The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Adult Social Care team along with the Council Volunteer Service have been focussing a lot on the older members of our community as these tough economic times take hold. We have just faced a winter where the question of ‘eating or heating’ was one faced by many across the country.

The campaign against the prison is well underway, Jon Cruddas’s campaign team have been working hard to ensure that the proposals have not been slipped in through the back door.

For the past couple of months local residents in Dagenham have voiced their concerns over the fate of the Post Office at Dagenham Heathway. This is one of the very few centres in the borough still owned outright by the Post Office.

4 years ago. The Ministry of Justice tried to build a new prison in our back yard.

Working together, we explained why the prison proposal was not suitable for our neighbourhood. We mobilised and working together we won the fight. Plans to build a prison were dropped.

Now Boris Johnson and the Ministry of Justice are having another go.

They are looking for a location to put a 2,000 place prison and they think that Beam Park – on the borders of Havering and Barking and Dagenham would be a good spot.

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The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in March 2013 was 3,584. This represents a rate of 7.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 120th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

The number of claimants is 122 lower than in March 2012 and 3 lower than in February 2013. These data are not seasonally adjusted.

MP Jon Cruddas says NHS reorganisation is putting local patient’s lives at risk

  4 years ago. The Home Office tried to build a new prison in our back yard.Working together, we explained why the prison proposal was not suitable for our neighbourhood. We mobilised and working together we won the fight. Plans to build a prison were dropped.Now Boris Johnson and the Ministry of Justice are having another go.They are looking for a location to put a 2,000 place prison and they think that Beam Park – on the borders of Havering and Barking and Dagenham would be a good spot.Well I know from our campaign in 2009 that local people do not want this facility. We did not want it in 2009 and we do not want it now. From past experience it is vital that we mobilise fast. Please let me know if you support my campaign by signing below. You can also sign up to help and share the campaign on facebook too.  
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The Ministry of Justice have recently contacted London Mayor Boris Johnson outlining the government’s strategy to establish a new modern prison with a 2000 place capacity in Dagenham. The original plans that were put forward in 2009 for a 1500 capacity prison were fought against by thousands of constituents and the proposal was overthrown. These new plans propose a larger facility than the one put forward in 2009.

The following article was written by Reporter Ian Weinfass, and published by the Romford Recorder on 13th April 2012. You can find the original article here: edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx

Six-year fight for compensation successful at last in landmark decision

 The following articles was written by Reporter Jane Ball, and published by the Barking and Dagenham Post on 11th April 2012. You can find the original article here: edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx

Politician supports efforts to stop young being hooked on cigarettes 

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