Last night I attended a public meeting with James Brokenshire MP to enable the local community to have their say on the proposed Rainham Jail. There were over 150 attendees to the event, including James and the Leader of the Council, Michael White, and the mood of the evening was definitely AGAINST the proposals.
Residents left the meeting buoyed and confident that their local representatives were doing everything they can to prevent this from being built, in an area that is earmarked for highly skilled workers to create jobs, and encourage aspirations for Rainham residents, including investment in new businesses, and creating the opportunity for people to live and work in Rainham.
A number of good ideas came out of the event, and it was clear that representatives from the Council from all parties are working closely with James on this, and helping the residents with their campaign. Cllr John Clark who represents the constituents of South Hornchurch also attended (pictured).
This morning I was out with John Moss (who would love to still be CF age!) in Dagenham helping Havering CF with some of the delivery there.