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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!

Old Bexley Music Society

On Wednesday 5 November the Old Bexley Music Society will host an evening of Music by the pupils of Townley Grammar School.

The event will start at 7.30pm at Townley Theatre, Townley Grammar School, Townley Road, Bexleyheath.

Tickets cost £8 for non-members. For more information call 020 8306 0353.

Alzheimer's Society Roadshow

The Alzheimer's Society Roadshow will be coming to the Broadway in Bexleyheath on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 November from 10am - 4pm.

The Roadshow has been touring the UK since June 2011, providing members of the public with information, advice and support about dementia. This is an opportunity for visitors to receive free, tailored, and confidential advice if they are worried about their memory or that of a loved one; living with dementia, or caring for someone with dementia, from local trained Alzheimer's Society staff.

Fireworks at Erith Leisure Centre!

Looking for somewhere to watch the fireworks this year? Look no further than your local Leisure Centre!

After the success of last year, Parkwood Community Leisure is pleased to announce that Erith Leisure Centre will be hosting their fireworks on Friday 7 November.

With live entertainment including dancing, music and a fabulous firework display, we hope this will prove to be another fantastic community event.

Refreshments will be available to purchase and gates will open at 6pm.

Tickets cost £5 per adult, £2.50 per child or £13 for 2 adults and 2 children and are available from the leisure centre or on 01322 350271.

IT courses at Bexley Libraries

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

Courses in November:

Welling Library - Introduction to Family History - Monday 24 November - 1pm
Crayford Library - Introduction to Family History - Tuesday 25 November - 10.30am
Central Library, Bexleyheath - Introduction to MS Excel - Tuesday 25 November - 2.30pm

Places must be booked in advance and cost £15.

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

Erith Cemetery

The Memorial Terrace at Erith Cemetery, Brook Street, Erith, DA8 1DY offers new burial space in a unique and tranquil setting overlooking adjoining parkland.

Using a newly developed burial system it has been possible to create burial spaces at Erith Cemetery on an embankment which was previously seen as being unsuitable for traditional earthen graves.

This system has made it possible to form the first of a series of terraces containing a selection of fully memorialised burial chambers, raised sarcophagi, and mausoleum for below and above ground burials.

Subject to availability, the burial facilities may be purchased for immediate or future use. Prices include the lease, first interment and memorial.

Contact parks&openspaces@bexley.gov.uk or call 020 8303 7777 and ask for cemeteries.

Bexley's Got Talent auditions extended

Auditions for the Bexley's Got Talent competition, run by Bexley Youth Service, have been extended - so make the most of this extra opportunity to show off your star quality!

If you are aged 10 - 19 years old, come along to Welling Youth Centre and show us what you can do.

Our panel of judges is made up of Bexley Youth Service and entertainment industry representatives, who can give you help and advice throughout the process.

You can win some amazing prizes too. First place wins a £50 iTunes voucher and enough studio time with a professional audio/video engineer to produce a demo of your winning talent.

The runner up will receive two uninterrupted sessions in the studio (each three hours long), with our professional engineer to produce your demo song or video.

The next auditions will be:

• Saturday 1 November - 12.30pm - 3pm
• Saturday 8 November - 10am - 2pm
• Saturday 22 November - 12.30pm - 3pm

Once the auditions are over, the next stages of the competition will be:

• Semi Final - Saturday 6 December, 10am - 3pm
• Final - Saturday 13 December, 10am - 3pm
• Christmas Special - Friday 19 December, 7pm - 10.30pm

Please contact Jane Goodrich, Welling Youth Centre, Lovel Avenue, Welling, DA16 3JQ. Call 020 8303 7777 or email: jane.goodrich@bexley.gov.uk.

Local Awards app launched for London Green Points - Bexley

An awards app, which makes it easier for residents to find businesses offering discounts as part of the London Green Points - Bexley scheme, has now been launched.

The scheme is currently available to residents who live in one of the 17,000 flats (in blocks of flats) across the borough.

The app is available for iPhone on the iTunes store and is free to download. Simply search for 'Local Green Points' in the app store or visit https://appsto.re/gb/aePl2.i on your iPhone.

The locator-style app lists all businesses currently providing offers to members of Local Green Points schemes, including the 60 business that have signed up across Bexley. Residents will be able to easily find which businesses around them are providing discounts using the GPS on their iPhone, as well as seeing addresses, websites and contact details of those participating.

Once they've found an offer they'd like to take up, all residents have to do is show their London Green Points - Bexley card in store or mention it over the phone. There are a range of discounts on offer, from 10% off at Mambocino Coffee in Erith to 10% off bread and chocolate making workshops at Cocoa and Heart in Bexleyheath.

Stephen Didsbury, Head of Waste and Street Services at the London Borough of Bexley, says: "The Local Green Points app is a great way to connect Bexley residents with the local businesses in their high streets. There are a great range of businesses offering all kinds of discounts and the app makes it really easy to find them."

A full list of participating business is available at www.localgreenpoints.com/bexley as well as on the Local Offers app.

Graham Simmonds, Managing Director of Local Green Points, says: "This app is a great development for our already successful London Green Points - Bexley scheme and will help members take advantage of the full range of discounts available to them. This is great news for Bexley residents as they get exclusive discounts and great news for Bexley businesses as they get extra promotion."

To receive their London Green Points - Bexley card, residents living in blocks of flats first need to activate their free account, which they can do at www.localgreenpoints.com/bexley by emailing info@localgreenpoints.com or by calling 0207 326 5055 (Mon-Fri, 9am - 5:30pm).

New businesses are always welcome to join the scheme. For more information please get in touch using the contact information above.

Sidcup Jazz Club

The Sidcup Jazz Club is based in the United Services Club in Main Road, Sidcup and is keen to attract new members.

The club presents Trad Jazz - think Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Ken Colyer and Chris Barber - and features bands and guest musicians from around the country and the world.

There's music every Thursday from 8pm until 10:30pm (doors open 7pm) and the club has a bar, plenty of seating and a dance floor. There is also a large free and floodlit car park at the rear.

To find out more call 01322 342 442

Remembrance Day Service - Sunday 9 November 2014

The Mayor, Councillor Howard Marriner, has accepted an invitation from the Crayford Royal British Legion Branch, to attend the Remembrance Sunday Service at St Paulinus Church and afterwards at the Laying of a Wreath at the War Memorial, Mayplace Road East, Crayford. This will be on Sunday 9 November 2014.

The service at the church will start at 10am. The Mayor will arrive there shortly before this time, but you are asked to be seated by 9.45am. Seating will be reserved for Members, their guests and other VIPs from the Council. At approximately 10.40am, the Mayor will lead the congregation to the War Memorial in Mayplace Road East, where he will lay a wreath on behalf of the Borough.

You are invited to join the congregation and the Mayor on the walk to the War Memorial, the laying of the wreath and afterwards back to the church. After the event, the Royal British Legion has invited the Mayor and all of our guests to join them for refreshments at their meeting hall in Iron Mill Lane, Crayford.

If you would like to attend contact Karen Murrell, Members Services, Civic Office, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath DA6 7AT or call 020 8303 7777.


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