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Flavours of Orpington 2019

Flavours of Orpington 2019

From 2nd – 8th September, the town’s annual food festival returns, with residents across the borough invited to experience the ‘Flavours of Orpington’.

“Let’s Talk Dementia”

“Let’s Talk Dementia”

That was the invitation given to local residents and businesses to attend a brand new conference hosted by Orpington 1st in partnership with the Bromley Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA).

Michael McIntyre's Big Show looking for stars

Michael McIntyre's Big Show looking for stars

BBC 1's Michael McIntyre's Big Show is back for series 5 and they're looking for Orpingtonians to nominate their partner in secret for the surprise 'Midnight Gameshow'.

What is the future of Facebook’s currency?

What is the future of Facebook’s currency?

Creating a new currency is nothing less than a way to attract people without access to a bank account.

Greener ways of getting about - by Jo Johnson MP

Greener ways of getting about - by Jo Johnson MP

In July I was proud that Bromley councillors unanimously decided to adopt a motion setting out the ambition of net zero carbon emissions by 2029.

New aviation college gets the green light from Bromley Council

New aviation college gets the green light from Bromley Council

The borough is set to benefit from a pioneering Aerospace and Technology College – with plans being given the green light by Bromley Council’s planning committee last night.

The Orpington 1st Magazine Autumn 2019 - OUT NOW!

The Orpington 1st Magazine Autumn 2019 - OUT NOW!

Our Autumn edition looks forward to Flavours of Orpington, looks back at Enchanted Fest, reviews Dementia Action week, shines a spotlight on new and established businesses - and much more!

Bromley Council together against lonliness

Bromley Council together against lonliness

Loneliness is more harmful to your health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It’s certainly a statistic that grabs the attention.

New Chief Exec. for LBB

New Chief Exec. for LBB

The London Borough of Bromley have appointed a new Chief Executive who will guide the Council through a period of financial uncertainty and “transformation”.

Loose Change for Real Change

Loose Change for Real Change

A scheme launched this summer across Orpington town centre aims to persuade residents to donate money to tackle the problem of homelessness, rather than giving directly to street beggars.

LOCAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY HOLDS GLITZY FUNDRAISING BALL

LOCAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY HOLDS GLITZY FUNDRAISING BALL

The Maypole Project, a local charity supporting children with complex medical needs, is throwing its Annual Ball this year, at the notable Army & Navy Club on the Pall Mall in London on Saturday 21st September.

Paintings of Old Orpington

Paintings of Old Orpington

All Saints' Church is delighted to launch an online service for the paintings of Orpington circa 1900s.

Once upon a time in Hollywood in Orpington

Once upon a time in Hollywood in Orpington

Hollywood, as the old saying goes, is a sunny place for shady people. And with his ninth movie, the legendary Quentin Tarantino has captured the Golden State’s split personality of high-roll glamour and dirty deeds carried out und

Orpington footballer secures scholarship to U.S uni

Orpington footballer secures scholarship to U.S uni

An Orpington teenager has secured a scholarship to pursue his footballing dreams at a prestigious American university.

UK not ready for a no deal Brexit, says CBI

UK not ready for a no deal Brexit, says CBI

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned the government that neither the UK nor the EU is ready for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October and has published practical steps it says the UK, EU and firms can take.

As Temperatures Hit Record Highs Across Kent The Homeless Need Support

As Temperatures Hit Record Highs Across Kent The Homeless Need Support

Kent Community Foundation supports several homeless charities in Kent and Medway, including The Rainbow Centre, Porchlight and Caring Hands in the Community and knows that as the temperature rises the homeless in Kent need assis

Blackout Curtains - Julian Charles

Blackout Curtains - Julian Charles

Thermal Lined Blackout Curtains available at Julian Charles

Curtain Clearance Event - Julian Charles

Curtain Clearance Event - Julian Charles

Curtain Clearance Event - Limited time only!

Record Store Day UK profile the Orpington

Record Store Day UK profile the Orpington

Our very own independent cafe and record store, the Orpington, received national attention earlier this month, as Record Store Day interviewed owner and manager Scott Buckle.

Crystal Palace Physio Group rebranded as Vita Health Group

Crystal Palace Physio Group rebranded as Vita Health Group

Three of the UK's leading healthcare providers have merged to form a connected health service rebranded as Vita Health Group.

Pallet Park Pops Up

Pallet Park Pops Up

Residents passing by The Walnuts Leisure Centre recently will have been pleasantly surprised to see that a once dead concrete square has been transformed into a bright and attractive green space with the Orpington 1st Pop Up Palle

London South East Colleges rolls out the red carpet for star students

London South East Colleges rolls out the red carpet for star students

Exceptional students were given star treatment on Wednesday at London South East Colleges’ annual awards ceremony which took place in the ODEON Cinema, Orpington.

BID Savings Advisory Service

BID Savings Advisory Service

Have you taken advantage of the BID's partnership with Meercat Associates yet? Join the many businesses across town and start saving.

Orpington 1st Annual General Meeting takes place

Orpington 1st Annual General Meeting takes place

The Orpington First Ltd AGM 2019 took place on 6th June at Scala Restaurant on Orpington High Street.

Bromley Inspector made MBE

Bromley Inspector made MBE

A senior Met Police officer from Bromley has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his work caring for families of colleagues killed in the line of duty.

Orpington care home celebrates successful arty open day

Orpington care home celebrates successful arty open day

There were celebrations all round when the team at Foxbridge House care home welcomed the local community in for a day of art-themed fun and games.

MAYORESS RUTH BENNETT OPENS  AWARD-WINNING LUXURY  CAT HOTEL IN ORPINGTON

MAYORESS RUTH BENNETT OPENS AWARD-WINNING LUXURY CAT HOTEL IN ORPINGTON

Last Sunday Mayoress Ruth Bennett and around 100 local people gathered for the Grand Opening of Orpington’s new Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel. Orpington resident Daisy Carrarini was delighted to be joined by so many guests for the o

NEW BOARD APPOINTMENT FOR LONDON & SOUTH EAST EDUCATION GROUP

NEW BOARD APPOINTMENT FOR LONDON & SOUTH EAST EDUCATION GROUP

London & South East Education Group has appointed a new governor with a strong education policy background to support the organisation’s growth and development.

London South East Colleges' students paint the town red… and blue!

London South East Colleges' students paint the town red… and blue!

London South East Colleges has once again teamed up with Crystal Palace Football Club – this time to give Selhurst Park stadium a fresh lick of paint before the new season kicks-off in August.

See The Lion King at ODEON Orpington

See The Lion King at ODEON Orpington

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Watch the trailer and book your tickets now.

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