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August 2013

Today is GCSE results day in Dagenham and Rainham

Aug 22, 2013

It’s GCSE results day for pupils across the constituency. Today students will receive eagerly awaited envelopes containing their hard earned grades – schools will be opening for the morning to allow students to collect their results.

July unemployment statistics for Dagenham and Rainham

Aug 19, 2013

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in July 2013 was 3,097. This represents a rate of 6.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 139th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Petition to condemn government plans to close tube ticket offices

Aug 14, 2013
Secret plans recently leaked to the press have revealed that London Mayor, Boris Johnson intends to close all of the 268 underground and overground ticket offices in London over the next two years. This is bad news for Londoners but could also have a detrimental effect on local commuters.The closures will affect three stations across the area seeing local job losses at Dagenham Heathway, Dagenham East and Elm Park in the Havering side of the constituency. As well as job losses, closures could be detrimental to public safety by putting late night commuters at a higher risk of crime and increased feelings of vulnerability.Jon said: “These proposed closures will seriously impede local commuters, making their journeys more difficult and less safe. Reports suggest that it is not only ticket office staff, but station guards and managers that will lose their jobs as well. “Over the past few years the security has improved and anti-social behaviour has dropped significantly at all of our local stations – however these cuts are set to change that. Older commuters and children will feel vulnerable late at night and there are real concerns about having insufficient staff at the station to deal with emergencies.“The Tory-led coalition government are putting public safety at risk in order to save money which is totally unacceptable. I will be doing everything I can, by raising a petition and writing to Boris Johnson and the TFL to condemn these deplorable and economically damaging cuts.” Fill out the petition form below to join the fight and make your voice heard!

See Me Grow Day Nursery

Aug 09, 2013

See Me Grow is a brand new Day Nursery operating in a purpose built building on the CEME CAMPUS in Rainham. The facility will be open to everyone in the local community not just those using the CEME centre. The opening date for the See Me Grow Day Nursery is September 2nd 2013.

Local college students are first to benefit from Estée Lauder partnership

Aug 08, 2013

The College is the first in the UK to work in partnership with the Lauder Bureau, part of the Estee Lauder Group of Companies.  The partnership has already resulted in two students gaining employment in retail beauty.

Local services under threat

Aug 07, 2013

Jon Cruddas' monthly Barking and Dagenham Post column outlined the pressing issues that currently face the local area in terms of services.


Community Focus: RAGS

Aug 01, 2013

RAGS provide help and support for families whose lives are touched by Autism. We believe that every person with autism has potential to fulfil, and we enable this by supporting the entire family - parents, siblings and the individual with autism.

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