Records of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Scope and Content

This collection comprises records of the London Borough Council of Barking and Dagenham (1965-present), relating to adult social care, benefits and emergencies, business, children and young people, community and living, council and democracy, education, the environment , events, health, housing, jobs, leisure, arts and libraries, museums and heritage, news and media, regeneration and transport.


This collection has been arranged according to the functions of the organisation, as well as chronology, the format of material and the needs of users.

Access Information

Restrictions may apply if material contains the personal details of potentially living individuals. All other records within this collection are open to research and can be viewed at the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre. To make an appointment to visit the reading room, please telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at


Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Assistant Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

Other Finding Aids

For further information about the contents of this collection, please contact the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at

Conditions Governing Use

For further information about our reprographics and publication charges, please visit our website

Appraisal Information

Routine and duplicate material has been removed by the Borough Archivist.

Custodial History

The material within this collection was previously in the custody of various committees and departments that form the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.


The acquisition of additional material is not expected.