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Nominations now open for the third Women’s Empowerment Awards

Barking and Dagenham Council is proud to announce it will be celebrating Women’s Empowerment Month for the third year this March with a series of different events. A key highlight of the month-long celebration is the Women’s Empowerment Awards which honours the achievements of women who live and work in the borough. The awards, now …
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More bobbies on the beat for borough

Barking and Dagenham entered a new era of local policing with the creation of a new pilot by the merger of policing across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge police. The pilot, one of the first in London – means that there will be much closer working across the local area. It is hoped that …
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Senior councillor urges community to play a role in fighting knife crime

Knife crime and teenage murders is a London-wide problem which can only be stopped by the whole community coming together to address the issue. This was the message from the council’s cabinet member for enforcement and community safety at a peace march in memory of 17-year-old Duran Kajiama Makongolo who was murdered last year. Cllr …
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Housing cheat ordered to pay £100,000 from ill-gotten gains

A Dagenham woman who pleaded guilty to subletting her council property and providing false information to purchase it under the Right to Buy Scheme, has been given three months to pay Barking and Dagenham Council nearly £100,000 or face a year’s imprisonment. Moshoodat Oladejo, aka Moshoodat Oshodi, who admitted to renting out her one bedroom …
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Council and police clampdown on ASB

Seven arrests were made in a joint police and council clampdown on anti-social behaviour in Barking town centre last month. The arrests were made for possession of knives and drugs, thefts and a racially related public order offence during the four week operation which started from 2 December. Several seizures of alcohol were made as …
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New year, new career opportunities

It’s a new year and an opportunity to start a new career as a range of childcare providers across the borough will be looking to recruit staff. Residents are invited to a childcare recruitment fair taking place at the Barking Learning Centre on Wednesday 18 January from 10am to 4pm. There will be a number …
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Series of road closures announced

A number of roads across the borough will be closed to traffic over the next few weeks due to essential work by utility companies. Diversions will be signposted and affected properties notified by the utility companies. They roads affected and the diversions include: Gainsborough Road, Dagenham will be closed at the junction with Butler Road …
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Kick start the new year with a £10 leisure centre membership

It is 2017 and the council leisure centres are encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle with a fantastic membership offer. People will be able to sign up to both Abbey and Becontree Heath leisure centres for only £10 which includes their joining and first month fees as long as they join by the 14 …
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Council Leader hails community spirit of local faith groups

The role of the borough’s faith organisations in working with the council to make sure no one is left behind has been praised by the Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council. This followed an announcement for proposals to temporarily relocate a food and clothes bank, a career and back to work project to the old …
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Christmas cheer spread by Barking postmen and women

Christmas is the busiest time of the year for postmen and women and earlier today, the leader of the Council, Councillor Darren Rodwell popped down to Barking Delivery Office to thank them all for their hard work. Delivery Office manager Sean Allen greeted Cllr Rodwell at 7.30am, to show him around the office and meet …
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