Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Neighbours were left fuming claiming their bins had gone unemptied for weeks.

Fly-tipping set the borough back £384,000 last year, according to the council.

The state of Barking’s streets is hindering regeneration, a property development agent has said.

Parking permit charges in Barking and Dagenham will double for residents with the most polluting cars.

Barking and Dagenham residents have more showers than anyone else in the London, according to a new report on the affordability of fresh drinking water across the capital.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

A Barking action group are looking for volunteers to help them with a litter pick.

England only has a limited number of activities for this much sunny weather – so people in Dagenham have taken to counting butterflies.

Barking and Dagenham Council are looking to speak to a woman suspected of fly tipping in Dagenham.

Schoolchildren have gone wild in a week learning about how to save the planet.

Campaigners have warned the council could fail to meet recycling targets if it doesn’t get more government money.

The chief executive of energy regulator Ofgem visited a Dagenham street to see how a new scheme is helping to keep homes warm.

A school in Dagenham is receiving funding from the mayor to help make it more environmentally friendly.

Barking residents are being encouraged to save water in an ‘every drop counts’ campaign.

College students gave up their bank holiday to help clear the lake in Mayesbrook Park.

A campaign group has urged the council not to profit from wrecking the planet.

Instead of enjoying their day off from school Monday, thirteen Barking and Dagenham College students helped clean up rubbish around the lakes in Mayesbrook Park.

A pupil from Barking has won a nationwide poster competition for her artwork on recycling.

Residents in Barking and Dagenham have helped hand a fly tipper a £150 fine.

Imagine having to live next to a house that had this putrid pile of rubbish in its front garden.

Barking and Dagenham Council are seeking volunteers to help clear two big lakes in Dagenham before summer.

The borough’s Conservative and Labour parties have clashed over the “controversial” green garden waste charge.

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

A hunt for an alleged mystery flytipper in Barking has been launched by the council after footage emerged of a man depositing a bag of rubbish on a pavement.

A campaign to provide sustainable food in schools is offering £40,000 worth of grants to children in Barking and Dagenham.

Clean energy will provide all of Barking and Dagenham’s power by 2050, the council has pledged.

Abandoned vehicles, fly tips and tonnes of waste were removed in an major cleanup along River Road.

A campaign to tackle food waste and homelessness in the borough this winter has been launched.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

“My grandparents used to live down there. My parents’ first house was just here. My aunt and uncle used to live in that house on the corner. For me, this is personal.”

Council chiefs have launched a new fight against fly-tipping by posting CCTV footage of suspects online so they can be identified.

Almost a third of Barking and Dagenham’s household waste is now recycled, but the borough still lags well behind the national average, latest council figures reveal.

Canals feature in some of the most beautiful landscapes the capital has to offer, but among their number were some which didn’t survive to be admired in the present day.

Pupils are celebrating the reopening of their school’s beloved garden five months after it went up in flames.

Volunteers unhappy with the state of a public footpath took matters into their own hands and cleared up a huge collection of rubbish, filling a dumpster and several bin bags.

Barking and Dagenham residents received more than £23,000 in compensation from companies they had long running complaints against last year, new figures reveal.

A crackdown on boy racers could mean them paying up to £1,000 for stunts.

This is the latest state-of-the-art facility in the battle to increase recycling – and it’s in Dagenham.

A driver who threw a cigarette stub in the street has been ordered to pay more than £600 after failing to pay a £75 fine.

The council has pledged to stop tenants parking in a square children use to play football.

A landlord who illegally converted a three-bedroom house into two flats was ordered to pay almost £135,000 or face jail.

The hunt is on to find the cheeky fly-tippers who dumped 40 tonnes of rubbish near a primary school in Dagenham - twice in one week.

These four maps reveal stark differences in social inequality in Barking and Dagenham and show how the rich and the poor are sometimes living next door to each other.

A trader who blames double yellow lines for a 50 per cent fall in profit is furious after the council missed its own deadline for implementing a new parking system to protect businesses.

Poor planning has been blamed for parking “anarchy” and “chaos” as residents brand developers’ efforts a “complete failure”.


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.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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