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Scam Awareness Month arrives in Barking and Dagenham

Have you ever been the victim of a major scam? What advice can residents get on how to avoid losing money? Scam Awareness Month takes place in June and has been designed to help take a stand against crimes and predatory practices which affect millions of people. The Council’s Trading Standards team have planned a …
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Get ready for Eid with Barking Market

Residents from all walks of life are invited to join in preparations for Eid at a specially extended Barking Market on Tuesday, 12 June. The market will be open between 9am and 7pm for multi-cultural celebrations, and as well as longer browsing hours there will be lots to see and do with a range of …
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Chadwell Heath resident fined for obstructing public highway

A resident from Chadwell Heath has been ordered to pay £370 after failing to comply with a notice to cut hedges on their property that was obstructing the public highway. Enforcement Officers were called to Roles Grove in December 2016 following an eyesore garden complaint and officers confirmed the land was severely overgrown and the …
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HerStory grants awarded

A number of grants have been awarded to groups organising ‘Women and Activism’ themed events in the borough, as part of the council’s HerStory programme. HerStory is a series of events that celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave a number of women in Britain the right to vote …
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Council launches recruitment drive to fill waste service vacancies

We have launched our biggest recruitment drive for several years in a bid to fill vacancies in the waste collection service. In total there are almost 70 vacancies open to hopeful applicants, with roles for drivers, loaders, street cleaners, supervisors, and office-based staff. The largest number of recruits required are loaders – people who lift …
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New Mayor appointed in Barking and Dagenham

Councillor Sanchia Alasia has been appointed as the new Mayor for Barking and Dagenham. During her year in charge, she has pledged to serve the whole borough that values and celebrates its diverse cultural communities and hopes to encourage young people to take an interest in health-related issues during 2018-19. Having worked in human resources …
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School up for top marks at national awards ceremony

A Barking and Dagenham school has been nominated for a prestigious national award. Jo Richardson Community School, on Gale Street, has been shortlisted in the School of the Year Award category in the Pearson Teaching Awards 2018. The award recognises the “power of a school to transform the life chances of children” and “bring cohesion …
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Dagenham market trader fined for flogging fake clothing brands

A trader at Dagenham Sunday Market has been ordered to pay over £3,000 after being caught selling fake goods. Mr Ranjit Larr, of Norfolk Road, Ilford, was found selling a variety of top designer brands including Christian Dior, Moncler, Ralph Lauren, and Superdry. When our trading standards officers searched the 48-year-old’s market store, they discovered …
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Council responds to Tuesday’s torrential rainfall

We responded to 25 separate flooding incidents yesterday as a result of the heavy downpours that hit the capital. Torrential rainfall blanketed the borough for much of the day, causing shoppers to rush for cover and temporarily affecting a number of local roads. Movers Lane was closed due to flood water and although it reopened …
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Summer of Festivals kicks off with a bang at Valence Time Tunnel

The Summer of Festivals is well and truly underway after 2,400 people went back in time and attended Valence Time Tunnel. The borough is braced for a number of big festivals in the coming weeks as Barking Folk, One Borough and Roundhouse are just a few of the big concerts that will be hitting Barking …
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