Havering Friends of the Earth unhappy over solar park opposition
  • Solar Panels

    Havering Friends of the Earth unhappy over solar park opposition

    December 31, 2014

    Environmentalists have issued searing criticism of a council committee’s decision to reject plans for a solar panel farm in Upminster. The park, which would have been situated in Clay Tye Farm, would have been capable of producing electricity to power almost 5,000 homes. But on December 18, councillors on Havering Council’s regulatory services committee kicked […]

  • Solar Panels

    Councillors stop plans for solar park at Clay Tye Farm

    December 30, 2014

    Plans to build a solar farm capable of producing enough electricity to power nearly 5,000 homes have been rejected by councillors, with Cllr Ron Ower leading votes against the proposal. Members of Havering Council’s regulatory services committee threw out the planning application over fears it would spoil the landscape. The proposal would have put 60,100 […]

  • We are FSTVL

    Increase of 10,000 for We Are Fstvl

    December 18, 2014

    Upminster’s We Are Fstvl will return bigger but quieter next year when it opens its gates to an extra 10,000 revellers. Lime Green Events’ plans to raise the capacity of the Damyns Hall Aerodrome dance music event from 15,000 to 24,999 were passed today, despite objections from a ward councillor and residents. But the company’s […]

  • Parents protest against expansion of Engayne Primary School

    December 14, 2014

    Havering Council has announced a plan to accept 120 more pupils next year to Engayne Primary School, in Upminster, to help the shortage of school places in the area. Steven Thomas, spokesperson of the Engayne Parents and Residents Committee, said: “This is going to have a major impact – the quality of our children’s education […]

  • Upminster Bike Thefts

    December 3, 2014

    British Transport Police (BTP) have released CCTV images of a man and woman they want to speak to in connection with the theft at Upminster. Officers are hunting thieves who cut through a lock and stole a bike outside a train station. The bike was stolen at 2.50pm on November 5 after the 33-year-old victim […]