A round-up of community news articles submitted by News Shopper correspondents. Click on the links above for each borough, then select the page for each town or village.

IF YOUR AREA IS NOT INCLUDED - WRITE FOR US. We are putting together a team of correspondents who can provide each community across the News Shopper area with its own section featuring news, events and other useful information. You could become one of our contributors, uploading articles directly to this site.

Articles on our community pages were submitted by readers who have agreed to our terms of use. The content is the sole responsibility of the contributor and is unmoderated. But we will react if anything that breaks the rules comes to our attention. If you wish to complain about an article, contact us here.

Eltham man honoured at House of Lords for charitable work

News Shopper:

12:35pm Friday 1st August 2014

The second annual Constructive Carers Awards held at The House of Lords, by kind permission of The Lord Speaker on July 29, saw Dan Catchsides from Eltham gain recognition for his charitable work with the Freddie Farmer Foundation. The awards, sponsored by Guardian Air & Water Hygiene in association this year with The Kids Company seek out people who work within property from; design through construction to maintenance – who are unsung heroes who do so much for others.

Free dance workshops for older people

News Shopper:

12:29pm Friday 1st August 2014

Older people with little or no previous dancing experience are being invited to take part in a project around the spectacular Tall Ships Festival coming to Royal Greenwich in September.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice volunteer receives prestigious Order of Mercy Award

News Shopper:

12:26pm Friday 1st August 2014

A long-serving Hospice volunteer has received a prestigious award for his dedication and service to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice unveils new video

5:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has launched a new video to highlight how the Hospice helps people in Greenwich and Bexley and the wide range of care and support services the Hospice provides.

Hospice warning

11:31am Friday 25th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood, South-East London is asking local people to be vigilant following an incident that took place on Friday (July 18) at 10.45pm.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Lottery celebrates 5th year!

News Shopper:

11:23am Friday 25th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is celebrating the 5th Birthday of its weekly Hospice Lottery on July 31 2014.

Freddie Farmer Foundation invited to 11 Downing Street

News Shopper:

12:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Friends and supporters of the Freddie Farmer Foundation charity were invited to a special drinks & canapés reception at 11 Downing Street following a chance family encounter with the Rt. Hon George Osborne MP last year.

Woolwich Lions Club raises £500

News Shopper:

12:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Woolwich Lions Club presented Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice with a cheque for £500 on July July 7 to mark the end of its 2013/14 charity fundraising for the Hospice that included bucket collections and curry nights.

Priory pupil set for Japan

12:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A year 11 student from The Priory has been selected to go to Japan.

Pre-School visit to Bexleyheath bus garage

News Shopper: Pre-School visit to Bexleyheath bus garage

12:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ding, ding, all aboard! All the children at Ripplings Pre-School, Ripon Road, SE18 had the time of their lives.

Churchfields Primary Leavers Production

News Shopper: Churchfields Primary Leavers Production

11:44am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Yesterday saw two performances of Churchfields Primary and Nursery School leavers production of Bugsy Malone.

Normandy Primary School from Bexley runners-up at Count on Us London maths final

News Shopper: Normandy Primary School from Bexley competed in the first ever  ‘Count on Us’ London maths final in City Hall, hosted by TV maths whizz, Johnny Ball

11:19am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Celebrity Mathematician Johnny Ball, and charity ‘Mayor’s Fund for London’ hosted the first ever London ‘Count on Us’ maths challenge final.

Pixie Lott's surprise visit to Greenwich

News Shopper:

4:18pm Sunday 20th July 2014

'Boys and girls' at a Greenwich Primary were asked to 'turn it up' last week when they were surprised with an appearance from chart-topper, Pixie Lott.

Local challengers to help disabled children as charity of the year announced

News Shopper:

9:22am Friday 11th July 2014

Ordinary to Extraordinary (o2e) and local cycling club Beckenham Rugby Cyclists (BRC) are launching a regional fundraising drive to help a charity that aims to get scores of disabled young children walking for the first time.

Art Of Disappearing invites you to be curious this summer...

News Shopper:

11:18am Thursday 10th July 2014

Greenwich Theatre-goers are booking up to be on stage at a special interactive installation show for two people called The Lost Room over two days next month (August 3-4).

Marks & Spencer raises over £2,800 for Hospice Charity

News Shopper:

11:15am Thursday 10th July 2014

Marks & Spencer employees and customers in Eltham have raised over £2,800 for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice during a successful Charity of the Year 2013/14 partnership.

Walk With Us, Say Nurses

News Shopper:

11:12am Thursday 10th July 2014

A group of nurses from Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice have signed up to take part in this September’s Moonlit Walk.

Fringe success

News Shopper:

11:07am Thursday 10th July 2014

The Albion Company are to take new play RED TAP/BLUE TIGER to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer in a co-production with Greenwich Theatre. The play is one of five shows being taken by Greenwich Theatre to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

Lost dog found in Biggin Hill - do you know who owns her?

News Shopper: Lost (found) Dog

11:46am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A friendly little dog was found wandering the Leaves Green/Leavesden area, close to Biggin Hill Airport, about a week ago.

Campaign for safer crossing at scene of fatal accident in Dartford

News Shopper:

4:19pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A group of Dartford residents are calling for a new zebra crossing to be installed on their road after an elderly man was knocked down and killed.

Greenwich gardens raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice

12:59pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is celebrating a successful Open Gardens weekend this summer (14-15 June), with £13,200 being raised for the charity, which provides free specialist end of life nursing, medical care and support for local people and their families.

Hospice team embark on London Triathlon Challenge

10:58am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Three Hospice staff will push themselves to the limit by taking part in a team triathlon event to raise money for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Big Walk helps Hospice

News Shopper:

10:51am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice welcomed walkers to Eltham Park South on Sunday 22 June to take part in its Big Walk and Family Fun Day. Walkers could opt for a 4, 10 or 14 mile walk across the very best of the Green Chain Walk.

Sun, Sea and Sunburn!

2:05pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Do you worry about the effects the sun can have on your skin? Or even on your health?

Gravesend and Meopham Rotary Club raise £8000 for charity on a Sponsored Walk of hadrian's Wall

News Shopper: Gravesend and Meopham Rotary Club raise £8000 for charity on a Sponsored Walk of hadrian's Wall

2:02pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A number of members of Gravesend and Meopham Rotary Club together with their partners went the extra mile to raise monies for two deserving causes last month. The group of eleven walked across England coast to coast, west to east in 6 days along the Hadrian’s Wall path in aid of the Junior Diabetes Research foundation and Shelterbox.

Southeastern Orpington line disruption due to Hither Green, New Cross engineering

News Shopper: The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

12:38pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Southeastern trains are disrupted on the Orpington to Charing Cross line today because of emergency engineering works between Hither Green and New Cross.

Supporter cooks up traditional cream tea for Hospice

News Shopper: Supporter cooks up traditional cream tea for Hospice

2:41pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Beryl Baird, a long standing supporter and volunteer at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, held a strawberry cream tea at her garden in Bexleyheath on 18 June, raising £435 for the Hospice.

Very special guest Tony Hatch added to Crystal Palace Overground Festival line-up

News Shopper: Very special guest Tony Hatch added to Crystal Palace Overground Festival line-up

8:39pm Friday 20th June 2014

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival (26-29 June, 2014) have added very special guest Tony Hatch to the Westow Park main stage line-up on Saturday 28 June.

Horror film, Or just the absence of Safe and Sensible Street Lights?

12:17pm Monday 16th June 2014

Have you ever had to drive in pitch-black darkness? Probably not, but for many residents across Kent this is now in the nearby future. Currently the UK experiences between 600,000 and 800,000 road accidents and approximately 450,000 burglaries each year, which could soon be on the increase due to a lack of street lights at night.

Ground-breaking films brought to life at festival fundraiser

News Shopper: Ground-breaking films brought to life at festival fundraiser

11:14am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Crystal Palace Festival favourite Metamono is breathing new life into rarely seen classics of wildlife documentary at the 8th Crystal Palace Overground Festival, thanks to the support of Film Hub London.

Walking for health-ing the Hospice

News Shopper: Walking for health-ing the Hospice

10:56am Thursday 5th June 2014

On Sunday 22nd June Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice will be holding their annual Big Walk & Family Fun Day at Eltham Park South.

Explore the secret gardens of Greenwich

12:01pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Over 25 gardens across The Royal Borough of Greenwich will open their gates to the public over the weekend of 14-15 June for the first ever Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice Open Gardens Festival to raise much-needed funds.

Could you help a neighbour?

6:16pm Sunday 1st June 2014

This week is Volunteers Week (1st-7th June) and as part of the national celebrations Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice in Abbey Wood, South-East London is putting out a call for more people to join its team of over 560 volunteers.

Freddie Farmer Foundation celebrates as German Cycle Ride raises funds

News Shopper: Team Freddie Farmer in Namur, Belgium

6:14pm Sunday 1st June 2014

EIGHTEEN cyclists have raised £16,795 for local charity Freddie Farmer Foundation in Bromley.

A Day In The Death of Joe Egg and Privates On Parade

News Shopper: Paul Taylor-Mills

6:12pm Sunday 1st June 2014

A producer given his big chance by Greenwich Theatre is passing on the same passion and loyalty to promising young actors and directors trying to make a career on the stage.

Driver caught doing 149mph in Swanley

News Shopper: Driver caught doing 149mph in Swanley

1:50pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A motorist has been clocked by Swanley speed cameras driving at 149mph on the M25.

'Someone is going to get killed' on Sidcup roads

News Shopper: Belton Road residents campaign against 'dangerous' roadworks

11:42am Tuesday 27th May 2014

A Sidcup resident has spoken of being "trapped in her own home" because of council regeneration works in the town.

Chance to raise another Cuppa for Hospice

News Shopper: Chance to raise another Cuppa for Hospice

1:12pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

Local people put the kettle on in support of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice last week (12-18 May), hosting a whole range of Cuppa events.

PICTURED: Eastenders' Heather brings in cash for theatre school

News Shopper: Cheryl Fergison, Mayor Avtar Sandhu, Danny Briggs - ice cream man, Mayoress Sukh Sandhu.

4:42pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A former Eastenders actress rallied together generous Dartford residents to raise over ᆪ1,000 to get underprivileged youngsters involved in performing arts.

Couples night helps hospice

News Shopper: Couples night helps hospice

11:02am Tuesday 20th May 2014

A Couples Night organised by The Church Of Pentecost (Deptford District) held at the African Community Centre Hall in Abbey Wood has raised £600 for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

Remarkable fund-raisers pedal 100 percent back

News Shopper: Team charity cycle ride goes the extra mile

10:58am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Bromley charity the Freddie Farmer Foundation will benefit from this year’s German Cycle Challenge bike ride from May 23-27.

Nurses roll up their sleeves for Hospice

News Shopper: Nurses roll up their sleeves for Hospice

7:53am Tuesday 20th May 2014

This team of Hospice nurses from the inpatient unit at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice along with housekeepers and kitchen staff rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in to sort all kinds of donated stock for the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice shops recently.

Opening of Belvedere CC new training facilty.

News Shopper: Opening of Belvedere CC new training facilty.

12:20pm Monday 12th May 2014

On 26th April, the Mayoress of Bexley, cut the ribbon and opened the new cricket training facilty at Belvedere Cricket Club. The whole project was made possible by a £10,000 grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Masonic donation to local Gymnastics Club

News Shopper: Masonic donation to local Gymnastics Club

12:15pm Monday 12th May 2014

Falcon Spartak Gymnastics Club, based in Hurstmere School in Sidcup, was founded in 1973 and ever since has catered for Gymnasts of all standards and ages with particular success coming with those gymnasts with special needs.

Poppy Appeal need Sidcup's Support

12:14pm Monday 12th May 2014

The RBL Poppy Appeal needs the help of the people of Sidcup.

Friends of the PRUH Fundraising Dinner

News Shopper: Friends of the PRUH Fundraising Dinner

12:10pm Monday 12th May 2014

On Monday 28th April The Friends of the PRUH held a Charity Mediterranean Meal Evening at Cyprianis in Petts Wood.

Townley student wins Speak Out Challenge Regional Final

News Shopper: Townley Student wins Speak Out Challenge Regional Final

12:09pm Monday 12th May 2014

Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge! Regional Final Townley Student Wins Regional Final!

bosom buddies local support group fund raising

News Shopper: bosom buddies local support group fund raising

11:59am Monday 12th May 2014

Hi bosom buddies has been busy again we held a table top sale in the Swanley branch of Barclays bank on the 25 / 03 / 2014 to raise awareness and funds for us to help the local community and get us nearer to charity status .

Befriending Service makes a difference!

12:02pm Monday 12th May 2014

A new Befriending Service is now available for people who live in Dartford and Gravesham.

Leap of faith for charity

News Shopper: Leap of faith for charity

5:04pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Aaron French-Gibbens from Larchwood Road, New Eltham took a giant leap for charity on a bungee cord on March 23.






Essential Links



click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree