Council puts on parade for Hornchurch FC as football comes home to Havering.


Havering Council has rolled out an open top bus for Hornchurch FC to parade the FA Trophy after an historic win last season.

The bus will be touring Upminster and Hornchurch this Sunday, 8 August, to celebrate their victory.

The tour will start at 2pm at The Urchins’ stadium on Bridge Avenue, Hornchurch and will end at Hornchurch Leisure centre at approximately 3pm.

Fans saw their local club’s first-ever trophy win back in May when they beat Hereford 3-1 at Wembley Stadium and the victory parade comes after all COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed on July 19 as part of the government road map.

Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“We want to celebrate and congratulate the team on their historic win. It’s a pleasure to organise this victory parade for the team and their staff, as well as giving residents and football fans an opportunity to show their support for the team ahead of the new season.

“We want residents to share in this victory on Sunday, but we must remember Covid-19 is sadly still with us. We have made sure the parade route is long enough for everyone to find a spot to cheer the team on, but to remain safe while doing so. I invite everyone to join us along the route to celebrate this fantastic victory for Hornchurch FC and for sport in Havering.”

Here are full route details on the day:

  • 2pm start Hornchurch Stadium, parading down St Mary’s Lane and turning right into Station Lane Upminster.
  • 2.10pm – Back down Station Lane turning right onto St Mary’s Lane, Upminster.
  • 2.15pm – Upminster Bridge and continuing on St Mary’s Lane to the Hornchurch roundabout.
  • 2.20pm – Station Lane, Hornchurch and continuing to Suttons Lane.
  • 2.25pm – Suttons Lane and continuing to Abbs Cross Lane.
  • 2.35pm – Abbs Cross Lane, turning right into Hornchurch Town Centre to Billet Lane.
  • 2.40pm – Billet Lane and continuing to the Chequers roundabout and around to North Street.
  • 2.45pm – North Street and continuing to Hornchurch Town Centre.
  • 2.50pm – Hornchurch Town Centre, around the roundabout and onto the High Street continuing towards Hornchurch Road.
  • 3.00pm finish Hornchurch Road, taking a left into Harrow Lodge Park to Hornchurch Leisure Centre.

Further route information here:

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