Search

Dagenham and Rainham MP launches petition to get more funding for policing

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 September 2018

Jon Cruddas' Time on Crime campaign aims to get more funding for police. Picture: Andrew Achilleos

Jon Cruddas' Time on Crime campaign aims to get more funding for police. Picture: Andrew Achilleos

Archant

The MP for Dagenham and Rainham is launching a petition to get the government investing more in policing.

Jon Cruddas’ Time on Crime campaign is calling for a new government strategy which will prioritise areas of high crime in London.

The campaign comes after a rise in knife and moped related crime in Dagenham and Rainham in the last year.

Jon Cruddas said: “The bottom line is that we need more investment in our police. That is why I am launching a constituency-wide campaign demanding better for Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park.

“There has been a visible increase in violent crime and while the mayor of London is doing what he can to support the Met Police, it is just a drop in the ocean.”

The petition will officially launch in Dagenham on October 27 and Havering on September 29. To collect signatures on your street, email andrew.achilleos@parliament.uk with your name and address and a subject line of CRIME AND POLICING PETITION.

To sign the petition as part of the MP’s survey on knife crime, visit joncruddas.org.uk/calling-time-crime.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

Marko Arnautovic’s future comes into doubt with Hammers, but is it just a smokescreen?

12:00

Dagenham 88 Runners paid their own tributes on the centenary of the First World War armistice at two different events.

10:00

First Division Knockout Cup: Lopes Tavares 1 May & Baker 6

The Diocese of Brentwood has announced plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in Barking and Dagenham.

08:00

South East Counties Under 16s Championship: London 3 Essex 4

Passengers on the Barking to Gospel Oak line have become used to delays and disruption in recent times.

A fire broke out at a homeless camp beside the busy highway between Barking and East Ham this morning, damaging shelters amid billowing plumes of black smoke.

09:00

Dagenham has topped a count of places in outer London where viewers still have black and white TV licences.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now