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2048 (Dagenham) Squadron is one of the 1009 Air Training Corps (ATC) units in the UK.

Community:

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Adult Social Care team along with the Council Volunteer Service have been focussing a lot on the older members of our community as these tough economic times take hold. We have just faced a winter where the question of ‘eating or heating’ was one faced by many across the country.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in March 2013 was 3,584. This represents a rate of 7.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 120th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

The number of claimants is 122 lower than in March 2012 and 3 lower than in February 2013. These data are not seasonally adjusted.

The Ministry of Justice have recently contacted London Mayor Boris Johnson outlining the government’s strategy to establish a new modern prison with a 2000 place capacity in Dagenham. The original plans that were put forward in 2009 for a 1500 capacity prison were fought against by thousands of constituents and the proposal was overthrown. These new plans propose a larger facility than the one put forward in 2009.

The following article was written by Reporter Ian Weinfass, and published by the Romford Recorder on 13th April 2012. You can find the original article here: edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx

Six-year fight for compensation successful at last in landmark decision

The following article was published by the Barking and Dagenham Post on the 4th April 2012. You can find the original article here: edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx

Dagenham MP Jon  Cruddas is supporting a  prostrate cancer campaign aimed at identifying a national set of  standards for the care of  sufferers.

Jon Cruddas MP: "The changes to the welfare and council tax benefts that were intorduced this month are hitting the local community hard. Many constituents have already raised their concerns through my office. I would be much obliged if you would take a few moments to fill in the survey below. Your views and opinions surrounding the 'bedroom tax' will be invaluable in the coming months when we look at the national impact."National Housing Federation statistics reveal that 1,216 households will be hit by the government’s ‘Bedroom Tax’ locally in Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park. It is predicted that these households will lose an average of £728 a year. The report is broken down by constituency and highlights that the Bedroom Tax will hit 660,000 households nationwide, two thirds of them home to someone with a disability.

 

Local Business Accelerators Competition: Local MP congratulates businesses in Dagenham and Rainham

Jon Cruddas to co-host innovative Google event in Dagenham:

Local businesses encouraged to sign up for a free digital session

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