Tomorrow (Saturday 26 June) marks Armed Forces Day. This year the day falls against a backdrop of uncertainty for our veterans and current service personnel as the Armed Forces Bill passes through Parliament. Last year the Labour Party launched ?Labour Friends of the Forces' and this… Read more
The Social Action team at London Riverside Church (LRC) are hosting a ?Love the Borough' event over the weekend of 10 -11 July 2021. Over the two days LRC will undertake a variety of community projects within Barking and Dagenham.
One… Read more
The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in May 2021 was 6,530. This represents a rate of 9.3% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.0%.
There… Read more
Today is Clean Air Day 2021 and this year the theme is "protect our children's health from air pollution". Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign which helps to drive a positive shift in public knowledge and action; and is a chance to find out more about air… Read more
At the end of May Dagenham United Charity, Box Up Crime and EMH Hawks U8's football club were nominated to be part of the Asda Foundation's brand-new Green Token Giving online voting scheme. Customers may have seen the green token scheme in store, but to make voting easier… Read more
At the beginning of June Transport for London reached an agreement with the Government which extends financial support for services until December 2021. The additional £1.08 billion of base funding means that TfL will be able to:
At the start of this month (June 2021) Hackman Capital Partners sent a letter to all nearby residents in Dagenham East updating them on the progress of London's largest film studios destined for the old Sanofi Aventis site.
In 2020 HCP entered into an… Read more
Last month (May) plans to further expand waste incineration at Belvedere came to light. Jon Cruddas MP who fought against the original expansion over a two-year campaign, raised his concerns and opposition with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
This week, Jon Cruddas MP's team had the pleasure of meeting with Dagenham resident, horticultural enthusiast and charity volunteer, John Seaman. John is part of the National Garden Scheme in Essex. The scheme gives visitors access to over 3500 exceptional private gardens in… Read more
This week the Child Poverty Action Group held a briefing session for MPs ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on Child Food Poverty planned for Monday 24 May.
The session highlighted that there are currently 4.3 million children living in households… Read more
Last week, Jon Cruddas MP's team had the pleasure of meeting with the London Riverside Church in Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham. The London Riverside Church is a contemporary expression of church on the East side of London, who has served the Dagenham community since 1927. They are… Read more
Last week, Jon Cruddas MP heard the news that Barking and Dagenham Council has reopened the former Grays Court Community Hospital as a homeless hostel. The building was reopened under the name "Grays Court" on the 17th of May.
The facilities… Read more
This week is Dementia Awareness Week. Jon Cruddas MP has long supported a number of dementia charities and made the case, that with an ageing population, more investment must be directed towards adult social care.
This year to mark the week and raise awareness Jon has asked local… Read more
The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2021 was 6,825. This represents a rate of 9.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.3%.
There… Read more
This week (10-16 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme outlined by the Mental Health Foundation for 2021 is ?nature'. During the height of lockdown in 2020 Jon Cruddas MP contacted the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care urging the government to put in place a… Read more
Jon Cruddas MP has welcomed the introduction from 11 May of a Heavy Goods Vehicle ban on lorries over 7.5-ton weight in Rainham Village. This will also have a positive impact on HGV traffic passing through Wennington Village.
The ban will be enforced by the introduction of a… Read more
*PHOTO TAKEN IN 2018 - LtoR: Sean Connolly, Fay Hough, Trevor McKeever, Jon Cruddas
Today (Wednesday 28 April 2021) is International Workers Memorial Day. A day set aside to remember those who died building our industrial past and to show our… Read more
The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in March 2021 was 6,925. This represents a rate of 9.9% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.5%.
There… Read more
Last month, Jon Cruddas MP's team had the pleasure of meeting with Billy Adams, one of Dagenham Boxing Clubs finest. Dagenham Boxing Club is a non-profit, voluntary organisation which is dedicated to young people in the local community. When many young men would head home after… Read more