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.

As Campions School is gearing up to accept pupils back to school they do not appear to be opening up for lettings so we will NOT be holding a meeting during September.   Hopefully ,it will not be too long before we can hold our usual meetings again.

Keep watching our website for any more up to date news

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.


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.

Emerson Park Safer Neighbourhood Team Meetings

21 February 2020


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.


Planning Applications for March 2020

6 February 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.) Read More »


23 December 2019


Due to HM Government  advice regarding the Pandemic of COVID-19 ( coronavirus) the chairman has decided to cancel the April and Mays   meeting

The situation will be reviewed  later in the year.


1 December 2019


Message sent on behalf of Chief Inspector Butterfield 

Following the incident at London Bridge on Friday afternoon (29.11.19) we are making contact to keep you updated about what this means for local communities and local policing.

Communities will be aware the London Bridge incident is being treated as a terrorist incident. This will understandably shock and frighten people.

In order to reassure people going about their usual business we are focusing our patrols in areas where we anticipate heavy footfall; these include our transport hubs, town centres & shopping malls.

We have increased the number of officers on Christmas events this weekend, and aim to provide visible and approachable policing to reassure people living in and visiting this part of London.

As always, we ask that our communities remain vigilant and report any concerns they have to police. If you see something that doesn’t seem right, trust your instincts and ACT by reporting to police, in confidence, at

If you or your community groups are further concerned about the impact of the events in central London please contact myself, your Neighbourhood Inspector or Ward Sergeant.

Report suspicious activity, and report all incidents of hate crime to police.

In an emergency always dial 999.

Lisa Butterfield

Chief Inspector, Neighbourhoods and Partnership East Area (EA) BCU

Tel 01708 779190 (779190)
email [email protected]

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County Park Estate Residents.

21 September 2019

It has come to the attention of local police officers that some residents are not reporting crimes correctly and through the appropriate channels that will ensure they get the best police service that can be offered.  It is imperative that in an emergency you should call 999, for example when the suspect is on scene, or has recently left.  In cases where it is not an emergency, for example for something that happened a few hours ago, a couple days ago etc., please call 101, alternatively this can be done online using the Met Police website, or by going to your nearest police station, Romford.

The ward mobile phone, 0208 721 2512, should not be used to report emergencies or crimes, it can be used as a last resort, or if you would like a home visit, crime prevention, or things along those lines.

Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to call PC ED ZOLTAN on 0208 721 2512. Or email [email protected]





Over 50s Forum

2 July 2019