With growing local interest in the Chadwell Heath Community Centre Anne Estlea recently attended Jon Cruddas’s annual volunteer breakfast morning. It was a great chance for Anne to highlight the progress and plans for the centre to local volunteers and Jon.

Jon, who is now a trustee of the CHCC said: “It was great to finally meet Anne, she is very driven and I can see she will get things done, bringing constant growth and improvement to the new centre. I can’t wait to see the Community Centre when the refurbishment is finished in October and it is up and running.

Jon Cruddas, local Labour MP for Barking and Dagenham strongly supports the terrific work of local resident Haedish Khera-White, who has managed to raise a fantastic £922 for the Chadwell Heath Community Centre which is currently being renovated. Haedish is the wife of local Whalebone Councillor John White, and is very active in the local community fundraising for local projects. This year Haedish ran the Brighton Marathon for CHCC. The Marathon is 26.2 miles long, which requires an enormous amount of stamina and training.

Do you remember the Robert Jeyes Library? After local Ward Councillors and various charity groups campaigned hard for the library to stay open and continue providing its services earlier this year, we have some more great news! It is currently being converted into the Chadwell Heath Community Centre (CHCC), and will provide more services to the local community on top of those the library used to provide.

Chadwell Heath Community Centre needs your support!

Each year the local Sainsbury’s branch at Chadwell Heath chooses a charity partner to support for 12 months. The partner is decided upon by the public and all you have to do is get down to the Sainsbury’s in Chadwell Heath and fill out a nomination form.

The community centre offers many local services, acting as a children's centre, hosting activities for residents and still providing the area with its only library.

The Barking & Dagenham Progress Project, a local charity, have launched a public awareness campaign in an attempt to clamp down on spitting in the street across the borough. The issue was discussed and acted upon by the charity's Young People’s Development Forum – a group where young people with disabilities get the opportunity to voice their opinion.,The campaign has also been supported by Green Shoes Arts, a community based arts project that helps provide local children and young people with creative opportunities. Green Shoes helped shoot the video.

Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham, Incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park, Jon Cruddas has nominated Dagenham’s Florida Doci for the British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizens Award for her sterling voluntary work she undertakes in the community.

Jon Cruddas MP, Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham Incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park, has been liaising with residents and local police to deal with a number of concerns in Rainham and South Hornchurch.

Jon Cruddas MP has heard from Havering Borough Metropolitan Police that they are proactively investigating a number of problems.

Remember the Robert Jeyes Library? After local Ward Councillors and various charity groups campaigned hard for the library to stay open and continue providing its services earlier this year, we have some more great news! It is now being converted into the Chadwell Heath Community Centre (CHCC), and will provide more services to the local community on top of those the library used to provide.

Jon Cruddas currently has over 1850 local Dagenham and Rainham residents registered in his volunteer network. The network not only works as an ear on the street for Jon and local authorities, it is a fantastic opportunity for local residents to get involved in a number of community projects and campaigns.

To read the Quarterly newsletter and find out how you can get involved, click here: Spring Volunteer Newsletter

 

Jon Cruddas MP visited Chafford School in Rainham to discuss the schools application for a Department for Education grant to rebuild the Chafford Sports Complex.

Chafford Sports Complex is in a state of disrepair and structurally the site is in a very poor condition. The school has applied for a grant from the Capital Academies Fund from the Department for Education. The grant will also be used to fix a very alarming problem with the schools’ electrical supply.

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