Jon Cruddas MP has welcomed the introduction from 11 May of a Heavy Goods Vehicle ban on lorries over 7.5 ton weight from Rainham village.
The ban will be enforced by the introduction of a CCTV camera and is designed to stop the lorries travelling through Rainham village, Upminster Road South and WenningtonRoad. Lorries that are nor exempt from the ban will be subject to Penalty Charge Notices if they drive through the area.
Jon Cruddas said “ I have been campaigning with local residents for this measure for a long time and am very pleased to see Havering Council respond positively. I carried out a survey of residents in January and support for traffic management measures was overwhelming. This will help protect the area and should contribute to improving air quality”.