Barking Riverside, Scrattons Farm and Thames View

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A performing arts centre is coming soon to your neighbourhood!

The Riverside School has embarked on an ambitious feat: to deliver a £6 million performing arts centre right in the heart of the Barking Riverside estate. To be based near the Riverside Campus, the Riverview Performing Arts Centre – as it is being called for now – is a project aimed at building a professional […]

Jus Jammin, the story continues

Jus Jammin has been an amazing journey so far! I created this concept as I am a huge fan of live music, hearty food and amazing art so why not bring it all together in one space?! Barking Riverside is such an amazing place that is growing day by day, but it lacks a place […]

Celebrating growth and welcoming all to our home at SENspired

Our home is feeling cozier and more welcoming than ever as we embrace an ever-growing community. Since we moved into the garden room at The Wilds this past July, SENspired has worked tirelessly to create a space where everyone feels safe, happy, and connected. It’s been a journey filled with dedication, growth, and new beginnings. […]

A year of Eat.Drink.Be!

The event started as a 4-hour trial which was just dedicated to all things beauty to see how that took off. Now it’s more of a wellness festival which has something for everyone. So if you would like to take part in a workshop, we have numerous available, alternating them each time so we can […]

Meet your Safer Neighbourhood Team

Hi, I’m PC Gary Jones, and I’m the Dedicated Ward Officer for Barking Riverside Ward. I have been a DWO in the area for around 6 years. Prior to the new ward boundaries being drawn, Barking Riverside Ward and Thames View Wards were combined in one big ward called Thames Ward. I worked on this […]

Kickstart the festive season at Barking Riverside’s Winter Warm Up

Bringing seasonal cheer to Barking Riverside, BRL will host a Winter Warm Up event on Wednesday 6th December at the brand-new Visitor Centre in Station Square. Taking place between 6pm and 9:30pm, guests will enjoy a medley of festive delights whilst mingling with friends and neighbours. Whether it’s unwinding with a drink courtesy of Meetini, […]

SENspired’s incredible summer journey: fun every day!

SENspired Summer 2023

Our summer program was a month of pure joy, happening from Monday to Sunday. Each day was bursting with excitement, a typical week looked like this: Monday’s Sensory Storytelling: We travelled to far-off lands through stories that tickled our senses. Pirates, fairies, and talking animals made our imaginations dance! Tuesday’s Dribblers and Scribblers and Holiday […]

A summer to remember

Summer Sessions - Barking Riverside

Named the “Summer Sessions”, this summer saw the longest continuous programme of events at Barking Riverside’s riverfront. The Summer Sessions, which just ended in mid-September, was a 10-week programme of food, drinks, activities and events, all happening along the River Thames at Barking Riverside. Following on from last year’s “By the River” programme, this year’s […]

Grounded is awarded BD Giving’s GROW Fund

My name is Dana McWilson. I live in Dagenham and work in Barking Riverside in a coffee shop called Grounded Co-operative. I got involved with Grounded through a charity called Everyone Everyday and was trained for six weeks alongside six of my co-workers. I wanted to get involved in the project because I wanted to […]