Saturday, May 26, 2018

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”.

The first ever injunction banning gypsies and travellers from setting up camp on sites across the borough was granted by the High Court.

Catchy pop may not spring to mind when you consider where to ditch your yoghurt pot.

A ban on gypsies and travellers setting up camp on sites across the borough is due to be heard in the High Court tomorrow.

A park turned even greener at the weekend after thousands of extra trees were planted by an army of volunteers.

Residents are being urged to share their thoughts on plans to transform Barking and Dagenham’s parks.

A cashless parking scheme traders branded “soul-destroying” has been backed by readers.

Rubble, rat traps, needles and syringes dumped in a private car park next to a nursery led to council intervention.

Bird-fanciers are clashing with other residents and the Council over the borough’s most historic site.

A campaigner who is fighting to bring back green garden waste collections says she is hopeful after a council scrunity group agreed to support her petition last night.

Barking and Dagenham is the fourth worst borough in the capital when it comes to recycling.

A managing director is helping his former school reduce its carbon footprint.

Residents have until the end of today to register their opinions on crime and policing in the borough.


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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