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About Barking & Dagenham Plus

About Barking & Dagenham Plus

Are you looking to meet new friends in Barking, Dagenham and East London?

Moved here because of work?

Friends all gone off to college and want to go out partying with people?

Want to just widen your social circle generally?

If any of the above applies to you – read on…

Barking & Dagenham Plus – formerly known as “Eighteen Plus” – is a social, sporting and leisure club for young people aged 18 and over. We are part of PLUS (the National Federation of Plus Areas) – a nationwide network of similar groups. We organise and take part in a wide range of fun and interesting activities – nights out, weekends away, holidays, parties, sporting competitions and social events. We are run by our members for our members.

As a member of Barking & Dagenham Plus, you have the opportunity to meet new friends – not just in the local area, but across the whole country.

Where we meet

The Beacon Tree

Barking and Dagenham Plus meets every Tuesday from 8.30 pm at

The Beacon Tree
Green Lane
Essex. RM8 1DJ

On club nights, an event is organised and run by a Group member, and these events can range from a quiz to a guest speaker. At the weekends, there is always something happening, be it an evening out organised by our Group, or an event organised by another Group in our Area, and even events organised on a National level.

Membership of the National Federation is only £25 a year, and allows you entry to any Group within the Federation, to take part in any event organised by Plus, and it opens the door to opportunities to make new friends.

Group Meetings & Weekend Events

On a Tuesday night we try to run an interesting and varied programme. A quick look at the Events Calendar will show you the kind of activities being organised on a weekly basis. As stated the evenings events are organised and run by Group members and any new ideas are always welcome.

Weekend events include discos, which are run by Groups within our Area as well as the National Federation, with each Group hiring a venue and a D.J. These events are mainly open to Plus members only. We also organise events which include meals, cinema, theatre and sporting events. There is always something to do and a lot of groups within our area meet most days of the week.

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