Becontree Intro

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Becontree Stories

 

Jon is writing a book about the 100 year history of the becontree estate, which was the largest social housing project in the country at the time. It was a landmark development that shaped a generation, moving people from poor deteriorated housing in East London into a purpose built community. Jon want's to hear your family stories and memories about life on the becontree estate, from when it was first built to modern day.

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Our Current Campaigns

Campaign for diesel production

 Dagenham Diesel Centre produces 1 million engines annually and it employs 3,000 workers or contractors. It's at risk because of changes to the Government's approach to diesel. Clean diesel engines are the way forward and the Government needs to give its backing.

Battling Mini Moto Yobs

The scooter gang problem is escalating and the current 'no pursuit' policy just isn't going to allow the police to crackdown on these villains. My petition which only launched a few days ago already has well over 1,000 signatures. These gangs are an epidemic and this is one of the stand out issues... READ MORE

Fighting to save the A&E

You will know how long we have been fighting against proposals to close the A&E at King George Hospital in Goodmayes. We've been fighting for over 6 years. And if health bosses think we are losing heart then they had better think again. We're still here and we're still fighting. You may already... READ MORE

Hands off our Healthcare

Throughout my time as the MP I have consistently fought for our local NHS but over the years government cuts have resulted in the dramatic loss of services in Havering. The Mardyke surgery was closed and never replaced, services at Rainham and South Hornchurch have been reduced, the Mungo Park GP closed leaving over 3,000 residents having to travel further afield for appointments and now reports that the Spring Farm GP surgery in Upminster Road North is to close in the Spring.  

The reduction of services has left Queen's Hospital under increasing pressure and enough is enough. I'm calling on NHS England and the government to deliver additional health facilities and services in Havering. https://joncruddas.org.uk/hands-off-our-healthcare

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Our Successes

Police Station
Saved
On Wednesday 1st November 2017 On Wednesday 1st November 2017 after a three month campaign led by Jon Cruddas MP, and supported by the council, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime has announced that Dagenham police station has been saved.  This was an another example of people power winning... READ MORE
Prison
Stopped
In the last seven years there have been two proposals to build a ‘super-prison’ in Dagenham & Rainham, and both times the community mobilised and knocked the plans back. In 2009 15,000 residents signed a petition against the proposals to build a 1,500 capacity prison at the Beam Park site... READ MORE
Civic Centre
Saved
After eighteen months of campaigning, which included a survey to all 30,000 households in Dagenham, over 4,000 petition signatures, 33 video testimonies from members of the public, and a candle lit vigil which attracted over 400 local residents – the future of the iconic Dagenham Civic Centre was... READ MORE

Latest Dagenham News

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in January 2021 was 6,425. This represents a rate of 9.1% of the economically... read more
 Gemma Gray the Community Champion for Dagenham’s Asda store has gone above and beyond for Asda customers affected by the pandemic.Last week Asda was... read more
 Jon Cruddas MP moved his constituency office to a new location on Thursday 4th February. The move caused a number of disruptions, but Jon and his... read more

Latest Rainham News

 Four years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and ten years after the Lakanal House fire in which five people lost their lives, the Government has... read more
The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in January 2021 was 6,425. This represents a rate of 9.1% of the economically... read more
 Jon Cruddas MP moved his constituency office to a new location on Thursday 4th February. The move caused a number of disruptions, but Jon and his... read more