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Next talk on Diabetes – 20 November 2017 at 8PM

Diabetes UK – Havering Group
20 November 2017 at 8PM
Dr Ian Quigley MBBS MRCGP DMCC FRGS Partner and G .P. Principal. speaking about various aspects of Diabetes

Meeting Held at
24, North Street Halls, Hornchurch RM1QX

Further details- Please call our Group Secretary Ann Prescott on 01708-
or look at our website Our Group has been established for 37 Years , Everyone is welcome

Only a few places left for the Forum’s Christmas Lunch at Tarantino’s on Wednesday 6th December. Please make sure you get your order’s and money in by the Forum meeting on 7th November at the latest.

There are still a few more places left for Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 6th December 12.30-4pm at Tarantino’s Restaurant, Hornchurch.

£21. 3 courses, drink on arrival plus tea/coffee inclusive of tips. All monies & menu’s must be returned by November 7th Forum meeting which is the 1st Tuesday.


A Healthy Walk followed by tea and cakes – Four places to try

Today we heard of the value of taking regular exercise. The following are four recommended tea rooms which can easily be incorporated into your walk. Let me know of any others we can fit into our walks.

Liana’s Tea Shop at Langtons –

Lakeview Palace Café at Harrow Lodge Park –

Hornchurch Country Park Visitor Centre –

Rainham Hall Stables Café –


This Halloween, Romford’s Brookside Theatre are proud to present the classic comedy thriller THE GHOST TRAIN, a thrilling, chilling and suspenseful drama with a cavalcade of twists and turns that will keep the audience guessing until the very end. 

Heralded by many as “the greatest ghost story of all time”, Arnold Ridley’s tale tells of a desperate group of travellers stranded in the waiting room of an isolated Cornish railway station one dark and stormy night. They react with various degrees of credulity to the Station Master’s warning of death to anyone who sets eyes on a ghostly train that haunts the line. They dismiss the story and his warnings and prepare to spend the night but soon find themselves caught up in the eerie tale of a phantom train and the series of startling events that its imminent appearance sets in motion.

With special effects and scares galore, this classic tale from the award-winning team that brought you ‘Allo ‘Allo, The Ladykillers and The Woman In Black, is a sure-fire hit and spectacular piece of theatre not to be missed. A spooky evening, guaranteed to have audiences on the edge of their seats. While it is most certainly a ghost story and all that entails, The Ghost Train is a fun-for-all-ages show that will be an experience remembered for years to come.

The Ghost Train will be performed at the Brookside Theatre, Eastern Road from Tue 31st Oct until Saturday 4th Nov 2017. Tickets are on sale now online from the theatre’s website, or telephone, 01708 755775.

Come along to talk about London Borough of Havering’s Accessibility Checker! – Monday 6th November

Come along to talk about London Borough of Havering’s  Accessibility Checker! 

Havering’s Access Guide has been live for nearly 8 years and since then the Havering guide has been providing comprehensive access information across the Borough. Everything included has been asked for by disabled people, carer’s, their friends and family so it covers much more than just automatic doors and ramps.

Most important of all, everywhere has been visited and assessed by a trained surveyor, so you can get all the facts, knowing someone has actually been there to collect the details.

Come along and find out more about the guide and how it aims to maximise independence and choice for disabled residents and visitors to Havering but more importantly we want your feedback on the Access Guide. We are adding new places to Havering’s guide this year and we want to tell you more about what we’re doing in the area!

When and Where

Monday 6th November 2017, Arrival – 10:30am, Start – 11am, Finish – 12pm

Havering Town Hall, Training Room, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD

If you would like to come along please let us know. You can contact us by phone, email, text or by post. If you have any specific requirements please let us know so we can make sure the event is as accessible as possible for you.

Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend too.

To book your place or find out more information please use the contact details below.                                                     01438 842710

Come an join us on the Forums’ next Bike ride, bring the whole family – Thursday 12th October at 10:30 a.m. Meet at Hornchurch Country Park Visitor Centre

Come an join us on the Forums’ next Bike ride, bring the whole family – Thursday 12th October at 10:30 a.m. Meet at Hornchurch Country Park Visitor Centre

For more information and to book a place on the ride, please visit
the Cycle Confident website at

or call Andrada Jichici on 0203 031 6730

Meeting point: Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre.

Christmas Traditions and other events at Havering Museum

Saturday, 14 October 1pm

Hidden Rainham  –  £3.50

Join us for a fascinating afternoon learning about hidden Rainham and some of its secrets!!

 Saturday, 28 October, 1.30pm

Death in Victorian London  –  £3.50

Dr Ian Browne explores the harsh realities of death and the development of funeral rituals in Victorian London.

 Thursday, 30 November, 7pm

Romford Football Club 1967 — 1981 from Brooklands to the final Whistle  –  £5

Reminisce with Terry Felton and others about the final days of the club and celebrate the launch of the 5th  and final volume.

 Wednesday, 13 December,  1pm

Christmas Traditions & Cake Tasting – £7

A festive afternoon looking at the magic of Christmas and cake tasting.

Saturday, 9 December, 11.30 am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Santa and the Wishing Tree

£6.50 per child, adults free

Bring the children along to meet Santa, listen to his adventures and receive a present and a magical bell.  Includes craft activity. Suitable for 4- 10 year olds.

Crossrail programme – Gidea Park sidings community event and works update, October 2017

Crossrail programme – Gidea Park sidings community event and works update, October 2017 

Talk to staff and find out more about our works on Gidea Park sidings at our community drop-in event on Wednesday 25 October 2017, between 2pm and 8.30pm at Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park. Read the full details about this event here. 

We hope to see you there, however please also read our latest works update which provides new and detailed information including:   

·         A single lane closure of Upper Brentwood Road (over the railway bridge) between 10:00 and 15:00 each day from Monday 30 October until Friday 10 November 2017. During these dates and times, temporary traffic signals will be in place to manage traffic flow. 

·         The creation of an on-site temporary material storage and delivery compound which will be in use 24 hours a day during our works.   

Please remember that this works programme involves 24-hour working, seven days a week from 01:00 on Saturday 25 November 2017 to 04:00 Monday 5 February 2018 and that the majority of this work will generate an increase in noise levels in your area.

Read our latest update here. 

You have received this email because you have contacted us previously requesting to be kept informed about works taking place in and around the Gidea Park area. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these works, or would like to update your mailing list preferences, please contact us using the details below. 

Yours sincerely,

Crossrail Helpdesk

Spending NHS money wisely phase 2 – tell us what you think

Have your say: Spending NHS money wisely 2 in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge

Earlier this year Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge (BHR) CCGs ran a consultation on ‘Spending NHS money wisely’, looking at how we can reduce spending locally.

That first set of changes – to NHS prescribing, gluten-free products, cosmetic procedures and IVF – should amount to around £3 million of savings this year.  

However, to get the local NHS into a secure financial position we have to make savings of £55 million and to do that we must look at further reducing spending now. That’s why we are asking for your help. 

In ‘Spending NHS money wisely 2’ we are looking at:

 No longer funding:

·        Ear wax removal

·        Some injections for lower back pain – disc, facet joint and epidural

·        Osteopathy

Restricting who is eligible for:

·        Cataract surgery

·        Podiatry

No longer prescribing some over the counter medicines, including:

  • Anti-malarial medicine
  • Probiotic supplements
  • Sunscreens, etc.

Please read the document that sets out our thinking and respond to our questionnaire by 5pm, 15 November 2017. These documents are available on our websites: