After several weeks of refurbishment, Saturday 04th October saw the grand opening of the Robert Jeyes Chadwell Heath Community Centre. The centre still has all the fantastic library facilities but with added services, bringing all aspects of the community into one place. New services include; an Active Age Centre, a Children’s Centre, Green Shoes Arts will also be based in the Centre, along with food collection services to support the local food banks.

Since 2012 Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has been in discussion about how to bring together all of the council, voluntary and faith organisations in the borough. On Friday 11th October ‘BanD Together’ (Barking and Dagenham Together) was launched.

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