Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Two people have been fined £400 for flytipping after featuring in the council’s “wall of shame” CCTV appeal video series.

Amateur photographers are encouraged to capture the Thames as it comes back to life after months of lockdown restrictions.

Views are being sought on revised, eco-friendly proposals to build more than 500 homes at the eastern end of Gascoigne estate.

A crackdown on flytipping has been launched which includes asking people committing grime crime if they are “tossers”.

Essex & Suffolk Water has launched an expansion of its Branch Out scheme with project funding up for grabs to help benefit the natural environment, wildlife and local communities in its area, including Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering.

Dame Anna Hassan has taken to sweeping her street and tackling fly-tippers in a bid to keep her neighbourhood clean.

Plans to create two new playgrounds, an interactive maze and nature areas in Central Park have been approved by Barking and Dagenham Council.

A fly tipper and litterer have been fined after being caught in the act by council officers.

A pair of flytippers have been fined £400 each after being caught on CCTV.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain could lead to flooding in London and the east of England, the Met Office has warned.

The council has rolled out 30 street cleaning barrows as part of a pledge to clean up the borough.

As the country enjoys what is thought to be some of the warmest days of the year so far, Essex & Suffolk Water is encouraging its customers to use water wisely.

Plans to cut the local authority’s greenhouse gases have taken a step forward.

The Student View is a charity that teaches young people from The Warren School and Dagenham Park CoE School how to spot misinformation and write real news stories about Barking and Dagenham to encourage them to engage with their communities. This is one of their stories.

The Student View is a charity that teaches young people from The Warren School and Dagenham Park CoE School how to spot misinformation and write real news stories about Barking and Dagenham to encourage them to engage with their communities. This is one of their stories

A trust which is revitalising a stretch of river has scooped up to £3,000 from an airport’s charity.

The number of large scale fly-tips in Barking and Dagenham has risen sixfold in less than a decade.

Unhappy that their area was being treated badly, children from one Dagenham primary school decided to do something about it.

A fly-tipper who illegally dumped the contents of an entire garage ended up nearly £2,000 out of pocket following a successful prosecution by Redbridge Council.

The council has brought three new electric vans as part of its commitment to reduce vehicle emissions in the borough.

Four men have been charged by detectives investigating the theft of around £120,000 from cash machines across Kent, Essex and London.

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

The borough has joined Toronto, New York City and Paris to be recognised as a “tree city of the world”.

A four-year-old isn’t worried about being forced to pay to park this toy car outside his granddad’s house.

Barking and Dagenham has become the latest council to declare a climate emergency in a bid to become “the green capital” of London.

Barking and Dagenham’s streets are set to get 272 new trees in a bid to improve air quality.

The number of people subjected to on-the-spot searches in Barking and Dagenham has almost doubled in a year. Here are the outcomes.

An idyllic snap of swans in the River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch Country Park is in the running to be named the Essex Wildlife Trust’s photograph of the year – and you could help it win the coveted award.

A landmark Court of Appeal judgment has criticised the use of wide injunctions targeting Gypsy and Traveller camps.

Barking and Dagenham Council is urging people to help the environment this year by signing up to its green garden waste scheme.

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has described it as “a little Shangri La in Dagenham”.

Two Barking schools have taken home prizes for their green-fingered designs.

Christmas is traditionally a time of extravagance and a chance to spoil loved ones with gifts, great food and merry cheer. But can we enjoy the festive season sustainably?

A “people-powered” project aimed at sprucing up the site where a pub once stood has been launched with carol singing and solar-powered Christmas tree lights.

Barking and Dagenham is among the top 10 worst places for air pollution, a study shows.

People in Barking and Dagenham are being asked to shape the borough’s future as the council opens consultations on the new Local Plan.

Volunteers have invited people to join them in planting a community orchard as part of their bid to tackle climate change.

Work on a new cycleway in Barking will begin early next year, TfL has announced.

Sixty neighbourhoods in Barking and Dagenham are among the 20pc most “deprived” in England, according to government figures.

Councils in east London have backed legislation that would give them more powers to combat air pollution.

Council bosses have been out getting their hands dirty to push the authority’s new strategy to tackle litter in the borough.

An affordable housing development in Barking has stood empty since June after a key contractor went bust with £46million of debts.

Six pollution-busting trees have found a new home at the Barking Riverside development.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport’s expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to “have a weekend break” from aircraft noise.

The vast majority of robberies in Barking and Dagenham are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough’s most crime-ridden streets.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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