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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last year a number of residents in Marks Gate raised their concerns about the Padnall Lake development with Jon Cruddas MP. Since then, Jon has been liaising with Chadwell Heath councillors, residents and Be First to ensure that local voices are heard through the development stages and on future proposals for the Marks Gate area.
Christmas is a special time of year for all of us to reflect on the past 12 months. It is also a time to look forward to the coming year and plan for happier, healthier times.
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.
Over the last few months many Rainham residents have raised the issue of strong diesel fumes in the air with Jon Cruddas MP. The MPs office put an enquiry in to Havering Council and their Environmental Health Department.
To book via the national booking system for Vicarage Field or Parsloes Surgery Vaccination Hub please use the following link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119. Both also do walk-ins.