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Environment and Community

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Organisation (Please click for more info) Organisation Description Services Provided
Advocacy First

Advocacy First offers a free and independent advocacy service for people in the community, patients in hospital and in care/nursing homes in Bromley. We offer a variety of advocacy services that is required by all our clients.

Free and independent advocacy service
People in community
People in care home or hospital

Christ Church Bexleyheath

Christ Church is a town centre church serving those who live, work and shop in Bexleyheath. It is part of the Church of England.
Notes on disability access : Wheelchair access
We offer worship on Sundays and Wednesdays as well as being open for prayer on weekdays from 12 noon - 1pm. We offer christian teaching and fellowship for families with specific groups for toddlers through to the elderly.

We are a welcoming and Inclusive community that is open to all people whether of faith of or no faith. We offer Christian acts of worship on Sunday at 8am, 10am, and 6pm, but we also have a variety of social activities that is open to anyone to join. We try hard to care for everyone who comes to Christ Church, and we seek to be a loving family.

• Christenings (or Baptisms)
• Weddings
• Funerals
• Sunday Services at 8am, 10am and 6pm
• Wednesday morning service at 10.30am
• Happy Café at 12 each Wednesday
• Sunbeams for children under 5 and parents or carers each Friday 10 to 12pm
• Messy Church for children and parents or carers at 3pm
• Knitting group each Tuesday – 10 to 12pm
• Craft group each Tuesday – 10 to 12pm
• Ladies Social Groups – Tuesday afternoon group and evening group
• Pastoral care and befriending services
• Men’s social group
• Varied social programme – quizzes, barn dance, music concerts etc etc
• Monthly Concerts first Wednesday each month at 1pm
• Saturday morning refreshments 10 until 12pm

Cold Blow Crescent Residents Association

We promote a safe and clean environment and ensure roads and pathways are maintained and repaired. We also watch out for local building projects that might be detrimental to our residents and oppose them where agreed. We also constantly keep residents informed of crime trends and help them where needed. We make a particular effort to help those home bound and send get well cards, condolence cards, new arrival cards and welcome notes to new residents. We have 95% membership.

We have successfully petitioned to get a Sunday bus service for our residents.
We petitioned the Council to install a crossing island in Dartford Road and for traffic calming measures at Baldwyn's Park/Dartford Road Junction.
We have installed our own dog-poo bin and empty it ourselves.

Erith Town Forum

The Forum is set up to promote the town, to encourage businesses to locate in Erith and monitor the regeneration of the area in order to encourage community participation and cohesion.

We hold regular public meetings at Bexley College at which presentations are given on local environment/housing developments, community safety, health provision, leisure activities. Forum members and the public are invited to fully participate in discussions.

Family Matters

Family Matters provides specialist therapy to victims of rape and sexual abuse and our aim is to relieve the mental and physical distress of children, adolescents and adults who have been victims of this horrific abuse.

The sexual violence can be recent or historic; it can be reported to police or not reported. As a charity our services are subject to funding and at present and we are funded to offer support to clients living within Kent or the London Borough of Bexley or if aged 16 and under we also accept clients from London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bromley.

We also offer a helpline service which is provided by trained volunteers. Opening times : 9am-5.00pm Helpline 7 days a week:01474 537392.

• One to One therapy
• Helpline

BexleySNB (Bexley Safer Neighbourhood Board)

The main function of the Bexley Safer Neighbourhoods Board is to keep Bexley borough safe by providing a public forum by holding public meetings, where local people and groups can have direct access to senior officers from the police, the local council and other statutory agencies and have constructive discussion and debate about policing, crime and community safety issues in the borough. The board also works closely with the Safer Neighbourhoods Teams and ward panels in the borough.

Public meetings - providing Information on local crime and safety issues
Funding Projects related to topics such as youth crime, DV, scams and fraud, for example

Bexley Gujarati Samaj

To provide advice and support to the Gujarati community in Bexley to help integrate into the British Society.

Yoga classes (Tues eve & Wed pm)
Outings for older people
Religious Events
Programmes for young people

Rotary Club of Sidcup

Rotary International has a membership of over 1,000,000 people worldwide, and is able to be a considerable force for good. Rotarians give service in their local communities and on a national and international scale. They also raise funds for local and international projects, and contribute to their own charity, The Rotary Foundation (TRF).

The Rotary Foundation then makes available grants to the donor Rotary clubs for larger projects, sometimes matching the money raised locally by their donor clubs. The Rotary motto is “Service above Self”.

Supporting local, national and international charities.

Working in the local community with reading in schools.

St Mary the Virgin Church, Bexley

St Mary the Virgin Church, Bexley is a Church of England Church which works together with St John's in Bexley as the established church to serve the parishioners of these two parishes.

Regular Sunday worship according to Church of England services.
Memorial Services.
Messy Church every month on a Sunday for the whole family.

Woodlands Farm Trust (The)

Woodlands Farm is a fragment of London's old countryside that offers a unique opportunity to conserve heritage landscape and promote biodiversity.

At heart this is a conservation and development project.

• Volunteering opportunities in garden, with animals and in administration.

St Michael's Community Centre Association

To provide halls for hire to the local community.

• Bexleyheath Stage School of Dancing
• Tuesday Night Dancers Ballroom, Sequence & Line Dancing
• SMRA Quiz nights
• Bo-Peeps Nursery School
• Mums & Tots (Curious Cubs)
• Weightwatchers
• Aikido
• Zumba Gold
• Welling Flower Club
• Refresh
• Welling Ladies Open Group
• Kumon
• Beaming Stars
• Irish Community
• Indian Dancing
• Art Class
• SKK Karate
• Powerhoop
• Relax and Rejuvenate

Abbey Wood Community Sound

Promoting participatory Community Music for the purpose of personal and community development.

We provide ‘community music’ – that is, music events where everyone has the opportunity to participate in music-making, rather than to just listen to performances.
We are a ‘well-being’ project aiming to promote lifestyle improvements through music.

Music events & related emotional support.

Bexley Borough Neighbourhood Watch

Community group of local volunteers (street coordinators) working with Police and other community safety groups to reduce crime and anti social behaviour on a street, ward and borough basis.

Provides support to Residential Neighbourhood watch, Shop watch, Hound watch, Faith watch, Plot watch and Bike watch

Bexley Civic Society

The amenity society for Bexley; preserves, protects and defends both the natural and built environment; promotes a high standard of architecture and environmental improvements and makes an annual award to encourage such.
Representation on conservation advisory committee; liaison with Kent and London amenity societies; social activities for members.

Representation on conservation advisory committee; liaison with Kent and London amenity societies; social activities for members

Deepdene Seniors Learning Skills Club

The Club aims to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people in London Borough of Bexley and neighbouring boroughs and the local area who are socially excluded on the grounds of their age, and by relieving their needs, help them to integrate into society. In particular we look to provide computer training and other skills and advancing their physical and mental health

Our logo of “Computerise, Exercise and Socialise and motto - “Never too old to learn” describe the core activities we undertake.

Chairobics session – Standing 30 minutes for the more able and seated 30 mins for the less able.
Tutored Computer courses 1:1 and sessional
Bridge – Tutored from beginners level to advanced levels
Social activities- Knit and natter, crochet, table top games, Bingo , Raffle AND Bonus Ball as well as Bring and Share Lunches

Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme

We aim to reduce loneliness and isolation by providing community transport to the vulnerable and less able.

Hop’N shop
SEN transport
Adult Day centre Transport
Patient transport
Shop mobility
Community transport
Individual transport
Group hire
Day trips
Travel Training.

Allergy UK

Allergy UK is the leading national medical charity providing advice, information and support to people with allergies and food intolerances.
contacts/fundraising/factsheets advice/emails/newsletters/Apps.

Wheelchair accessible.

Allergy Factsheets
Advice and information
Seal of approval
food alerts
web chat

Blackfen Community Library

We are a community library in the heart of Blackfen High Street and our vision is to have an 'open door' for our community - providing opportunities to access a great world of books in a comforting 'third space' – a home away from home. We believe our library space offers us the opportunity to not only cater for specific population groups, such as children, families, students, the unemployed, carers, the retired and anyone who needs a place to belong – but also a brilliant way to bring different groups in our community together. Our motto is 'a big hello' - a warm greeting and welcoming space for everyone – including those who may not always feel welcome elsewhere. Our coffee shop is a central part of our library and we run various programmes and events in the space to bring our community together. We have big ideas for the future and our staff and volunteers have a big heart to use our space in a big way to impact Blackfen for good.

Café / Coffee Shop
Books for loan
Books for Sale
Study space
Venue hire
Photo copying
Phone / laptop charging
Children’s reading / singing programmes
Children’s crafts / educational programmes
Scrabble Club
Craft Club
Support Group coffee mornings (Parkinsons, dementia)
Coffee Morning – discounted drinks
IT support
Outreach programmes (seasonal and for specific groups – e.g. for lonely and isolated people)
Work experience

Friends of Footscray Meadows

Foots Cray Meadows are the largest public open space in the London Borough of Bexley, situated in the South East of the Borough bordered by Sidcup, Albany Park, North Cray and Bexley Village. The River Cray forms a central feature of the landscape. Foots Cray Meadows have evolved from the estates of: Foots Cray Place and North Cray Place. They are rich in Natural History with the River, Woods and Meadows providing valuable pockets of nature conservation. The area is within the suburban sprawl of South East London as such it is site of huge ecological importance as well as an outdoor recreation area. The Meadows are controlled and managed by Bexley Council

Information Centre.
Community Engagement including some volunteer activities.
Other events e.g. Bat Walk Fun dog show.

Metro Charity

A centre in South East London for lesbian, gay and bisexual people and those questioning their sexuality. Providing information, support, advice, education and training.
METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects.

Youth services
Mental health & wellbeing services
Sexual & reproductive health & HIV services
Community participation & involvement