Help raise money for Comic Relief

20th March 2017

Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) are holding their annual Open Mic Night to raise money for Comic Relief.
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Christmas and New Year Opening and Closing

15th December 2016

Please note we will be closing at 5.00pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and reopening at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
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Thamesmead Arts Festival

1st September 2016

A weekend (Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September 2016) of fun and creative activities for all the family, a lot of which will be taking place here so pop by and take part.
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Free Employment and Training Support

24th August 2016

From Wednesday 31 August, Trust Thamesmead's free employment and training service will be availble from The Link Thamesmead.
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Thamesmead Careers Fair

13th June 2016

More than 300 young people met with employers, universities and training providers at The Link Thamesmead's Careers Fair on Friday 10 June.
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Thamesmead's Got Talent

14th March 2016

We had a great time hosting Thamesmead Youth Voice's Open Mic Night on Saturday.
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Training and Employment Event

27th August 2015

Around 90 people attended our Training and Employment event yesterday.
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Birds and the Bees in Thamesmead

30th July 2015

Find out more about Thamesmead Youth Voice's environmental day at The Link on 22 August. Here you will learn about the damaging effects our litter and pollution is having on local wildlife.
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Thamesmead Arts Festival

18th May 2015

The Link Thamesmead is proud to be hosting a number of events taking place during Thamesmead Arts Festival (May half term, 25 - 31 May 2015).
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Auditions

19th March 2015

Take part in the production of Tony Award winning Broadway musical love story, Once on this Island
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Open Mic Night Success

16th March 2015

More than 170 of you attended Thamesmead Youth Voice's (TYV) fourth Open Mic Night, raising £450 for Comic Relief.
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Open Mic Night

23rd February 2015

Do you have what it takes to entertain a room full of people? Then Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) want to hear from you!
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January at The Link

12th January 2015

As well as offering an array of fab activities every week, The Link hosts a number of partner events, including Manor Way Day which is taking place 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 17 January.
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Christmas Opening and Closing Times and Dates

15th December 2014

As another year draws to a close may we say a great big thank you to every single one of you who has stepped foot through our door in 2014.
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Open Mic Night

3rd November 2014

We had a great night at Thamesmead Youth Voice's third Open Mic Night on 30 October.
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Awarded Four Stars

29th July 2014

We are over the moon to announce our cafe received four stars from the Food Standards Agency.
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Summer Fun Day

7th July 2014

Join us 11:00am-3:00pm on Wednesday 6 August for a free Family Fun Day, right here at The Link!
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New BTEC Course

9th June 2014

Archway Project is playing its part in preparing young people for a career in engineering by offering the Department for Education's approved BTEC Level one Diploma in Engineering.
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Fundraising car wash

12th May 2014

Thamesmead Youth Voice will be getting their hands dirty on Thursday 29 May, when they take part in a fundraising car wash.
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All fired up

1st May 2014

Thamesmead Youth Voice found out what it takes to be a real hero when they visited Erith Fire Station recently.
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Wales residential

23rd April 2014

A 5am start was in order for members of Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) when they travelled to Aberllefenni for a four day Welsh adventure, as told by The Link Thamesmead/TYV Volunteer, Rory Lawless.
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Easter egg-stravaganza

22nd April 2014

Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) hosted an egg-traordinary event at The Link during the Easter holidays.
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Sponsored walk

10th March 2014

Ten members of Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) dressed up in onesies on Saturday to take part in a 15 mile sponsored walk.
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February half-term

11th February 2014

Bexley Youth Service are offering Thamesmead residents on both the Bexley and Greenwich side, adrenaline sports this half-term; Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 February.
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Work up a sweat

10th February 2014

Hot on the heels of Thamesmead Gym’s successful opening of their brand new expanded premises at The Link, they now have some funding news to shout about.
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New Year New You

30th January 2014

Trust Thamesmead held the first of what will be an annual event, New You, New You on Saturday here at The Link, as part of their health and wellbeing agenda.
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Train with the best

30th January 2014

The Link is the place to be in 2014 with Theatre Street Performing Arts offering a new BTEC in Performing Arts from September 2014 and a Summer Musical.
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Onesies party

27th January 2014

Thamesmead Youth Voice have spent the first month of 2014 planning projects and events which will be taking place at The Link throughout the year.
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Free activities

15th January 2014

Get involved at The Link, for free, with Archway Project. Take a peek at what they offer and get in touch - you'll be glad you did!
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Rubbing shoulders with the stars

6th January 2014

Five members of Theatre Street Performing Arts starred alongside Neighbours start Alan Fletcher (aka Dr Karl Kennedy) and The X Factor's Andy Abraham during 17 performances of Babes in the Wood held at The Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks during December (2013) and January (2014). Other members of the performing arts schools also starred in panto.
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Knowing me knowing you

5th December 2013

Trust Thamesmead held four separate events at the Pop-In Parlour during November as part of Thamesmead’s Heritage and Culture Month which explored and celebrated the diverse cultures and communities here in Thamesmead, with a finale held at The Link, which was a culmination of all four separate events brought together in a bigger venue for one final celebration.
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Official launch

2nd December 2013

The Link held its official launch on Friday featuring the unveiling of a plaque and speeches by Erith & Thamesmead MP, Teresa Pearce; Bexley Council Leader, Teresa O’Neill and 19-year-old Thamesmead Youth Voice member, Tahlia Williamson.
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Tube it with Twist & Pulse

22nd November 2013

First it was Britain's Got Talent, then China, The Link and now YouTube. That's right, Twist & Pulse have conquered them all and now have their very own official YouTube channel to show for it, with the links filmed at none other than, you've guessed it... The Link!
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Rewarded fun

20th November 2013

If you want to take part in a regular physical activity, give a weekly commitment to volunteering and learn a new skill then why not take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
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Stage & screen

15th November 2013

Look out for Theatre Street Performing Arts student, Jordan Nash who appears in the new Jude Law movie, Dom Hemingway which opens in the U.K. today!
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Train with the best

15th November 2013

The Link is the place to be in 2014 with Theatre Street Performing Arts offering a new BTEC in Performing Arts from September 2014 and a Summer Musical.

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FREE activities announced

15th November 2013

Archway Project has just announced ALL of their courses and drop-in sessions are now free!
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Creative workshop

14th November 2013

Get involved with the look of the local area by working with designers in a creative workshop and help transform the A Bridge that links north and south Thamesmead, 3:00-7:00pm on Friday 29 November, right here at The Link!
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Welcome Wigan

11th November 2013

The Link held a sleepover for young people from Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) and Wigan Youth Zone. This was in return of Wigan Youth Zone hosting TYV for a fun filled residential in the summer.
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Local student stars in Misfits

8th November 2013

Meet budding actor and The Link’s Theatre Street Performing Arts pupil, Jake Lee who graced our TV screens on Wednesday during the final series of E4's award winning hit TV show, Misfits.
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Twist & Pulse in da house

6th November 2013

We caught up with one-time Thamesmead resident, Ashley Glazebrook aka Twist from Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) runner’s up 2010, Twist and Pulse after he took a streetomedy class in The Studio at The Link during October (2013) half-term. Here is what he had to say…
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Half-term round-up

5th November 2013

The centre was buzzing with activity and excitement during October half-term and saw a lot of ‘firsts’ including a Q&A session with Natasha O'keeffe (Abby) and Karla Crome (Jess) from E4’s award winning TV show Misfits; a streetomedy class with Britain’s Got Talent runner-up, Ashley Glazebrook (Twist) from Twist and Pulse; a musical and a Community Voice meeting chaired by Erith & Thamesmead MP, Teresa Pearce.
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Oh what a night

4th November 2013

Thamesmead Youth Voice held its second Open Mic Night at The Link Thamesmead on 1 November with the Halloween- themed event attracting an audience of 130 people; double the number from the first OMN.
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It's all happening

31st October 2013

Wow! This week has been amazing, with many firsts from showing our very first musical, Tomorrow Morning to holding our first ever quarterly residents meeting, Community Voice and a Q&A session with Natasha O’Keeffe (Abby) and Karla Crome (Jess) from E4's award winning TV show, Misfits that was filmed in Thamesmead.
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October half-term

10th October 2013

October half-term is here and to celebrate, our partners have put together a fantastic programme of activities for you to choose from, including...
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Filming opportunity

9th October 2013

A young person who attends Pixelform Studios weekly film club was specially selected to film Thamesmead Town Football Club's home games at Sporting Club Thamesmead.
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Streets ahead

2nd October 2013

Congratulations to all 140 Theatre Street Performing Arts students who recently got a distinction!
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We are one!

1st October 2013

It's happy birthday to us! That's right, a year ago today we opened our door for the first time, to welcome the community into our fantastic new facility.
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BTEC sports qualifications

26th September 2013

Charlton Athletic Community Trust will be at The Link on Monday 30 October, signing up 16-18 year olds to a full-time course, running 2-3 days per week from The Link, covering BTEC in sports, functioncal skills and work placement.
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New classes

16th September 2013

Bexley Youth Service offer the following classes to the general public:
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Putting Thamesmead on the map

11th September 2013

The Link is taking part in the annual Open House London weekend, 10:00am-1:00pm on 21 and 22 September and you are invited!
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Summer Boredom Busters

6th September 2013

We had a fantastic summer, from taking member of Thamesmead Youth Voice on residentials (see story below) to welcoming people to our Boredom Busters activities programme.
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Summer of fun

30th August 2013

Link staff have taken members of Thamesmead Youth Voice, who meet at The Link every Tuesday, on various trips around the country over the last three months, to visit other youth centres and areas, including Wigan Youth Zone and The Factory Youth Zone in Manchester, Thorpe Park, the Lake District and Alton Towers.
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Stars in their eyes

8th July 2013

Theatre Street Performing Arts students keep proving Thamesmead has Talent, with 10-year-old Mercedes Brown performing at Indigo2 yesterday in the final of TeenStar and Sophie Wythe, Elisha Hassan, Mercedes Brown, Abi Hassan, Amy Ledger, Hannah Ledger, Ellie Altringham and Shannon Bell all getting through to the Regional Finals of Jack Petchey's Glee Club Challenge which will be taking place in October, with the finals taking place at Indigo2 in November and the chance to share £5,000 worth of prizes. Well done and good luck to all!
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Summer Boredom Busters

5th July 2013

Summer is on its way and to celebrate we are announcing our Boredom Busters summer programme of activities which is bursting at the seams.
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Wheely good fun

3rd July 2013

Eight Archway Project members put foot to pedal during a two day cycle extravaganza at Chicksands Bike Park in Bedfordshire.
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Trip up north

3rd July 2013

Seven members of Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) went on a residential to Wigan last week, staying at Wigan Youth Zone, which is a cross between The Link and Sporting Club Thamesmead, featuring four outdoor football pitches, a skateboard park, four badminton courts, a dance studio, music studio, climbing wall, gym, boxing ring, four pool tables and so much more.
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Open Mic Night

1st July 2013

Tickets are still available for Thamesmead Youth Voice's first ever Open Mic Night taking place in our Cafe this Friday from 7:00pm.
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Pump it up

1st July 2013

Thamesmead Gym have extended their opening hours in preparation of their expansion which will see the gym not only doubling in size over the coming months but offering exercise and fitness classes, on top of their pre-exisiting weights and cardio vascular machines and one-to-one nutrition advice.
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Future stars

14th June 2013

Congratulations to all 60 members of Theatre Street who recently took part in the international dance competition, Starpower, winning numerous trophies and awards.
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Be the first in the know!

11th June 2013

Take a sneaky peek at just some of the summer events taking place in Thamesmead this July and August.
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Award Winners

5th June 2013

We are excited to announce The Link won its first award last night at the Design Week Awards 2013. As well as winning the award for the best design in the Way-finding and Environmental Graphics category, The Link’s brand was also shortlisted.
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Spaces for hire

3rd June 2013

Did you know we can offer the most amazing, state-of-the-art spaces for hire?
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Rob Knox Film Festival

17th May 2013

The Link is looking forward to hosting a Rob Knox Film Festival’s community screening, taking place in The Studio at 2pm on Thursday 30 May.
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Award nominations

9th May 2013

Congratulations to The Link’s design team, Alphabetical Studio, who have been shortlisted for two prestigious Design Week Awards and a Design, Advertising and Digital Award for their murals and brand design for The Link.
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London's calling

8th May 2013

Ten young people from Archway Project recently visited the House of Commons after being invited by Erith & Thamesmead MP, Teresa Pearce.
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The sky's the limit

8th May 2013

Around 250 students attend Theatre Street Performing Arts classes every week in The Studio at The Link, several of which have caught our eye – and several others in show-business!
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Music Production course

8th May 2013

Did you know The Link has a Recording Studio? If not, you do now! Starting on Monday 13 May, the first Music Production course will be taking place at The Link.
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Extreme fitness

7th May 2013

Thamesmead Gym was represented at the UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s South Coast Championships by local resident and Thamesmead Gym member, Dean Smith who competed at the Guildhall in Portsmouth last month.
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Arty crafty fun

1st May 2013

Weekly Arts and Crafts sessions for adults in Thamesmead are proving fruitful, not only in numbers but in outcomes too, especially for the three pensioners we spoke to.
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Show stoppers

1st May 2013

Thamesmead Youth Voice’s Access Group recently held a Talent Show in The Studio at The Link, where 16 acts signed-up to take part, “They were brilliant!” said Claire, our Reception and Operations Worker who worked with the Access Group in putting the show together.
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Spring activities

11th April 2013

Our Easter holiday activities programme proved popular and with everything from Arts and Crafts, Street Dance, Indoor Climbing and Recording Sessions in our Recording Studio on offer, there were lots to choose from.
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Job vacancy

25th March 2013

Reception/Operations Worker
£8.55 including London Living Wage
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Egg-citing Easter activities

14th March 2013

We're spring-ing into action this Easter holiday and offering an egg-cellent programme of activities taking place 2-12 April, in partnership with our parent company Trust Thamesmead and Sporting Club Thamesmead.
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Half-term holiday fun

19th February 2013

More than 140 young people have signed-up to take part in our week-long, half term activity programme, Boredom Busters, in partnership with Sporting Club Thamesmead.
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February 2013 half-term activities

4th February 2013

Our October half-term Boredom Busters proved so popular, we decided to run them again during February half-term.
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Hub of activity

4th February 2013

The Link Thamesmead is fast becoming ‘the link’ for many agencies and service providers over and above our partners who have made The Link their permanent home.
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The Link hosts photo shoot

16th January 2013

The Link recently hosted the cast and production team from Starter Black Label for a major fashion shoot which took place around Southmere Lake.
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Access to Thamesmead

16th January 2013

Congratulations to 15-year-old, Martin Stupples-Surrey who recently won an iPod Touch, when his name was picked at random from a list containing contact details of those who have signed-up to become an Access Thamesmead card holder.
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Christmas at The Link Thamesmead

29th November 2012

We will be celebrating The Link's first Christmas by hosting various events during December, including Trust Thamesmead's Creative Christmas Crafts workshop on Tuesday 18 December and CADZ Productions performance of A Christmas Carol which will take place on Saturday 22 December.
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Half term fun

5th November 2012

More than 240 Thamesmead residents took part in Trust Thamesmead’s October Half-term Boredom Busters, a programme of activities that took place Monday 29 October-Friday 2 November.
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Half Term Boredom Busters

8th October 2012

October Half-term is just weeks away and to celebrate, our parent company, Trust Thamesmead, has devised a programme of activities in partnership with ourselves and Sporting Club Thamesmead, which will be taking place 29 October – 2 November 2012.
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Familiar faces

5th October 2012

Congratulations to former Theatre Street Peforming Arts student, Saffron Coomber, who is currently playing the role of Alexa in EastEnders.
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We are open!

1st October 2012

Today is the day we finally open our doors to the public.
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London Open House weekend

21st September 2012

We are really excited to be taking part in London Open House this weekend, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. If you fancy a sneaky-peek look at The Link before we officially open our doors to phase 1 on Monday 1 October, come on down! Tours will take place at 10am, 11am and 12pm. We look forward to seeing you.
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The countdown is on!

17th September 2012

We are excited to announce the countdown to the opening of The Link Thamesmead, is finally on!
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Fully staffed

3rd September 2012

Claire, Jo and Dal joined The Link Thamesmead along with a pool of workers, which completes The Link Thamesmead's staff team.
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Two New Staff Members

2nd April 2012

Two new members of staff joined Trust Thamesmead on Monday 2 April, both of whom will work at The Link Thamesmead when it opens this summer.
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Visit from Baroness Newlove

22nd November 2011

Government champion for Active, Safer Communities Baroness Newlove visited Thamesmead on Wednesday 8 November 2011, where she met with Trust Thamesmead and members of various community groups to talk about our aspirations and how we can work to achieve them.
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The Link Thamesmead murals

31st October 2011

If you find yourself at The Link Thamesmead, be sure to take a look at the public walkway, where members of Thamesmead Youth Voice recently volunteered their time to paint some murals onto the walls.
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The Link's first ever event

24th August 2011

The Link Thamesmead held its first ever event on Friday 19 August 2011, which around 250 Thamesmead residents attended, enjoying the free, fun activities by service providers who will form a part of The Link.
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Pods

20th July 2011

The free-standing pods, which form the second floors of Arch A (reception) and Arch B (Archway Project) took just two weeks to install. This is amazing, considering the construction of these have never before been done under a flyover.
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Centre Manager appointed

30th June 2011

"Hello! My name is Mark Blundell and I am the new Centre Manager of The Link Thamesmead.
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Chief Inspector of Constabulary visit

3rd June 2011

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Denis O’Connor, CBE, QPM visited Thamesmead on 2 June 2011, after receiving an invitation from The Link Thamesmead's parent company, Trust Thamesmead.
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Build is taking shape

11th May 2011

The Link Thamesmead is really taking take shape. Metal structure has been placed in the multi-use area which will feature a recording studio, digital music suite and more.
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Building begins

11th October 2010

We are very excited to announce that after months of planning, it’s happening at last. Yes, building work at The Link Thamesmead is finally underway!
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Branding revealed

5th October 2010

Thanks to lots of help from Thamesmead Youth Voice and lots of other community groups, the name of this world-class project has been chosen.
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Young people given a voice

30th September 2009

Children's Commissioner, Sir Al Aynsley-Green and his Deputy, Sue Berelowitz visited Thamesmead's Youth Leisure Zone project  on 30 September 2009, as part of their Listening tour, which aims to meet children and young people to find out what issues and concerns they have and what is being done to address them.
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Big step forward

15th September 2009

Trust Thamesmead’s multi-million pound Youth Leisure Zone project has taken a big step forward with the completion of the project’s capital delivery plan and the release of some exciting images of what the facility will look like when it is complete.
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Five million reasons to smile

9th March 2009

The Youth Leisure Zone's (now The Link Thamesmead) parent company, Trust Thamesmead secures £5.65m funding to cover the cost of The Link's building, fixtures and fittings. Money was supplied by myplace (£5m), Cory Environmental Trust (£500,000) and Trust Thamesmead (£150,000).
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