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Scam warning 

A Sidcup resident has contacted Bexley's Waste and Recycling Team following a call from someone falsely claiming to be from the Council asking for £25 for an overweight bin. Fortunately the resident did not provide payment details or any other personal information.

This is not a Council initiative. Council officers would not call residents and ask for payment or any other personal information over the phone and when visiting in person they would always provide valid identification.

If you are in any doubt about someone who calls by phone or in person and claims to be from the Council please call us on 020 8303 7777 to check their ID.

If you are concerned or if know someone who you feel is at risk from scammers, please contact Citizens Advice consumer services on 03454 04 05 06.

Allotment Christmas Promotion 2016

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 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 little as £40 for the year. In addition, there is a refundable key deposit of £50.

If one year simply wasn'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 24 November until 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 enquire about an allotment near you. Be sure to quote Xmas 2016 to make sure you get the 50% reduction on your second year's rent.

Cinema under the stars in Erith

Over 100 people braved the November weather to enjoy a free pop-up cinema event in the Riverside Gardens on 26 November.

Local families got to see festive favourites Home Alone and Gremlins on the big screen, the first of many exciting events planned by Greater Erith Programme for the town centre.

Local café Mambocino's provided food and drink while the Running Horses pub provided facilities for the filmgoers.

The event was organised with Free Film Festivals and supported by the London Regeneration Fund.

The programme aims to revitalise the town centre, supporting local businesses and attracting shoppers.

The Council is keen to hear comments and feedback on the event; email

To keep up to date with the programme, visit the new website, or follow us on Twitter (@GreaterErith) and Facebook (

Charity Christmas Concert

Greenwich Concert Band invites you to its annual 'Christmas Celebration' Charity Concert at Christ Church, Bexleyheath Broadway, on Saturday 3 December at 7.30pm.

Join Christ Church Choir and guest vocalist Nigel Garrard at this very popular concert of Christmas favourites, traditional carols, special features and festive refreshments - an evening to get you into the seasonal spirit! 

Tickets cost £10 and £5 for children and are available from Fay at Christ Church on 07742 907329 or Jacky on 07885 764578 or you can email

Erith Christmas Tree Festival

The annual Erith Christmas Tree Festival will be held during the weekend Friday 9 to Sunday 11 December at Christ Church, Victoria Road, Erith.

The beautiful interior of the church will be enhanced and adorned with 80 real Christmas trees all decorated individually and help to create the special atmosphere of awe and wonder.

Local groups, organisations, businesses and individuals have sponsored the trees and the sponsors take the opportunity of promoting their specific roles.

The festival is organised by members of the church community at Christ Church. Admission is free and donations are welcomed.  All proceeds are shared equally between the church and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice which provides specialist palliative care services to the residents of the boroughs of Greenwich & Bexley free of charge. 

The festival will be open as follows:

  • Friday 9 December - 12 noon - 7pm
  • Saturday 10 December - 10am - 7pm
  • Sunday 11 December - 12 noon - 5pm

A Christmas Fair will also be held in the church hall enabling charities to raise funds for their good causes on the Saturday from 10am till 2pm, admission free.

Christmas Concert -

The Concert will feature Chic Mackie with members of The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch - London and the Bexleyheath and Eltham Rock Choir. The concert is on Saturday 10 December at 7pm.

The audience will be seated amongst the beautifully decorated Christmas Trees.

Admission is free and donations are invited towards the festival charities.

Carol service -

The Festival will close on the Sunday evening with the annual carol service by tree light at 6.30pm.

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