London Borough of Havering

The London Borough of Havering (/ˈhvərɪŋ/ (listen)) in East London, England, forms part of Outer London. It has a population of 259,552 inhabitants; the principal town is Romford, while other communities are Hornchurch, Upminster, Collier Row and Rainham. The borough is mainly suburban, with large areas of protected open space. Romford is a major retail and night time entertainment centre, and to the south the borough extends into the London Riverside redevelopment area of the Thames Gateway.[1] The name Havering is a reference to the Royal Liberty of Havering which occupied the area for several centuries. The local authority is Havering London Borough Council. It is the easternmost London borough.

London Borough of Havering
Coat of arms of London Borough of Havering
Official logo of London Borough of Havering
Havering shown within Greater London
Havering shown within Greater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Created1 April 1965
Admin HQRomford
  TypeLondon borough council
  BodyHavering London Borough Council
  LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative (council NOC))
  MayorCllr John Mylod
  London AssemblyKeith Prince AM for Havering and Redbridge
  MPsJon Cruddas L
Andrew Rosindell C
Julia Lopez C
  Total43.35 sq mi (112.27 km2)
  Rank202nd (of 309)
  Rank65th (of 309)
  Density6,000/sq mi (2,300/km2)
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Area codes01708, 020
ONS code00AR
GSS codeE09000016
PoliceMetropolitan Police

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