LBBD Holiday Activities and Food Programme Replaces FSM Voucher

Jon Cruddas MP was recently contact by many concerned residents who were struggling to obtain “Free School Vouchers” for the upcoming school holidays. After further investigation, it transpires that due to further Government Cuts, Free School Vouchers have now been axed, not only in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, but nationwide.

Fixing the Cladding Issue at Orchard Village

Jon Cruddas MP received confirmation from Clarion, the housing association that owns and manages Orchard Village in south Hornchurch, of their plans to deal with fire safety issues on the estate.

Clarion are engaging a specialist contractor to remove cladding and other potentially flammable materials from the external areas of the apartment block buildings on Orchard Village. The work is planned to commence in July and may take up to two years to fully complete.

Zarach Havering

Bex Wilson is a Deputy Head Teacher at an inner-city Primary School in Leeds. In 2017, whilst teaching an 11-year-old boy, she noticed he wasn’t his usual happy self, so she asked if he was feeling tired. His response and that moment, not that she knew it at the time, were about to change both her life and his. ‘Miss, I am always tired. I don’t have a bed.’