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Reflections from Havering

One Year On

COVID-19 pandemic book of reflection and thank you to our incredible residents

Dear resident Tuesday 23 March marks one year since the Prime Minister announced the first national stay-at-home order. Since then there have been three periods of national restrictions, in addition to regional tier restrictions and, sadly, tens of thousands of deaths including more than 850 in Havering. This has been an incredibly difficult year for all of us. My thoughts are with you if you have lost loved ones, and particularly if you were not able to pay tribute to them in the way they would have wanted. If you have suffered a loss in your family, or among your friends or work colleagues, you have my sincere condolences. Havering, due to its geographic location and the age profile of its population has been particularly badly hit, exacerbated in recent months by the rise of more deadly and infectious variant of the virus. It was only a few months ago that Havering had the highest infection rate in England. No-one expected the pandemic to reach this terrible anniversary but I am extremely proud of the way the Council, our staff, partner organisations and volunteers initially responded back in March 2020, and continue to ensure that no resident is left behind. We put a series of financial measures in place last March to offer support and reassurance to many in a time of great need and uncertainty. This support remains in place to help residents that need it.  Our Havering Helps a package of financial measures has provided nearly £4.5m to support residents, businesses and care providers in the borough through the pandemic, and our Emergency Assistance Scheme, run by the DABD on the Council’s behalf, has awarded just over £500,000 in grants to local people in need since the pandemic began. Thank you to all those Havering residents who are doing their bit and came forward in their droves to volunteer as part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. More than 450 volunteers registered to support the vaccine roll-out across the borough. My grateful thanks also to staff in schools who have gone above and beyond to help children through this pandemic. Over the last year voluntary sector organisations in Havering have continued to serve our residents through very difficult times. They have done this tirelessly and, in many cases, unnoticed. They have supported tens of thousands of residents, many of whom are the most vulnerable. Thank you to all of them from me and all the leadership of Havering Council.  I also want to thank everyone across the community, from our health and care services, to our local businesses, who have risen to the challenges posed by COVID-19. The disruption to normal life, schooling for children, meeting relations, visiting loved ones in care homes, and the enjoyable things in life like meals out, watching live sport or holidays has been, and remains, painful. But better days are ahead thanks to the vaccination programme and your compliance with the restrictions the Government brought in to control the virus. This booklet is a reminder of just some of the amazing work, sacrifices, and losses endured since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday 23 March we will observe a minute’s silence at midday and a national doorstep vigil will form part of a day of reflection to mark that anniversary. Working together we can look forward to better days ahead.

Councillor Damian White Leader of Havering Council

Cover picture: Sunrise over Brittons Playing Fields, Rainham Road, South Hornchurch. Photographed by Luke Phimister who lives in Elm Park and works for Havering Council.

Dear resident In this year like no other, your council has been determined to support Havering residents and do the absolute best we can despite some of the most difficult challenges we have ever faced. I have been incredibly proud to see day-in-day-out the lengths the council’s workforce has gone to provide the services and support that our residents need and the determination and commitment to overcome the personal challenges of COVID-19 to focus on the needs of our communities. Back in March last year, we needed to adapt and work in different ways to provide urgent and critical services, for some of the workforce to switch roles to services that needed them, to keep the borough informed on a daily basis and to protect those most vulnerable. The pandemic has challenged us like never before. We have provided social care under restrictions, maintained key services with our own front line key workers and faced incredible pressure in areas such as bereavement services but we have looked to serve with resilience, flexibility and compassion. The council’s response to COVID-19 has seen us supported by some fantastic volunteers and partners, by some amazing voluntary sector organisations and by our communities and residents across the borough. Sadly like many families, the council has lost some very dear colleagues due to COVID-19 and we will take the time on 23 March to remember their service and all that they have done to help us through the challenges of the past year. With kind regards Andrew Blake-Herbert

Chief Executive Havering Council

In Memoriam Remembering all our Havering Council colleagues and friends we lost this past year. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with all their families at this difficult time Anne Fitzgerald, Margaret De St Jorre, Domininkas Zukauskas, Miles Simpson, Moira Marlow, Dennis Brewin, Geoffrey Mcgregor, Donna Bannister, James Whiting, David Mitchell, Barbara Roberts, Aruna Chand, Ramraj Doorbeejan, Adelaja Ibi, Imtiyaz Patel, Marilou Santos, Onyenachi Obasi, Gary Skeels, Joyce Harding, Patricia Alexander

I lost my husband Keith Parker age 53 on Easter Sunday 12th April 2020 to Covid. He was kind, loving, a great husband, great father to, Taylor, Lee and EllenBetty and grandad to 21 month old Violet, we miss him every day. From Joanna Parker

In memory of my beloved husband Robert Barry, 62 years of age, who sadly passed away from Covid 19 on 7th November 2020 Mrs Barry

Remembering our Dear Mum and Nan, Mar y White It’s been 5 mon ths since you’v e been gone. Our lives go on . We remembe r and miss you e very day. All our love alw ays Jackie, Phil, D aniel and Christopher

In Memoriam In memory of my late Husband, Malcolm Laurence Chivers (13.7.49) who passed away on 3/4/2020 with Covid19 From Patricia Chivers I would like to remember David A. Partridge who died from Covid-19 last year. He was Borough Librarian of this borough for a number of years and deserves to be remembered. From Susan Thacker – Ex Havering Library

Two wonderful ladies by the names of Kathleen Higgins and Ai-chen Gan died and are sorely missed. From Susan Massey ucas, passed L l u a P r, e th fa My acting Covid tr n o c r e ft a y a aw . He was 86 on 21/11/2020 iously fit and years old, prev d never been healthy. He ha e whole h T . re fo e b l a it in hosp so much. im h s is m y il fam son From Helen Dy

We lost my Da rling Brother - David Micha el Simmons to Covid at just 51 years of age in Dece mber 2020. Anyone who k new him will remember his great sense of humour, his compassion and the love h e felt for his family. We all miss you dreadfully Littl e Bro xxx From Paula Sim mons

Unfortunately so many have been taken in the last 12 months. They will not be forgotten. May their family and friends find consolation, calm and peace in the coming months and years. Thank you.You are not forgotten......

In Memoriam In Remembrance of Valerie Jean Bull who sadly passed away from Covid after 18 days at Queen’s Hospital in January 2021. Val was a very kind and loving Mother and Grandmother and she leaves two children, four grandsons and many friends behind including her fellow parishioners at The Romford Elim Church. We’d like to express our sincere heartfelt thanks to the heroes at The NHS - the paramedics, doctors, nurses and All of the amazing staff at Queen’s, we genuinely can’t thank you enough for your hard work and compassion during such challenging circumstances. Thank you! From John Dennis & Family

Alexander – my decorator. Lovely man, only 49. One of life’s good people. Very kind, lovely family man - sad loss to this world. Condolences to his family. RIP Alex Sharon King

Mum was a long-time resident of Havering, formerly in Recreation Avenue, Harold Wood & passed away in Barleycroft Care Home on 11th May 2020 in her 96th year. God Bless you mum. From Linda Smith Remembering our dear frien ds Ron and Sheila. Ron sadly passed away on the 26th Mar ch 2020 and his wife Sheila four weeks later. They are both forever in our thoughts. Jan Convoy

In Memoriam In Loving memory of Paul Howlett, age 35 Our Dear Son Paul, we miss you and your lovely smile every day. Our lives will never be the same without you. You spread so much love and happiness in your lifetime. Our hearts are shattered, it’s so painful without you. We would like to thank all our Family and Friends for their love and support over the last year. God bless you Paul, in Heaven with Mum. Love you forever Dad & Jan xxx

We would like to thank and remember NHS staff and all emergency services and everyone else who has worked throughout the pandemic. Also those lost. My brother George Boyes. We think of all those loved and we remember them and their families. Joyce and Dave

iend Remembering my good fr John Burke. R.I.P. From Alan Coxon

Remembering my lovely Mum, Maureen Worth, taken by Covid 07.04.2020 Reunited with my amazing Dad, Brian Worth. So hard not having you both in my life Love you forever

Remembering my friend Gary Meekings who lost his fi ght to Covid in Queens.  1958-2021  

In Memoriam To Mum, known as Joan Scott, who we miss terribly with so much love and so wish we got to say goodbye. A wonderful Nan & friend to so many, and is greatly missed. Many thanks to all the staff on Sunrise A ward at Queens, who looked after her and cared for her when we couldn’t be there. With lots of love from her daughter Lynne, son Peter and all of the family.

The Havering Dementia Action Alliance would like to pay tribute to all those people that were living in Havering with dementia and their carers who are sadly no longer with us but remain in our thoughts and in our hearts. “Sadly missed along life’s way Quietly remembered everyday No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts they are always there”

Remembering Isaac Jempeji, I miss you. Jeanette My husband, soulmate and best friend Steve Hudson aged just 52. Whose life was cruelly snatched away by covid. Will be forever missed. He was loved by everyone who knew him. His departure from this world, has left a big gaping hole in everyone’s heart. He will never ever be forgotten. And #NeverJustaNumber#. Lots of love always Helen & Henry Steve Hudson 16/10/1967 21/05/2020 #LoveForTheLost . Remembering our wonderful parents, Brend a and Barrie Bowen, who pa ssed away in October and N ovember 2020. With very spe cial thanks to St. Francis Hospic e, Marie Curie and the Pallati ve Care Team at Queens Hosp ital. Mum and Dad will neve r be forgotten and will alway s be in our hearts. Sue and Nicky Bowen

In Memoriam Remembering our Dearest Dad, James Pennicard. You are forever in our hearts. We miss you beyond words and love you beyond measure. Love Sara, Jason, Ian, Bobby, Sam and Thomas xxx

To remember the lovely an xxx charismatic Frances Nol dly such a lovely lady who sa 20 passed away in April 20 A wonderful wife, mum and nan yX X God bless Denise Reill I would like to remember my Neighbour Kath Linford. I only really got to know her after her son died as I would pop in a few times a week for a catch up and coffee. She went into a care home in December 2019 and I would visit her up until Lockdown of March 2020. I miss her, she was such an interesting lady but I take comfort in the fact she is now with all her loved ones where she wanted to be. Kelly Murphy

Our son Steve passed on the 21st May 2020 he was th e sunshine of our life we miss him so much love him forever and a day X mum and dad X

I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to my dear friend and neighbour, John Strin ger, for all your help and fun ny stories over the past 20 years . John who sadly passed aw ay last April having caught COVID will be dearly missed but always remembered. Many thanks Daphne

In memory of Uncle John ❤ Jane King

In Memoriam Our beloved son, Matthew (Matt) succumbed to COVID-19 on May 17th last year. Matt was just 48 when he died and his passing has left us, as a family, devastated. He grew up in Rainham where he attended La Salette Primary RC school before finishing his education in The Campion School. He was a lovely person, kind, considerate and forgiving - never bearing a grudge. He was a social person too, whose presence filled a room when he entered it. He had a beautiful flashing smile and a hearty laugh and loved telling jokes, which he laughed at too! He held positions of responsibility in manufacturing and, after his passing, the family received tributes from many colleagues with whom he had worked (some of whom he mentored), saying what an inspiration he had been in their lives. He leaves behind a devoted wife, loving parents, sister and brother with other family and friends and he will be forever in our hearts. Peter and Jill Pears

Graham Dudley nnie Truly loved by Maureen, Daniel. Grace, Vi lived and Molly and his family and friends. He s that by his motto it’s nice to be nice, and he wa and a whole lot more. xx Maureen Dudley

Rest in peac e to ou in-law and u r brother n Hudson who cle Steve pa in May 202 ssed away 0 fro you will alw m Covid, ays be in ou r thoughts. L ove Paul, Ca ley Billy, Shani , Jesse and J , amie xx Paul Mo nk

In memory of Ian Paul Johnson From Michelle Johnson

In Memoriam In memory of Leslie Frederick Daintree lost to the virus on the 7th April 2020. He is missed so much by us all. Yvonne Cockerton Remembering my dear friend Tina Ribbons of 54 years. A golden friendship that lasted the test of time. I have wonderful memories and we had many laughs; you will always have a place in my heart. Love always, rest in peace. Jan Knight XXX

give thanks to e k li ld u o w e W of our dearest fe li r fo e is ra p d an Young, who beloved Joan V ay 29th Jan sadly passed aw membered 21. She will be re oung” from Y r te is S “ s a y tl mos al and gained it p s o h h rc u h c Old m all her wide respect fro from havering d n a s e u g a e ll o c eeded her care. residents that n m and her u M f o d u ro p o We are s ts, voluntary n e m e v ie h c a e lifetim ove always L . y ll a n io s s fe ro and p len and your e H r, te h g u a d r you x son, Richard xx

In memory of Uncle Tony who passed away at Queens Hospital on the 4.4.2020 with Covid. We did not know or were told yo u were dying, until we received tha t call. No farewell words were spoken. We never got a chance to hold your hand or say goodbye.

“Thinking of you always, and forever in our hearts”. Love from all your family xx always, and forever in our hearts Love from all your family xx.

Remembering my lov ely Mum, Maureen Worth, tak en by Covid 07.04.2020 Reunited with my am azing Dad, Brian Worth. So hard not having you both in m y life Love you forever Debra

Thank You Councillor John Mylod, Mayor of Havering, said: “As we remember the start of the lockdown for Covid 19 a year ago, we must also remember and pay tribute to the heroes of the National Health Service who so unselfishly looked after us at great peril to themselves and their families, when they eventually went home. “We all remember all those evenings when we clapped on our doorways hoping that somehow it would help our NHS to keep safe. We should also remember all the other unsung front line daily heroes such as our refuse collectors, postal staff, teachers, police and many more too numerous to mention who kept the fabric of the community together and were an inspiration to us all. “We have a community that has learnt to live with adversity and most importantly, a people who have learnt to help each other and be a little kinder. “Finally, to the families of our residents who passed away despite the best efforts of our emergency services, words alone cannot express our heartfelt sorrow at your loss.”

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Wendy Jones is a volunteer with Age Concern, who has proved invalu able to me during the last year. I am a dis abled widowed pensioner, living alone. She has made weekly phone calls, and sin ce the last lockdown, she has made weekly visits, and I talk to her via my window. We call this a Juliet Visit!! She provided me with a deliciou s Christmas Dinner, has collected prescriptions and shopping, and I cannot praise her highly enough. Thank you from Mrs Sandra Belso n

Thank You Thank you to all the staff, On the covid wards at Queens Hospital. Who looked after my husband for 6 weeks on the ventilator. I would like to thank all the nurses & doctors and all the staff, who work tirelessly to save our loved ones. And special thanks to Sister Heather McCarthy. Who is now a special friend to me and my family. Helen Hudson ery k John Slatt n a th to e k I would li s of d volunteer n a n a m ir a ch ey d society th te h g si y ll a parti s eir member th ll a d te c have conta if they down to see k c lo t u o h g throu ing eded anyth e n y e th r o were ok ghted society si y ll a ti r a p without the nely y sad and lo r e v e m so e there b people. Thank you. dman Sandra Stea

h Many thanks and muc Philip appreciation to Envoy ’ at Goldsmith and his ‘team arold the Salvation Army H the Hill for their work with and ‘Foodshare’ each Friday support for all the other extra every that they give all week week! Jean Button

Thanks to all th e staff at Queens Hospit al ITU HDU & Bluebell wards for all the help & support whe n my husband was critical ill with Covid-19 in April 2020. The ITU staff are amazing, Nurse Heathe r is a true star keeping m e & my Boys updated & doin g video calls ! TRUE HEROE S Thank you x x xx Love The Attfi eld Family (Gemma Steve Ryan Joe & Jimmy the dog )

Thank you to the Haematology Department at Queens Hospital who continued to deliver treatment throughout this difficult time. Philomena Moon

I would like to thank Graham and Mimi for providing regular meals to Joyce who is in her 90s. They have done a great service to Joyce by visiting her regularly, helped with other domestics, and keeping her company. Well done Graham and Mimi. Natu Patel

Thank You I would like to Thank everyone who did the right thing during the last year. Especially the hard work of the numerous key workers. Without their continued hard work and sacrifices, we wouldn’t have got through this as well as we have. Thank you one and all. Sue Butcher

We would like to thank, Kim, Fiona and Monica from Di’s Diamonds(AgeUk BH&R) for all they have done to keep us entertained during lockdown with our Facebook page, zoom meetings and zoom courses, and helping us to keep in touch with all our Diamonds friends, we would not have got through this without you all. Also Brenda from Tapestry who has phoned every couple of weeks to see if we are ok. From Ruth and Nat Symons

have kept in .D .A H m o fr ff “Sta e pandemic, th t u o h g u ro th ch tou e needed asking whether w of shopping anything, offers been very e v a h ff a st e th ll etc. A lpful” kind and very he Kay – Romford

Maggie San ds made ov er 4,000 ma for her loca sks l communit y , as well a scrubs for h s ospital staff / c a r e h o staff, all for me free and de sp it e b e disabled her ing self with oth e r il ln e sses/ pain . We n eed more pe o p le li k e her during these hard times. S h e is amazing pe an rson and ev en better m um xxx From Samie Page

Without H.A.D I would be totally lost Sue – Romford

All throughout the pandemic you guys have been there for us every single day. If anyone had any queries on anyth ing we would come straight to you ev en if you did not immediately have the answer you would do your best to find it out. You are our advocacy. I also looked forward to the positive social me dia posts, which always puts me in a good mood. Well done!” Natasha – Romford

As I live alone, t he contact that H.A.D have sup ported me with has been great, it ’s especially nice to know that som eone is thinking of you” Betty – Hornchu rch

Thank You azing, always m a n e e b e v a h H.A.D staff I might be s m le b ro p r e v e there what though the n e v e , ll a m s r o having big h their own g u ro h t g in o g e staff may b portive. My p u s o s n e e b e v times, they ha and I don’t l a it p s o h in s a husband w ne without o d f o ld u o w I know what ts also really I . .D .A H m ro the support f erson on the p t a h t w o n k o important t nger. Doreen ra t s a ’t n is e n o end of the ph – Hornchurch

mas day “Your call on Christ as alone and saved me when I w e” in a very dark plac Anon – Romford)

I don’t know what we would of done or where we both would be without the help and support of Peabody. Anon

ow out Peabody helped a family I kn ild said at Christmas. The youngest ch lper. They asked if Peabody is santa’s he normal went above and beyond the re able to advice and guidance and we children help this mum and her three at Christmas. Anon

I would like to say thank you for the Peabody staff at Romford. Every member of the team there is brilliant! Thank you all. Anon

“Very supportive throughout the whole time, I would not of coped without the great support that I receive from H.A.D. The zoom calls and quizzes have all been fabulous and the very kind gifts that the staff delivered at Christmas was really special. The girls in the office are always so supportive and friendly and nothing is ever too much for them. H.A.D has been a lifesaver “ Bev & John – Rainham

Kash at Peabod y bloke & I just w is a lovely anted to thank him & Pauline for helping me. I am so appreciat ive. I wish I had th ousands of pounds to give to Peabody, you have always be en kind to me. Anon Thanks t o Pea me comp body for helping lete my P IP form. Anon

Thank You d Age Thanks to Di’s Diamonds an ckdown! UK for all the classes over lo e a lot more With People staying at hom ell so it’s exercise is so important as w you that an amazing thing for all of they’re providing it” ds Family member, Di’s Diamon Havering participant Thank you to the Age UK Care Navigator – I am so delighted and over the moon – I never thought I would get a wheelchair so quickly during lockdown – It was possible due to your hard work and tenacity – many thanks again” Havering resident

lunteer Centre for Thank you Havering Vo eer at Hornchurch allowing me to volunt te. It has been an Library vaccination si e me feel good and ad m ch hi w ce en ri pe ex nts I spoke to and positive for the reside ait for my next shift for myself. I cannot w residents get their and being able to help g Volunteer) vaccination. (Haverin

I would like to th ank AGE UK for being there w hen we were in complete turmoi l and our world was upside down , having lost my job, it felt like th e end of the wor ld and we did not kn ow which way to turn, we felt lo st and alone. From the first p hone calls, to hea d office and then th e local office, your staff were sympathetic, understanding a nd reassuring, they were lovely . Anon

Volunteering has taken my mind off my own problems, it has taken me out of myself, a purpose and you know what I had laughed as well, something I have not done for a very long time. Thank you HVC for giving me that chance to help others and myself too. God bless you all. Havering Volunteer

My thanks go to the wonderful teams of vol unteers who worked through snow, rain and cold to welcome and organise patient s attending the vaccination centre at Victoria Hospital. Whether it was managing the very demanding car parking or ushering people to the correct sections of the venue the volunteers were marvelous, always upbeat and cheerful whatev er the circumstances and always ready to help the disabled (such as myself) to feel comfortable and safe. Hilary Koppel RM3

Thank You Havering Volunteer Centre, the staff and volunteers. Without their knowledge and community spirit, hundreds of t residents would have gone withou essentials and advice. They have also set up a check in and chat service to help with loneliness that is continuing. Finally, they have been at the forefront of the highly successful vaccine roll out in the borough. Kelly Wood)

ultney My husband Arthur Po 19. aged 84 survived Covid first In Queen’s for 10 days in lockdown. family and We give thanks to our ptist Church friends at Romford Ba ayers. for their support and pr g, wonderful Also to our very carin r, all the Doctor, Dr. N. S. Kulla ossain surgery staff and Dr. H spital staff. together with all the ho A very big thank you. Mavis Poultney

a u for finding o y to l fu te ra so I am so g Sundays, I felt n o e m ll a c ful befriender to eternally grate m a I . y a d t a lonely on th to you. Anon

Mandy Snead lead gym PT a t Squad-fitness H ornchurch has been instrumental in keeping the loca l community an d members hig hly motivated duri ng lockdown. N ot only has she co ntinued to kee p people moving though her zoom class es she has also offered a ra nge of mental health wellbeing sessio ns as well as d iet plans and healthy ea ting sessions. M andy has been invaluab le during lockd own! Nick Ramsden

Havering Volunteer Centre, the staff and volunteers

Without their knowledge and community spirit, hundreds of residents would have gone without essentials and advice. They have also set up a check in and chat service to help with loneliness that is continuing. And finally they have been at the forefront of the highly successful vaccine roll out in the borough. Kelly Wood

Would like my daugh ter Tracy Jane Mills to go in the rem embrance book please. Wouldn’t have got th rough this past year without her help . Anne Lesfry

Thank You I would like to nominate Sandra Killion the chair of Havering learning disabilitily society. She is there for any questions the members are confused with and keeping them up to date with information. Also keeping them in contact with each other with zoom disco 3-4 times a week. Susan Pratt

Thank you to all the volunteers at Havering Samaritans for being there for others 24/7, 365 days a year.

Thank You Sandra for your Upbeat, Lockdown Disco Zooms; for all the members of HLDS. Alex so looked forward to these sessions - sometimes four a week - where she could dance and see her friends that she missed from the club. A great time was had by all, because of your dedication and hard work. Thank You. Alex, Steve and Margaret

Linda Hillary

On the anniversary of

1 year of lockdown I w ant to give thanks to th e staff at Cherubs pre-school in Gidea Park. At a time when life ha s been unsettled, at tim es challenging and full highs and lows, we’ve of been so grateful to have Cherubs Pre School (G idea Park) as a constant in our life. Not only has the pre-sc hool been a place of co mfort, encouragement fun for my son, it’s also and , as a family, provided us with a focus, friend faces and support. With ly out fail, whenever poss ible, the doors have be open. Kelly and the te en am are extremely effici ent in their processes an couldn’t have had a be d we tter, safer place for ou r soon to receive the st and enjoyment that th imulus e team at Cherubs has provided over the last Whilst managing their year. own lives of home scho oling children, looking for families and person out al anxieties, as we all ha ve during this time, th always ready with a fr ey’re iendly face, listening ea r, words of support an d encouragement. Thank you to Kelly, Ja ckie and the team at C herubs Pre School, Gid ea Park. You’ve been our lockdo wn stars! The Dungate’s x

Thank You BB ank the HU th to e k li ld I wou r ort group fo p p su h lt a e l mental h ing in menta in a tr y m their help in first ng with the ti r a st s e su health is lockdown. ough y training th m ll a e n o d I have owns. all the lockd nd your help a r fo h a in D Thank you ing of me. understand en Diane Sowd

you and I just wanted to thank e Havering other contributors to th e-mail updates. ative and They have been inform feel part of have served to make us ese oddest a community during th of times. mily and I hope that you, your fa remain colleagues are well and a distant so. Let’s hope this is all memory soon. Barbara Smith

have Havering l fu er d n o w w o H r support for the ei th h it w n ee b l Counci at the moment. ly er d el d an le vulnerab cial any people on so I have seen so m g ng on the amazin ti en m m co ia ed m receiving. support they are Mrs Lee

The Havering based commun ity games club call ed Dicing with Life have helped m e out tremend ously throughout lock down! They ha ve been holding v arious board g ame sessions online on an almost d aily basis so I know I have a great group of like-minded people that I ca n go socialise wit h at any point. It’s been almost lik e meeting in p erson and has been on e of my only so cial outlets through out this otherw ise miserable year. Thank goodnes s for them, they’ve kept me sane! Daniel Tyler-Sm ith

Thank you for all the Living in Havering email updates we have been receiving, I appreciate the time effort and continued contact you are making in these difficult times. Patricia

I would like to thank Haverin g’s Partially Sighted Society, for keeping in contact with all its members during this look-dow n. A special thank you to the chairman John Slattery who does so much for the visually impa ired members of Havering. Thank You. Glynda Davison

To all our Havering Heroes ‘Thank you’ will never be enough. To all we have lost, you are forever in our hearts.

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COVID-19 pandemic book of reflection and thank you to our incredible residents

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COVID-19 pandemic book of reflection and thank you to our incredible residents

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