This article was originally published in Romford Recorder on March 9th 2014.

The orginal article can be viewed at: http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/i_was_emotionally_physically_and_m...

 

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and to mark it, Sam Gelder spoke to Chris Colley, who has recently been given the all-clear after an eight-month battle with the disease.

Last week the Government announced their budget for the 2014/15 financial year. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas responded to the budget finding a lack of substance that would help people in Dagenham and Rainham.  

Jon Cruddas MP said “We needed a budget that would tackle the cost –of – living crisis which has left many people in Dagenham and Rainham worse off.  

I hear from my constituents in Dagenham and Rainham every day how they are struggling with increased energy, transport and housing costs.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in February 2014 was 2,440. This represents a rate of 5.0% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 184th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Jon Cruddas MP visited Chafford School in Rainham to discuss the schools application for a Department for Education grant to rebuild the Chafford Sports Complex.

Chafford Sports Complex is in a state of disrepair and structurally the site is in a very poor condition. The school has applied for a grant from the Capital Academies Fund from the Department for Education. The grant will also be used to fix a very alarming problem with the schools’ electrical supply.

This coming Sunday, 16th March the Wennington Village Association and Jon Cruddas MP will be protesting against plans to establish the Gravel and Mineral Extraction Pitts on 25 hectares of land adjacent to the A1306 opposite the new Links Golf Course which is currently being built. This will permanently change life in Wennington Village.

A recent public meeting saw many Rainham residents express their concerns with the continued use of Damyns Hall Aerodrome as a pop concert venue.

Last year saw the site play host to a number of events that effected residents. Numerous complaints were made with the level of noise coming from site during the evening, the number of events that took place annually on the site, the amount of rubbish left on site and on roads surrounding the site, as well as the amount of vehicles that blocked up local roads when an event was taking place.

 

Jon Cruddas Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham, Incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park, has been contacted by a number of residents in Melville and Cowper Road, Rainham regarding the ongoing parking problems there. Many residents have complained to Jon that commuters using Rainham Rail Station use Melville and Cowper Road to park their cars up before heading to work and leave them there till late in the evening resulting in residents not be able to park in their own road.

This week Jon Cruddas MP signed up to the Dementia Action Alliance’s Carers Call to Action.

At least 670,000 people in England have dementia and this number is set to double in the next 30 years. It is estimated that at least 550,000 people act as primary carers to those suffering from Dementia. Caring for a loved one with dementia is one of life’s hardest challenges. Despite their numbers and needs, carers tend to become isolated and if support is given, it is often provided late.

 

Jon Cruddas MP, Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham, Incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park, has been running a campaign against plans to establish a Gravel and Mineral Extraction Site in Wennington Village on the 25 hectares of land adjacent to the A1306 opposite the new Links Golf Course which is currently being built.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in December 2013 was 2,383. This represents a rate of 4.9% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 178th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

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