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Want to book a library PC online?

Did you know that you can now book a library PC online? Simple - go to https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bexley/home and book your slot. It's free to book and free to use!

For more information call 01322 551279 or visit Crayford Manor House Historical Society

NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group AGM

The NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) will hold its first official Annual General Meeting (AGM), on Thursday 11 September at Danson Boathouse, Bexleyheath.

The AGM will review progress and developments of the CCG's first year of operation - 1 April 2013 to 1 April 2014. The event will also be an opportunity to find out more about plans underway to improve local healthcare and ask the CCG questions.

NHS Bexley CCG is made up of all 27 GP practices in the borough. The CCG's Primary Care Advisory Group (PCAG) comprises of a representative from each GP practice. As members of the CCG, the PCAG have reviewed the annual report and accounts for 2013/14, which will be presented at the AGM. A copy of the annual report and accounts can be found on the CCGs website.

The event will also include a series of short presentations, including a focus on developments during the year and an overview of current and future challenges and opportunities.

To send questions in advance of the meeting and/or to confirm attendance to the AGM, please email contactus@bexley.nhs.uk, call 0800 328 9712 or write to: NHS Bexley CCG, 221 Erith Road, Bexleyheath, DA7 6HZ.

New IT courses at Bexley Libraries

Bexley Libraries will be running intermediate level IT courses for those with basic computer skills.

Courses in August/early September:

  • Crayford Library Introduction to MS Word - Wednesday 3 September - 10.30am

Places must be booked in advance. Course fee is £15.

For more information call 020 8303 7777 and ask for libraries.

Battle of Britain Concert

The Rotary Club of Sidcup have organised a charity concert on Saturday 20 September at 7 pm for 7.30 pm at Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School.

An evening of popular music with a 'Last Night of the Proms' finale, and an indoor picnic format.

Entertainment will be provided by the Greenwich Concert Band under the musical direction of Chris Lloyd and by guest vocalists.

To reserve tickets contact www.rotaryclubofsidcup.org or contact Bill Head-Rapson on 07970 457808 or at whead-rapson@tiscali.co.uk.

Local History Fair

Crayford Town Archive is presenting a Local History Fair on Sunday 28 September at the Main Hall, Community Centre above Crayford Library, 176 Townhall Square Dartford DA1 4FN.

Twelve local societies will be ready and willing to talk to visitors about their particular interests.
Refreshments will be available, admission free.

For more information call 01322 551279 or visit Crayford Manor House Historical Society

Moonlit Walk for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

The Moonlit Walk for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice will take place on Saturday 13 September, starting at 10pm from Broadway Shopping Centre in Bexleyheath, Bexley DA6 7JJ.

A night-time 10km marshalled circular walk that starts and finishes at Bexleyheath Broadway Centre to raise funds for the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice charity. Join the hospice nurses and party in your PJs!

Entrants under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Registration costs £15 in advance or £25 on the night per person and includes a branded sash and a medal for every walker.

To join the walk register by email, phone or at Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

A Healthy Hillsgrove!

Hillsgrove Primary School is the first school in the borough to achieve the Silver Award for Healthy Schools, London. It had previously gained a Bronze Award for Healthy Schools in December 2013.

To achieve the Silver award, the school had to:

  • Undertake a needs analysis that identified actions that will help pupils to achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing
  • Develop an action plan for how they will deliver these actions

The school's actions to achieve 'Health for Life' include: 

  • Increasing physical activity clubs (from 2 to 15)
  • Training teachers and midday supervisors in a range of activities
  • Initiating lunchtime taster sessions for sports, with curriculum sessions linked to the tasters
  • Leading children to register in sport related activities and clubs
  •  Focus on the development of self-esteem

Out of the 1,030 London schools that have registered to take part in Healthy Schools London only 38 have achieved a Silver Award and 2 schools a Gold Award.

In Bexley, 30 schools are registered,16 of which have achieved the bronze award, with Hillsgrove being the only Silver Healthy School.

www.healthyschoolslondon.org.uk

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