Last week Jon Cruddas MP joined local councillors and the Barking and Dagenham Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) in Marks Gate to discuss community investment opportunities. 

One of the key concerns raised by the community at past police meetings has been the lack of local activities and provision for young people. Residents of Marks Gate often feel cut off from the borough and concerns have been voiced regarding the poor transport links and accessibility to existing resources.

The First Big Local Community Forum Reception for the North Meets South Big Local Area will take place on Wednesday 26th February at 7.30pm at the Marks Gate Community Centre. For more details click HERE 

This event is targeted at local volunteers, community based businesses and tenant groups. If you would like to attend the event please contact Sian Penner Sian.penner@googlemail.com 

 

The Reverend Gayler and Marks Gate Community tell us about the work they do in our local area:


Big Society = Lots of Locals


The Church of England has been doing it for centuries.

The whole of England is divided into parishes with a person responsible for all the people living within the boundaries of that parish.  The average size is about 7000 people but with certain areas that can get stretched or increased.

Community: