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Bexley


Situated in south-east London and bordered by the districts of Bromley, Greenwich, Dartford and the Thames, the London borough of Bexley had been very much a rural district right up until the early twentieth century, in fact the name Bexley literally means 'clearing in the box wood'. In his childhood, former Prime Minister Edward Heath spent three years at school in the Crayford area of Bexley, and was to return in later years when the borough became his first parliamentary constituency as an MP.

Formed in 1965 when Bexley (Kent), Erith, Crayford and Sidcup were combined, Bexley has a population of 218,000 and is governed by a Labour-run council with a slim majority (they have 32 councillors to the Conservatives' 30); the borough also has two twin towns in Arnsberg (Germany) and Evry (France).

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  Bexley - Essential Info
Official name of borough:The borough of Bexley
Local Government:Bexley Council
Council Address:Bexley Civic Offices, Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7LB.
Council email:customer.services@bexley.gov.uk
Council phone:020 8303 7777
Council website:www.bexley.gov.uk
Population of Bexley (est.):219079


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Albany Park, Barnehurst, Barnes Cray, Belvedere, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Blackfen, Blendon, Bostall, Bridgen, Coldblow, Crayford, Crook Log, East Wickham, Erith, Falconwood, Foots Cray, Lamorbey, Lessness Heath, Longlands, May Place, North Cray, North End, Northumberland Heath, Old Bexley, Sidcup, Slade Green, Thamesmead East, Upper Belvedere, Upton, London, England, Welling, West Heath.

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