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.)

Jon Cruddas MP has been contacted by many residents within Rainham and Wennington over the past few months regarding proposals to establish a Gravel and Mineral Extraction site on East Hall Farm in the heart of Wennington.

Havering Aggregates Limited, the company behind the proposals, are hosting a public exhibition of its planning application proposals for the site. The exhibition will be held at The Church of St Mary & St Peter, Wennington Road, in Wennington between 9:30am and 5pm on Saturday 1st February.

It’s a new year and the Tory-led coalition is introducing yet another hike in travel costs across the capital. The fares across busses, overground, underground and rail services are set to rise by up to 3.1 per cent on Sunday 19th January. Not only will this rise in fares put the local residents further out of pocket, but with job losses at the ticket offices people are essentially paying more for less.

It’s that time of year again and I would like to take this opportunity to wish every family, community and neighbourhood in Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. 

I know that for many in the constituency, 2013 was a year of hard times. With government cuts introduced in April, and the cost of living rising above wages my office has been working to make sure people don’t fall through the cracks, helping as many as we can.

Last Friday Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham held his much anticipated Christmas card prize event. With 10 local schools and businesses from all over the constituency, this year was bigger than ever. Over 150 people attended the event, including the 21 school winners and runners up, the two over all runners up and this year’s winner Neda Lajauskaite age 10 from William Bellamy School.

Ingrebourne Valley Ltd have recently revealed plans to use land at Wennington Village for a new gravel extraction site. The Mineral extraction site is being proposed for the 25 hectares of land adjacent to the A1306 opposite the new Links Golf Course which is currently being built.

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