Community Groups

If you run a community group in Welling, and you would like to feature here, please contact discoverwelling@gmail.com

Royal British Legion

The Bexleyheath and Welling Branch of the Royal British Legion meets at the Bellegrove Social Club in Welling on the last Tuesday of each month at 8pm.

Membership is open to everyone and previous military service is not required.

Our main work in the area is involved with fund raising for the Poppy Appeal.  We also conduct Remembrance events which includes parading our Standard at funerals if requested.

The money we raise goes to our Armed Forces beneficiaries.  We have a Welfare representative who can offer advice on how to contact our Welfare team.

Email:  info@bexleyheathandwellingRBL.co.uk

RBL Helpline: 0808 802 8080   8am to 8pm 7 days a week

Isolation Help Bexley

IHB are a group of volunteers in the London Borough of Bexley, launched on 17 March 2020 in response to the looming COVID-19 Pandemic. We support the isolated elderly and vulnerable of Bexley, and help them with tasks like collecting a prescription, buying a newspaper or walking a dog.

Over 800 Bexley residents have joined IHB’s ranks and voluntarily provided practical help to many hundreds of elderly or vulnerable neighbours. 

We are a local community group dedicated to working together and with our partners to ensure that elderly and vulnerable members of our communities know that they will always have a lifeline in a time of crisis. Put simply, our ethos is that we are committed to ensuring that ‘NOBODY in Bexley feels isolated’.

Girlguiding

Girlguiding is a leading charity for girls and young woman in the UK. Across Bexleyheath and Welling we have 20 fantastic volunteers providing a weekly unit meeting for nearly 300 children. Through fun, friendship and adventure we empower our girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today in a safe girl-only space.

Click here to find out more.

St Marys Players

For over 50 years St. Mary’s Players have been putting on twice yearly productions in Welling, Kent. We’re a small, diverse and friendly group always looking for new members to join us!
Our regular meeting is at 8 pm on a Friday, with Wednesday rehearsals happening during the lead up to shows. Our productions take place in June and December.

The Friends of Danson Park 

Friends of Danson Park was established in 2002. A voluntary group, funded by its membership and fund-raising activities, its aims have always been to work, not only to enhance and increase the Park’s environmental and ecological sustainability but also to support other groups working within the Park and Danson Mansion.

Welling Round Table

A Social Club with a conscience; We love a beer and curry and are responsible for Danson Park Fireworks,Bexley Donkey Derby &The Great Welling Beerfest

We give you a little bit of training then match you with someone in your local community who is lonely or isolated and/or who is nearing the end of life through age or illness. You would visit them for around an hour a week to offer your friendship: we match carefully based on interests and experiences so you will get as much out of it as the person you are visiting..

Bexley age UK Befriending Cafe

Age UK Bexley offers a fun friendly environment at our Welling brfriending cafe current located at Welling United Football Ground.  It takes place every Wednesday morning between 10:30 and 12:30.

You can expect to meet new people, take part in fun games and activities delivered as well a grabbing a tea or coffee.

Bexley age UK Men’s Social Club

A social club for men aged 50 and over.  Meets every Wednesday between 1pm and 3pm at the Wings Bar at Welling United Football Ground.

Our foodbank (food toiletries and baby items) runs Tuesday 10-2 at the Salvation
Army in Welling High Street as a drop in or by appointment at other times.
Referral not needed We can be contacted on
katy.shubotham@salvationarmy.org.uk

Bexley Park Run

Bexley parkrun is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock. It is held every Saturday at 9:00am.

The event takes place at Danson Park, Bexley. See Course page for more details. It’s free to join in but please register with parkrun before you first come along. 

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

We’re friendly!

Please join us for a post run coffee at the Danson Stables every week. They open from 10am and provide a good range of food/drink. Indoor and outdoor seating available – weather dependant!

 

Let's Go Cycling

Many of our cyclists are from all parts of London including Bexley and South London with all kinds of backgrounds and riding a range of different bikes, the main focus is cycling and having fun.

We organise many social cycle rides, normally on weekends and sometimes in the summer evenings. We often have themed rides, where we visit places of interest, buildings etc, and learn about particular history of an area or have a ride with nice views/scenery and interesting. A food/Coffee/pub stop is common on our rides.
 
Always ensure that your bike is safe and fit for purpose before attending, Our rides are low risk rides that are tried and tested and all our rides are led by trained and competent leaders.  The rides are aimed to be fun and enjoyable social rides reaching back on time and not leaving anyone behind. Why not come along and join the fun! ” All Welcome”
 
The rides start from Danson park and other areas of Bexley and sometimes from the Cuttysark. – please feel free to contact me via the “Lets ride” messenger on this site or email at: letsgo@bikerider.com if you have any questions or queries regarding our rides. Why not join our friendly “Let’s Go” Facebook group for everything cycling and more! Hope to see you on a ride soon – Harry Clark

Falconwood Spiritualist Group are a friendly group and welcome everyone who comes through our doors.

The group is not starting up again until September, but they will be at the small hall of Falconwood Community Centre every Thursday except the last Thursday of each month.


Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start.