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ZOOM MEETING TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS WITH STUDENTS AT ARDLEIGH GREEN CAMPUS

27 November 2020

ZOOM MEETING TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS WITH STUDENTS AT ARDLEIGH GREEN CAMPUS

Yesterday evening I attended an online meeting to discuss the urgent need to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour relating to Ardleigh Green Campus of the local college.

Over 200 people attended, including residents, the local MP, police, the local vicar, local councillors. Keith Prince (London Assembly member) shopkeepers and the Principal and Deputy Principal of the local college.

One problem identified was the total lack of CCTV in Ardleigh Green and Damian White, local councillor and Leader of The Council agreed, as a matter of urgency, for temporary CCTV to be fitted until a full survey of the area and CCTV needs identified.

This will enable the college to identify potential troublemakers and be able to pass that information to the police to act. Sadly once the students have left the college grounds the college only have common law rights.

There were questions about whether the time was right for the college to consider relocation as local feeling was the student numbers had outgrown the size of the college.

The Principal responded by telling the meeting that from September 2021 200+ students (mainly engineering and vocational classes ) will be moving to the new campus located in Rainham thus reducing numbers at the Ardleigh Green Campus.

There are also plans to increase bus services to be increased to enable students to leave the area after classes finished. Councillor Melvin Wallace is already dealing with this matter with TFL.

The Deputy Principal also agreed to provide a number for a “ HOT LINE” so as members of the public who had concerns could speedily contact a member of staff who would have the knowledge and the resources to speedily resolve the problem.

Chief Inspector Kevin Weeden of the MPS said they  are looking at increasing local patrols and possible  supply of cycles to make the officers more mobile.

The meeting closed with the agreement that updates will be sent to the people that attended and regular updates and possibly future on line meetings to be arranged.

Geoff Lloyd 27th November 2020.

 

EPAGRA MEETINGS

25 October 2020

 

Good morning every one on this damp Sunday morning. I hope everyone has remembered to put their clocks back an hour as British Summertime has now officially ended.

Sadly at present with the ongoing Covid  19 situation and Havering moving into the NHS  local high alert level for the foreseeable future,  EPAGRA will be unable to hold our regular monthly meeting at The Campion School.

If however you have a problem that you cannot resolve and comes within our remit please make an initial contact via our website and I will  try to pass on your email  to the relevant member of our committee to contact you.

I know it is not ideal but at present it is the best we can do.

Anyway on behalf of our chairman and the rest of the committee please try to stay positive and stay safe.

 

Geoff Lloyd  , Webmaster

EPAGRA

The NHS Track and Trace App.

8 October 2020

No need to read further if you’ve already downloaded the app.

The NHS COVID-19 app is now available to download.  It’s designed to help you protect yourself & loved ones.

The app tracks where positive coronavirus cases are.  It will help you to understand if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

The app is available for download from your relevant app store on your mobile phone.

It will be mandatory for the hospitality, leisure & tourism sector to ask visitors to ‘check-in’ via the app and a QR (quick reponse) code, to track any possible spreads of COVID-19 efficiently.

Jeanette 😷

 

 

Jeanette 😷

 

MEETINGS CANCELLED FOR THE NEXT 2 MONTHS

Sadly, due to HM Government  advice regarding the Pandemic of COVID-19 ( coronavirus)

in the interests of members health the chairman has decided to cancel the April and Mays   meeting

The situation will be reviewed  later in the year.

On behalf of the committee EPAGRA hopes all members will stay safe and well.

We shall NOT be collecting subscriptions for the year 2020 – 2021 at present so your membership will carry over.

Closure of Hubbards Close from the A127

30 August 2018

 

 

Recently there have been several enquiries from members regarding the closure of Hubbards Close by the installation of a gate where the road joins the A127 by The Moorings Garage.

The main comments  has been ” This gate is blocking a public right of way and can we get it removed?”

In fact for several years , with the assistance of EPAGRA  and local councillor Roger Ramsey , the residents of Hubbards Close have been campaigning to have some form of restriction to stop this road being used as a rat run from the A127.

This have been mad worse by the work being carried out on the Ardleigh Green Bridge  and subsequent traffic congestion . Some mornings there have been over 300 vehicle using the road in less than an hour.

It has been determined that the area of the road that meets with the A127 is private and as such the owner has elected to have a gate fitted.

During my four year term as Chairman the matter was often discussed at our monthly meetings  and , as always, the meetings have been open to members to attend.

The answer to the question therefor is

It is not a public right of way and EPAGRA has no reason to campaign for its removal.

Geoff Lloyd

Webmaster

 

DATE OF THE EPAGRA MEETING

28 February 2018

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Our next monthly meeting will be on Thursday 7th November  2019  at 8.pm

 Hope to see you there to meet your chairman and committee and hear what is happening locally.

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

WORK AT LANGTON GARDENS

16 November 2015

 

LANGTON GARDEN UPDATE.

This is just a brief summary update on the progress being made to Langton Gardens and Fielders Field.

PATHWAYS. Some of the pathways have been completed and are open to provide access to and from the Gardens.

LAKE WORKS. The Lake edge has been renovated and the terrace at the head wall has been constructed. (See photograph showing new terrace and border prepared for planting next year)

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Charity Fund Raising Event .

20 October 2015

If you wish to help raise much needed funds for the chemotherapy wards at Queens & King George Hospitals click on the link below

 

https://www.facebook.com/christmasafternoonteafundraiser

ARDLEIGH GREEN BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – UPDATE

29 September 2015

 

 

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Transport for London                                                                                                 

 Surface Transport Projects & Programmes Directorate Palestra,

197 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NJ 0343 222 1234 tfl.gov.uk/ardleigh-green

30 September 2015

Dear Occupier

I am writing with an update on the Ardleigh Green bridge works.

This letter includes information about temporary lane closures on the A127 and a short term closure of the right turn from the A127 into Ardleigh Green Road. Read More »