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Make your borough proud and join the crowd

Local voluntary groups have been invited to a launch event for a new digital funding project which will raise £120,000 for community schemes. In partnership with Crowdfunder, the event is open to local groups who want to find out how they can pitch their projects and have the opportunity to win funding of up to …
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Council flies flag at half-mast for Westminster terror attack

Flags are flying at half-mast on all council buildings as Barking and Dagenham Council staff and councillors observed a minute’s silence at 9.33am today in response to yesterday’s tragic attack. In a message of defiance, Council Leader Cllr Darren Rodwell said: “We strongly condemn yesterday’s attack on London and the symbol of our democracy. Our …
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Days to go to sign up for garden waste collection

Over 4,000 residents have already signed up to the Green Garden Waste Service, meeting the 19 March deadline to guarantee a collection from 3 April. Councillor Lynda Rice, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene, said: “It’s great that we have had 4,000 households sign up. I am really pleased to say the new service …
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Happy birthday Vera!

Barking and Dagenham Council leader, Councillor Darren Rodwell on behalf of the borough has wished Dame Vera Lynn 100th birthday today. Vera – known as the Forces’ Sweetheart in the Second World War, is a former resident of the borough. Cllr Rodwell said: “Vera is a national legend who has given so much to the …
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It’s the E-Team

In 2016 Barking and Dagenham Council launched a manifesto on what you the residents wanted in your borough.  We have listened to your views and are launching a new joined up street and parking enforcement team who will collaboratively give a great enforcement approach to tacking all forms of enviro crime and illegal and inconsiderate …
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Council seeks suspected Gatwick flytipper

An east London council has issued an appeal to help it find a suspected fly-tipper dumping rubbish in an alleyway.   Barking and Dagenham Council wants to hear from anyone with information about a driver of a caged van who they think is responsible for dumping large bits of wood and board behind shops in Dagenham …
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Pitch up to a summer of festivals

Local groups, clubs and businesses are being offered the opportunity to showcase themselves at this year’s Summer of Festivals. The council is offering free pitches for charities and organisations in the third sector and very competitive charges for businesses and traders to exhibit at any of our events this summer, which includes Barking Folk Festival, …
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We want to transform our parks for the better

Residents have been urged to get involved in Barking and Dagenham Council’s quest to transform the borough’s parks. As part of this ambition, the council has launched an online consultation. The consultation which ends on 24 April, will feed into a wider strategy and master plan to improve access to, and the quality of, the …
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Days to go to sign up for garden waste collection

Days are rapidly running out for green fingered residents to sign up to the Green Garden Waste Service. Nearly 3,000 have already signed up for the service. But those who want to guarantee their collection for this year, the 19 March deadline to sign up is looming large. Councillor Lynda Rice, Cabinet Member for Environment …
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Dog neutering at a snip

Dog lovers in Barking and Dagenham in receipt of benefits have been urged to take up an amazing offer to get their pooch neutered for just £35. The council’s dog warden service has teamed up with The Dog Trust, to offer borough residents who are in receipt of benefits a £35 neutering voucher for the …
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