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Essential maintenance this weekend to our Housing Management System and planned website maintenance work
Housing Rent Account Balances and some Online Customer Forms will be unavailable via My Newham  from Friday 20 September at 5pm until Monday 23 September 2019. Customers can still make payments, but online account balances will not be updated until Monday 23 September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Also, the Newham website will be unavailable while we make some changes on Saturday 21 September between 10am and 6pm. You will not be able to report problems or apply for services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Dropped kerbs

A dropped kerb (sometimes known as a vehicle crossover) lets you drive on to your property from the road. We do not allow dropped kerbs to be built for individual residential properties in Newham.

Why we do not allow new dropped kerbs

We do not allow dropped kerbs to be built because:
  • removing gardens to create parking spaces is bad for the appearance of the street
  • they can cause problems for pedestrians
  • if the garden is small some vehicles may be partly parked on the pavement
  • they reduce the amount of street parking.
Note, planning permission to pave over your front garden for vehicles only covers your private land. It does not give you permission to build a dropped kerb.

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