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Counterfeit watches seized
Thousands of pounds of counterfeit goods seized from a Barking shop

Trading Standards Officers from Barking and Dagenham Council are taking action against a shop after they confiscated 51 counterfeit items.

A council Community Safety Enforcement Officer tipped off the Trading Standards team who visited the shop on Wednesday 1 November. Officers discovered a large number of belts and watches of well known brands such as Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Gucci, Versace, Hermes, Rolex and Boss.

Street Doctor training
East London council staff trained on dealing with knife wounds

In a bid to equip their frontline staff for any situation, Barking and Dagenham Council have trained several officers in bleed first aid training on how to treat a stab wound.

The training was delivered by Street Doctors and officers from the council’s Trading Standards team, Community Safety, Environment Enforcement, Licensing, Antisocial Behaviour and Food Safety staff took part.

Flu and Covid-19 vaccination now available at local pharmacies

Eligible residents can now get their flu and Covid-19 vaccinations for free and on a walk-in basis at a number of pharmacies across the borough.


Find out what's happening in Barking & Dagenham

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Winter Hibernation Hunt

Ssssh! Woodland creatures large and small are hibernating inside Valence House. Can you find them all?

Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th October
10am – 4pm

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Autumn Art Attack

Embrace the colours of Autumn and make creations inspired by nature.

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Halloween Cupcake Decorating

Decorate some delicious spooky cupcakes in this fun workshop for children and make a fancy box for your cupcake creations. ​​