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

12:09
Brewery Shopping Centre exhibition.

A 13-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull when he was hit over the head with a scooter during a six-person shopping centre brawl.

10:56
Election candidates discussed a range of topics at a hustings held by Churches Together Upminster. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA

Zero-hours contracts, foodbanks and even broken manifesto promises were on the agenda at a hustings event.

10:19
Hall Mead school deputy head Jim Brooks is to retire

Top-grade students have helped their school receive national recognition for its GCSE success last year.

Yesterday, 17:32
Churches Together Upminster is set to hold a hustings event at Gaynes School tonight. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Archive

Churchgoers are set to quiz election candidates on the issues which matter to them.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

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

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder