Together in Thamesmead

On the 22nd January, Paula and I were promoting Feel Good Co-operative at a free family event in The Nest, a new community venue based in Thamesmead.

The Nest Thamesmead

The Nest Thamesmead (photo credit: Bexley Council)

The Nest is a brand new community centre and library in Cygnet Square. Although not quite complete yet, The Nest is a fantastic three-floor building. The top floor has a huge multi-purpose area with a big balcony overlooking the lake. The mezzanine level will have additional community spaces and a health room, and the ground floor will become the library.

The only drawback to this amazing place is that there is no carpark, which will make it difficult for some to access. Although it is not a huge problem at present, there are a large number of tower blocks in the area, with more nearing completion. Eventually, parking will be at a premium in the adjoining roads.


The event launched the ‘Tastes of Thamesmead’ cookbook and also featured a number of other community projects and workshops. Paula and I were providing Back Massage, Head and Shoulders Massage and Reflexology. Unfortunately, the weather was not very good, especially for those situated outside.


However, we were in one of the conference rooms on the third floor, and had a steady stream of clients. We were also delighted to meet a number of our good friends from Peabody throughout the afternoon. It was a great opportunity to see the inside of this wonderful building, and we look forward to returning there soon.

Below are a few of the comments from our clients:

‘So useful, because Paula identified a potential issue with my shoulder – something I’m aware of now and can seek extra help for.’
‘Kate did and amazing reflexology massage and I felt so relaxed and refreshed.’
‘It was brilliant! Kate and Paula are friendly and knowledgeable.’
‘Amazing! I feel totally relaxed even after 15 minutes. I can’t wait to book a full session.’

Blog by Kathleen Turnbull