This week Jon Cruddas MP has received a letter from Royal Mail about their popular Christmas Stamp Competition, which will be returning for 2017. The aim of the competition will ensure children at primary school or being home-schooled in your Dagenham and Rainham constituency the chance to create the official Christmas stamp for 2017 and appear on millions of items of mail being delivered over the Christmas period.

With the help of Jon Cruddas, elderly residents living at the Wyhill Walk Sheltered Housing area in Dagenham have secured additional post box facilities.

The decision by the Royal Mail group to grant the post box is great news for the residents who were previously forced to walk a distance to post any letters. The newly installed box will enable many to keep in touch with relatives and receive important post where previously they simply could not.

On Friday 12th December Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park visited Royal Mail’s Rainham Delivery Office ahead of the festive season. As everyone knows Christmas is the busiest time of year for the postal service, with a three to four per cent rise in letter traffic owing to the massive amount of Christmas cards. The office manager also highlighted that there can be a rise of up to ten per cent in parcel traffic at the sorting 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.

Dog Awareness Week

Dog Awareness Week runs between 15th-19th July this year and aims at highlighting the dangers of vicious dog attacks across the country. This year the Communication Workers Union and the Royal Mail will be working together alongside dog owners to ensure that animals are kept under control when postmen/women call to deliver mail.