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Local 50+ Groups

Why sit at home when you could join a group, attend coffee mornings, play bingo, go on outings, make new friends and companions and enjoy life?

Friends of the Atrium
Monday
1:30-3:00pm, Tai chi
Chinese group meeting, 1st Monday of every monthTuesday
10:00am-12:00pm, Line dancing
7:00-10:00pm, Darts/social eveningThursday
7:00-10:00pm, Darts/social eveningSaturday
9:30-11:30am, Ballroom dancingSunday
10:00am-2:00pm, Power Light Evangelism Sunday SchoolFriends of the Atrium | Teeswater Court | Middle Way | Erith | DA18 4DG | 020 8320 4470
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Pop in Parlour
Closed Mondays
Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm, Darts
Thursday, 10:00am, Bowling
Fridays 2:00pm, BingoBookings of the bowling green are welcome.Evenlode House | Coralline Walk | Thamesmead | London | SE2 9TP | 020 8310 7437
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Evergreen Club
Every Tuesday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Lots of activities including darts, swimming and more.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmere Drive | Thamesmead | SE28 8DT | 020 8311 1119

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Thamesmead Town and Abbey Wood Royal British Legion
Open to everyone aged 18+.

Meet every third Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm.

Birchwood Public House | Grovebury Road | Abbey Wood | SE2 | 0845 7725 725

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The Monday & Wednesday Club
Monday, 1:00-4:00pm

Wednesday, 1:45-3:45pm

Bingo and refreshments

Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Stratchy Path | Thamesmead | SE28 8DU | T: 020 8311 5707

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The Wednesday Club
Wednesday, 1:45-3:45pm

Bingo and refreshments

Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Thamesmead | SE28

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Abbey Wood & Thamesmead U3A
1:00-3:30pm, 4th Wednesday of every month.

A program of social activities and subjects including life sciences, literature, gardening, crafts and more.

U3A | Abbey Wood Community Centre | Knee Hill | Abbey Wood SE2 |  020 8311 4797 (Doris) and 01322 551047 (Richard)

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Crossroads Care South East London
Crossroads Care South East London is a registered charity and company limited by gurantee, whose aims and objectives are to support people with care needs and their carers in their home or on an outside activity.

Crossroads Care also run a Volunteer Befriending Service aimed at Carers, Ex-Carers and isolated older people in the Borough of Bexley & Greenwich.

T: 01322 336086 | E: [email protected]
W: www.crossroadscaresoutheastlondon.org.uk

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The Link Thamesmead
Based under the big roundabout in Harrow Manor Way, The Link Thamesmead is built out of nine, once disused arches, which is now home to Archway Project, Bexley Youth Service, Theatre Street Performing Arts, Thamemead Gym, Thamesmead Youth Voice, Pixelform Studios, many faith groups and so many more!

Offering many activities including indoor climbing, high and low ropes courses, Zumba, a gym, a weekly adult arts and crafts workshop and more!

As well as opportunities; non/accredited courses and volunteering to name just two.

Also lots of spaces for hire including meeting rooms, IT Suite, Recording Studio, Rehearsal Room and a 160 seat Theatre.

The Link Thamesmead | Bazalgette Way (formerly Belvedere Road) | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499

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There are plenty more activities and clubs in Thamesmead that you can join in to keep active and have fun.

Swimming
Although the parks, open spaces and riverside pathways make this area a haven for fitness junkies who want to jog, run, walk and cycle, for those who want to go that extra mile Thamesmead also boasts its own leisure centre which was built by Trust Thamesmead and then transferred to Greenwich Council.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre in Thamesmere Drive, close to the town centre, offers a fantastic range of activities for groups, families and individuals including a swimming pool, a gym and weight training room and personal fitness programmes. A member of the Government’s Swim4Free scheme.

As of 2 November 2009, free badminton is being offered every Monday, 2:00-3:00pm.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmere Drive
Thamesmead Town Centre | T: 020 8311 1119 | W: www.gll.org

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Thamesmead Gym
Thamesmead Gym offers a full gym – cardio resistance equipment, free weights, boxercise and so much more! As well as nutritionist advice too.

Open to everyone aged 16+

9:00am-9;00pm    Monday-Thursday
9:00am-8:30pm    Fridays & Bank Holidays
10:00am-2:00pm  Saturdays
10:00am-1:00pm  Sundays

£3 per session
£15 annual membership including an induction and insurance
£2.50 for unemployed and students (ID required)

Thamesmead Gym | The Link Thamesmead | Harrow Manor Way | SE2 9XJ

T: 07914 320554

A part of The Link Thamesmead family

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Walks
Nordic Walking, 9:15-10:15am, every Friday

Gallions Reach Health Centre | Bentham Road | Thamesmead | SE28 8BE | 0800 917 1273

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Exercise Classes
Exercise to Music, 1:00-2:00pm, every Wednesday

Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | 0800 917 1273

Body Conditioning

1:30-2:30pm every Wednesday
Discovery Children’s Centre | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 0800 917 1273

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Thamesmere Gym
Thamesmead’s Leisure Centre doesn’t just have a pool, there’s exercise classes and a gym too.

Catering for all the family – under 5’s, 5-10, 11-15, over 55’s and everyone inbetween.

Opening hours: 7:00am-9:30pm Monday-Friday & 8:30am-5:30pm Saturday & Sunday

Thamesmere Drive | Thamesmead | SE28 8RE
T: 020 8311 1119

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Thamesmead Town Angling Club
Thamesmead Town Angling Club (TTAC) fish at Gallions Lake in West Thamesmead and at Birchmere, sun-up to sun-down and at just £6 per session for one rod, £10 per session for two rods.

A junior section is also available. TTAC can also offer tuition with their fully qualified instructors.

Please note, fish must be returned to the lake once caught.

T: 07810 066632 (Brian)
E: [email protected]

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Dance
Zumba for adults with Theatre Street Performing Arts, 8:15-9:00pm every Tuesday.

The Link Thamesmead | Bazalgette Way (formerly Belvedere Road) | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: [email protected]

Line Dancing
Classes run by Greenwich PCT, 12:30-1:30pm every Tuesday.
Broadwater Village Hall | 1c Goosander Way | West Thamesmead | SE28 0ER | 020 8694 7329 | [email protected]

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Sailing
It’s easy to learn to sail in Thamesmead!

Thamesmead YMCA runs Royal Yachting Association sailing courses.

T. 020 8302 5783 (George)
Harrow Manor Way | Southmere Lake


Southmere Boating Centre

Offering sailing, power boating, canoeing and kayaking.

T. 020 8310 2452 (Giles)
W: www.southmereboating.co.uk

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Thursday Bingo Club
The Thursday Bingo Club is open to everyone aged 18+, 7:30-10:30pm every Thursday.

Arnott Community Centre | 3 Arnott Close | Thamesmead | SE28 8BG | T: 020 8320 4470 (Roz)

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Thamesmead Town and Abbey Wood Royal British Legion
Open to everyone aged 18+.

Meet every third Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm.

Birchwood Public House | Grovebury Road | Abbey Wood | SE2 | 0845 7725 725

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Complementary Therapy
Reflexology, massage, healing, hypnotherapy and other forms of stress management by the Feel Good Cooperative.

T: 07908 034081 (Sandy) | E: [email protected] or follow them on facebook/FeelGoodCoop

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Martial Arts
Shotakan Karate 
Teaches all levels of karate, 6:00-9:00pm every Thursday.Manor Close Community Centre | 40 Manor Close
Thamesmead | SE28 8EYKano-ju-no-ri Judo
7:00pm every Wednesday.Thamesmead School of Dance | 16 Byron Close | off Disraeli Close | Thamesmead | SE28 8AA
T: 07977 006787
E: [email protected]
W: www.kano-ju-no-ri-judoclub.co.uk

Thamesmead Kick Boxing and Self Defence
Learn how to look after yourself and let any fraustration out in the process.

6:00-7:00pm Mondays

Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Thamesmead | SE28 8DU
T: 07913 388819 (Glenn)

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Family Action Thamesmead
Family Action Thamesmead Talking Point is a service based in Thamesmead which provides support to families living in the borough of Greenwich.

By talking things through you can work together to seek solutions to the difficulties you are experiencing.

The service works with children aged 9-16 years old and their families who:

Experience severe difficulties in their relationships and ability to cope with stress

Are at risk of family breakdown

Struggle with parenting isues and life challenges

Are rebuilding themselves after traumatic events

Family Action Thamesmead Talking Point also deals with issues relating to separation or other types of loss and children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties such as relating to peers at school or having low self-esteem.

They also work with families who are living with the impact of mental ill-health. They can help both parents and children to:

Increase their confidence and self-esteem

Understand mental illness and how it affects them and their family

Express their thoughts and feelings

Establish daily routines

Access the services they need

Resolve practical difficulties

Achieve their potential

They also offer mediation between family members, conflict between young people at school or in their neighbourhood or conflict between neighbours.

If any of the above are of interest to you, please call.

2 Maran Way | DA18 4BP
T: 020 8310 6570
E: [email protected]

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Tai Chi
10:30am-1:30pm
Tai chi, chi gong and yuanji
Limestone Community Hall | 2-4 Limestone Walk | DA18 4BW | 07504 284313 (Mary)Fridays
10:30am-12:00pm
Tai Chi with Greenwich PCT
Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | SE28 8DU | 0800 917 1273 | www.greenwichsplash.nhs.uk
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Arts and Crafts Clubs
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Cutting, gluing, sewing, painting, knitting, beading, card making, scrapbooking and chatting while sharing the love of arts and crafts. Full list of activities and schedule can be found here.West Thamesmead, Abbey Wood, Plumstead & other local areas | E: [email protected] | W: http://ourcraftclub.webs.com/
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Community Gardens
Growing Together Garden

Grow food and plants at this office based behind Gallions Housing Association’s office, 10:00am-3:00pm every Tuesday.

Titmuss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 | E: [email protected]

The Good Life Garden

Learn about seeds, planting, growing and wildlife, 10:00am-4:00pm every Thursday.

The Good Life Garden | Birchmere Park | Thamesmead | SE28 | E: [email protected]

Afternoon Garden Club

Learn how to grow things in your own back garden/in window boxes, 3:30-4:30pm every 3rd Thursday of the month.

The Atrium | Teeswater Court | Middle Way | Thamesmead | SE28 | E: [email protected]

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Sporting Club Thamesmead
Home to Thamesmead Town FC and Charlton Athletic Women’s Football Club, as well as many local football teams, Sporting Club Thamesmead offers an array of activities from Zumba, Metafit, Hula Hooping, Circuit Training and Boot Camp.

Also spaces for hire; 4G pitches, grass pitches, Multi-use Games Area, indoor multi-use room and function rooms, as well as a Sports Bar, showing all the top football matches!

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488

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The Link Thamesmead
Based under the big roundabout in Harrow Manor Way, The Link Thamesmead is built out of nine, once disused arches, which is now home to Archway Project, Bexley Youth Service, Theatre Street Performing Arts, Thamemead Gym, Thamesmead Youth Voice, Pixelform Studios, many faith groups and so many more!

Offering many activities including indoor climbing, high and low ropes courses, cookery, photography, I.T., film nights, motor mechanic workshops, bicycle workshops, singing, acting and drama classes, homework clubs, a gym and arts and crafts.

As well as opportunities; non/accredited courses and volunteering to name just two.

Also lots of spaces for hire including meeting rooms, IT Suite, Recording Studio, Rehearsal Room and a 160 seat Theatre.

The Link Thamesmead | Bazalgette Way (formerly Belvedere Road) | Off Harrow Manor Way |

 

Thamesmead Surfers
I.T. classes for the over 50s…
10:00am-12:00pm every Wednesday for beginners
10:00am-12:00pm every Thursday for intermediate/advancedARC | 34-36 Grovebury Road | Abbey Wood | SE28 | T: 07944 017491 (Christine) or 07854 216972 (Olive)