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Friday, July 5, 2013
The borough’s first Community Games kicked off today with a competition involving 650 schoolchildren.
Day one of the event saw 48 teams compete in eight different events at SportHouse and the Mayesbrook Athletics Arena.
There was also a renaming of the arena, which is now to be known as the Jim Peters Stadium, in memory of Dagenham’s famous athletics export who ran the first sub-two hour 20 minute marathon.
Tomorrow the Games continue but are open to families.
The Community Games comes after the council withdrew from the London Youth Games last year.
The Post is a media partner of the event.
West Ham defender James Tomkins has been fined £3,500 for assaulting a police officer.
Plans to transform the face of Barking town centre over the next four years dominated proceedings at this evening’s cabinet meeting.
A play of Walter Tull’s life will be staged at The Broadway theatre in Barking as the UK celebrates Black History Month.