Dagenham

Dagenham Foodbank

This month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of meeting with Dagenham Foodbank. Dagenham Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust which is a charity that works to end the need for food banks in the UK. The Trussell Trust supports a network of over 1200 foodbank centres to provide emergency food and compassionate, practical support to people in crisis, while campaigning for the long-term change to the structural issues that lock people into poverty.

New Covid Test Site in Dagenham

On Monday 6 September Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by the government with details of a new Covid-19 Test Centre in Dagenham which opened on the same day. The new test centre is located at the Ballard Road Car Park, The Leys, RM10 9TP and will be a ‘walk-through' local test site.

The new site will make it easier for people to access a test on foot or by cycle from the local area and is aimed at complementing the existing network of drive-through testing facilities.

Dagenham Village Petition Against the CPZ

On Friday (10.09.21) residents of Dagenham Village met with Jon Cruddas MP on Church Street to accept a petition against the Controlled Parking Zone due to be introduced to the area imminently. Despite the majority of residents voting against the scheme, the council are planning to push through the CPZ for access purposes based on advice from the London Fire Brigade.

MP Calls for Hospice Worker Pay Increase

Saint Francis Hospice reached out to Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham regarding the government's 3% pay increase for NHS workers. St Francis have asked Jon to write to the CCG, Secretary of State for Health and Chancellor to ensure Hospice workers will also receive this increase with full financial support from the Government.

Saint Francis have been a key part of the community for a long time, not only providing compassionate support to local people at the end of their lives, but by also supporting local services such as:

Beam Park Station Update

Following last week's revelations which highlighted the Government had pulled funding for a new station on the Beam Park development site, Jon Cruddas MP has now learned that the proposed new c2c station was fully funded by the Greater London Authority and developers. In addition to the construction, the GLA and London Mayor's office had also offered the Department of Transport £10million to protect the Government against the cost of operational deficit for the first 10 years.