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Dagenham landlord fined thousands for illegal outbuilding

A landlord who continued to adapt their property illegally despite warnings from the council has been found guilty of ignoring an Enforcement Notice from Barking and Dagenham Council to reduce the size of an outbuilding he had constructed.

Council enforcement officers became aware of the outbuilding in the rear garden of 78 Mayfield Road, Dagenham after it was reported to them by a neighbour.

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Thousands of illicit tobacco and vapes seized in planned operations

The selling of illicit tobacco and vapes is dangerous and last week, during a planned operation codenamed Operation CeCe, Trading Standards Officers from Barking and Dagenham Council took thousands of these illegal products off the streets.

Operation CeCe took place on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 September and over the two days, 18 premises were visited, of which five were found to have illegal cigarettes or vapes.

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Messy garden owner fined almost £600 by a Magistrate

A Chadwell Heath resident who ignored warning letters from Barking and Dagenham Council enforcement officers to clean up their garden has been found guilty in court.

Earlier this year, on Wednesday 1 February, Environmental Enforcement Officers responded to a complaint regarding an overgrown front and back garden at a property on Padnall Road, Chadwell Heath.


Find out what's happening in Barking & Dagenham

School Uniform Shops August 2023
FREE School Uniform Shops

Are you struggling to afford school uniform? The Baby Bank HQ will be hosting a series of FREE school uniform shops. All items are pre-loved and completely FREE to anyone that feels they are in need. These events will be held on:

Tuesday 1st August 10am - 2pm at Marks Gate Community Hub, Rose Lane, Marks Gate
Monday 14th August 10am - 2pm at North Romford Community Centre, Clock House Lane, Collier Row RM5 3JQ
Tuesday 29th August 10am - 2pm at Marks Gate Community Hub, Rose Lane, Marks Gate

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South Asian Heritage Month Celebration

Come and join us to help celebrate South Asian Heritage Month 2023. A fun filled family event with music, dancing, henna designs, food and much more!

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Table Top Sale at Valence Library Community Hub

Clothes, crafts, books, bric-a-brac and much more - grab yourself a bargain!