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Collier Row Recreation Ground Havering
   
Summary: Collier Row was in agricultural use until the 1930s and the name refers to the charcoal burners who lived here when the hills beyond Romford were wooded. Soon after the area began to be developed for housing the local Council acquired land for a public recreation ground and Collier Row Recreation Ground opened in 1935. New facilities were opened in 2006 providing play areas for young children and teenagers. The River Rom runs through the park.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Collier Row Road/Eaton Drive/Downham Close, Collier Row
Postcode: RM5 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Date(s): 1935
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Borough: Havering
Site ownership: LB Havering
Site management: Parks and Open Spaces
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities: car park, play areas
Events:
Public transport: Rail: Romford then bus. Bus: 247, 252, 294
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2006
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.havering.gov.uk

Fuller information:

Land was acquired for a public recreation ground by the local council and opened in 1935 soon after the area began to be developed for housing. Collier Row was in agricultural use until the 1930s and the name refers to the charcoal burners who lived here when the hills beyond Romford were wooded. The site links in the north to Collier Row Green Link, a narrow area of grassland running alongside the River Rom, which also runs through the Recreation Ground. New play areas were provided in 2006 for children and young people in the Collier Row area, funded by Havering Council at a cost of £100,000. The Council's Parks Service worked closely with the local community to develop the facilities. The new play area for children of pre-school age up to 12 years old contains a wide range of equipment including toddler and junior swings, a storm and nursery rhymes multi-play systems, a revolution Inclusive roundabout, a glow worm seesaw, a cockerel bounce-about, a fun trail, toadstool seats, litter bins, a bench and a picnic table. The teenage area features a large ball court for football and basketball, a teen shelter, spinning disc and relaxation seating area.

Sources consulted:

LB Havering Tourism 'Havering's History' website
Grid ref: TQ494911
Size in hectares: 2.5
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Green Chain
   

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