Your guess is as good as mine Fred.
Still nothing in the RR and I Googled Boris Johnson in Hornchurch 1/12/2017 and apart from the RR piece drew a blank.
I still think my theory has some credence!
He He He!
Perhaps they've all given up because nobody goes there any more, the council has strangled the cash flow by targeting the motorists, so all the money is in the council coffers instead of the traders' pockets.
It was only a matter of time before they realised there was little point in standing in the cold and rain all day trying to scratch a living.
It's great to see that the safety initiatives are reducing anti-social drinking and violence in the town centre, it must be initiatives such as those that have seen such a drastic reduction in crime here in Havering.