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‘Run 4 Life’ Charity Event

Jan 20, 2017

Run 4 Life is a platform for local charities across Barking and Dagenham to raise funds. The event will take place on Sunday 9th April where residents will run or walk 5km or 10km for their chosen charity or community group. The event will start at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club on Victoria Road, Dagenham, RM10 7XL from 8am on the day.

Concern raised over future of elderly care

Jan 19, 2017

Since early December 2016 rumours have been circulating regarding the future of full time care staff at a number of the boroughs sheltered accommodations. On Friday 13th January Jon Cruddas MP visited Ted Hennem house in Dagenham’s Heath Ward to find out more. The issue was brought to the MPs attention by the GMB Union who represent many of the staff. Ted Hennem House alongside two other local sheltered accommodations are currently home to 42 of the boroughs elderly residents, which are looked after by a number of full time care assistants.

86 bus route campaign

Jan 16, 2017

During 2016 local councillors and Labour Party members in Whalebone Ward Dagenham started campaigning to extend the number 86 bus route into Queen’s Hospital. There is currently no direct route for the people living in Chadwell Heath to get to Queen’s Hospital, leaving often elderly residents having to walk to the hospital from Romford Station. Whilst only 0.6 miles in distance, there are two busy junctions including a roundabout to navigate, with poorly lit underpasses which may be daunting for some residents.

Jon Cruddas MP - January 2017 volunteer newsletter

Jan 13, 2017

The quarterly volunteer newsletter from Jon Cruddas MP on all things volunteer and campaign related is now available. The volunteer network has come on leaps and bounds over the course of the last year and the community is now more bustling than ever. If you would like to get involved please have a look at the newsletter for more information. CLICK HERE

MP & Councillors Launch Campaign into Road Safety

Jan 11, 2017

Yesterday evening a man in his twenties was killed in a traffic accident near the Eastbrook pub, Dagenham. There have been a number of accidents relating to vehicles on this particular stretch of road over the years, which spans from the Eastbrook pub to just past Eastbrook Comprehensive School. Back at the end of 2015 former council leader and local resident Charlie Fairbrass MBE was knocked down and hospitalised by a vehicle.

New Community Centre and Food Bank in Dagenham Village

Jan 09, 2017

Last week local Village Ward Councillors Margaret Mullane, and Philip Waker visited the new food bank and community centre – The Save and Serve Christ Family Church, to find out more and meet the faith organisations behind the new project.

The charity arm of Save and Serve Christ Family Church (COD) is just one of many churches in the Dagenham and Rainham constituency that make the effort to create a sense of community and comfortability for residents within the area. 

DAGENHAM AND RAINHAM NAMED ONE OF LONDON’S ‘SMARTEST’ CONSTITUENCIES

Jan 05, 2017
  • Dagenham and Rainham revealed as one of the top constituencies in London for upgrading to British Gas smart meters
  • ‘Smartest area’ crown comes as the company installs its 3 millionth smart meter this month

Londoners are looking to get energy savvy and help keep their bills down, according to new figures revealed by British Gas.

Merry Christmas Dagenham and Rainham

Dec 19, 2016

As Christmas draws closer and 2016 comes to an end, I think it is important to remember all the victories we have shared in the past 12 months. Together we have successfully deferred many plans that would have seen our green spaces compromised across Rainham, South Hornchurch, and Elm Park at Ingrebourne Hill, Dovers Farm, and in Wennington Village. In Dagenham, after an 18 month campaign we secured the future of the iconic Civic Centre with Coventry University leasing the building to offer the boroughs first Higher Education facility.

Dagenham and Rainham November Unemployment Statistics

Dec 14, 2016

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in November 2016 was 1,635. This represents a rate of 3.3% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 162nd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

This includes 1,162 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 473 people claiming Universal Credit who were required to seek work.

M25 JUNCTION 30 / A13 CORRIDOR RELIEVING CONGESTION SCHEME NEW ROAD CAPACITY NOW OPEN

Dec 13, 2016

Recently Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham was contacted by Highways England to confirm that improvements between M25 junction 30 and the A13 are now open to traffic. An extra lane has been added on the A13 between the A126 and junction 30, to increase capacity an alleviate congestion.

The good news for drivers is that the extra capacity offered by this scheme is open in time for Christmas, and should help improve shopping trips to major destinations such as Bluewater and Lakeside.

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