Jon Cruddas has welcomed the decision of the Government to refuse permission for a 8,000 seat mega church in Rainham.

The Kingsway International Christian Centre had appealed against the decision refuse planning permission for an auditorium and place of worship at the Beam Reach 5 Business Park in Rainham. Labour Minister, John Denham upheld the local decision and delighted local campaigners by respecting our views.

Age Concern Saved

In the summer of 2009, Jon was contacted by a large number of people who were concerned by the possible closure of Age Concern services in Dagenham. Age Concern provide an excellent service for older local people, allowing them to meet up over lunch, keep active or just to have some company.