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Post: Monthly Community News Roundup – December2021

Monthly Community News Roundup – December2021

Listen again to our Community News Bulletins Podcast;

Bedrock Community News covers local stories from East London & South Essex.
Our volunteer run Bedrock News-desk working with The Havering Daily records multiple bulletins every week providing updates from Havering, Redbridge, Barking, Dagenham, Thurrock, Brentwood & surrounding areas. 

Bulletins are created every Saturday, in our podcast a new week is identified with the news jingle.

We have had a busy year with some fantastic local news, from December 24th 2021 until 10th January 2022 the News Desk is running a Christmas Service’ with reduced bulletins being broadcast.
The Bedrock Community News resumes full service on the first week of January 2022!

From all the news team – Happy New Year!

Decembers local stories included;
  • THD: Rainham Murder Investigation – Four Arrested.
  • THD: East Area Police recover cannabis.
  • THD: Havering Changing awarded £750,000 by Arts Council
  • Knife crime exhibition launched in Barking and Dagenham.
  • Barking mad about Christmas returns for 2021.
  • Redbridge mayor switches on Ilford festive lights.
  • Redbridge Council launch The Challenger, CCTV police vehicle to tackle crime & anti-social behaviour.
  • Met Police seize £1,000,000 worth of cannabis in Ferry Lane raid.
  • BBC Documentary based on nurses in BHRUHT wins award.
  • ‘Super Saturday’ Surgery 3.0 at BHRUT Hospitals see’s triple the number of patients.#
  • Redbridge launch new CCTV Car.
  • NEFLT mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.


  • THD: Climate Change Activists took to streets of Havering.
  • THD: Founder of Baby Bank on winning Pride Of Essex Award.
  • THD: Hopping Micro Brewery in Hornchurch wins London Pub Of Year.
  • New policing for Barking and Dagenham.
  • Barking Market Extension to make town centre feel safer.
  • LBBD switch on Christmas lights.
  • Havering council teams up with local venues to stop drink spiking and injections.
  • Request for donations to Havering food banks over Xmas to help people in crisis.
  • Romford pensioner has ‘most Christmassy house in Essex’ with thousands of lights
  • BHRUT & BARTS Health Trust Collaboration tackles COVID appointment BackLogs.
  • Brentwood School Girl raises over £1000 & donates toys to Queen’s Hospital


  • THD: Adult ‘Bully’ Footballers wreck pitches for children in Harold Wood
  • THD: Two Police Officers praised for saving woman’s life at Romford Christmas Switch On.
  • THD: Havering Youth Jasminda named Chair of London Youth Assembly.
  • Construction on Rainham Leisure Centre to commence.
  • LBBD Council target fly tippers.
  • Knitted hearts pop up in Chadwell Heath.
  • Additional police will be deployed in Romford over the festive period following incidents of fights & other anti-social behaviour in South Street.
  • More CCTV cameras to enforce parking offences could be installed across Havering.
  • The Corbets Tey sign unveiled on the village green following 4 year campaign by Regeneration Group.
  • Essex Police issue stern warning over 999 Timewasters after man reported hoax stabbing, Then wanted a lift home.
  • Upminster & Cranham Residents’ get post once per week in Royal Mail shortages ahead of Christmas.
  • NHS Blood & Transplant urge families to talk about Organ Donation this Christmas. As 107 people on Essex Transplant List.


  • Havering Council are reminding residents how to stay safe, healthy and happy this winter.
  • Metal drain covers being stolen throughout Havering.
  • A new free weight loss program to help Havering residents develop a healthier lifestyle is due to be launched in 2022.
  • GPs in North East London call on residents to get boosted to ‘protect yourselves & loved ones’.
  • LBBD & DVSA – Most garages passing part-worn tyre safety checks.
  • New Havering Fitness Programme to start in 2022.
  • Romford Man Jailed for Sawn-Off Shotgun.
  • TWO NHS Employees arrested on COVID Fraud investigation.
  • Thurrock students add plants to new NEFLT Centre due to open 2022.