Barking Riverside, Scrattons Farm and Thames View

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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 […]

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 […]

Learn how to defend yourself at Joe’s Gym!

I’ve lived in the area of Barking and Dagenham my whole life, however my wife and I moved to Barking Riverside in February 2020 just before the start of lockdown. I originally started teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for free at Barking & Dagenham college as a way to continue training despite working long shifts for the […]

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 […]

The UK’s first ‘super shredder’ launches at Barking Riverside

Winter 2023 marks the launch of the UK’s first ever ‘super shredder’ at Barking Riverside, in a groundbreaking move towards sustainable living. The installation will bring a giant 88-cm wide cardboard shredder that can handle packaging as large as TV boxes to the neighbourhood, helping local people increase the amount they are recycling.  Developed by […]

Environmental ‘pawprint’

Man’s best friend? But once off the leash… it can be a different story! If they’re let loose, off the lead, where they wander off the established footpaths. Once you start noticing, you begin to see many patches of flattened and trampled vegetation for four or five metres either side of the established footpaths. Some […]

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, […]