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Fostering Information Coffee Morning

Residents who want to know more about fostering are invited to a coffee morning on 24 January at the Marriott Hotel in Bexleyheath.

The coffee morning will run from 10.00 - 12.00 and a member of the fostering team will be on hand to talk to you about fostering, answer any questions you may have and provide you with further information.

There is no typical 'foster carer', because anyone offering a stable, secure home and who can commit themselves to providing the care a child needs, can foster - subject, of course, to the normal checks.  So why not come along, enjoy a coffee and take the first steps towards fostering.

Applicants must be over the age of 21 however there is no upper age limit; although you will need to have a level of stability and security in your life and have the health and stamina to be able to care for a Looked After Child.

Get healthy, get into The Beat Roadshows

The Beat roadshow will be out and about in the Borough from 24 January to help people in Bexley get active and reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Over  900 people have already signed up for the Beat programme so why not go along to a roadshow and find out if you're eligible to take part in one free activity every week.  Free activities range from swimming and keep fit, to exercise classes and healthy walks.

Beat roadshows will be taking place from 10am-5pm at the following locations:

  • Tuesday 24 January, Morrison's Car Park, Erith
  • Wednesday 25 January, Asda Car Park, Belvedere
  • Thursday 26 January, The Broadway, Bexleyheath (outside)
  • Friday 27 January, Lakeside Medical Practice, Thamesmead
  • Saturday 28 January, Grassington Road Car Park (near Morrisons), Sidcup

To be eligible residents have to be inactive (and not already diagnosed with diabetes), plus have one or more additional risk factors: over 40, overweight, high blood pressure, live in the north of the borough or be of Black African, Caribbean or South Asian origin. Participants on the programme are then able to choose from a range of free activities and begin building exercise into their everyday life. 

Those who visit the roadshows will also be able to receive a full NHS Health Check to assess the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, as well as diabetes.

Longfield Model Railway Exhibition

The Erith Model Railway Society's annual January show will be held on Saturday 28 January and  Sunday 29 January at The Longfield Academy, Main Road, Longfield DA3 7PH, from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

It will encompass at least 30 layouts, extensive trade and society support, demonstrators, static exhibits and a charity raffle (in aid of the Association of Bexley Charities '78), making over 100 stands in total.

Tickets cost £7 for adults, £6 concessions, children £3 and family ticket £18.

For more details visit the website at

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