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Did you know that you can now book a library PC online? Simple - go to and book your slot. It's free to book and free to use!

Citizens Advice Bexley

Citizens Advice Bexley moved earlier this month, and they are now situated at 42 Pier Road, Erith, DA8 1TA.

For more information call 01322 517150.

Get set and plan ahead for the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon - reminder

As the Capital gets ready to host the 35th London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, Transport for London (TfL) is urging runners, spectators, passengers and motorists to plan their journeys in advance.

The London Marathon is one of the largest mass-participation events in the world, and this year, it is expected to be bigger than ever. TfL has a dedicated travel information guide available at to help people plan ahead of London's largest annual running event.

1000 youngsters run to raise hospice cash to make this year's mini marathon the most successful yet

On Sunday 19 April, 1000 children took part in a 2.62 mile Mini Marathon around Royal Greenwich Park to raise funds for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

The event kicked off with a performance by the Rock Choir before a fun and energetic warm up by Pat and Spresa fitness instructors from Greenwich Get Active. The Mayor of Greenwich Councillor Mick Hayes waved an official London Marathon flag to start the Mini Marathon, whilst suspended 10 feet high from a fire engine courtesy of the team from Greenwich Fire Station.

The 2015 Mini Marathon was sponsored by John Payne Estate Agents and the organising team expect to raise over £40,000 for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, enough to enable its doctors and nurses to provide specialist care to Hospice patients for one whole week.

For further information about Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice please visit

Perfect 10!

It has been exactly ten years since the new Erith Leisure Centre first opened its doors, during which time it has become the heart of the local community.

Since being launched with the help of Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas, the Centre has been visited over 4 million times, and to celebrate its anniversary has been driving up numbers even further by offering swims, badminton sessions and table tennis for just 10 pence.

Centre Manager Scott Bartlett said 'Parkwood Community Leisure have organised this promotion to thank all those who have supported the centre over the past 10 years.'

Parkwood also work extensively with the local community delivering outreach sessions as well as delivering one off events such as their annual fireworks extravaganza.

Bexley's top swimmers

Parkwood Community Leisure have recently introduced a Top Swimmer Award to recognise the achievements and progress of young people who attend their Aquazone swimming programme.

Currently over 3600 people are learning to swim through Parkwood's Aquazone programme.

For more information contact your local centre: Sidcup Leisure Centre, 020 8302 0556, Crook Log Leisure Centre, 020 8304 9090, Erith Leisure Centre, 01322 350271

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