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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


6 June 2020

Dear Members

Hopefully, you are all keeping safe and well at this time.

The Coronavirus Pandemic has changed us all in the way we live at the present time. Many of us are staying at home and relying on technology to keep in contact with friends and relations and to get our food delivered. Even my usual message is having to reach you in a different way.

Although we are, for the time being, unable to hold our monthly meetings or produce the usual Resident magazine your Committee members are still here for you and readily available should you need to contact us.

Some of them have already been contacted by members and continue to work on your behalf.

Hopefully ,it will not be too long before we can hold our usual meetings again.

Until then keep well and keep safe.


Barry Smith

Chairman EPAGRA


Caution regarding man with a Van

25 May 2020


It has been reported that a  man in a white Ford Van registration no. BG66 CBY has been seen loitering at a bus stop in Wingletye Lane and harassing a female member of the public  waiting there for a bus,

The man appeared to be around 35 years of age and had a foreign accent.

He attempted to persuade the female waiting at the bus stop to get into his van. She refused as she did not know the man in question.

He persisted even though she continued to refuse to get into the van

He eventually drove off but was seen subsequently following the bus she had caught down the lane towards the 6th form college.

We understand that the same van has been seen waiting near a bus stop close  to  Emerson Park Station.

The local police have already been informed but if you observe anything similar please contact them.

     Dont forget in an emergency ring 999



It is with much sadness that I have to report the death of past Deputy Chairman Colin Denchfield.

Regular members to our meetings  will remember Colin,  a committee member who looked after potholes and pavements for EPAGRA  with enthusiasm and his sense of humour will be sorely missed.

Colin leaves behind  Gloria  his wife , and  children  David and Sally and our thoughts go out to them at this time .

Colin will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

On behalf of EPAGRA thank you Colin for all your work on behalf of local residents .


Geoff Lloyd.



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

Planning Applications for March 2020

The Grove, Prospect Road:  Since 2005, there have been several applications for increasing numbers of permanent sites. The latest application has been submitted for Permanent use of the site for continued occupation by extended family for 5 mobile homes and 5 touring caravans.  RR called it in a long time ago but, at the time of writing, there has been no decision.  (The application was originally received by the Council on 15/9/17.) (more…)

View the planning page for all items under consideration

Policing Matters

Emerson Park Safer Neighbourhood Team Meetings


Your dedicated Safer Neighbourhoods team is here to make a difference in your community. If you have concerns about day-to-day crime, disorder issues or need crime prevention advice, please attend one of our ward surgeries or contact them on 02087212512

Wednesday 18th March . 6pm Hornchurch Library

Thursday 2nd April  18.00 hours. Outside  Hornchurch Police Station

Tuesday 14th April  11am    Cuppa with a Copper in Costa 156 High Street Hornchurch.

Sunday 26th April 12.noon.  Cuppa with a Copper in Costa 156 High Street Hornchurch.


View the Policing page for all items under consideration