This week it was announced by the Department of Work and Pensions that the Dagenham Jobcentre Plus, Chequers Lane, will move to Barking five miles away.

Run 4 Life is a platform for local charities across Barking and Dagenham to raise funds. The event will take place on Sunday 9th April where residents will run or walk 5km or 10km for their chosen charity or community group. The event will start at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club on Victoria Road, Dagenham, RM10 7XL from 8am on the day.

Since early December 2016 rumours have been circulating regarding the future of full time care staff at a number of the boroughs sheltered accommodations. On Friday 13th January Jon Cruddas MP visited Ted Hennem house in Dagenham’s Heath Ward to find out more. The issue was brought to the MPs attention by the GMB Union who represent many of the staff. Ted Hennem House alongside two other local sheltered accommodations are currently home to 42 of the boroughs elderly residents, which are looked after by a number of full time care assistants.

C2C Public Consultation

Many local residents have contacted their MP Jon Cruddas feeling dissatisfied with the service at Rainham’s c2c station. Residents have expressed concerns of overcrowding which many believe could pose a public health risk. Residents have also raised concerns regarding the number of carriages during peak hours. C2C has received new ownership in the last month which has also led to a new timetable. With these matters taken into consideration we would like your view on the matter and would be grateful if you could take a minute of your time to answer the three questions below.
This field records the response the volunteer made on the survey and then the response when we manage to follow them up.
On a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is very poor and 5 is very good.
Your contact details

During 2016 local councillors and Labour Party members in Whalebone Ward Dagenham started campaigning to extend the number 86 bus route into Queen’s Hospital. There is currently no direct route for the people living in Chadwell Heath to get to Queen’s Hospital, leaving often elderly residents having to walk to the hospital from Romford Station. Whilst only 0.6 miles in distance, there are two busy junctions including a roundabout to navigate, with poorly lit underpasses which may be daunting for some residents.

This week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham, incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park spoke in Parliament regarding the long standing and ongoing issues at Orchard Village, formerly the Mardyke Estate in South Hornchurch. The debate can be watched via parliament tv by following the link below.

http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/c229fd92-c029-49de-b7e0-a16d74252123?in=17:00:08

Jon's monthly Romford Recorder article was also based around this issue. See below.

The quarterly volunteer newsletter from Jon Cruddas MP on all things volunteer and campaign related is now available. The volunteer network has come on leaps and bounds over the course of the last year and the community is now more bustling than ever. If you would like to get involved please have a look at the newsletter for more information. CLICK HERE

Yesterday evening a man in his twenties was killed in a traffic accident near the Eastbrook pub, Dagenham. There have been a number of accidents relating to vehicles on this particular stretch of road over the years, which spans from the Eastbrook pub to just past Eastbrook Comprehensive School. Back at the end of 2015 former council leader and local resident Charlie Fairbrass MBE was knocked down and hospitalised by a vehicle.

Last week local Village Ward Councillors Margaret Mullane, and Philip Waker visited the new food bank and community centre – The Save and Serve Christ Family Church, to find out more and meet the faith organisations behind the new project.

The charity arm of Save and Serve Christ Family Church (COD) is just one of many churches in the Dagenham and Rainham constituency that make the effort to create a sense of community and comfortability for residents within the area. 

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