SHORT POEM WRITTEN WHILE CONFINED TO MY BEDROOM                               SHORT POEM   Through bedroom window I do gaze At what was once a hill of green Where shepherds brought their sheep to graze But now provides a different scene. For in the past this isle of England Gave sustenance to all and sundry By farming land and sheep and cattle Now gives way to things o' metal. Unceasing now upon the road Are big... Read More Harold Wood W.I We are currently in lockdown 2.0 and we at Harold Wood WI (Women’s Institute) are doing all we can to keep our connections strong and supporting each other in what ever ways we can. Whether that be friendly voice on the phone or our regular zoom meetings.  We have helped members who were not able to get out for a period of time & also taken food to them.  Not only... Read More Havering Volunteer Centre Crowdfunding for Secret Garden for the Blind Read More Remembrance Sunday For this year’s service which was restricted and limited on numbers due to COVID-19, Cllrs Brian Eagling, Darren Wise, Martin Goode laid wreaths on behalf of the Mayor & London Borough of Havering and on behalf of the Ward Councillors and Residents of Harold Wood. Bunny Eagling laid a wreath on behalf of the... Read More Government Lockdown Restrictions from Nov 5th 2020 Details of the Government restrictions from Nov 5th 2020 can be found at the following link   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november?fbclid=IwAR3RdVNVxpeK8bIC2_hK-xMW_Y7LY0Cy4CE26djkRYIVkUCwkkT2yKIYy6w   Read More Sponsored Run for London Air Ambulance and in Memory of Harvey We were delighted to join Teddy and his parents along with the parents and friends of Harvey Tyrell at an event at Harold Wood park where Teddy undertook a sponsored run in memory of Harvey. Teddy has raised over £3,000 for the London Air Ambulance. The Residents' Association donated £100 to this cause and... Read More Royal Liberty Fundraising The Royal Liberty School are working hard to raise funds for a School Mini Bus. Currently the Friends of Royal Liberty are selling Adventure Island discounted Blue Wristbands for £18 (instead of £32) for use at Half Term and over the Christmas break via email - friendsofrls@outlook.com FRIENDS OF ROYAL LIBERTY Email: friendsofrls@outlook.com Read More ChokuReiki Healing Feeling anxious, stressed, restless or low energy?Emy Mendoza, a Reiki Master in Essex,  started his own healing process with Reiki back in 2012 when he realised the energy vibes around him seemed to have had an impact on his feelings, emotions and physical health. Emy works in advertising, which is a highly stressful industry, so... Read More New Hypnotherapy and Holistic Health Service for Harold Wood My name is Leigh Tanner and I have been a resident of Harold Park for the last 34 years.  I am currently in the process of launching a Hypnotherapy and Holistic Health service which is based in Harold Wood, Geoffrey Avenue, called Zensational Minds.  With the purpose of helping people make the choice to... Read More Scam Alert A local resident sent this story into us to alert residents to a potential scam. A man called Matthew rang and said he was phoning regarding insulation in my loft that needed to be re- assessed. He said an appointment had been made to visit my property this afternoon. I said I wasn’t going to... Read More Romford CAREGivers go the extra mile to help the community during lockdown   The caring team at Home Instead Senior Care Romford, Hornchurch and Rainham have kept busy throughout lockdown by launching a range of fundraising and care initiatives, aimed to support the local community and their clients. Home Instead CAREGivers came to the aid of isolating seniors by helping them discover different technologies. For one 96-year-old client,... Read More VJ Day 75th Anniversary Harold Wood Councillors Brian Eagling, Darren Wise and Martin Goode along with the Gooshays Councillor Jan Sargent attended 75th anniversary commemorations on Saturday 15th August at the Harold Wood Memorial outside Harold Wood library. Local residents and business owners from Both Harold Wood and Harold Hill were in attendance to pay their respects alongside... Read More King Harold Public House Your local councillors are aware of recent incidents that has been occurring at this pub and we have had a considerable number of residents contact us about this. We have had discussions today (Sat 8th August) with local business owners, residents, trading standards and council licensing officers to discuss the matters that have been... Read More Harold Hill Foodbank Mark Reeves, the Manager of Harold Hill Food Bank thanked the 3 Harold Wood Councillors, Eagling, Goode and Wise for donating £100 of tinned products on Saturday 1st August.  He said it is good to know that these councillors do really care about our Community especially in these difficult times. Read More St Peters Men’s Lunch IMPORTANT UPDATE from the Men’s Lunch Team at St. Peter’s Church, Harold Wood.   ‘The best laid plans……’ it is said! At the start of this awful pandemic (March) when Men’s Lunch had to stop, we hoped to re-launch again with our new season in September. Sadly that is not to be. Although many restrictions have... Read More Boundary Commission Proposals for Havering Council Please find attached a copy of the draft recommendations from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England which sets out its recommendations for the ward boundaries  and number of Councillors in Havering. The LGBCE are now formally consulting on these recommendations and you will note that the consultation runs from today until 5 October.... Read More Education and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities A local resident is inviting friends and acquaintances in the UK to join him in signing this petition to the government. He appeals to everyone to support in spreading this news to all. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/331572 We have 6 months to make a difference in the way children with special and additional needs are educated by obtaining 10,000... Read More Parking Permit Renewals We have received the below from the Council in relation to the renewal of parking permits. Dear Councillors, Normally applying for and renewing Parking Permits is an online only process whilst those customers without access to a PC and family / friends to assist are directed to the Public Advice & Service Centre in Romford where... Read More Permit parking renewals   From Monday, 13 July, parking enforcement was brought back by the Council for business and resident bays in Havering. Current permit holders will receive a three-month extension from this date. If you have a resident or business parking permit these are the revised renewal dates: Your original renewal date When you should now renew 23 March to 31... Read More Harold Wood Police Team Newsletter Please find the link for the local police team newsletter June newsletter 2020 Read More Harold Hill Foodbank Collection Read More Harold Hill Foodbank Cheque Presentation I was delighted to hand over a cheque for £700 to the Harold Hill Foodbank see story below in Romford Recorder   https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/residents-association-donates-to-harold-hill-foodbank-1-6653437 Read More HAROLD WOOD EVENING WI As per government instructions our WI is currently unable to meet until the restrictions are lifted. However this hasn't stopped us keeping in touch, looking out and helping each and helping in our community.  Whilst we are unable to meet we have set ourselves a craft challenge and all will be displayed and sold... Read More Coronavirus As we are all aware that Coronavirus is a serious health matter for everyone and we would ask for residents to keep an eye on our elderly and vulnerable neighbours and residents whilst this outbreak continues. For council issues, we would urge residents to call the council or use the online services if they... Read More Friends of the Homeless Friends of the Homeless are a local community group based in Romford that set up a stall 3 days a week handing out hot food, drinks, blankets and toiletries to the homeless and we would like to thank Cllr Brian Eagling and Cllr Darren Wise for their kind donation. It was started by Alexandra Russell... Read More Harold Wood Primary School Fundraiser Michelle Gubbings is running the London Marathon in April for Harold Wood Primary School PTA charity 278629 raising money for the children of our small local school to buy new books and play equipment to help enhance there education your support means so much thank you.  ttps://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/michellegubbings Read More Harold Hill CAP Job Club The London – Harold Hill CAP Job Club runs each Wednesday (9am to 1pm) at St Georges Church Centre, at the top of Hilldene shops. Our aim is to provide a friendly, relaxed environment where job seekers can receive practical help from trained staff. Whether you’ve been unemployed for a short time, several years or... Read More Havering Safer Neighbourhood Team numbers Read More Join the Army Cllr Eagling and Cllr Wise recently attended an Army Engagement event where the Army were looking to recruit young people and adults into the Armed Forces. It is a very interesting career path where some tremendous skills are learnt whilst proving protection for our country and its citizens. If you are keen to join... Read More Upminster and District Men’s Probus Club The Upminster and District Men’s Probus Club is currently seeking new members. Upminster and District Probus Club (for men) has over 70 members and meets for lunch once a month. The Club provides an opportunity for retired or semi-retired gentlemen to meet, socialise and make new friends and acquaintances. We meet on the last Wednesday of... Read More

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