Today, Havering Town Hall proudly flies the flag of the County of Essex, the historic county to which we are proud to belong, marking Essex Day! In Romford, our Essex identity remains as strong as ever!
Through history, geography, cultural, sporting, church, military, business, charities, voluntary sector, wildlife, conservation and a multitude of social connections, the importance of Romford and Havering being part of Essex is something we in should all take enormous pride in!
We may not be under the remit of Essex County Council, but we remain part of the overall historic County of Essex and being a “London Borough” does not change that. Greater London is a region, not a traditional county and is for local government and administrative purposes only.
So today, let’s all be proud of our great English County of Essex and celebrate our cherished county heritage!