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Improvements to attract more wildlife to East Wickham Open Space

Improvement work started at East Wickham Open Space on Wednesday 25 November and is expected to last two to three weeks.

The improvement project work, which is funded by Cory Environmental and will be managed by the charity Froglife, consists of improving and making the existing pond area larger to encourage a greater variety of wildlife such as frogs, newts, birds, insects. During this work the pond area will be fenced off.

There will also be some tree works taking place to improve the habitat.

New IT courses at Bexley Libraries

Upper Belvedere Library are holding a 'Keeping in Touch Online - Skype course on Wednesday 9 December from 2.30 to 4.30pm. The course aims to help people keep in touch with friends and relatives online.

Places must be booked in advance and cost £10.

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

Allotment Christmas Promotion

Do you want to find a Christmas gift for your loved ones that differs from the norm?

Are they a keen gardener or love being in the outdoors?

Perhaps you have a New Year's Resolution for healthier eating or achieving higher levels of fitness?

An allotment in Bexley could be exactly what you are looking for.

There are many benefits to be had from renting an allotment plot, for example:

  • Allotment communities are ideal for connecting with other people. Allotments are places where social interaction can bloom
  • An outlet for improving your overall wellbeing; it could assist with a New Year's Resolution for yourself, family or friends towards being more active
  • A sense of accomplishment - you benefit from the enjoyment of eating freshly grown fruit and vegetables
  • Long term savings; instead of buying produce from the supermarkets, why not enjoy your own home-grown fresh fruit and veg?
  • Extra open space for those who are keen gardeners or potentially an ideal new hobby
  • Pass on your knowledge of gardening to the younger generation - get your children or grandchildren involved

An allotment garden could be yours to rent from as low as £37.50 for the year. There is, in addition, a refundable key deposit of £20.

If that isn't enough, renew after your first year's tenancy and we'll reduce the cost of your second year by 50%.

This offer will be valid from 1-23 December for new allotment gardeners and only on allotment sites where vacancies exist. Terms & Conditions will apply.

Contact the Allotment Help Desk on 020 3045 3693 to ask about an allotment near you. Be sure to quote Xmas 2015 to ensure you get the 50% reduction on your second year's rent.

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