The Romford M.P. Andrew Rosindell has today written to Havering Council Chief Executive, Andrew Blake Herbert, to call on the Council to ‘better defend our local heritage’ after it emerged that a historic site in the Borough had been vandalised.
The site in question is on Rush Green Road where there is an iron façade displaying the historic Essex crest and the City of London marker post.
As Mr Rosindell writes in his letter: “This has always been a visual reminder that while we have close ties to London, we nevertheless remain a proud part of the Historic County of Essex, whose boundaries go back centuries, long before the current administrative boundaries were introduced.”
Mr Rosindell calls on Mr Blake-Herbert to “ensure that any further desecration is immediately stopped and that we restore this piece of heritage to its former state.”
Andrew Rosindell M.P. said:
“It is absolutely vital that we defend our heritage, for it is our heritage which makes us who we are. In Romford, we are Essex and proud and the historic crest on Rush Green Road is an important reminder of this fact. It must be restored to its original state.”