Post: April 2022 – Community News Roundup

April 2022 – Community News Roundup

Community News Bulletins Podcast;

Bedrock Radio 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 the podcast a new week is identified with the news jingle.


  • THD: Harold Hill Residents are furious over parking meter issues at Hilldene Avenue.
  • THD: Havering Residents Association (HRA) Councillors hit back at Conservatives over false claims over British flag flying at town hall.
  • THD: Rainham Allotments hosted school group in ‘Sow, Grow & Farm’ workshop.
  • Decision on Woodford police hub yet to be made.
  • Chadwell Heath Surgery put under special measures.
  • Crime hotspot helps officer investigate more effectively.
  • Havering Council appoints new 10 year repairs & maintenance contract.
  • Decision expected this week on a massive 972 home development proposal on the site of former Romford Ice Rink site. 
  • New viewing platform overlooking lake unveiled at Harrow Lodge Park.
  • Essex Police Arrest 13 climate protesters in Thurrock.
  • Patients benefit from Barts Health & BHRUT Collaboration.
  • Thames Chase Forestry Centre held ‘Spring festival’ to celebrate framing heritage.


  • THD: Gang who murdered teenager in Church Road sentenced
  • THD: Building of 900+ homes on Former Romford Ice Rink, Opposite Queen’s Hospital site approved.
  • THD: Queen’s Theatre new show ‘Rush a Joyous Jamaican’.
  • Clayhall Fashion Designer returns to old school.
  • Redbridge council join police for fly tipping operation.
  • Charity aims to donate 2000 Easter Eggs.
  • Opening of new entrance to Ilford station delayed due to bridge repairs.
  • BBC Question Time is coming to Romford on April 28.
  • Huge mural of much loved EastEnders’s actress June Brown painted in Rise Park to commemorate he passing at age 95.
  • GP’s give advice for safe and healthy Ramadan.
  • New City College Student  Wins London Electrician Award & Apprentiship.
  • See a Dramatization of the Easter Story in Hornchurch.


  • Metropolitan Police appoint Bell as new Police Cheif.
  • £16 Million Barking Town Centre development Approved.
  • Couple Celebrates Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.
  • Romford Academy for children with learning difficulties accused of taking in too many pupils to get extra funding.
  • Public health funerals have almost doubled in Havering in the past two years.
  • A 12-year-old Rainham boy ranked ranked fifth in the world and second in the UK in a maths competition.
  • NELFT awarded Veteran Aware Accreditation Healthcare Provider.
  • Chingford restaurants fall victim of vandalism.
  • Solar Farm near Fen Lane planned for Ockendon.


  • THD: Romford’s first ‘Bleed Kit’ donated by bereaved mother to Met Police.
  • THD: Easter Area Police, Day Of Action in Rainham
  • THD: Romford Market Celebrate St George’s Day.
  • Inquiry into councils purchase of Vicarage Fields.
  • BHR Hospitals CEO Wins Award.
  • Hunt for Redbridge Fly Tippers.
  • Police ask Harold Hill School to lockdown due to nearby person suffering a mental health crisis.
  • Havering Council Workers accused of Fly Tipping at Berwick Ponds Farm.
  • Third Annual Havering-Atte-Bower scarecrow competition launched.
  • Just Stop Oil Protesters given bail conditions ‘Not To Enter Essex’ until trial date.
  • Inquest into Chingford Care Home Fire, shows care home faults.
  • Lizards to be moved from Thurrock to Ilford.


  • THD: Essex Police Murder Investigation Launched following Targets Fatal Stabbing at Lakeside.
  • THD: Local Elections – Havering expected to see changes.
  • THD: Community Champion donates six bears to police.
  • Redbridge person fined for fly tipping.
  • NELFT raise mental health concerns.
  • Tributes for former Redbridge musician.
  • Upminster teacher barred from teaching profession for dishonesty.
  • Havering Council submit plans for a 74 unit emergency accommodation and health centre in Harold Hill.
  • Eco-friendly pop-up grocery store opens in Liberty Centre, Romford.
  • Railway Workers on c2c & Greater Anglia balloted for strike action by RMT.
  • NELFT announce new acting vice chair
  • BHR Hospitals Ward Accreditation Scheme.