Becontree Intro

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Becontree Stories

 

Jon is writing a book about the 100 year history of the becontree estate, which was the largest social housing project in the country at the time. It was a landmark development that shaped a generation, moving people from poor deteriorated housing in East London into a purpose built community. Jon want's to hear your family stories and memories about life on the becontree estate, from when it was first built to modern day.

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Our Current Campaigns

Campaign for diesel production

 Dagenham Diesel Centre produces 1 million engines annually and it employs 3,000 workers or contractors. It's at risk because of changes to the Government's approach to diesel. Clean diesel engines are the way forward and the Government needs to give its backing.

Battling Mini Moto Yobs

The scooter gang problem is escalating and the current 'no pursuit' policy just isn't going to allow the police to crackdown on these villains. My petition which only launched a few days ago already has well over 1,000 signatures. These gangs are an epidemic and this is one of the stand out issues... READ MORE

Fighting to save the A&E

You will know how long we have been fighting against proposals to close the A&E at King George Hospital in Goodmayes. We've been fighting for over 6 years. And if health bosses think we are losing heart then they had better think again. We're still here and we're still fighting. You may already... READ MORE

Hands off our Healthcare

Throughout my time as the MP I have consistently fought for our local NHS but over the years government cuts have resulted in the dramatic loss of services in Havering. The Mardyke surgery was closed and never replaced, services at Rainham and South Hornchurch have been reduced, the Mungo Park GP closed leaving over 3,000 residents having to travel further afield for appointments and now reports that the Spring Farm GP surgery in Upminster Road North is to close in the Spring.  

The reduction of services has left Queen's Hospital under increasing pressure and enough is enough. I'm calling on NHS England and the government to deliver additional health facilities and services in Havering. https://joncruddas.org.uk/hands-off-our-healthcare

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Our Successes

Police Station
Saved
On Wednesday 1st November 2017 On Wednesday 1st November 2017 after a three month campaign led by Jon Cruddas MP, and supported by the council, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime has announced that Dagenham police station has been saved.  This was an another example of people power winning... READ MORE
Prison
Stopped
In the last seven years there have been two proposals to build a ‘super-prison’ in Dagenham & Rainham, and both times the community mobilised and knocked the plans back. In 2009 15,000 residents signed a petition against the proposals to build a 1,500 capacity prison at the Beam Park site... READ MORE
Civic Centre
Saved
After eighteen months of campaigning, which included a survey to all 30,000 households in Dagenham, over 4,000 petition signatures, 33 video testimonies from members of the public, and a candle lit vigil which attracted over 400 local residents – the future of the iconic Dagenham Civic Centre was... READ MORE

Latest Dagenham News

Image left to right; Jon Cruddas MP, Angling Trust CEO Jamie Cook, Charles Walker MP After a hectic and successful week navigating the consequences... read more
 Due to the heavy rainfall of the past few days the Environment Agency have issued a Flood Warning for River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch. This means... read more
On 12 January 2021 images hit social media of food parcels delivered by Chartwells to children entitled to free school meals. These parcels were... read more

Latest Rainham News

Image left to right; Jon Cruddas MP, Angling Trust CEO Jamie Cook, Charles Walker MP After a hectic and successful week navigating the consequences... read more
 Due to the heavy rainfall of the past few days the Environment Agency have issued a Flood Warning for River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch. This means... read more
On 12 January 2021 images hit social media of food parcels delivered by Chartwells to children entitled to free school meals. These parcels were... read more