This week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham pledged his support for the Communication Workers Union (CWU) #SaveOurPostOffice campaign. The campaign was launched by the CWU to halt the ‘franchising’ of 74 Crown Post Offices to WHSmith. If the move takes place it will mean 60 per cent of the Crown Network which existed in 2013 will be gone following years of incremental privatisation.

Jon Cruddas MP ‘cuts the ribbon’

Modern open-plan retail environment

Opening hours extended by 41 hours a week

Access to Post Office® services seven days a week

Same wide range of Post Office® services available

To celebrate the launch of the new Rainham Post Office, Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham ‘cut the ribbon’ at an opening ceremony at 2:30pm Friday 27 June 2014.

Local services under threat

Jon Cruddas' monthly Barking and Dagenham Post column outlined the pressing issues that currently face the local area in terms of services.


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.

For the past few months local residents of Dagenham have been voicing their opinions and concerns over the fate of the Dagenham Heathway Post Office. Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has received many letters, emails and phone calls on the issue. A public meeting has now been arranged and will take place at: Dagenham Village Community Hall, Vicarage Road, RM10 9SD on Thursday 18th July from 5.30pm onwards.

For the past few months local residents of Dagenham have been voicing their opinions and concerns over the fate of the Dagenham Heathway Post Office. The Heathway Post Office is a bustling centre and is one of the very few in the borough still owned by the Post Office.

For the past couple of months local residents in Dagenham have voiced their concerns over the fate of the Post Office at Dagenham Heathway. This is one of the very few centres in the borough still owned outright by the Post Office.