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- News - July 2012
- Official launch for Bexley Mayor's Charity
- Greater independence and integration into the community for adults with learning disabilities
- Council urges energy companies to look at costs
- The search is on for local heroes
- Huge welcome for the Olympic Flame in Bexley
- Bexley's road casualties drop
- Hygiene ratings for food businesses in Bexley now available online
- Council invites views on its new complaints procedure
- Stories from around the world will inspire children during this summer's reading challenge
- Work begins in earnest on Sidcup's £1.8m investment programme
- Important changes to Olympic Evening Celebration event Danson Park Sunday 22 July
- Bexley in Bloom is a bloomin' success
- Council considers changes to housing policies
- Keeping the streets clear
- Great British spirit shines through at Danson Festival
- Partners invite comments on south Thamesmead regeneration framework
- Pre-planning consultation for Slade Green community facility proposals
- Bexley achieves seventh place at the London Youth Games
- 'We want Waitrose' campaign gains celebrity backing
Important changes to Olympic Evening Celebration event Danson Park Sunday 22 July
14 July 2012
If you have tickets for the Olympic Flame Evening Celebration event on Sunday 22 July please plan your journey carefully and allow plenty of time as the car parking facility for the event at Danson Park has been withdrawn.
The effects of the extreme wet weather last weekend has resulted in the event being moved across to the south side of Danson Lake (adjacent to the A2 )and onto the parkland normally used for car parking or other events. Unfortunately, we will only be able to accommodate authorised vehicles and disabled parking in the park for the event and are urging ticket holders not to drive to the park.
Cllr Don Massey, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: "We have pulled out all the stops to ensure the Evening Celebration will still go ahead, following the exceptionally bad weather we have had recently.
"Unfortunately this has resulted in some last minute changes and we are now using a different part of the park to stage the event. There will be different pedestrian entrance points and no public parking in the park.
"Our main priority is to keep everyone as safe and as comfortable as possible - while still providing a fantastic celebration in the heart of the borough!"
Ticket holders are asked to use public transport wherever possible. For those who do still choose to drive, car parks will be open in Nag's Head Lane Welling, Westwood Lane Welling and Crook Log Leisure Centre or Bexleyheath. It is recommended that those arriving by car allow extra time to walk from these car parks to the event and also check the Council web site for the most up to date information. Please remember to 'pay and display' as normal.
Bexley Grammar School in Bexley Lane has indicated they will allow limited parking from 2.30pm to 8pm at a cost of £5.
Disabled car parking can be accessed from the main entrance to the park in Danson Road, opposite Bean Rd.
How to get in?
- Gates to Danson Park open at 4pm and the show starts at 5pm.
- Ticket holders must use the gates at Lakeside Close, Radnor Avenue and the lake gate on Danson Road (opposite Sandhurst Road).
- Within the park, ticket holders will be able to walk over the dam wall pathway nearest the jetty but the small bridge at the narrowest part of the lake will not be accessible.
The entrance at Danson Lane opposite Selwyn Crescent will be closed.
If you head for car parks in Bexleyheath, the world-class professional 'Showtime' entertainment will be in the Broadway from 1pm. Visitors may want to join in the Showtime celebrations before heading to the park in time for the opening of the gates at 4pm.
To keep up to date with events on the day follow us on Twitter @bexleycomms
For further information on the Olympic Torch Relay and evening celebration in Bexley, please use the link on the right hand side.