Barking and Dagenham is marking 50 years since it became one London borough by hosting more than 50 summer events in 2015.
An English Civil War re-enactment takes place on Becontree Avenue in Dagenham during the bank holiday weekend (24 and 25 May). It includes musket, pike and cannon demonstrations.
At Central Park in Dagenham tribute acts will perform on Saturday 6 June. These tribute acts were chosen based on those bands that once played at local pub, The Roundhouse, in their heyday, including Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen and Status Quo.
Celebrated Barking native, the singer-songwriter and political activist, Billy Bragg, will headline the Barking Folk Festival at the beginning of July.
A steam and cider event takes place in Old Dagenham Park in August and other events throughout the summer include community days, youth parades and country fairs.
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The City of London Corporation is about to buy Barking Power Station site in east London for around £125 million, according to Property Week.
A £25 million grant for Barking and Dagenham Council will help it support new housebuilding over the next four years.
Councillor Darren Rodwell, the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, has welcomed the decision to approve the proposed Beam Park…