Current Campaigns

Tackling dog theft

Over the past week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has been contacted by a number of concerned residents regarding the recent spate of dognapping incidents in the area.As a dog owner Jon Cruddas MP shares the concerns raised by constituents and has been liaising with the local police to... READ MORE

Action on Rainham Floods

Rainham Village has suffered repeated flooding in recent months. Many residents in Brookway, South Hall Drive, Stirling Close and nearby roads had flood water enter their homes causing damage to property and long lasting disruption and distress to families.Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham... READ MORE

Fire Safety Campaign

Four years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and ten years after the Lakanal House fire in which five people lost their lives, the Government has come forward with changes to fire safety law. Jon Cruddas MP supports this long-overdue Bill, but the Government must go further and faster on fire... READ MORE

Controlled parking zone campaign

In just three weeks 1151 residents have responded to the informal controlled parking zone consultation launched by Jon Cruddas MP, with 989 completing an online survey, 54 direct emails and 108 responses by post. 86% of constituents taking part said they did not support the scheme and 70% of people have expressed that there was poor communication between the community and council, with many pointing out the unfortunate timing of the consultation when residents were preoccupied with the pandemic. Read more.
Perhaps LBBD should take a leaf out of Hackney’s book on how to communicate residents.
The first I knew of the CPZ was when the lines appeared, it’s absolutely appalling.
If this is for our benefit the council should change the hours and give free weekend parking
We did not receive any letters, lived here 40years. Disappointing.
There has never been a parking problem on the Rylands, now thanks to the council there is.
It is an absolute joke. Just another way to get more money from residents.
I can see the point of cpzs near tube stations – but this isn’t an issue on the Rylands
Why ask what residents think and then totally disregard the outcome!?
I am in my 70s without online access so couldn’t take part in the consultation.
Terribly organised, bad communication. RIDICULOUS rules.
Cynical money-making exercise that’s created parking issues where none existed.
Dropped kerbs being refused and we have to pay to park in the street. Something not right.
Carers and health visitors need free permits, or this policy will hurt the most vulnerable.
I’ve had more trouble parking since restrictions came in. Not enough bays.
I don’t have a computer or smartphone, there was no way for me to respond.
We were not consulted about this we were sent letters TELLING us the CPZ is happening.
I did not receive any information about this, so a bit puzzled when the lines appeared.
They have cunningly pushed these plans through without our knowledge.

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.

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Our Successes

Police Station
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
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
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

 Following last week’s revelations which highlighted the Government had pulled funding for a new station on the Beam Park development site, Jon... read more
 Saint Francis Hospice reached out to Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham regarding the government’s 3% pay increase for NHS workers. St Francis... read more
 On Friday (10.09.21) residents of Dagenham Village met with Jon Cruddas MP on Church Street to accept a petition against the Controlled Parking Zone... read more

Latest Rainham News

 Following last week’s revelations which highlighted the Government had pulled funding for a new station on the Beam Park development site, Jon... read more
 The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2021 was 5,775. This represents a rate of 8.2% of the economically... read more
 Following rumours that the opening of a new Beam Park c2c station between Rainham and Dagenham Dock had been pushed back due to funding issues, Jon... read more

Community Focus

Corbets Tey at The Avelon

Corbets Tey at The Avelon is located in South Hornchurch Ward in Rainham and is an extension of Corbets Tey Specialist School in Upminster. Corbets Tey provide a flexible and personalised curriculum to students age 16-25 with additional and complex needs. Their aim is to provide a meaningful and... read more

Build On Belief

At the beginning of July, Jon Cruddas MP's team had the pleasure of visiting Build On Belief at St Lukes Church on Dagenham Road. Build On Belief specialises in designing, implementing and running weekend services for people who are struggling with, or are in recovery from their substance use;... read more

Wellgate Community Farm

At the beginning of June, Jon Cruddas MP's team had the pleasure of visiting Wellgate Community Farm. Wellgate Community Farm began its life in 1982, set up by local volunteers as a project which would encourage local participation in all aspects of the Farm's activity. The name Wellgate is derived... read more

Lightnin Drama Group

Lightnin Drama group is a Rainham based performing arts group run by Sue Ospreay - a lady well and truly embedded into the local community for all her hard work over the years. Come September, Sue will have been running the school for 41 years! Sue Ospreay said: "You may well ask why I've been... read more

The National Gardening Scheme

This week, Jon Cruddas MP's team had the pleasure of meeting with Dagenham resident, horticultural enthusiast and charity volunteer, John Seaman. John is part of the National Garden Scheme in Essex. The scheme gives visitors access to over 3500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales. 100... read more
Charity Begins at Home - Essex

Charity Begins at Home – Essex

‘Charity Begins at Home – Essex' is a new Charity shop that has recently opened in Rainham Village making it the only charity shop for residents living in Rainham. For years, Joe Norman and his wife Ann have always been involved with supporting charities such as St. Francis Hospice, The British... read more