Emma Beecham

"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."

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.

Emma Beecham

Community Steering Group Member