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Rogue landlord to pay almost £135,000 or go to jail

A landlord who illegally converted a Barking property into two separate flats has been ordered to pay almost £135,000 or face going to prison. Mr Akram Hussain converted the three-bed family home on Glenny Road, Barking, into two self-contained flats – a one bed and a two bed – without planning permission. An investigation by …
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Updated: Public reassurance statement following the fire at Grenfell Tower

Following the tragic news about the fire at Grenfell House in Kensington, Council officers have been working with the London Fire Brigade to reassure residents that expert advice is being taken and everything possible done to make sure our housing blocks are safe. Since the incident last week we can confirm: The style of cladding used …
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We want to hear your views on gambling

Residents have been urged to make their views known on a consultation on tougher controls on gambling in the borough. The consultation features an online questionnaire which seeks views on the issue and the council’s policy to new licensing of gambling establishments. Councillor Laila Butt, Cabinet Member Enforcement and Community Safety, said: “We are not …
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Council Leader calls for community spirit

People across Barking and Dagenham have been urged to come together as one community following the tragic attack at Finsbury Park. During a visit to the Al Madina Mosque in Barking with colleagues from the Police, The Leader of the Council reassured residents that the council will continue to work with its partners to keep …
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Celebrate Eid at Barking Market

Residents from all walks of life are invited to join in Eid celebrations at a specially extended Barking Market on Tuesday, 27 June. The market will be open between 9am and 7pm and, as well as longer browsing hours, there will be lots to see and do with live entertainment, delicious food, and family fun …
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Council wants millions to visit leisure centres

As part of its drive to get the borough in shape, Barking and Dagenham Council has tasked its newly appointed leisure provider with the mission to bring in two million visitors a year to the borough’s leisure centres and athletics stadium. The challenge to Sports Leisure Management Ltd (SLM) – which was today named ‘preferred …
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Who will be crowned The Roundhouse Battle of the Bands winner?

Calling all bands – you could be in with a chance of performing at one of London’s most historic venues, playing on the main stage of a major music festival and winning £500 in the process. The Roundhouse Battle of the Bands 2017 kicks off next month, giving bands from around the London and Essex …
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What makes a good neighbour?

Residents are being asked to give their views about what it means to be part of their local neighbourhood and the local community for a chance to win a new 32GB iPad. From keeping gardens clean and tidy to checking on elderly neighbours or parking responsibly, people will be asked to choose from 19 community …
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Fashion crime costs tricky ‘Vicky’

An east London man has received a suspended one year prison sentence for selling counterfeit clothing following a raid by Barking and Dagenham Council enforcement officers. Vicky Singh of Romford Road, Manor Park, received his sentence at Snaresbrook Crown Court last Friday (9 June) for selling up to £ 35,000 worth of fake fashion goods …
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Escape the city this weekend and head to the Eastbrookend Country Fair

The ‘Lamb National’ sheep race, a falconry display and traditional chainsaw carving are just some of the exciting events that will be on display at this weekend’s Eastbrookend Country Fair. Sunday 18 June sees the return of Dagenham’s popular family day out in the rural setting of Eastbrookend Country Park. A whole host of activities …
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