*Step & Snap Competition Winner!* 📸 ðŸ‘£
Throughout March 2021, the Havering Art & Sport Development Teams set the challenge to head outdoors armed with cameras (or camera phones) to capture any local surroundings. We received some incredible snaps from our community - thank you to everyone who entered!
We are delighted to announce the overall winner. A HUGE congratulations goes to Karen with this beautiful 'Swan Nest' picture! 🦢
Be sure to look out for more activity updates from us over the coming weeks...
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We are delighted to let you know that our Havering Walking for Health Programme has been confirmed to restart as of Monday 12th April 2021.

At this stage, we are delivering the Regular Weekly Walks only and the schedule for those walks is as follows:






Meeting Point



Mondays, 11am

Harrow Lodge Park

Main Carpark, Hornchurch Sports Centre, RM11 1JU

30 – 60min


Tuesdays, 11am

Raphael Park

In front of the Café, Main Road Romford, RM2 5EB

30 – 60min


Wednesdays, 10am

Hornchurch Country Park

Visitors Centre, Squadrons Approach, RM12 6TD

30 – 60min


Fridays, 10.15am

Eastbrookend Country Park

Millennium Centre, Dagenham Road, RM7 0SS

30 – 60min




As per government guidelines and Ramblers advice, we have set a maximum of 30 walkers per walk so please bear this in mind when planning any participation. Walk Leaders have been briefed and will do their best to manage you and ensure everyone is looked after accordingly. Your safety is our priority.

Upon arrival you will need to give your name and contact details so that a Walk Leader can make note of this on their Register List for NHS Track and Trace purposes. You will also need to remain socially distanced (2m) throughout the duration of the walk. Please also ensure that you have on appropriate clothing and footwear.


If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or by email.

Phone: 01708 431016
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many thanks for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you back!

Our friends in the Arts Team are holding their Easter 2021 Para Music Session online (for Special Educational Needs and Disability) and will be delivered by the wonderful Havering Music School.

This session will offer musical and creative experiences in a relaxed group setting. It is designed in an inclusive way and no prior musical knowledge or equipment is required.

As the session is taking place online, expression through movement, voice and instruments, as well as other available objects for making sounds are encouraged. The session allows everyone to take part at their own pace.

Please note that a carer/parent/guardian must be present throughout.

The session is free, but registration must take place by Tuesday 13 April. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01708 434135 to register or for further information.

Para Music Easter


Our latest initiative is here!

Havering Council brings you this fun photography competition for the month of March. The concept is simple: head outdoors armed with your camera (or camera phone) and capture your local surroundings on your daily walk. Email your best picture to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with proof of your step count or walking route and you’re in the draw.

Everyone is welcome to enter with entries closing on Wednesday 31st March 2021. Winners will be announced on Friday 2nd April 2021.

Please remember to adhere to social distancing measures and the latest government guidelines whilst taking part.

We look forward to seeing your snaps!

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We are so pleased to share this wonderful news story about one of our own – Olly Flower.

Olly has competed in the Panathlon Challenge and represented Team Havering at the London Youth Games on many occasions over the years. 

Today, we are incredibly proud to announce that he is the recent recipient of the Jack Petchey Foundation 'Special Recognition' award for dedication as an athlete and for helping others achieve at Panathlon competitions.

Olly attended Redden Court School here in Havering and was due to attend the Boccia England national team trials just before the pandemic hit. He is a true talent. 

Congratulations Olly - you are a superstar! â­
Olly Flower