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Affordable energy in the pipeline for East London residents

More residents will be supplied with affordable heating and hot water by early next year thanks to locally powered green energy delivered by B&D Energy Ltd. Thanks to a successful grant application the council owned company has today secured £1.1m from the Government which will be matched by £1.5m of Council funding to deliver low …
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Electrical fault at All Saints Catholic School

Due to a significant electrical fault outside the school, the school is without power. Year 7 – 9 pupils will be accommodated and will remain in school. However, the older students in Year 10 – 13 will be dismissed during Period 4, between 12.25 and 1.25pm and should arrive home with a letter. Any pupil …
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Barking and Dagenham to support good causes with launch of local lottery

Barking and Dagenham Council is intending to launch a new online community lottery to help financially support local good causes. If approved, the ‘Barking and Dagenham Lottery’ will be the first of its kind in London, making the east London borough among the first few local authorities in the country to launch such a scheme. …
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Another result in relentless pursuit of rogue landlord

A rogue landlord has been fined and ordered to pay costs of nearly £13,000 by magistrates for renting out an overcrowded and illegally converted house and a ‘bed in shed’. Petko Borisov of Ryecroft Road, Lewisham, was brought before Barkingside Magistrates Court this month (7 April), following an investigation by Barking and Dagenham Council officers …
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Nearly quarter of a million set to be paid out by rogue landlord

A Barking woman has been forced to pay out over £235,000 for renting out illegal bedsits following a proceeds of crime case brought before Snaresbrook Crown Court by Barking and Dagenham Council last week (12 April). Zoofshan Malik of Upney Lane, Barking, was ordered to pay the massive sum by Recorder Milliken Smith after she …
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Blockbuster borough set to Be First stop for creative industries

Barking and Dagenham Council’s burgeoning reputation as London’s creative hotspot took another boost following a reception packed with developers and investors, themed around the regenerational power of the art, film and media related industries. Speaking at the event last night in the Broadway Theatre, Councillor Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, told the …
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A new Director for a new kind of Council

Barking and Dagenham Council has announced the appointment of the Director of one of its newest services. Robert Overall will be taking up his role as the Director of My Place on 18 April following his successful interview this week. His role will be to develop and oversee an innovative, new in-house team, managing all the …
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Barking business owner pleads guilty to peddling dangerous skin lightening cream

A business woman has pleaded guilty and will be out of pocket by nearly £21,000 thanks to persistent work of the council’s trading standard officers. She appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 28 March charged with sustained period of offending between April 2014 to March 2015. Ashwinder Sachdeva, Director of Glamour Touch UK Limited at …
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Former day centre re-opens as a nursery with first class facilities

The Maples – a former day centre for adults with learning difficulties was reopened as a nursery yesterday. It will provide 80 full-time places for children aged 0-5 in Barking and Dagenham. Over 300 children will eventually benefit from the Gascoigne facility once the new nursery is operating at full capacity. A variety of different …
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