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The Bromley by Bow Centre

The community hub in Bromley by Bow

What You Said

'More than 2000 people use the Bromley by Bow Centre every week'
'Bromley by Bow is a very good place for meeting people'
'I enjoy coming to the centre - you can get health advice here'
'I attend lots of activities here - I've been coming here for 21 years. Although physically I'm not in good health, attending the sessions keeps my mind working. '
'I feel happy here and get support from the staff. '
'I really love all the activities'
'I like to meet my friends here'

Contact Details

The Bromley by Bow Centre
St Leonard's St
Bromley by Bow
London
E3 3BT

Phone: 020 8709 9700
Email: connect@bbbc.org.uk
Web: http://www.bbbc.org.uk/
Idea Store Directory: http://www.ideastoreonlined...

What's On

Pottery and mosaic

'You can learn how to make pottery and mosaic - the staff are really good.'
'It's very sociable and being with people makes me happy'
'We sell the things we make and give the money to charity. We all feel very proud of ourselves for raising money to help others. '

Embroidery

Cafe

'The menu is different every day. It's affordable and tasty.'
'There's vegetarian food. I enjoy eating healthily.'
'I love the cafe - it's my favourite place here. You can meet people from all different backgrounds. '
'They get donations from supermarkets of food which they can't sell and use it in the cafe so that it isn't wasted.'

ESOL classes

'I've been doing the classes for a year. When I started I didnt't know any English but now my English has improved a lot. '
'The teacher is very friendly and I understand her very well. She explains everything very clearly.'
'It's a good way to get to know the community. '
'You can look after your children and learn at the same time.'
'We sometimes go on trips to places like the Olympic Park.'
'Before I started I couldn't speak a single word - now I can manage going to the doctors and to school meetings.'
'At first I felt shy, but learning English makes me feel more confident and makes life more stress free. I can go to the doctor and I don't need an interpreter.'

Family learning classes

ICT classes

'You can learn how to do your shopping online and how to use Youtube.'

Exercise classes

Free Breakfast Club Walking Group

'I started coming here 4 months ago and I never miss it now'
'I feel happy when I walk with other people'
'I like this breakfast club - every Friday I eat like a queen and feel very special!'
'I enjoy coming here because it's a way of talking to others and finding friends'
'You get out of the house and meet others from the Bangladeshi community'

Cycling Lessons for Beginners

'These classes are really helpful if you're not comfortable on a bike'
'I feel fitter, healthier and more confident since I've been coming here'

Time Bank

For each hour a member spends helping someone, they get an hour of somebody else's help in return.

'I think this is a fantastic place to meet people and to learn new skills'
'I come here every week and I really like telling people about the history of Bromley by Bow'
'It stops you from being isolated'
'People discover the skills they have to help other people'
'The time bank makes life less stressful'
'People can find out what skills they have.'
'You can make friends, drink coffee, go walking, and feel stress-free and relaxed'
'The time bank makes my life better!'

Women's Keep Fit Classes

'You learn how to maintain a healthy body here'
'It's a good place to make friends'
'It's stopping me from becoming overweight!'

Photos

The Time Bank The ESOL class at Bromley by Bow The Pottery Class

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