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New Year New You

2:43pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Trust Thamesmead held the first of what will be an annual event, New You, New You on Saturday at The Link Thamesmead, as part of the Trust’s health and well being agenda.

Link Launch

News Shopper: Thamesmead Youth Voice member, Tahlia Williamson with Erith & Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce and Leader of Bexley Council Cllr Teresa O'Neill unveiling The Link Thamesmead's plaque

10:39am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

The Link Thamesmead celebrated its official launch on Friday featuring the unveiling of a plaque and speeches by Erith & Thamesmead MP, Teresa Pearce; Bexley Council Leader, Teresa O’Neill and 19-year-old Thamesmead Youth Voice member, Tahlia Williamson.

Wild about Thamesmead

News Shopper: Wild About Thamesmead

10:34am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

It seems we're not the only ones Wild About Thamesmead... so are all of you!!! How do we know? Because you voted in your droves for Wild About Thamesmead in ITV's People's Millions contest, which won £50,000 to reopen Thamemead's beautiful nature reserve, Tump53 and bringing residents closer to nature.

Thamesmead Lights Up

News Shopper: Thamesmead's official Christmas lights switch on

10:29am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Thamesmead celebrated the start of Christmas with its first ever official Christmas lights switch on by the clock tower in Thamesmead Town Centre on Friday 29 December.

Vote for Thamesmead

News Shopper: Help reopen Thamesmead's nature reserve

11:43am Tuesday 26th November 2013

Local charity, Trust Thamesmead are calling for your votes to help them, together with London Wildlife Trust and Gallions Housing Association, to win £50,000 for Thamesmead in this year's ITV People's Millions contest.

Thamesmead Christmas Lights Switch On

News Shopper: Thamesmead Christmas Lights Switch On

4:36pm Friday 22nd November 2013

Join Trust Thamesmead for the town's first ever official Christmas lights switch on, 5:30-7:00pm on Friday 29 November 2013.

October half-term activity programme

News Shopper: Ashley from Twist and Pulse will be leading a street dance class

11:38am Friday 11th October 2013

October half-term is almost here and to celebrate, The Link Thamesmead is offering a fantastic programme of activities for you to choose from.

Football legend officially opens Sporting Club Thamesmead

News Shopper: Football legend officially opens Sporting Club Thamesmead

5:37pm Friday 27th September 2013

Football legend, Sir Trevor Brooking officially launched Sporting Club Thamesmead on Monday 23 September 2013

Summer of fun

News Shopper: Bat Hunt in Thamesmead

4:19pm Friday 6th September 2013

Rounding off Trust Thamesmead's Boredom Busters summer programme of activities was a four-day Netball course which took place at Sporting Club Thamesmead and a week-long Film project made in and around The Link Thamesmead and which is in the process of being edited for a possible grant.

Thamesmead Youth Voice residentials

News Shopper: Abseiling down The Old Man of Coniston Peak in the Lake District

4:11pm Friday 6th September 2013

The Link Thamesmead staff took members of Thamesmead Youth Voice, who meet at The Link every Tuesday, on various trips around the country over the summer.

Fabulous Fun Day

News Shopper: Enjoying Sporting Club Thamesmead's Family Fun Day

1:08pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

Family Fun Day launches Thamesmead's newest sport and leisure facility, Sporting Club Thamesmead

FREE Family Fun Day

News Shopper: FREE Family Fun Day at Sporting Club Thamesmead

12:43pm Tuesday 20th August 2013

Join Thamesmead's newest sport and leisure facility, Sporting Club Thamesmead during their official launch taking place on Saturday 24 Augut 2013

Local artist's work at Thamesmead Estate

News Shopper: Local artist's work at Thamesmead Estate

11:35am Tuesday 13th August 2013

I am a local artist and teacher who has produced a book titled Urban Nature.

National Play Day

News Shopper: Six year old, Elsie-Lou Vernon having fun at Trust Thamesmead's National Play Day event

4:47pm Friday 2nd August 2013

Around 350 Thamesmead residents attended Trust Thamesmead’s National Play Day event in Manorway Green off Manor Close in Thamesmead yesterday, Thursday 1 August and with everything from inflatables, cups and saucers ride, a train and swings, the event certainly lived-up to its name!

Summer activities programme announced

News Shopper: Summer 2013 Boredom Busters announced

3:03pm Friday 5th July 2013

Trust Thamesmead have announced their summer 2013 Boredom Busters activities programme taking place during the school summer holiday, which is bursting at the seams!

Running the Dartford half-marathon for local charity Re-Instate

11:49am Tuesday 18th June 2013

My husband Dean Stokes is running the Dartford half-marathon on Sunday, July 14 for a charity named Re-Instate.

Matthew Clarke Memorial Tournament

News Shopper: Congratulations to Matthew Clarke Memorial Tournament 2013 winners, Castilion Primary School

4:44pm Monday 17th June 2013

Thirteen primary schools in Thamesmead took part in the 15th annual Matthew Clarke Memorial Tournament which took place on the brand new, 3G pitches at Sporting Club Thamesmead on Thursday 13 June 2013

Award for The Link Thamesmead

News Shopper: The Link Thamesmead's received an award for their work in Design Week's 2013 Wayfinding and Environemental Graphics category

11:08am Thursday 6th June 2013

The Link Thamesmead received an award at the Design Week Awards 2013 on Tuesday which took place at The Artillery Garden.

Rob Knox Film Festival comes to Thamesmead

News Shopper: Rob Knox

2:13pm Friday 17th May 2013

The Rob Knox Film Festival will be holding a community screening in The Studio at The Link Thamesmead at 2pm on Thursday 30 May.

Open Mic Night

11:30am Friday 17th May 2013

Access Group who meet at The Link Thamesmead every week are looking for comedians, musicians, poets and inspirational speakers to get up on stage and entertain the residents of Thamesmead during their first Open Mic Night taking place at The Link, 7:00-9:00pm on Friday 5 July 2013.

Toddler group urged to enter awards

3:20pm Tuesday 30th April 2013

Toddler groups are being asked to show they are ‘Top of the Tots’ by entering the UK’s biggest parenting awards.

Half-term fun

News Shopper: Half Term Fun

2:50pm Thursday 11th April 2013

The latest half-term didn’t pass Thamesmead-by, with Trust Thamesmead’s The Link Thamesmead and Sporting Club Thamesmead offering an array of activities.

National Gardening Week 2013 events in Thamesmead

News Shopper: National Gardening Week 2013 events in Thamesmead

3:02pm Wednesday 10th April 2013

To mark the 2013 National Gardening Week (15th – 21st April), London Wildlife Trust is organising a week of activities in Thamesmead that will culminate in the launch of a new gardening club.

Crafty fun

News Shopper: Getting creative at The Link Thamesmead

10:28am Monday 8th April 2013

Weekly Arts and Crafts sessions for adults taking place at The Link Thamesmead are proving popular in more ways than one.

Egg-citing Easter activities programme

News Shopper: Street Dance

10:28am Thursday 14th March 2013

The Easter bunny has arrived early with the announcement of Trust Thamesmead’s The Link Thamesmead and Sporting Club Thamesmead’s latest Boredom Busters school holiday activities programme.

Half-term Boredom Busters are back!

9:51am Tuesday 5th February 2013

Trust Thamesmead's half-term Boredom Busters of activities are back!

The Link Thamesmead hosts photoshoot

11:05am Sunday 27th January 2013

The Link Thamesmead recently hosted the cast and production team from Starter Black Label for a major fashion shoot which took place around Southmere Lake.

Access Thamesmead

11:10am Sunday 27th January 2013

Congratulations to 15-year-old, Martin Stupples-Surrey who recently won an iPod Touch, when his name was picked at random from a list containing contact details of those who have signed-up to become an Access Thamesmead card holder.

Winter Festival

4:26pm Thursday 6th December 2012

Trust Thamesmead held a Winter Festival to remember in Arnott Close in Central Thamesmead on Saturday 1 December.

Half Term Fun

5:00pm Monday 5th November 2012

More than 240 Thamesmead residents took part in Trust Thamesmead’s October Half-term Boredom Busters, a programme of activities that took place Monday 29 October-Friday 2 November.

Cutty Sark pub in Thamesmead raises £5,000 for Demelza Hospice Care for Children

News Shopper: Pub raises £5000 for local children's Hospice

2:14pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012

Cutty Sark pub in Thamesmead raised £5,000 for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Tavy Bridge regeneration

10:01am Thursday 20th September 2012

Please note that it is with sad regret that we will be closing our neighbourhood shop on September 28.

Thamesmead's Ifeoluwa Adeyemi in Open Mic UK regional finals

3:40pm Wednesday 29th August 2012

Ifeoluwa Adeyemi from Thamesmead has been given the big thumbs up by judges at the Open Mic UK auditions.

Game, set and match

2:49pm Tuesday 21st August 2012

Sporting Club Thamesmead hosted a successful junior's tennis course at its pitch in Crossway Park, Thamesmead last week.

Time for a fair deal

9:50am Friday 10th August 2012

Trust Thamesmead launched a Fair Finance service, the first south of the river, at their office on Wednesday 8 August.

Free training courses for Thamesmead residents

3:53pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

Trust Thamesmead is working in partnership with Adult Education Bexley and Greenwich Community College to offer Thamesmead residents the following training courses:

Free training courses

3:44pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

Trust Thamesmead is working in partnership with Adult Education Bexley and Greenwich Community College to offer Thamesmead residents free training courses.

Free Training Courses

3:41pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

Free training courses for unemployed residents of Thamesmead aged 16+

Thamesmead primary schools football tournament

10:14am Monday 25th June 2012

Fifteen Thamesmead primary schools took part in the 14th annual Matthew Clarke Memorial Tournament which was hosted by Sporting Club Thamesmead at Crossway Park on Thursday 14 June 2012.

Young Footballers Wanted

11:00am Monday 11th June 2012

Thamesmead celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

10:27am Wednesday 6th June 2012

Thamesmead celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

World Challenge boot fair

5:03pm Monday 19th March 2012

Eleven sixth formers from Business Academy Bexley will be hosting a boot fair in the school's ground in Yarnton Way, DA18 4DW, 7:30am-12:30pm on Sunday 1 April 2012.

Free training for Thamesmead residents

1:35pm Monday 27th February 2012

Free community development training for Thamesmead residents

Harvest Festival Market

4:45pm Monday 17th October 2011

Moorings Action Together (M.A.T.), supported by community development agency and registered charity, Trust Thamesmead, held a Harvest Market Festival in Arnott Close, Central Thamesmead on Saturday 15 October.

Picnic in the Park

11:28am Friday 26th August 2011

Around 900 Thamesmead residents recently attended two Picnic in the Park events (11 and 24 August) held by Trust Thamesmead and Gallions Residents Group in Birchmere Park.

The Link Thamesmead's first ever event

2:06pm Thursday 25th August 2011

The Link Thamesmead held its first ever event on Friday 19 August 2011.

Wheelie good time

3:42pm Wednesday 17th August 2011

A wheelie good bin proved to be the star attraction at a recent ‘Street Soccer' day organised for local children by Trust Thamesmead and Gallions Residents Group. The brightly decorated bin was kindly donated by the UK's leading bin manufacturer, Taylor, for a day of football challenges that encouraged children to get outside and make the most of their summer holidays.

Thamesmead centre mangers appointed

1:29pm Tuesday 19th July 2011

Trust Thamesmead has made two key appointments as its two multi-million pound community facilities come closer to completion.

Misfits competition

2:38pm Thursday 7th July 2011

Win the chance to go on set and meet some of the cast of the Bafta award winning, E4 cult show, Misfits.

Energy saving video

2:34pm Thursday 7th July 2011

As part of its commitment to encouraging households to reduce energy usage and save money, Gallions Housing Association has launched a brand new online video, The Energy Saving House.

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