‘For someone to bring a huge knife like that into our community is shocking and disgusts me’-Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

The Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has written to residents in Ardleigh Green following the ongoing anti social behaviour from youths that is blighting a nice area.

Residents have faced many issues from youths and are questioning if they are local or coming into the area and cause anti social problems.

Yesterday an 18 year old male was arrested in Ashlyn Grove for being in possession of a bladed article.

Mr Rosindell has written to local residents expressing his concerns with the current situation and has offered to come and meet residents and see what is going on for himself.

In his letter he also praised the police for acting so swiftly yesterday and has promised to raise the issues with the Principal of Havering College.

Please see Mr Rosindell’s letter below to the residents of Ardleigh Green:

Dear Residents of Ardleigh Green,

Thank you for getting in touch with me and for sending me photographs and details of the horrific incident in Ardleigh Green. For someone to bring a huge knife like that into our community is shocking and disgusts me.

I am deeply concerned by what has been going on at Ardleigh Green, following the most recent incidents and will do all I can to help as your local M.P.

Havering College seems to be attracting some of the worst people these days, but I wonder if most of this trouble is caused by people who are from Havering or whether they are coming in from other boroughs? All of the most recent incidents seem to emanate from the college and I am very angry about what is going on and the effects it is having on local people.

I am glad the Police acted swiftly with this incident, but I can fully understand why local residents are so fearful of what might happen next. Local people should not have to tolerate such behaviour in a family orientated community, like Ardleigh Green.

You can be assured that as the local M.P. for Ardleigh Green, I will be doing everything in my power to make the community safe again to the extent that I am beginning to think that the College may have outlived the site in Ardleigh Green Road and perhaps should be relocated. What do people think about this?

I will be raising this matter with the Principal of Havering College and also with the Police, before this situation deteriorates further.

I would be happy to visit Ardleigh Green this week to meet local residents from the area and see what is going on for myself. I will liaise with you on this to find the best time for me to come down.

I am grateful to all local residents who have been keeping me informed about the situation and would be grateful if everyone could e-mail me on: andrew.rosindell.mp@parliament.uk rather than contact me via Facebook as I am not able to be on here most of the time.

Please let me know if anything else happens and in the meantime, I will ensure that your local councillors, Cllr. Damian White (Leader of Havering Council), Cllr. Melvin Wallace and Cllr. Michael White who represent the Squirrels Heath Ward are also made aware of the situation and will copy them in on this message, as well as Havering’s Chief of Police, Stephen Clayman.

Thank you again for contacting me over this very grave situation and I am there for you if you need me.

The whole of the Ardleigh Green community can be assured of my complete support at this time.

With best wishes,


Andrew Rosindell M.P.
Member of Parliament for Romford.

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5 thoughts on “‘For someone to bring a huge knife like that into our community is shocking and disgusts me’-Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

  • 17th November 2020 at 8:46 am

    Come on reveal the ethnic identity… Anyone want to put money on someone who we gave a home to from abroad. British media makes my blood boil.

  • 17th November 2020 at 11:37 am

    Thank you Mr Rosindale, for your prompt action on this matter, and for publishing your letter to the Ardleigh Green residents. It is obvious that we need real action to curb this sort of behaviour. But after many years of Tory cuts to the country’s Police Forces, it is going to be a bit longer before we are back to a fully manned level. This is despite the 20,000 additional officers promised by Mr Johnson. However, they are not really additional officers. They will just replace those that we lost from the start of the cuts. However, it is a start. We could also fully re-open Hornchurch Police Station, the one Mr White told us had been bought by the Council, NOT; and have a few more officers back on our streets again. Now that would be real action by the Conservatives and the Council.

  • 18th November 2020 at 8:53 am

    I sympathise with local residents, but please be careful about demonising the college, without which thousands of young people would be outside of education and training, and far more likely to be involved in antisocial behaviour. The Conservative Party need to see Further Education as part of the solution, not the problem. The huge cuts to FE since 2010 have severely hampered the efforts of colleges to support young people and avoid precisely this issue. Andrew Rosindell’s comments seem to reflect a hope to move young people to another local area, rather than helping colleges and the police address the problem.

  • 19th November 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Do your readers agree with me that over the past 20 years Romford and the rest of Havering have become much more violent and have more serious crime of all kinds ever since Andrew Rosindell became Romford MP in 2001. An increase in violent serious crime seems a worrying contrast to Mr Rosindell’s law and order image.

    • 20th November 2020 at 4:14 pm

      I’d say that London Boroughs in general have become violent an with social media etc it’s just very publicised. I wouldn’t say you can blame Mr Rosindell for youths coming into our borough from other areas an being involved in violent incidents. I would think Mr Khan the mayor for the whole of London has to take responsibility for that !


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