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Streetlife close today

Mary C
in Newbury Park
Hi everyone  As you know today is the last day of Streetlife i want to wish you all the very best  Mary C
Peter
Hi Mary C, all the best to you in the future, hope you can pop in the Every Thursday Meet-Up any Thursday in the future, maybe when are are in Romford Town Centre doing some shopping 😀

Break Ins

Michelle W
in Chadwell Heath
There have been a lot of break ins around chadwell heath and romford lately.  One not far from us was 5pm and the thief threw a garden ornament at the back door so wasnt even tooled up as they say Also if anyone approaches you asking for directions to ... [ more ]
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Ca C
Paula, The crime figures used for statistics are always many months out of date. And they are for stats purposes only. So are NOT comprehensive. Many crimes are not included in the reported crime figures as they do not meet the criteria. ie attempted ... [ more ]
Lynne T
You are so right Ca C. I can remember when last year there were almost daily either burglaries or attempted burglaries in Havering and the local council paper reported that crime was down??

Havering Council

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Glenn R
If everyone pays their rent , and they are on top of the repairs and renewals then why just put up the rent for the sake of it? If the rent is covering the costs and they can afford to freeze or reduce them then why not? Well done Havering for doing ... [ more ]
ground controller inactive
Glenn R  well put  i don't know if  people are aware but havering has one of the highest tax rates in the country along with the highest  paid councilors  and its good that havering council gives something back  and has been said rents have got ... [ more ]

Update on demolition

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Paul C
Ann W Thats what to do with the heritage of your area. Obviously my home town has more idea than this lot running the council!

Havering's Amazing Eccentrics

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Old Chapel (opposite Upminster Windmill)
Stephen R in Elm Park
As a part of the Upminster Old Chapel's Tea & Talks series I am giving a talk this Wednesday at 10.30am on some of the more eccentric characters that have lived in our borough and believe me there have been some most unusual residents over the ... [ more ]
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Jacqueline R
Thanks Stephen, we are Havering Hearties meet at Romford Legion every second Thursday of the month from 7.30. If you do talks in the evening could you please let me know hoe much you charge. J.richmond 47@sky.com Many thanks Jackie
the bees knees
Sorry I missed this talk about eccentrics. Stephen could you pm me please about this and forget me nots too. I have tried to pm someone else just now and it did not get thru. TBK

Found 16+Oyster Card

Lesley G M
in Romford
Anyone lose a 16+ oyster card in and around Rush Green? If so, tell me the name on the card and I will return it to you.
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Mary C
Easiest thing is to hand it to a bus driver if nobody contacts you shortly. They will hand it in at their depot and it will go through the normal channels. I used to drive buses and handed in lots of them when they were left on my bus.

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New Restaurant Lounge Bar Opening Soon

Peter in Romford
Just noticed in North Street Romford, couple of doors away from Blue Orchid, wonder what sort of restaurant it will be
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Castle green

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Don K
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/15091691.Woman__29__left_for_dead_after__horrific__stab_attack...

Stabbing in Dagenham

Peter in Romford
Saw this in the Evening Standard this evening, just got to be in the wrong place at the wrong time

Creative help needed

Jan A
in Castle Green
Hi All I want to make a card for my daughter and son in law to congratulate them on the adoption of a three year old boy. The ones in shops or online are either too sentimental  or too American. Any one any ideas for a couple of lines to write in the ... [ more ]
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Michelle B
Hun av a look at baaf or be my child websites. I am a fostercarer and often use these for inspiration when my fostered bubas move to their forever families
Janet R
Lovely news hun adoption takes along time I believe so so glad to hear they were successful. Hope find appropriate words sure they will appreciate it.

Queens Hospital in Romford to get paid upfront

Peter in Heath Park
I am glad that from April people from abroad will have to pay upfront for planned operations, emergency treatment will still be provided if needed, it will make more beds available, read yesterday some health professionals have been flying in ... [ more ]
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Lesley G M
Its interesting in this discussion that there is no mention of managing the demand side to ease the strain on the NHS. The NHS is precious but I think its overstretched on some of the  things it is expected to provide and we might expect people to ... [ more ]

Yoga

LBBD Green waste collection service

Lesley G M
in Romford
it seems that LBBD are going to charge for the green waste collection servie. If you want it you need to subscribe. https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/bins-recycling/green-garden-waste-subscription/green-garden-waste-... It looks as if they are seeing ... [ more ]
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Caffe Terra

Peter in Heath Park
My wife just went for a coffee at the new coffee shop next door to McDonalds near Asda in Romford, she said coffee was nice £2.20☕👍
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Peter
Managed to get to Caffe Terra in Romford, in there now, I asked for a flat white coffee not on the menu, they done me a nice one, both our coffees were very good, wifi and they give you a card, 7th coffee free😀☕ https://youtu.be/0mvnL7LkQNg

Webuyanycar.com

Kris 💩 in Heath Park
Have any of you lovely people got experience of selling a car to webuyanycar.com? I just wondered if it's as hassle free as they make out, and more importantly if they road test the car? I've heard they try and knock you down for damage, that's fine ... [ more ]
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the bees knees
Peter who asked what to do with a car you need to sell:  what car is it? Peter, why don't you tell us the age and make of the car and mileage?  There are folk out there and on SL who may want a run around? Is it a good runner?  How long have you had ... [ more ]
Antonio B
Hello Peter, You have several options available to you, 1. Put an advert on eBay (sell it as is) trailer required. 2. Put it on a trailer to MOT station or dealership. 3. Tow it to the garage (unsure about insurance issues) however, a way to ... [ more ]

Hlp stop the madness

Amanda D
in Hornchurch
I started working at a school with an agency. I was not paid during the holidays snd was offered a contract stsrting fifth of Drcember. Now hsve child tax credit demsnding sbout four thoudsnd pounds back and council tax payable now of eight hundred as ... [ more ]
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the bees knees
Amanda, what have you done, have you had best advice?  JSA is regressive and punitive. Disgusting. Saw what Lesley said too. Nothing changes for working classes?  It feels like a class war.  Hope all goes well now. This is why SL is brilliant, gutted ... [ more ]

Last Day of theToby Carvery Deal Today

Peter in Romford
You will need a voucher or you can show the deal on your smartphone, you can down load there App, Hoping to go for coffee with my Wife today at the new Caffe Terra next door to McDonalds and near Asda in Romford, and use my offer for the Toby, not ... [ more ]
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Dot D
Glad it was nice Peter , got to say we've given up with the Brewery Toby as we've had too many meals that have not been enjoyable. Don't eat out so much these days as trying to watch our weight but when we do it's the Toby at Brentwood or Black Horse ... [ more ]

Board of Dating

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The Retailery, 82-84 Market Place, Romford, RM1 3ER
Lauren M in Romford
Speed dating with a twist. At The Retailery we don’t like to be conventional, hence why we’re offering you speed dating with a twist. Regular, run of the mill speed dating is so boring, so why not join us for a night of speed BOARDING. Work your ... [ more ]

Rush green allotments

Josie D in Rush Green
www.rushgreenallotments.co.uk Do you have 2/4 hours a week to spare and want to get fit? Would you like to grow your own fruit and vegetables? We have ¼, ½ and full plots to rent Please contact us on ... [ more ]
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No right turn signs

Bumbledee 🐝🐝🌻
in Elm Park
If anyone uses birbeck road to cut out rush green/Dagenham road where saffron Indian restaurant is council have now put up No right turns signs ....I just spotted it in time.. earlier when a man was putting them up in spotted the cctv car sitting in ... [ more ]
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Norman W
ITs about time they did because we have one way street but used both ways Eastfield road          get the keys off the drivers and bin them
Jean M
Well it still hasn't deterred drivers from cutting through my road Wolseley l was hoping that the works would also include signs warning drivers of no access to Rush Green Road at the top of Wolseley, Lilliput, Grosvenor & Birkbeck along ... [ more ]

Avoid Rush green road

Lesley G M
in Romford
Rush Green Road has road works  and single file traffic between the YMCA and Rush Green lights- avoid. It was bad a 12.00 - it will be terrrible later.
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Ruth J
Totally gridlock tonight backed all the way up rush green road to the west ham training ground in one direction, Roneo corner in another, and the brewery in the other! Knock on effects to Oldchurch roundabout and the ring road. Doesn't help when ... [ more ]

Old clothes

Ann B
in Upminster
Want to donate some old clothing  (and not so old) directly to homeless. Sometime ago someone posted something about a shelter in Romford on here. Also have footwear,  some bedding etc. Preferably to be collected as there is a LOT  to go.
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Lesley D
inactive
Hi nicki. Am in doors at moment. I have just seen your msge. Tried to send you another one on private chat the other day but your msg with all your private details have disappeared
Lesley D
inactive
Along with another persons details. Is there any chance if you get this msg you can ring me if text the details again. My mobile no us 07799115948 hope to hear from you soon x

Recommendations for builders

Sharon S
in Harold Wood
Hi I am looking for recommendations of builders please. If it is a builder you have personally used and would happily recommend, even better. Thank you
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Carpenter

Colin F
in Harold Wood
I'm sure that there was a posting on Streetlife a couple of years ago recommending Derek (I think) as a decent carpenter.  I've tried searching for his details, but they seem to have dropped off the list. Can anyone give me his contact details ... [ more ]
Katy S
Hi Colin If you can't find Derek my husband is a local tradesman and would be happy to have a chat. His name is Tony and his mobile is 07738625440. Regards Kate