Last year on 27th November Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham attended the Dagenham PC Boxing Club's boxing show. The event was held at Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club.

Jon Cruddas was invited by Club Secretary Dan O'Sullivan as a guest of honour.

Last week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham visited one of the Bright Community Free Maths Centres located at Dagenham Heathway Library.

There are currently four such centres across the borough, offering free maths tuition to young children hoping to stimulate, encourage and enhance the student's interest in Mathematics at the formative stage.

In December 2013 Dagenham boxing club, with the help of Jon Cruddas MP, local councillors and LBBD finally secured a new lease. Since finalising the terms the club has been very actively sourcing funds to get a 5 year Development Plan off the ground. The new Lease was a key factor in obtaining grant funding.

Recently the club has secured a £50,000 grant from Sport England, with this the club is planning to start major improvement works.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in February 2014 was 2,440. This represents a rate of 5.0% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 184th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Barking and Dagenham College recognised for entrepreneurship excellence

A recently released Ofsted report has commended Barking & Dagenham College for its commitment to students and its support in helping them achieve success.

British Telecom (BT) is widely recognised as one of the UK's leading apprenticeship providers and has recently been recognised by the Learning Skills Council. BT is constantly working with learning providers across the country to help develop their ever growing apprenticeship scheme.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in March 2013 was 3,584. This represents a rate of 7.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 120th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

The number of claimants is 122 lower than in March 2012 and 3 lower than in February 2013. These data are not seasonally adjusted.

Community Focus: Dagenham and Redbridge FC

Dagenham and Redbridge FC (The Daggers) are committed to being at the heart of the Local Community and the club is more than just football.

Community:

The Young Entrepreneurial Challenge

Builddreams Education is an educational, training and service institution committed to exploring and understanding human consciousness and potential. Although based in Romford the project works in partnership with local education authorities, the pupil referral unit, the young offenders' institution, sports clubs, voluntary and religious organisations spanning across both Havering and Barking and Dagenham working to empower young people.

Community Focus: The Jim Arkell Youth Club

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