Friday, January 17, 2020

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.

Three men dumping bags on a residential street and two women using a pram to carry rubbish are among fly-tipping offenders to be caught on camera.

The public consultation deadline over controversial plans to expand flights at London City Airport has been put back, it has been revealed this evening.

City Hall's environment committee has called on airspace decision-makers to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Londoners over the commercial interests of City Airport.

A residents' association chairman has said forcing people to pay to park outside their homes is an attack on working people.

Thousands of households living under London City Airport's flight path are set to receive postcards as part of a campaign to prevent the weekend aircraft ban being lifted.

The council has voted to scrap the use of single-use plastics where possible after a unanimous vote by the borough's 51 councillors.

Seven hundred pupils demanded more be done to stop climate change as they took part in a school protest.

More than 4,500 noise complaints have been made across Barking and Dagenham since the start of 2018 - with a tiny cul-de-sac responsible for the most persistent rackets in the borough.

Balancing the needs of the economy and the environment a priority for Transport East

An exhibition about the River Roding has gone on display for the second time as part of an architecture festival.

A couple who hired a 'man with a van' to take away their rubbish have been fined for fly-tipping after he turned out to be an illegal dumper.

Meet the latest weapon in the war against dirty streets.

A cigarette tossed from a car has cost a Dagenham woman £689.

Plans to build three flood lit astro pitches and stands on Parsloes Park have been given the green light.

Barking and Dagenham is to receive a share of £6 million to tackle air pollution in the borough.

Three fly-tippers have been ordered to pay back more than £230,000 after they illegally dumped waste in a "highly-organised" operation in Barking, Havering and Essex.

Could you offer a new home to plants from one of the country's biggest flower shows?

Fines for fly-tipping in Barking and Dagenham will more than double from next month.

A £75,000 'grassroots' fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations "making a difference" to east London's community life.

Mouse crossings and duck crossings could soon appear at schools and nurseries in east London as part of a new national road safety campaign.

A Dagenham car repair shop has been ordered to pay a total of £1,668 after failing to prove how it disposed of waste.

In an effort to clean-up a Barking road, the council, police and government officials have carried out a 'major operation' to crack down on illegal work practices and anti-social behaviour.

A Goodmayes diabetic with low blood sugar was trapped under a car for 15 minutes when a gust of strong wind blew a 15ft tree on top of him.

Barking and Dagenham is one of the worst boroughs in London for environmentally friendly vehicles, a new report claims.

The council has been counted in the top 20 per cent for electric vehicle charging, a BBC study revealed.

City Airport has been working with 300 female pupils from east London to hone their skills and show them what opportunities there are in aviation.

The man in charge of street cleaning has suggested people should sweep the pavements outside their homes to keep neighbourhoods tidy.

An anti-social behaviour hotspot has been turned into a communal garden thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers.

Residents from Becontree estate were painted by the Dutch artist Wouter Osterholt from November 2017 to March 2018 as they came and went across the area.


Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

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