24 June 2022: As industrial action by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) on the UK rail network continues, customers using the c2c line are reminded to only travel on Saturday 25 June if their journey is essential. Significant disruption is expected on all lines.
To mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25 June, Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has thanked our UK Armed Forces for their “crucial role in defending our communities at home and abroad”
Today (23.06.22) Jon Cruddas MP has submitted a representation to the Ultra-Low Emission Zone consultation, urging a delay until certain conditions are met to reduce the negative impact on his constituents. The submission is a response to proposals which would expand the ULEZ London-wide on 29 August 2023.
The RMT have announced three days of strike action across the national rail and underground network starting next week. The strike days are Tuesday 21 June, Thursday 23 June, and Saturday 25 June, and are a response to two separate disputes. One with the National Rail Network and one with London Underground.
Clean Air Day is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools, and the health sector to raise awareness of how air quality affects our health and the environment. Every year, air pollution is responsible for 36,000 deaths in the UK and in recent years the air pollution in London has been recorded at ‘illegal’ levels.
*Photo Credit: Chris Redgrave, Historic England Archive
England Swims, a new national campaign has been launched by Swim England, the governing body for swimming. The aim of the campaign is to encourage those from ethnically diverse communities to give their views and experiences of aquatics – helping to make water-based activities more accessible for everyone.
Communities across Great Britain are preparing to celebrate a long bank holiday weekend for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and there are a whole host of fantastic family events in both Barking and Dagenham and Havering.
The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2022 was 4,235. This represents a ra