In 2015 The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham celebrated its 50th birthday this year… and we were invited!
Over 50 organised by the Local Council of the Borough happened in nine local parks and green spaces. There was art, music, culture, country fairs, sport, entertainment, cider- and, most important, there was a merry team of Community Health Ambassadors; accompanied by the Lil’ Orange Piaggio. The Barking and Dagenham Counclil has launched the #makeachange campaign to encourage people in Barking and Dagenham to take steps – however small or large – towards a healthier lifestyle. Together, we cheered on people who decide to make a change, and celebrated their successes. Our dedicated, well-trained health promoters joined the events the Barking and Dagenham Council has organised; local residents and event participants were able to check their BMI with us, receive personalised health advice and find out more about how to improve their health and well-being through small lifestyle changes.