Emergency telephone numbers and opening hours over Christmas 2009 at your finger tips!
Do not leave Christmas presents in full view from the outside, it invites unwanted visitors
Beware of fire, do not leave candles or naked flames unattended; check your smoke alarm too
Don't leave valuables unattended in your car when out Christmas shopping or visiting family and friends
Be careful when disposing boxes that gifts were in; do you really want chancers to know you got a Wii for Christmas?
If leaving the house for long periods over Christmas ensure you have lighting on a timer switch that gives the appearance someone is home
When out shopping be aware of your surroundings, taking particular care at cash point machines
Take extra care of your handbag or wallet when in crowds over Christmas
Remember Christmas can be lonely for many people, especially elderly neighbours. Why not pop in and see them or invite them round for a cuppa?
Don't drink and drive!!!
Top Tips for Waste and Recycling
Recycle Christmas cards at participating WH Smith, TK Maxx and M&S stores between 2-31 January 2010 (in aid of the Woodland Trust).
Otherwise, recycle Christmas cards in your recycle bin; it also takes boxes, wrapping paper, bottles and more!
Old, unwanted furniture can be re-used at Gallions Resident's Board Furniture Bank, T: 0800 83 84 81.
Unwanted presents can be given to your favourite charity shop or re-gift to a friend.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Greenwich Council 24 hour helpline 020 8854 8888
Bexley Council 24 hour helpline 020 8303 7777
Gallions Reach Health Centre 020 8333 5000
Lakeside Health Centre 08444 778 966
Heronsgate Medical Centre 020 8333 5050
NHS Direct 24 hour service 0845 4647
Bexley and Greenwich 020 8300 9396
10:00am-4:00pm, weekends and Bank Holidays
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich 020 8836 6000
Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup 020 8302 2678
Thamesmead Police Station 24 hour service 020 8855 1212
Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111
Emergencies - police, fire, ambulance 999 or 121
British Gas 24 hour helpline 0800 111 999
EDF Energy (electricity) 0800 028 0247
Thames Water 24 hour helpline 0845 920 0800
Floodline 0845 988 1188
Gallions Housing Association helpline 0800 838481
Will be closed from 12:00pm on Thursday 24 December 2009, reopening at 9:00am on Monday 4 January 2010
Extended opening hours
14:00-19:00 18 & 21-23 December
24 December 2009-7 January 2010 (reopening 16:00)
May we take this opportunity to wish you
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!