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

Tackling dog theft

Over the past week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has been contacted by a number of concerned residents regarding the recent spate of dognapping incidents in the area.As a dog owner Jon Cruddas MP shares the concerns raised by constituents and has been liaising with the local police to... READ MORE

Action on Rainham Floods

Rainham Village has suffered repeated flooding in recent months. Many residents in Brookway, South Hall Drive, Stirling Close and nearby roads had flood water enter their homes causing damage to property and long lasting disruption and distress to families.Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham... READ MORE

Fire Safety Campaign

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 come forward with changes to fire safety law. Jon Cruddas MP supports this long-overdue Bill, but the Government must go further and faster on fire... 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 Social Action team at London Riverside Church (LRC) are hosting a ‘Love the Borough’ event over the weekend of 10 -11 July 2021.  Over the two... read more
The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in May 2021 was 6,530. This represents a rate of 9.3% of the economically... read more
 Today is Clean Air Day 2021 and this year the theme is “protect our children’s health from air pollution”. Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air... read more

Latest Rainham News

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in May 2021 was 6,530. This represents a rate of 9.3% of the economically... read more
 Today is Clean Air Day 2021 and this year the theme is “protect our children’s health from air pollution”. Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air... read more
 This week (14-20 June 2021) is the first ever Renters’ Rights Awareness Week and Generation Rent have organised a number of online events in... read more

Community Focus

Wellgate Community Farm

At the beginning of June, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of visiting Wellgate Community Farm. Wellgate Community Farm began its life in 1982, set up by local volunteers as a project which would encourage local participation in all aspects of the Farm’s activity. The name Wellgate is derived... read more

Lightnin Drama Group

Lightnin Drama group is a Rainham based performing arts group run by Sue Ospreay - a lady well and truly embedded into the local community for all her hard work over the years. Come September, Sue will have been running the school for 41 years! Sue Ospreay said: “You may well ask why I’ve been... read more

The National Gardening Scheme

This week, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of meeting with Dagenham resident, horticultural enthusiast and charity volunteer, John Seaman. John is part of the National Garden Scheme in Essex. The scheme gives visitors access to over 3500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales. 100... read more
Charity Begins at Home - Essex

Charity Begins at Home – Essex

 ‘Charity Begins at Home – Essex’ is a new Charity shop that has recently opened in Rainham Village making it the only charity shop for residents living in Rainham. For years, Joe Norman and his wife Ann have always been involved with supporting charities such as St. Francis Hospice, The British... read more
Glenda Paddle

Councillor Glenda Paddle

 Councillor Glenda PaddleLast month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of meeting with Glenda Paddle who is a Labour Councillor for Whalebone Ward for Barking and Dagenham and the Chair of Policy Task Group. Glenda is dedicated to helping the residents of Barking and Dagenham and has been a... read more
Havering Cyclist Club

Havering Cyclists

 Jon Cruddas MP’s team met with Jeff Stafford the secretary from the Havering Cyclists. Havering Cyclists represents one of thirty-three branches of the London Cycling Campaign. By joining this group, members are given third party insurance as a cyclist. Havering Cyclists work their hardest... read more