Blackfen Community Association held its first meeting on 20 November 2014. The intention was for an informal gathering to discuss ways to benefit the community, to see if a group of like-minded people can work together to bring back some sense of community spirit and to provide a single voice for issues relating to Blackfen. Further meetings were held during 2015 and 2016 to discuss issues such as the future of our library and improvements to the district. Christmas and Easter events were organised to engage both residents and traders.
In 2017 we have re-launched with a new committee and have been working closely with traders and Blackfen Community Library. Blackfen has a strong community spirit and we want to keep this going for future generations. By engaging both residents and traders to work together as a team we can make it a better place to live and work for everyone.
Our ‘Open Door: New Friends Day’ at the library in October 2017 was a great success, so look out for more social events in the near future! Other future plans include a Community Litter-pick on 13 January 2018.
Blackfen’s Christmas lights were switched on Saturday 25 November with a community event centred around Blackfen Community Library.
A Community Safety meeting was held on 1 December 2017 at Blackfen Library, organised by Rt Hon. James Brokenshire, MP at which Bexley Police discussed concerns with the public. A summary of the meeting can be seen here: Blackfen Community Safety meeting Dec 2017
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