LBBD Youth Climate Summit 2022

On Monday 14 March 180 young people from across 31 schools came together at Jo Richardson Community School to participate in Barking and Dagenham’s first Youth Climate Summit. Facilitated by Votes for Schools, E.on, and Connected Kerb, it was a chance for young people to feed into the council’s Zero-Carbon Roadmap. Martin Offiah MBE, Brand … Read more LBBD Youth Climate Summit 2022

Member Champion for Climate Change Annual Report 2020/21

Over the last 12 months, we have seen a significant acceleration of global climate change, which has had local manifestations in Barking and Dagenham. We have seen flash floods and an unprecedented tornado rip through our streets. We have some of the poorest health outcomes relating to air pollution in London and the time for … Read more Member Champion for Climate Change Annual Report 2020/21

Recognition for our Teachers

Teachers are fast becoming the forgotten frontline in the covid recovery. There appears to be ample support within the labour movement calling for NHS pay rises, better working conditions for those in the gig economy, and greater protections for shopworkers – all valid and necessary campaigns – but very little by way of supporting those … Read more Recognition for our Teachers

World Wildlife Day 2021

This letter was published in The Barking and Dagenham Post on Wednesday 3 March 2021. Wednesday 3 March is World Wildlife Day. As I sit down to write this letter the sun is shining, and the daffodils are in bloom adding a splash of colour to Barking and Dagenham. Soon we will be greeted by … Read more World Wildlife Day 2021