Members of the Rotary Club, along with Santa and his elves, are preparing for a busy festive period in Sidcup.

The club has prepared its Christmas sleigh ready for street collections throughout December.

The sleigh will feature Father Christmas and his elves as it tours the town raising money for local charities.

Bill Belsham, who helped build the sleigh 35 years ago, said: “It has stood up remarkably well over the years. It has a music system, and lights powered by an onboard generator.”

Last year the sleigh raised more than £12,000 for local and international charities.

A leaflet telling residents the date which the sleigh will appear in their roads will be delivered before each event.

The first outing for the sleigh will be on November 25 at Kemnal Scout headquarters Christmas fair.

Bill Head-Rapson who is in charge of the electrics said: “We are really getting into the digital age with hundred of carols and Christmas music on a single memory stick and we have a GPS “Santa Tracker” so that people can see exactly where we are each evening”.

These are the days Santa will be out and about: 

1st December: Marlborough Park Av, Burnt Oak Lane, Colindale, Montrose Av, Cavendish.

4th December: Rutland Av, Sherwood Av, Harcourt Av, Rowley Av, Ramillies Rd.

7th December: Hurst Rd, Chaucer Rd, Canterbury Av, Blenheim Rd, Abbeyville Rd.

8th December: Willersley Av, Haddon Grove, Cedar Av, Beech Av, Burnt Oak Lane, Elmcroft Av.

11thDecember: Annerdale Rd, Beverley Av, Oaklands Rd, Harlborough Av, Woodlands Av, Wyncham Av.

12th December: Days Lane, Norfolk Crescent, Berwick Crescent, Roseberry Av, Corbylands Rd.

13th December: Longmeadow, Brookend Rd, Old Farm Av, Halfway St, Pinewood Av.

14th December: Valliers Wood Rd, Ellison Rd, Crombie Av, Overmead Rd, Avery Hill, Sidewood Rd.

15th December: Harland Av, Brooklands Av, Dulverton Av, Brendon Rd, Frensham, Margarets Av.

18th December: Marechal Neil Av, Dulverton, Harland Av, Gloucester Av, York Av, Little Birches, Longlands, Parkhill Rd.

19th December: Selbourne Rd, The Drive, Farwell Rd, Wren Rd, Faraday Av, Walton Rd.

21st December: Upperton Rd, Langdon Shaw, Tyron Way, Felton Lea, Sidney Rd, Orchard Rd, Clifton Rd, Northcote Rd.

22nd December: Manor Rd, Priestlands Park, Crescent Rd, Sandhurst Rd, Christchurch Rd, Hamilton Rd, Victoria Rd.

Once the elves are on their way they can be tracked at