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Joydens Wood Post Office will move to Martins, 6 Birchwood Parade, Woodside Drive on Friday 27 May at 1pm

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Beware! £60 fine if you park in a non Medical  Practice allocated parking space in the Summerhouse Medical Practice Car Park!  (allocated spaces are marked S1 to S12) You may also park in a space marked ‘V’ (visitor) Residents of the building around the Car Park have, at times, been unable to park

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Bexley Village bridge replacement

There will be various phases of work

07/01/2016  to  21/02/2016Traffic controlled two way traffic

22/02/2015  to  28/03/2015TOTAL CLOSURE

28/03/2015  to  02/05/2015 One way traffic out of the village                

                                                                            and Nothing in from Northcray Road.

The Bexley Village bridge works originally planned to end in July will finish one month ahead of schedule in June 2016. 

Unfortunately the bridge will remain closed at the Old Mill site in Bexley Village for up to four more weeks than planned with the road unlikely to re-open until late April. The unavoidable delay in re-opening the road is due to complications with the original foundations of the old bridge, the need to pile the new foundations to a depth of 20 metres, and complexities around temporarily diverting a large  Thames Water sewer pipe.

Traffic will continue to be diverted via the A2. The northbound diversion will be via Vicarage Road, Dartford Road, Old Bexley Lane, the A2 and Bourne Road. The southbound diversion will be via Bourne Road, the A2, Old Bexley Lane, Dartford Road and Vicarage Road. The road will re-open to outhbound traffic only in late April. Northbound traffic will continue to be diverted until the work finishes in June 2016.

During the road closure the 492, 601 and B12 bus routes will be diverted and the bus stops  in use will change. Those who normally travel to Bexley Village on bus routes 492, 601 and B12  will need to change to route 132 or 229 at bus stops E and F on Gravel Hill during the road closure. 

There will be a temporary school crossing patrol available to help students cross between these bus stops on Gravel Hill at peak school journey times in the morning and evening.

To plan your journey use the Transport for London Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk

 We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these essential bridge works.

 For more information on the works including the bus route diversions go to:

 www.bexley.gov.uk/bexleyhighstreetbridgep2  or e-mail bridges@bexley.gov.uk

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*  Proposal to move Joydens Wood POST OFFICE  *

For information click here

Even though the majority of responses were against the move, the POST OFFICE has decided to move to Martin’s in the Birchwood Parade.  Date to be announced.  See Menu item!



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Scarecrow Festival £420 raised for the Save Our Stage fund

The Scarecrows arrived in Joydens Wood for the weekend of the 27th and 28th of June and caused a pleasant stir.

Over 30 scarecrows were exhibited in front gardens in the area and many, from our community and beyond, walked or drove the route to see and vote for their favourites.

The votes were counted at the Community Centre on Sunday the 28th after the 3.00 pm deadline and the winners were announced by the Mayor of Dartford, Councillor Ian Armitt, who also presented the prizes for first, second and third place. See the photos below.

Many came to the Centre to cast their votes, see if they had won and enjoy tea and cakes. The quizzes, face painting, bran tub and other attractions were a great hit with the children.

As this was the first Scarecrow Festival we had arranged, there were a number of sleepless nights in the run-up while we tried to imagine how it would go.

Were people going to enter scarecrows?  Were people going to vote?  Would people come to the Centre for the results?  Would it rain?  Would we have enough helpers for the Sunday afternoon?

In the end, the festival exceeded our highest hopes and met our objectives. These were:

  1. To put on an event that would attract all ages and get the community involved
  2. To raise some money towards works needed to the Community Centre stage

Our great thanks go to all the families that exhibited scarecrows, those who voted, visitors to the Centre for the Sunday afternoon event, the wonderful people who helped in the preparation of the event and on the day.  We also thank our Mayor, Ian Armitt.

Based on feedback over the weekend and the fun we all had, we are thinking about next year!!!!!

FIRST place: Jamie Cruikshank

FIRST place: Jamie Cruikshank

13 Brackendene

13 Brackendene

SECOND place: Hannah Birch

SECOND place: Hannah Birch

10 Ferndell Avenue

10 Ferndell Avenue

THIRD place: Kay Trodd

THIRD place: Kay Trodd

25 Summerhouse Drive

25 Summerhouse Drive


Entrance Hall Refurbishment

Visitors to the Community Centre will have noticed that we have refurbished what was a rather tired entrance hall. We are grateful that the entire works were funded by a grant from KCC and supported by Councillor Ann Allen MBE.




Dog fouling



Our Association was formed for the benefit of the community in Joydens Wood and, following the development of Bexley Park, this area was included.  We operate in accordance with our Scheme of Management incorporating our Constitution, and are governed under the direction of an Executive Committee of volunteers.

We work in the Community for the Community providing;

Council representation,  friendly groups covering a wide age band, social events,  annual events and manage