01708 741075
Advertisement
  • Time 107.5 fm
  • 7 AM - 12 PM

ON AIR NOW

Sunday Breakfast

With Steve Dean

Havering’s first community hub opens in Harold Hill

People struggling on a low income will be able to access a food store (Credit: Havering Council)

Havering’s first community hub is now open to residents in Harold Hill. 

The site is designed to give residents access to local council services, such as housing and employment advice. 

They will also be able to access free Wi-Fi and equipment, training opportunities and a wide range of social activities. 

The hub will be based in the old housing office in Chippenham Road until the Harold Hill Library is ready later this year. 

People struggling on a low income can access a community food shop, managed by Peabody, at the hub. 

They will be given access to a variety of non-perishable, chilled and frozen food in exchange for a weekly membership fee of £5. 

The food will reportedly be worth far more than the £5 fee.  

Wates Residential has also donated staff time and materials as part of their social value programme to help renovate the building. 

Christians Against Poverty, Tapestry, The Baby Bank HQ and many other organisations will also help provide support to people who need it. 

Councillor Viddy Persaud, cabinet member for public protection and safety, said: “Many families and individuals in our community are going through difficult times, especially in light of the pandemic, and we want to do all that we can to help them.

“The Harold Hill Community Hub will bring together frontline Council services with the voluntary sector to offer residents local access to support.”

Initially, the Harold Hill Community Hub will be open Tuesdays 1pm to 5pm for general advice and the community food shop.

It will be open Thursdays 1pm to 5pm for employment advice and support. 

More information can be found online here

A community hub will be opening in Rainham Library in summer to offer a similar range of services. 

For more on this story, and the latest on our other local and national news, listen to Time 107.5FM

Tags: , ,
Want to read more news ? Read More News

Listen to
Time 107.5 FM
also on

iphone android

Other Stations

Lyca Dilse Radio 1035

Think from your Mind, Listen from your Heart

Lyca Radio 1458

Aapka Apna Radio, Sunte Raho Sunate Raho

Athavan Radio

Athavan Radio, Sunte Raho Sunate Raho

Lyca Desi News

Aapka Lyca Desi, 24 hour news channel

© TIME107.5fm 2015-2021. All rights reserved.