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Jon Cruddas MP backs breathing space for families in problem debt

Feb 01, 2017

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has backed calls for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances. Data from the Bank of England shows unsecured household debt is currently rising at its fastest rate since the financial crisis.

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.

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.

Sleepless in Dagenham and Rainham

Nov 22, 2016

It’s that time of year again – the Jon Cruddas MP Dagenham and Rainham Christmas Card Competition! This year was bigger than ever with 21 local schools taking part and 21 local businesses sponsoring the event.

Yet again, this month saw the Council Chamber at the Dagenham Civic Centre turn into an explosion of colour! This year there were thousands of cards, making it harder than ever for Jon Cruddas to choose the winning design. However after much deliberation Jon finally settled on a card designed by Daniel Moorey, age 6 from Brady Primary School in Rainham.

Remembrance Sunday 2016

Nov 16, 2016

Last weekend was Remembrance Sunday, and with a long service history across Dagenham and Rainham there were a number of remembrance events. This year Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham attended the Rainham service. This year was bigger than ever, with what looked like a thousand local residents; who alongside veterans, local cadets and scouts, and dignitaries – marched down Upminster Road South from the working men’s club to the War Memorial in Rainham Village.

HASWA Diwali Celebrations 5th November 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Diwali, also known as the festival of lights was celebrated by the Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association (HASWA) at their community centre Greenfields, Kilmartin Way, Elm Park, Essex on Saturday 5th November 2016.  Young and old came together for celebrations along with guests MP for Dagenham & Rainham Jon Cruddas,  Deputy Mayor of Havering CouncillorLinda Van den Hende with Mr Laurence Chalk, Councillors Melvin Wallace, Stephanie Nunn & ,  Barry Mugglestone.  Mr  Fauja Singh the 105 year old marathon runner made a guest appearance.

Local MP supports call for foodbank DWP hotline

Nov 08, 2016

Foodbanks call for direct DWP hotline, as new figures show half a million emergency food parcels distributed by Trussell Trust foodbanks in six months.

  • More than 500,000 three day emergency food parcels distributed to people in crisis in first half of the year – over 188,500 to children
  • Issues with benefits account for 44 per cent of all referrals
  • Charity calls for foodbank telephone ‘hotline’ to local Job Centres to support people in crisis more quickly and efficiently, reducing negative impact on mental wellbeing

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