Search

Rainham MP unveils plaque to mark battle to try to save factory

11:45 02 April 2013

Julie Haynes and Mark Holloway with MP Jon Cruddas

Julie Haynes and Mark Holloway with MP Jon Cruddas

Archant

Dozens of messages of support for Remploy employees, including from Havering and Brentwood, feature on a plaque presented to former shop stewards.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas received a number of moving messages from members of the public while he was campaigning to keep the factory in Longreach Road, Barking, open.

Many say how much the factory workers are valued by the local community and how sad it would be if the firm closed.

Mr Cruddas presented the plaque to former Remploy shop stewards Julie Haynes and Mark Holloway on March 22.

The government-subsidised factory, which employed about 80 physically and mentally disabled people, was closed down in August last year. The decision was criticised by Mr Cruddas and a number of organisations and residents.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

07:00
Brittons School principal Stuart McLaughlin.

A school judged by inspectors to have “serious weaknesses” is turning things around with a revamped leadership structure and a new PRIDE mantra.

Greater Anglia train

Due to a speed restriction over a defective track at Romford station, Greater Anglia trains will be subject to slight delays and cancellations until approximately 10am.

Yesterday, 17:40
The Railway Hotel in Hornchurch

A pub chain is facing a large fine after it was found guilty of serving an unsafe Christmas dinner, which a woman died after eating.

Yesterday, 15:54
An image from inside the suspected diesel plant in Upminster

A suspected illicit diesel plant has been found in Upminster.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

Darren Wilson described what happened when he stopped his police car to speak to Mike Brown before the shooting.

Eddie said that despite being sexually attracted to children, he’s never committed a crime and that there’s many more like him.

PM speaks out after Lee Rigby report is made public calling one internet firm a ‘safe haven’.

Social network named in media reports as the platform used by extremists and criticised in government report.