MP Challenges Government on Energy Policy Failures

This week Citizen’s Advice contacted Jon Cruddas MP regarding the cost of living crisis, how it is being exacerbated by rising energy prices, and the implications of this for people living across Dagenham and Rainham. It is estimated that energy bills could go up by £700 per household when the price cap increases in April. This has the potential to push thousands of local people into fuel poverty overnight.

Rush Green Post Office Relocation

Last year the Rush Green community launched a campaign to save their Post Office from a proposed closure. A petition was raised, and local Labour MP Jon Cruddas contacted Post Office HQ to make representations on behalf of residents. Ward Councillors Princess Bright and Tony Ramsay also went door to door speaking to the community about the plans.

MP Raises Beam Park Station in Westminster

Yesterday (11.01.22) in Westminster Hall Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham brought forward a debate to discuss the government refusal to deliver Beam Park station in the south of his constituency. The Labour MP has been running a campaign to force the Department of Transport to change its position since the news broke in August 2021.

Wild and Free in LBBD 2022 Calendar

In 2021 the parks and open spaces across Barking and Dagenham went from strength to strength and the Wild and Free in LBBD competition entered its second year. The competition was devised by Councillor Andrew Achilleos and last year saw the Ranger Service deliver a fantastic array of educational and fun community events across Eastbrookend and The Chase to get young people in the borough engaged with nature.

MP Secures Beam Park Station Parliamentary Debate

The campaign calling for the government to reverse its decision and deliver Beam Park station is being brought to Parliament by Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham.

Jon has been making the case for the much needed station to be allowed to go ahead and has now secured a debate at Westminster Hall on Tuesday 11 January.

Berwick Road and Thorn Lane to be Resurfaced

Earlier this year Jon Cruddas MP surveyed Berwick Road and Thorn Lane following complaints from residents regarding the damage being caused to the carriageway by double decker busses. Whilst Transport for London have been unwilling to make changes to the bus route, Jon Cruddas has successfully lobbied Havering Council, who have agreed to resurface the roads in Spring 2022.