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Community Salt Warden Volunteers

Do you live on a road that isn't routinely gritted during the winter months? Do you live on a sharp bend or on an incline where it is difficult to access in the snow? If the answer to these questions is yes, you or someone in your household may be interested in becoming a 'Community Salt Warden'.

Following a successful pilot scheme last year, the Council has residents across the borough that have volunteered to spread rock salt on their roads, during icy or snowy conditions

All Community Salt Wardens are supplied with rock salt. It is distributed in boxes, the same size as the standard recycling boxes so it can be easily stored on resident's properties.

If you are interested in becoming a Salt Warden for your road and would like further information, please contact Jennie Beckett on 020 8303 7777 or e-mail

Details of the Winter Maintenance Service is available at Winter gritting

Cycle mania hits south London

The latest cycle event to hit the streets of London takes place on Sunday 5 October with the Big Bike Ride along the Thames Cycle Path, the largest sponsored bike ride in South East London.

The event is organised by Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and will see hundreds of cyclists follow the Thames Cycle Path from Erith to Greenwich via the Firepower Museum in Woolwich.

Starting at 10am riders will have the choice of three start points along the Thames Cycle Path in Erith, Greenwich, and Woolwich, and can choose from either a 12 or 27 mile route. All routes take in the sights and sounds of the Thames, with achievable distances for the whole family to ride at their own pace.

Wheelies Cycle Centre in North Heath and Dr Bike in Greenwich will provide free bike safety checks, and mobile workshops to help out cyclists with mechanical problems.

All cyclists will be presented with a finisher's medal and refreshments will be available to purchase along the route.

Registration is £10 for adults, £5 for children (aged 5-15) and a family ticket is available for £25 (two adults and two children).

All participants will receive a free bottle of water, and the first 50 families to book a family ticket will also get a Frankie & Benny's *Kids Eat Free voucher (*valid for one year & under 11 year olds only).

To register or for more information please visit Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice  email or call 020 8319 9230.

Want to book a library PC online?

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!

Battle of Britain Concert

The Rotary Club of Sidcup have organised a charity concert on Saturday 20 September at 7pm for 7.30pm 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 or contact Bill Head-Rapson on 07970 457808 or at

Faith, Hope and Love 2014

On Saturday 20 September, Churches Together in Bexleyheath is holding a Faith Hope and Love festival in The Broadway, Bexleyheath (around the clock tower) from 11am to 4pm.

Plenty to do and enjoy for all the family, including live music, puppet shows, sports cage, bouncy castles, the famous CRIBS blue bus, balloon modelling, face painting, craft, Healing on the Streets and more. And it's all free!

Learn what the churches are doing for their communities together and individually throughout the year. Find out about the work of Bexley Foodbank, Evergreen Care for the elderly, or Bexleyheath's Boys Brigade battalion. Why not combine a visit to Faith Hope and Love 2014 with a bit of retail therapy, or even Christmas shopping?

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 

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