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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

Belvedere Community Centre

Local facility for hire to the community and organisations. Sports hall, meeting rooms, offices

Sports
Education
Training
Events
Meetings
Children's Parties

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

North West Kent Countryside Partnership

The North West Kent Countryside Partnership works throughout the boroughs of Bexley, Sevenoaks, Dartford and Gravesham on a wide variety of community conservation projects.

Our Partnership has four main strands of work:

Landscape & Biodiversity
Education & Learning
Community-based Initiatives
Health & Wellbeing

Volunteering group (conservation activities)
Volunteering access group (for people requiring extra support to volunteer);
Healthy walks
Dementia walks
Mindfulness walks
Country crafts activities
Community events and fun days
Therapeutic horticulture activities

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 Lawrence Charitable Fund

The Charity tries to help individuals and groups within the borough to obtain the financial and practical assistance they need to function effectively.

The Fund’s objectives include:-
1) The relief of poverty and distress
2) Relief or respite for Carers and their dependents.
3) Advice and counselling for those in need.

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.
Weddings.
Baptisms.
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

Bexley Women's Aid

Bexley Women’s Aid provide refuge accommodation and outreach support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Refuge accommodation
Helpline
Outreach support for women
One Stop Shop
Drop in service
Community Support Groups
Freedom Programme
Positive Assertive Confidence Training
Mother’s Moving Forward Group
Children’s Outreach Support
Education and Prevention Work
Training for Domestic Abuse Awareness

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.

Bostall Library Community Group

We provide a community library service to Bostall and Bexley Village residents.

Library Service
Community Cinema
Coffee Shop
Adult and Children's Activities

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

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