Jon Cruddas MP has welcomed news that at last action is being taken on the scandalously high building insurance costs that have been forced on leaseholders and shared owners. Jon has mounted a campaign on behalf of leaseholders of apartments in Dagenham and Rainham to cut the premiums being charged by insurance companies and then recharged by the buildings owners to leaseholders in inflated service charges.
Jon Cruddas MP has pursued his campaign to halt the rip off being suffered by leaseholders and shared owners of apartments. Service charges levied by freeholders of blocks of flats have been escalating to the point where many families in Dagenham and Rainham are now desperately struggling to make ends meet.
Jon Cruddas MP has been pressing for a waiver of Community Infrastructure Levy payments proposed to be imposed on the residents of Wennington Village who lost their homes in the July 2022 wildfires when the houses are rebuilt.
Jon Cruddas MP has taken up with government Ministers the scandalously high building insurance premiums faced by local leaseholders.
Residents from Orchard Village have brought many complaints about repair and anti social behaviour issues to Ward councillors, Matt Stanton and Trevor Mckeever and Labour MP, Jon Cruddas. The Orchard Village estate is owned and managed by Clarion Housing Association.
In March Clarion Housing confirmed that a specialist contractor was being consulted to remove cladding and other potentially flammable materials from the external areas of buildings on the Orchard Village estate. This week Jon Cruddas MP contacted Clarion for an update as works were due to begin this month.
Earlier this month Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham was presented with the YMCA award where he is hereby recognised as a Parliamentary Patron of YMCA England and Wales.
Beam Park Labour campaigners, Matt Stanton and Trevor McKeever met with Clarion Housing Association at Passive Close Rainham to present residents' complaints.
Following last week's revelations which highlighted the Government had pulled funding for a new station on the Beam Park development site, Jon Cruddas MP has now learned that the proposed new c2c station was fully funded by the Greater London Authority and developers. In addition to the construction, the GLA and London Mayor's office had also offered the Department of Transport £10million to protect the Government against the cost of operational deficit for the first 10 years.