This Saturday the Barking and Dagenham Park Rangers are teaming up with Snakes Alive to deliver an interactive and educational ‘Meet a Snake' Day. Full details can be found by clicking HERE

The event will be held from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Beam Parklands which is near The Bull roundabout in Dagenham East, visitors are asked to look for the marquee and flags upon entering the parklands.

No booking is necessary, and Park Rangers will be on hand to help direct you and answer any questions residents might have about the country parks in the borough. You can also find out more information on how you can help the Park Rangers through volunteering or the ‘Friends' groups.

Residents can contact the Park Rangers using the contact information on the event flyer which can be found by clicking HERE

Jon Cruddas MP comments: "much like Havering, Barking and Dagenham is rich in open spaces and country parks. Events like this are really important to educate young people and adults alike about the diverse wildlife living on our doorstep. I'd encourage anyone with an interest in the environment to get along to this event and learn more about the grass snakes, slow worms and other creatures that inhabit our parks."