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We Are Beams are launching a new monthly networking club.
Join us to connect with local businesses, gain quality referrals and support local
disabled children.


Disabled Children’s charity We Are Beams are holding their monthly Business Networking Group on Zoom this Thursday at 10.30.

Please register here:

If you have a new business or are looking to increase your current business
network then we look forward to welcoming you to the event!


Guitar on a dark background


 Our popular guitar course is back! following on from our successful ‘guitar for beginners course earlier in the year, we will now be holding our second course

 ‘Begginers Plus’

 if you were on our previous course or just want to pick it back up then this is the course for you! starting from Monday 24th May @ 6:00 pm

 for more details please visit

 WestKent – Places to live. Space to grow.

The Round The World Challenge

The Round The World Challenge

Kent Sessions Swanley Netball Club are so excited to link up with Mencap and offer Netball Activities to females aged 16+, on a Monday evening, between May and October 2021.

The sessions are guaranteed to be fun

Email: for more information/book your place The Round the World Challenge is all about turning hours of fun sports and physical activities into a round the world adventure for people with a learning disability.

The sports sessions are delivered by specially trained staff and volunteers to ensure those who take part feel welcome, are encouraged to try new activities and inspired to continue being active.

Where: Recreation Ground (Netball Courts), St Mary’s Road, Swanley, BR8 7BU
When: Monday Evenings (May-October), 6pm-7pm

Additional information:

Comfy clothing, trainers and water, is all that’s needed

Registered charity number 222377 (England and Wales); SC041079 (Scotland) 2019.095
Royal Mencap Society 123 Golden Lane, London, ECIY ORT


Kooth is designed to support the wellbeing and resilience of young people and is available for 10-16 year olds in Kent. Kooth is running free online parent information sessions in March, April & May. The sessions are designed to help you understand how Kooth can support your child with their mental health and wellbeing. More details can be found here…

Connecting Communities Project

We are exploring the topic of Food which is something that has increased in importance for many people during Covid 19 for a variety of reasons. We are offering three sets of free workshops each with three 40 minute sessions.

Debt Advice

debt leaflet

Are you struggling to manage your debts?
Has the COVID-19 crisis put a strain on your finances?
NOW is the time to take action to sort out your finances…

BEFORE landlords, bailiffs or creditors take action against you.
Our friendly advisers are here to help and support you.
For the quickest response, please email with your phone number & we’ll call you back.

If you can’t email, please call 0300 330 9001 and ask for a Debt Assessment.

Bereavement support

Grieving can feel isolating enough without social distancing. Many people bereaved during lockdown have been unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones, comfort or even hug each other. If they can’t get the support they need, they will be more likely to struggle with the long term effects of grief.

To help, Marie Curie offers a free bereavement support service. Anyone who is grieving can access up to six telephone sessions with a matched volunteer by calling 0800 090 2309. Further details as well as online information and support is available here:

National Day of reflection

Over 150,000 people across the UK have now sadly died of all conditions since lockdown began on 23 March. After lockdown is fully lifted, we’ll be in desperate need of time and space to collectively support those who have lost someone during this time, #UniteInMemory of all who sadly die and celebrate their lives. 

Please also consider following Marie Curie on Facebook ( and Twitter ( for updates on the support they offer.


You Can Save Me


During lockdown, some children and young people may be being abused and exploited at home.

They can be made to believe that they should never tell anyone and that the abuse is their fault.

Shut in with their abusers, they have little chance to escape or to tell anyone.

These children need your help! As a neighbour or key worker visiting homes for any reason, you may be the only person able to spot abuse and report it.


• Guarded behaviour of a child around particular individuals
• Sudden changes in behaviour
• Children with bruises, burns, bite marks or fractures
• Children appearing withdrawn, anxious or frightened
• Hearing or seeing shouting and violence towards a child
• Children seen carrying or using drugs
• Children being late or arriving home late in different cars
• Unaccompanied children visiting a house where only adults live


• Stay curious and look beyond the obvious
• If something doesn’t feel right, it might not be
• Even if you’re unsure, it’s better to report your concerns
• Do not attempt to intervene yourself
• If you have a safeguarding manager / lead within your organisation, notify them immediately
• Call the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency
• Call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000


Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

We continue to think about you all at this difficult time. In response we hope you have been able to connect with your neighbours to support each other through this crisis.

At Neighbourhood Watch we have seen a 25% increase in membership. We have published a special edition of ‘Our News’ (the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters) to welcome our new members, look at how Neighbourhood Watch brings communities together, ways existing groups are supporting their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and more things you can do such as establishing a phone tree, and how to avoid and report crimes and scams.

Read the e-newsletter by viewing it on our website.

Keep safe, stay at home. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK | Building Safer and Stronger Communities

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If you are related to or have information on any of the following then we would love to hear from you.  Named on Swanley, Crockenhill or Hextable War Memorials; related to someone who died in WWII and is buried locally; or Civilians who died in the area.

Or if you haven’t yet ordered a copy of our book, please contact us via the following email address:

2 women sat by a table talking and listening to illustrate the Swanley Mental Health Crisis Drop In Service

Kent Police Independent Police
Advisory Group

Sevenoaks & Swanley District
Your Community – Your Issues!

The IPAG are a group of community volunteers who work with Kent Police to improve policing services across the county. The IPAG make a difference to policing in Kent by:

  • Helping Kent Police to support victims of crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Providing a link between the police and the communities of Kent
  • Encouraging witnesses of crime to come forward
  • Sharing feedback from the communities with the police to help improve services
  • Discuss Kent Police priorities/objectives

We are currently looking for new members to join us and attend four meetings a year at a location which is relevant to you. This is an exciting opportunity to discuss community issues with Kent Police and the IPAG Chair.

We would like to welcome members from a variety of different cultures with a view to providing tactical advice and support in relation to dealing with serious incidents involving victims and offenders from different backgrounds

“Working in partnership to build confidence and trust for all”

children looking at electronics

Volunteers needed for new Digital Den Club for anyone aged 8-11 at Swanley Library.

The sessions will include how circuits work; how to program robots; how to make a piano with bananas; and much more… For more information phone 03000 413131 or email or visit