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Jon Cruddas MP supports tackling fuel poverty in Dagenham

Feb 13, 2017

On Friday 10th Jon Cruddas MP visited Ibscott Close in Dagenham to see the progress of the insulation works being carried out, and to speak with residents. Jon was joined by the Deputy Leader of the Council, Dominic Twomey and local Village Ward councillors Margaret Mullane, and Phil Waker.

The properties on Ibscott Close are currently receiving cavity insulation as a result of the Warm Homes campaign being run by national fuel poverty charity, National Energy Action (NEA). 

January Barking and Dagenham Post column

Feb 01, 2017

Jon Cruddas MP writes a monthly column in the Barking and Dagenham Post. This month Jon spoke about the upcoming vote on Article 50 in Parliament.

"There's been a lot of nonsense talked since last year's referendum from all political parties. In my opinion, talk of trying to slow down our exit from the EU or even stop it altogether is completely misplaced. The entire country had a referendum, everybody had a vote. The people were asked, and they answered.

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.

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.

Corbets Tey @ The Avelon

Dec 19, 2016

On Thursday 1st of December Jon Cruddas MP and Havering Coordinator Fay Hough visited ‘Corbets Tey @ The Avelon’ to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This new post 16 provision has only been open since September 2016 and is based at The Avelon Centre in Rainham.

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.

Rainham Hall

Dec 08, 2016

Recently, Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham sent his Havering Coordinator Fay Hough to visit Rainham Hall to explore the grounds following their major conservation and interpretation project from October 2015. This charming early eighteenth century house is nestled in the heart of Rainham village on the far eastern fringes of London. With engaging installations and changing exhibitions, there is something for all ages. Rainham Hall has been home to a richly diverse cast of characters.

‘Charity Walk for Peace’ Debuts in Parliament with Half a Million Pounds in Donations

Dec 05, 2016

Half a million pounds raised in the Charity Walk for Peace was given to a range of British charities at a special reception in the House of Commons. The event was co-hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at the Terrace Pavilion in the House of Commons. 

The funds were raised primarily at the ‘Charity Walk For Peace’ walk held earlier in the year where over 2,500 people participated in the Royal Docks area of London.

Jon Cruddas MP supports Stop Smoking Services in Havering

Mar 10, 2016

Last week Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by the Associate Medical Director and Honorary Consultant Physician of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals Trust seeking support against a recent proposal put forward by the London Borough of Havering to cut important services. 

Honorary Alderman Fred Jones MBE passes away

Jan 21, 2016

Fred Jones passed away in hospital earlier this week at the age of 88, four years after he was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the borough. Born in Liverpool, he moved to Barking in 1932 and was first elected as a councillor in 1964, remaining in office until May 2006.

He was appointed a Freeman of the Borough in 1985 and served as Mayor of Barking and Dagenham for the year 1990/91. In 2006 he was made an Honorary Alderman in recognition of his outstanding service to the borough.

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