The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2016 was 1,612. This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 174th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

Do you live in Rainham and want to know more about the things happening across the ward? Havering Council produce monthly updates in the form of an e-newsletter letting residents know about upcoming events, local news, and updates for ongoing issues in the local area.

This month the focus is on the huge investment and development planned to transform the A1306 and its industrial surroundings. There is also a competition for budding photographers in the local area. You can also find out when the next drop in session is with your Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

Green spaces are at the heart of every community. They represent a space where people have precedence, a space where they are free from cars and concrete, where the eye is drawn to trees and skylines, not concrete and glass. A safe space for children to play, families to congregate, converse and communities to learn about each other.

Jon Cruddas, the MP for Dagenham & Rainham, has opposed government plans to cut funding for Fire and Rescue Services by 20%. A passionate supporter of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), Jon is concerned that the cuts will compromise the capacity of hardworking firefighters to provide lifesaving 24/7 emergency services for a wide range of hazards.

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, was pleased to attend the Universal Peace Foundation’s Youth Achievement Awards 2016 honouring young leaders at an event in Parliament last month. He was very grateful to have the opportunity to honour his constituent Natasha Doughty and other young achievers that well deserved recognition for their dedication and hard work.

Polling Day is imminent and the people of the United Kingdom are about to take the biggest decision in a generation regarding the country’s membership of the European Union. Local MP Jon Cruddas has a long history of consulting residents on issues that stand to have a substantial impact on the local area and the EU referendum was no different. Over the last month teams of volunteers have been busy delivering a consultation survey to around 20,000 homes across Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park, equating to roughly half of the households in the constituency.

Havering council alongside Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust have suggested that the centralisation of sexual health services for the three boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge at Barking Hospital would be a positive move forward for sexual healthcare, increasing efficiency and quality of service.

The Port of London Authority recently launched a campaign as part of the Cleaner Thames Campaign where artist Michelle Reader created a sculpture made of litter to highlight the amount of dumped rubbish found in the Thames. Experts from the Royal Holloway University of London had conducted extensive research to find that 75% of Thames Flounder fish had consumed plastic. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas actively advocated his support.

On 20th April Jon Cruddas MP attended a parliamentary reception organised by Cancer52, a coalition of more than 80 charities representing rare and less common cancers. The reception was hosted and addressed by Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), John Baron MP.

MP JOINS THAMES WATER’S FIGHT AGAINST FATBERGS

  • MP joins forces with Thames Water to raise awareness of sewer blockage
  • Demonstration proves “flushable” wipes don’t degrade in sewers, with only the three Ps flushable: poo, pee and toilet paper
  • 3,452 blockages cleared from Dagenham and Rainham sewers in last three years while 13 properties have been flooded with sewage

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