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August Unemployment Statistics for Dagenham & Rainham

Sep 14, 2016

 

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2016 was 1,612. This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 174th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

Number 5 Bus - Public Consultation

Aug 09, 2016

Over the last year a huge campaign has been run across the borough to get the number 5 bus rerouted so that it stops at Queen’s Hospital in Romford. The number 5 goes straight through the borough and would be of great benefit for people, meaning that residents would only have to take one bus rather than changing – or making the walk from Romford town centre.

East London Education Question Time

Sep 24, 2014

Education is a huge issue which over the last few months has become increasingly important locally. With the rising need for more school places, the fight against academies and the recent teacher strikes, it is important that residents, parents and teachers get their say and are given a chance to understand the issues in more depth.

Looking after the older local community

Apr 30, 2013

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Adult Social Care team along with the Council Volunteer Service have been focussing a lot on the older members of our community as these tough economic times take hold. We have just faced a winter where the question of ‘eating or heating’ was one faced by many across the country.

Veterans Champion initiative launched in Barking and Dagenham

Jan 18, 2013

On Monday 14th January Labour launched their campaign urging Local Authorities to appoint Veterans Champions. A position dedicated to help provide ex-service men and women with a smooth transition from military to civilian life.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls opens new Technical Skills Academy in Barking

Oct 26, 2012

 

Students and staff at Barking’s new Technical Skills Academy welcomed shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP to its official opening on Thursday 18th October. Mr Balls praised the facility along with local MP for Dagenham and Rainham, Jon Cruddas. The new facilities provide vocational training and education for young people aged 16 to 19. The £14 million centre is a joint venture between the borough council and Barking & Dagenham College.

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