Dagenham funeral director Jeremy West has been awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace. The owner of West & Coe, which has operated in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham since 1903 was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire by HRH Duke Of Cambridge for his services to the funeral industry and to the local community.

At a ceremony on Friday 28th February, Jon Cruddas MP proudly presented the Freedom of the Borough of Barking and Dagenham to Ms Glenda Paddle and Mr Daniel O’Sullivan. Their selfless dedication to help and improve the lives of others within the borough has seen the two clock up nearly 70 years of service.   

Frederick Jones and Rita Giles - local residents receive MBE

Earlier on this year in June two local residents were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their outstanding contributions to society.

Last night (22.11.2012) Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham, The Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Anthony Ramsey and many of the local Councillors came together to thank and congratulate Rita and Fred for all the work they have done over the years.

Dagenham heroes named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

A group of individuals from Barking and Dagenham have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to society, and have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list to receive MBE's.