Beam County Primary school is well on its way to becoming an eco-school. Over the past year their garden project has really grounded its roots in the local community and in the everyday lives of the pupils.
A public meeting was held at Village Community hall with the Communication Workers Union (CWU), Local Councillors, representatives of the Post Office and Jon Cruddas MP to discuss the proposed privatisation of the Dagenham Heathway Crown Post Office.
This year’s volunteer breakfast was another huge success, seeing around 80 local residents in attendance. All those who attended are regular volunteers helping to improve the local area through the network which has grown substantially throughout the past year.
Over the past couple of days payday loan companies have been hitting the headlines, highlighting an emerging ‘out of control’ sub-culture of high interest money lending. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has thrown his support behind a local credit union to promote responsible loans and secure, informed financial options.