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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 details contact your local library or visit www.bexley.gov.uk/libraries

Temporary Parking and Access Restrictions - Albion Road, Bexleyheath

Improvement work will start on Monday 20 February to remove the central median on Albion Road, Bexleyheath, in front of the housing between Pincott Road and Victoria Road.

The traffic lane nearest to the central median will be closed to traffic, restricting the road to a single lane.  During this period parking will not be possible along this section of Albion Road between house numbers 2 to 40 Albion Road and the Doctor's surgery.  Residents who would normally park here overnight will need to use alternative parking in the side roads. 

During the works, which will last five weeks, alternative arrangements will be in place for refuse collections to avoid delays to traffic whilst collection is in progress.  This may involve the contractor moving bins to a single collection point on the scheduled day.  The bins will have a sticker attached identifying the appropriate house number and they will be returned after emptying.  Residents should leave their bins out as normal on their collection day.

Other issues such as delivery access to specific properties can be dealt with by the construction team if advanced notice is given.  Residents can contact the team on 020 8303 7777, please ask to speak with a member of the BTCR construction team, or by emailing BTCR@bexley.gov.uk

The improvement works are part of the second phase of a major scheme, funded by Transport for London, to revitalise Bexleyheath town centre.

London Borough of Bexley apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may result during the implementation of these improvements.

Better Boilers scheme

If you're a homeowner on benefits and your boiler is inefficient or broken, you may be able to get it repaired or replaced for free through the Better Boilers scheme.

Better Boilers, the Mayor of London's £1m scheme to help people stay warm and save on their energy bills this winter, launched on 9 January.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a homeowner in London
  • be in receipt of a qualifying benefit
  • have an inefficient or broken boiler

The scheme is first come, first served, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

Visit www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/improving-quality/better-boilers  for more information and to apply - or alternatively call 0808 1089414.

To discuss the scheme further please contact Staying Put on 020 8303 7777.

Wedding Venue Open days

This event will be held on Saturday 18 February and Sunday 19 February at Hall Place and Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley DA5 1PQ from 11am to 3pm.

Whether you are at Hall Place for your ceremony or throughout the whole day, we will ensure you leave with some wonderful memories.

Hall Place offers the ideal alternative to a registry office or church ceremony with beautiful ceremony rooms or, it is a perfect reception venue with the magnificent great hall, private gardens and excellent cuisine.

Ask about the all-inclusive packages, designed to take the stress out of planning your wedding.

For more information call 01322 526574 or email functions@hallplace.org.uk

Your invite to the Bexley Great Weight Debate event

The Great Weight Debate is a local conversation about tackling Bexley's obesity problem. Bexley has the third highest levels of overweight and obesity for 4-5 year olds in London and our rates are higher than the London and England average.

We are really interested to hear your views about how Bexley can tackle the rising levels of obesity whether this is through individual, organisational or environmental changes so please join Bexley in the conversation and share your ideas at a special event on 26 April.

We'll have different speakers on the day to give more information about obesity in Bexley and we will showcase some early ideas. We will tell you how you can get involved and support you in developing or implementing your ideas.

The free event will be held between 10am-4pm at The Angelus Centre, Bexley Road, Erith, DA8 3HQ. Feel free to drop in if you can't spend the whole day with us.

If you are already involved in groups or events that you think help, or already have ideas about what we could do, we would love to know more and publicise what you are doing. We want individuals, families, people that work in Bexley, businesses, schools and local volunteers to become involved in the conversation.

To book your free place at https://bvsc.co.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=60

For more information or to get involved contact Carol Penny by email cpenny@bvsc.co.uk or call 01322 524682.

Forget the diet, have your cake and eat it! Support Dementia UK

Crook Log Leisure Centre are pleased to announce that they are supporting Dementia UK this March for their 'Time for a Cuppa' campaign. They will be holding a Cuppa and Cake sale on Wednesday 8 March between 1-3pm. This event is open to everyone, so rally your friends together and pop along to help raise money for this fantastic charity.

Can't make the event but want to make a contribution? Visit www.dementiauk.org to make a donation or to find out how you can help to make a difference!

Dementia UK is passionate about helping families who are living with dementia - they do this through their brilliant Admiral Nurses, who are specialist registered nurses. Time for a Cuppa will raise vital money to help Dementia UK fund more nurses to support families in local communities and to run their helpline, which is open seven days a week and is for anyone with questions or concerns about dementia.

If you have a question about dementia, or are concerned about your own or someone else's behaviour give Dementia UK a call. You can get specialist practical and emotional support over the phone, call the helpline on 0800 888 6678 for advice.

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