Barking and Dagenham Council will remember Jo Cox on the first anniversary of her death

PUBLISHED: 13:03 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:57 14 June 2017

Jo Cox  was murdered in June last year. Picture: BRENDAN COX

Jo Cox was murdered in June last year. Picture: BRENDAN COX

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Residents in Barking and Dagenham are encouraged to take part in a series of events being held in the borough in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

The Great Get Together events

June 17 - Studio 3 Arts Summer Party, Galleon Community Centre, Boundary Road, Barking, from 12 Noon to 6pm.

Display of local art work, a craft fair, and a range of family-friendly activities.

June 18 – Eastbrook End Country Fair and Picnic, Eastbrook End Country Park, Dagenham, from 11am to 4pm.

Falconry shows, pony rides, go-karts, sheep racing, traditional wood craft, bouncy castle, live music and ‘The Great Get Together’ Picnic.

June 18 - Growing Communities Dagenham ‘Get Together, Cook Together’ at Central Park, Dagenham, from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Make your own crisps and pesto dips with ingredients fresh from the farm.

The Great Get Together will see people from around the country sharing food and taking part in a celebration of what they have in common.

The event marks the first anniversary of Jo’s tragic death on June 16 last year.

Councillor Saima Ashraf, deputy leader and cabinet member for community leadership and engagement, said: “We know people lead busy lives and that is why The Great Get Together is the perfect opportunity for everyone to take time out and meet their friends, neighbours and other people in their community.

“It looks like it will be a fantastic weekend, so I would urge everyone to come and celebrate everything that we have in common. Let’s stand strong together, as one borough, one community.”

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