Barking Riverside, Scrattons Farm and Thames View

News for residents, by residents

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 […]

Barking Riverside Ltd supports grassroots community project to flourish

In the Summer of 2022, Barking Riverside Ltd (BRL) launched the Barking Riverside Community Fund. This initiative offers grants of up to £1,500 to residents living in Thames View, Barking Riverside or Scrattons Farm who have an idea for a project that aims to improve the local area.  Residents who have lived here for a […]

Nourish Barking: getting locals making healthier choices!

Having been awarded a £1,500 grant from the Barking Riverside Limited Community Fund, the Nourish Barking project aimed to provide individuals with valuable knowledge about nutrition and healthy eating. The goal of the sessions was to empower attendees to make informed choices about their diet, leading to improved health outcomes and overall well-being.   During […]

Wander Wild Forest School secures £10K funding

Wander Wild - Barking food Forest

Encouraging local families to get closer to nature, Wander Wild Forest School has been awarded a significant funding boost of £10,000 from London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD)’s Neighbourhood Fund (NCIL). Supported by Thames Life, our family-run forest school, situated at the heart of the community, is set to use the grant to continue […]

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 […]