Residents and local groups are celebrating after securing £6000 of council funding to hold their own St George's Day parties.
Last month the council invited local people to apply for funding for their street parties, to make Barking and Dagenham's St George's Day celebrations the biggest and the best in the country.
Twelve celebration organisers will now each receive £500 and a party 'tool kit', complete with decorations, ideas and guidance to help stage their events.
Following the success of a Halloween party last year, Becontree Horticultural and Allotment Association have also decided to mark England's Patron Saint's day by hosting another event for the community. Their party is taking place on Saturday 24 April.
More than 200 adults and children are expected to turn out to a St George's event organised by the Trinity School Parents Support Group where committee members are hoping to put on a party to remember on Saturday 24 April.
Members from the Creekmouth Preservation Society are celebrating after securing the funding for their party, which will be held on Saturday 24 April from 2pm until 6pm.