North Cray - Clubs, Groups and Societies in the Area
This a directory of clubs and associations in the North Cray area.
We list any local groups that would be of interest to the North Cray community. For example, if you know of an art club, running club, Scout troop or North Cray local history society, please submit it to our directory.
Note: if your club/group is based somewhere other than North Cray, please add it on the page for the relevant place.
Scout Group in Rectory Lane, Sidcup
Providing activities for boys and girls
Beaver Scout Colony for 6-8 year
Meets Tuesday 6-7pm
email - beavers @footscrayscouts.org.uk
Cub Scout Pack for 8-10.5 years
Meets Thursday 6-7.30pm
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Scout Troop for 10.5-14 years
Meets Friday 7.30-9.30pm
email - email@example.com
Local charity providing help, support and information for persons with autism and those who care for them, as well as professionals who deal with those on the autistic spectrum. We also have a book and sensory toy library, please mail for further details.
SIDCUP ART CLUB
We are a very friendly, mixed ability group of artists who meet every Thursday evening throughout the year from 7.30p.m at the Hurst Community Centre, Hurst Road, Bexley, Kent. We work in a variety of mediums, including watercolour, pastel, pen & ink, and acrylics. We run a themed programme to stimulate ideas for work, hold model evenings, still life set-ups and go on local evening visits during the summer months. There is an opportunity to exhibit at local festivals e.g. The Oval, Blackfen, Danson Festival, Bexleyheath Festival and we have regular exhibitions at local libraries in Sidcup and Bexleyheath. Why not give us a try - all abilities welcome. We do not offer tuition, but members are always willing to share tips and offer encouragement to like-minded people who enjoy art. Why not give us a try. First 3 weeks free. Annual subscription pro rata £40
Weekend excavating at our on-going site in Bexley during the months of March - October. One monthly talk of something of archaeological or historical interest.
Annual membership: single £12, joint £15, family £17.
16+ only due to insurance purposes
Training excavation every year during the first week of August. The week consists of learning how to trowel, field walk, geophys, surveying, drawing finds and sections. Talks given.
£80 - for the year 2010
Bexley Archaeological Group was established in 1979 and are an active archaeological group.
For more information about Scouting in Sidcup,visit our website at http://sidcupscoutnet.org.uk/
A new craft club, starting on Tuesday 15th March 2011 - for adults. £2.00 per session. Come along with either your current craft project or a desire to learn a new one, to meet new people and share your love of creative things. There will be a coffee shop and on many weeks a workshop where you can learn a new craft or brush up on a forgotten one!
We are hosting a Craft Fair on 5th March, 10am - 3pm to launch this club. Why not come along to find out more details about the club and see all the amazing crafts that will be on display.
Bexley Ladies PROBUS Club
Friendly and informal Lunch club for retired ladies. We meet for lunch on the first Wednesday of each month at the VCD Club in Old Rd, Crayford. Guest speakers give a variety of talks after lunch. We also have several organised outings to places of interest each year.
Bexley Art Group
The Bexley Art Group is seeking new members. The group meets on Monday evenings, at Baldwyns Park Baptist Church Hall in Dartford Road, Bexley and is happy to welcome budding artists, who would like to practice, develop and grow their skills.
The group was founded in 1942 and has contributed to the artistic life of the Borough for nearly 70 years. The members do not work under a tutor, but they are all encouraged to learn from each other, allowing confidence and talent to develop at each individual’s natural pace. Some of the club’s members have been painting for many years, others for just a few months, but all are fired with boundless enthusiasm for their art. Each weekly, two hour session, has a suggested theme but members may choose to work on other subjects, if they so wish.
The group has an annual exhibition each August, held at the Freemantle Hall, High Street, Bexley and all members are encouraged to take part in showing their work and members often contributed individually to other exhibitions.
So if would like reawaken the painting and drawing skills you haven’t used since your schooldays, then pick up your sketchbook; pencils, brushes and paints and join the Bexley Art Group, at 7:30pm on Monday evenings, (except the first Monday in each month and bank holidays).
Further club information may be obtained by contacting Marilyn Noad, the Honorary Secretary, on 01322 430681
I would just like to take this opportunity to offer you, your family and friends a FREE NIGHT OUT to ViBe Dance social evenings learning the UK’s largest partner dance ‘Modern Jive’ a fun, easy dance similar to Salsa/Ceroc but less complicated. This offer is available at the follow locations.
Mondays - Foots Cray Social Club, 23-27 Cray Rd, Foots Cray, DA14 5BY.
Tuesday - St Anselm RC Centre, West Hill, Dartford, Kent DA1 2HJ.
Thursday - St John Fisher, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley DA5 1AP.
What have you got to lose? There is no commitment so invite as many people as you want for your first night and have a great night out on us.
For more information visit www.vibedancenights.co.uk or call 07930 375419.
We hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Please quote 'localmouth' on arrival at the front desk
Every MONDAY (no classes on Bank Holidays)
Beginners and Improvers 7.15-8.30pm
COMPLETE BEGINNERS WELCOME
Community Hall - New Eltham Library, Southwood Road, London SE9 3QT
Suitable for Adults (14yrs and over) of any size or shape. Have fun, meet new friends and keep fit at the same time. ‘Drop-in‘ classes join at any time
Way of the warrior school
BBC TV 'Mind Body and Kick Ass Moves' Star Chris Crudelli's
[JFM KUNG FU CLUB]
Training all 3 clubs for
only £48per month
Spring Craft Fair, Saturday 5th March, 10am - 3pm. selling a wide variety of different crafts.There The craft fair is to launch a bi-weekly club for adults, where people can come to learn a new craft, get help with a current project or just spend some time with like minded people, starting on Tuesday 15th March 2011
Craft Club bi-weekly club for adults, where people can come to learn a new craft, get help with a current project or just spend some time with like minded people. We are also aimimng to run workshops on various crafts, starting on Tuesday 15th March 2011.
Hexley Rangers Football Club is a (Hextable/Swanley) community based junior football club and was formed by Mr John Domigan (a qualified level 1 coach who has coached and managed children’s football for many years) and Mrs Carol Thomas (a qualified Child Protection Officer and School Governor) who has also been working in children’s football for many years.
We started our club in May 2005 with two 11-a-side teams, aged under 11 and under 12.
We are affiliated to the Kent FA and we play in the Bexley and District Junior Football League.
Since our inception in May 2005, we have been very pro-active and worked hard bringing sponsorship to the club, knowing from experience that the costs involved in a sports project of this size can only survive if we introduce sponsors for kits, equipment and facilities.
You will notice that our letterhead proudly bears the FA Charter Standard. We received this prestigious award in August 2005 in recognition of our best practice in setting standards in coaching, administration and child protection. The Charter Mark is a ‘quality assurance’ stamp for parents looking for a well-run and safe environment in which their children can enjoy playing football.
We are most fortunate to be playing our football matches at Downsview School, Beech Avenue, Swanley and very pleased to call this our home ground.
Our matches are played each Sunday during the season with training nights during the week or on Saturdays. During winter months we train at the all weather floodlit facility at Swanley Technology College.
A little about our club………………..
We offer a safe and responsible venue for young people to learn, train, and play football.
We are committed to always taking a professional approach in all aspects of the football club, especially with our Managers and Coaches, who are all qualified to a minimum level 1 and all coaches hold first aid badges and child protection certificates.
To ensure health and safety for our players, we make sure that we have good quality safety goals and equipment.
Our awareness and experience of bad practice in children’s football clubs has enabled us to develop this project with the children’s interests firmly at the core of the club.
NO child will ever be discriminated against and being aware of vulnerable groups in society, we will welcome all children equally, improving the self-esteem of the children.
We will offer many other activities for our members; this includes an annual football tour, trips to see premier league football matches and annual presentation evenings.
Courses are available to adults and parents within our club such as coaching courses, refereeing courses, first aid etc; as we encourage them to take an active role within the club.
Our Vision for the Future
We have a vision that the club will grow each year with each age group moving to the next year and younger age groups joining the club. We hope to be able to provide the club facilities for them well into their teenage years.
We hope to see a change in attitude that comes from educating young people to show respect for officials and demonstrate good sportsmanship. We have a Code of Conduct for Players, Managers and Spectators, which we will expect to see being adhered to.
Each child joining Hexley Rangers is given a Welcome Pack, outlining our good practice – for both players and parents to read and digest.
As we start the 2007/2008 season we have teams at U9’s U10’s U11’s U13’s U14’s and our very first girl’s team at U11’s.
As children from different backgrounds join our club, we hope that friendships will be formed, where their joint love of football will bond these friendships into their teens and beyond.
Bigger & Better
There are other informal football activities in this area, but these do not have the professional ethos that we seek. Local schools no longer have the resources, so after-school football clubs for local children have closed.
There are inadequate facilities in this area for young people and consequently teenage groups are bored and disruptive, which has been identified by the local authorities.
We hope to reverse this trend as the young people of our football club approach their teens.
As a club in the heart of the community – aside from our regular managers and parents meetings – we hold monthly meetings where team matters are discussed. Any issues or concerns that are identified are acknowledged and actioned.
We have our own website www.hexleyrangersfc.co.uk. It is very interactive and members can enjoy accessing the site to see stats, results. fixtures etc. We also set up links to sponsors for those offering us their support.
We feel that we have a lot to offer local children and we know that we can deliver a football club that young people will be proud to be a member of.
Thank you for your interest in Hexley Rangers FC and for taking the time to read this.
Please contact email firstname.lastname@example.org - thank you. Or call the Club Secretary on 01322 613084
Swanley / Hextable Book Club
Held the first Tuesday of each month at Thanks A Latte coffee shop!
“Swanley’s BIG Sing! – together we can show Swanley that WE CAN Sing!”
The residents of Swanley are being put to the test to see if they really can sing! The challenge has been set by Jon Rattenbury who is also a Swanley resident and professional singer. “Having recently moved to Swanley I wanted to see what my community really can do! We all sit at home watching shows like Britain’s Got Talent and X-Factor, but what is our talent? I’m challenging Swanley to prove that together we CAN sing!” The aim is to create a community choir for all ages that will perform at the Christmas event in Swanley on Friday 2nd December. Jon will only have 5 WEEKS to put a choir together from scratch so he is appealing to the people of Swanley to sign up and help him to meet this challenge!
The ‘Swanley’s BIG Sing’ class will be starting on Thursday 27th October at: Silver Birch, The Woodlands, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7BT, at 7pm til 9pm.
The workshop is open to everyone – you don’t need to have a fantastic singing voice – just bring your enthusiasm! There are no auditions – the workshops are very relaxed but most of all fun! The songs taught will be contemporary pop, soul, and gospel songs including ‘Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher’, ‘Lean On Me’, ‘Oh Happy Day’, and ‘Something Inside So Strong’. Workshops are only £5 per week.
Patch and Mix Crafts based in Swanley run a free crafts club at Elim Christian Centre on the 3rd Tuesday of every month between 1900hrs and 2100hrs. All are welcome.
Individual/group tuition on quilt making and general sewing is also available.
Coffee morning will be starting soon.
Flowers for all are a local flower club based in Chislehurst we meet every third wednesday afternoon in the month at 1.30 at st mary hall opp sainsbury in chislehurst all welcome we have demonstrations workshops outings etc we are a very freindly club
Spring Craft Fair, Saturday 5th March, 10am - 3pm. selling a wide variety of different crafts. The craft fair is to launch a bi-weekly club for adults, where people can come to learn a new craft, get help with a current project or just spend some time with like minded people, starting on Tuesday 15th March.
If you love to sing..don't keep it to yourself! No audition, no experience, no need to read music. Singing everything from Muse to Lady Gaga, via Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Abba and Coldplay (plus everything in between!)
Come and try a free taster session and see why everyone leaves feeling happy. It's really sociable, fun and a great stress-buster and we have lots of performance opportunities too.
Mondays 8.00-9.30 pm, term time only
Chislehurst Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst, BR7 5LX.
Places Near North Cray
Albany Park • Avery Hill • Barnehurst • Bexley • Bexley Heath • Blackfen • Bowmans • Chislehurst • Coldblow • Crayford • Dartford • Falconwood • Foots Cray • Foxbury • Heath Side • Hextable • Hockenden • Hurst • Longlands • Maypole • North Cray • Old Bexley • Poverest • Puddledock • Ruxley • Sidcup • St. Paul's Cray • Upper Ruxley • Welling • White Oak •