Emma Beecham

Community Steering Group Member
What is your relationship to Barking & Dagenham? 

Originally from the Midlands, I’ve lived in the borough for 3 years, having decided that this part of London felt most like home. I’m now raising two small children here and since I currently work from home I guess I now work in Barking & Dagenham too!

Why did you join the Community Steering Group?

As someone who has lived in a lot of different places, but only ever for a short time, I’ve always wanted to put down roots and become part of my local community. With the community steering group, I feel like I can not only connect more deeply with the community but also help to build it.

"The most exciting thing about Barking and Dagenham is the amazing mix of heritage and fast-paced change! It's a unique place to live."