Emergency telephone numbers and opening hours over Christmas 2011 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
Do not state on Facebook when you are going to be out and about visiting friends/family or celebrating, you don't know who is reading
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 your Christmas cards, boxes, wrapping paper and bottles
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
Gallions Reach Dental Anesthetic Clinic (Bentham Road, Central Thamesmead) 020 8310 4948
Heronsgate Dental Care (West Thamesmead) 020 8316 6313
Lakeside Dental Laboratory (Tavy Bridge) 020 8311 3025
Vijay Vithani Dental Practice (Thamesmead Town Centre) 020 8311 9400
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich 020 8836 6000
Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup 020 8302 2678
999 Emergencies only
Thamesmead East Safer Neighbourhood Team (Bexley side of Thamesmead) 020 8721 2049, non emergencies
Thamesmead Moorings Safer Neighbourhood Team (Greenwich side of Thamesmead) 020 8721 2630 / 07920 233832, non emergencies
Gallions Housing Association helpline 0800 83 84 81
British Gas 24 hour helpline 0800 111 999
Electricity Emergencies 0800 028 0247
Thames Water 24 hour helpline 0845 920 0800
Floodline 0845 988 1188
Will be closed from 5:00pm on 23 December 2011 until 9:00am on Tuesday 3 January 2012.
May we take this opportunity to wish you a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year