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.
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.
On Monday 14th January Labour launched their campaign urging Local Authorities to appoint Veterans Champions. A position dedicated to help provide ex-service men and women with a smooth transition from military to civilian life.