Many Thanks in advance for your assistance.  Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate in contacting me.


PC 4791ES Elaine Graham
Emerson Park
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Latest News on the Closures of the A127 between Ardleigh Green and Gallows Corner

14 April 2017


For the latest information please click on the link below

Ardleigh Green Bridge – April 2017




10 October 2016

 Over the last two years I have been working to try and get Footpath 142, which runs from Wingletye Lane near to Lilliput’s Riding Stable across to the A127, cleared and accessible again for members who walk this way, either on their own or with their four footed friends.

There have been various problems such as the path becoming overgrown with brambles, stiles falling into disrepair and collapsing, obstruction by landowners and removal of finger (sign) posts telling walkers which way to go.

After numerous emails to Havering Council and help from Councillor Ramsey I am delighted to report that whilst out walking this morning, I noticed that the last decaying stile has been replaced with a far more modern chain gate stile.20160907_095810_resized

These modern stiles allow easy and safe access from one area to another while still providing a barrier to livestock that may be in the fields.

The benefit of this type of stile is there is no climbing involved, for which I for one am most glad as I do not enjoy on a wet cold day clambering over a stile with muddy boots and having to try and lift the dog over afterwards.

So if you have a problem be it with a footpath, worn paving or anything else, first of all try to resolve it by contacting the council. If the matter is not resolved in a reasonable amount of time, then contact EPAGRA by either phoning one of the committee members whose contact details are on the front of the Resident or emailing in on the email page attached to our website.

We can be contacted via the website at .

So remember EPAGRA is your local Residents Association and we are here to look after your interests and to help keep the area we live in a pleasant and safe environment.


Planning News for April 2017

10 October 2016

67 Butts Green Road:  We still await the Council’s decision on the application for a rear extension to both ground and first floor, with conversion of the existing building into three separate self contained apartments with associated amenity and parking.

13 Burntwood Avenue (The former Convent): We await the Council’s decision for the application for Outline Planning permission for the erection of 5 dwellings and an access road.   We have not been contacted by any local residents.

Division of Houses: 11a Nelmes Road: We were informed by a local resident about this and RR has taken it up with the council. (No planning application has been submitted for this.) We have had no further contact from the Enforcement Dept.

65-67 Wingletye Lane: Application has been submitted for a change of use to convert the existing fish & chip shop to a restaurant. It has been called in by our Councillors and is going to Committee tonight. The Council are recommending approval.








Proposed Sale of Part of Elliot’s Field

24 July 2016
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As you may be aware Havering Council have proposed, as part of a scheme  to sell off  part of Elliot’s Field for building on . Local members of EPAGRA, and residents of County Park Estate attended our last monthly meeting to hear more details of the proposals and how to express their support or objection to the councils proposals.

A lively and spirited discussion ensued and the chairman advised residents to write in to the council if they objected, and  to copy him their letter.

At the closing date he had received copies of over 100 letters. Well done to all those  took the time to get involved.

We now await the councils decision which we understand will not be until mid September