Regeneration of the Leys Estate in Dagenham

Bulldozing crews have recently moved in to the Leys Estate in Dagenham and have begun work. The work is being undertaken as part of Barking and Dagenham Councils Estate Renewal Programme.

Proposed closure of Broad Street Walk-in Centre

Save Dagenham Police Station

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.

Jon Cruddas on men's role in stopping violence against women

Frederick Jones and Rita Giles - local residents receive MBE

Community Focus: Old Dagenham Park Bowls Club

Old Dagenham Park Bowls Club was formed in 1972 and the founders were Jean and Jim James together with Betty and Len Maisey. Len Maisey is still a member today. The club’s badge represents Dagenham Docks where most of the members worked at that time and the crossed keys was the name of the local pub.

Community:

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in January 2013 was 3,509. This represents a rate of 7.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 126th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.) This figure fluctuated in December 2012 but in comparison to November 2012 there has been improvement.

Jon Cruddas MP highlights local concerns about new District Line trains

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