Plans to change the face of Upminster Library
  • Upminster Library

    Plans to change the face of Upminster Library

    March 27, 2015

    There are plans for a new lock up shop unit to be formed out of the front part of Upminster Library, following a re-configuration within the building to accommodate the existing library functions. Following last years’ plans to reduce Upminster library opening hours, the residents association managed to reverse these changes and maintain full time […]

  • Street Patrol

    Upminster first to test DIY Policing

    March 20, 2015

    A DIY policing scheme announced on the back of a £1.4bn cuts bombshell has been backed by Boris Johnson – who has even vowed to take part. Street Watch, which involves locals patrolling their neighbourhood in hi-vis jackets and reporting to police, will be launched in Cranham and Upminster on May 2. Residents of those […]

  • Upminster Fire

    Huge fire in Station Road, Upminster

    March 17, 2015

    Thirteen people fled an Upminster high street building moments before it went up in flames. An onlooker captured the fire as it ripped through a maisonette above shops in Station Road, near St Mary’s Lane in Upminster last night. Fire crews were called just before 9.30pm to the scene, and found residents from nearby properties […]

  • Welcome to Upminster

    Welcome to Upminster, have a nice day. What other train station in the world are you greeted in such a friendly manner? Nice and early at #Upminster station watch — Robin Deakin (@rockinrobinbox6) March 17, 2015

  • Old Windmill Hall

    Plans approved for former Old Windmill Hall site

    March 13, 2015

    Plans to build in Upminster approved despite objections from councillors and residents. Developers have the go-ahead to build a three storey block containing 22 apartment blocks for retirement living on the former Old Windmill Hall site in St Mary’s Lane, Upminster. Cllr Linda Van den Hende (EHRG, Upminster), called in the plans for review and […]

  • Rebecca-Halkman

    Upminster youngster rewarded for her volunteer work

    March 4, 2015

    An inspirational teen has been rewarded for going above and beyond by helping out children with behavioural disorders. Rebecca Halkman, 19, of Upminster, was presented with her Halifax Giving Extra award by the mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Trew last week. She was recognised for her work with Add+Up (Attention Deficit Disorders Uniting Parents), a […]

  • Essex Yeoman

    Opera singer hits high notes in Upminster

    March 1, 2015

    A young opera singer was “shocked” to be crowned champion of a talent contest on Saturday. Courtney Abrahams, 15, from Aveley, was named winner of the Spirit Factor at the final held at the Essex Yeoman pub in Station Road, Upminster. The singer was among 13 contestants at the final and took the title after […]

  • Upminster Commuters

    Upminster commuters take stand against train times

    Furious commuters have taken a stand against proposed train timetable changes that will see their journeys become longer but their chances of getting a seat slashed. Operator c2c, which runs the service from Upminster to London Fenchurch Street, has published the reports of a public consultation, which garnered 2,239 responses. A huge 88 per cent […]