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Orpington eateries open for takeaway

Orpington eateries open for takeaway

Check out the Orpington town centre restaurants offering food for takeaway or delivery.

Orpington shops open for business

Orpington shops open for business

SHOPS On Monday 23rd March the Prime Minister announced that all shops selling non basic necessities will close. Retailers will still be able to take online orders and deliver items to your home. The following retail is [...]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Business Support

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Business Support

A range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.

Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government has released its latest guide for employees, employers and businesses.

Specsavers Orpington to stay open for essential care

Specsavers Orpington to stay open for essential care

THE UKís largest opticians and audiologists, Specsavers, has suspended all routine testing for the foreseeable future to focus on essential and urgent care only.

Town's business community support Orpington's Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

Town's business community support Orpington's Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

Orpington has a strong sense of place and at its heart is a vibrant and engaged community; a community which now finds itself facing one of its greatest ever challenges. The challenge, though, is being met with a tremendous spirit

Orpington Volunteers Support the NHS during the Coronovirus and need your help

Orpington Volunteers Support the NHS during the Coronovirus and need your help

Volunteers from the Orpington Unit of St John Ambulance are stepping up and giving their time for free to help the NHS during these unprecedented times.

Making remote working easy!

Making remote working easy!

Finding Remote Working a challenge? With remote working more prevalent than ever, everyone is looking for the best way to connect to the office. Having remote access to your office desktop pc and server can be an easy solution

Grant Request Form Live

Grant Request Form Live

Bromley Council has begun contacting businesses eligible for the government grants announced in response to coronavirus.

Chancellor unveils support for self-employed

Chancellor unveils support for self-employed

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a support package for self-employed workers saying "you have not been forgotten."

An update on Sainsbury's response to Covid-19

An update on Sainsbury's response to Covid-19

Sainsbury's CEO has written to customers about what they are doing to keep customers and colleagues safe in stores and get food to those that need it the most. Read the full letter below:

Rates Relief Extended

Rates Relief Extended

On 25th March, the government amended its guidance to local authorities on the application of rates relief for 2020/21 to include estate agents and casinos.

An update on Tesco's response to COVID-19

An update on Tesco's response to COVID-19

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has written to customers setting out the measures Tesco is taking to "provide more of the food that people need, in a safe and clean environment." Read the full communication below.

Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp

The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.

Permission for pubs to operate as takeaways

Permission for pubs to operate as takeaways

Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.

£3.2m emergency support for rough sleepers during coronavirus outbreak

£3.2m emergency support for rough sleepers during coronavirus outbreak

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announces £3.2 million emergency funding to help rough sleepers to self-isolate.

COVID-19- Free Legal Advice for Businesses

COVID-19- Free Legal Advice for Businesses

As Businesses across the region, and across industries, are facing major challenges and are struggling to make plans for an uncertain future. Thackray Williams have set up a free legal advice line to businesses in the wake of the

Community spirit shining bright at London South East Colleges

Community spirit shining bright at London South East Colleges

Students and staff at London South East Colleges have come together to support the community at this difficult time by donating much needed food items to local foodbanks.

Ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

Ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction.

Further businesses & premises to close

Further businesses & premises to close

On 23 March the Government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus-related fraud reports increase by 400% in March

Coronavirus-related fraud reports increase by 400% in March

Recently the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) reported a new trend in fraud related to Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Below is an update from Action Fraud, the National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.

Covid-19: Government Support Update

Covid-19: Government Support Update

Along with the news that all cinemas, gyms and leisure centres, cafes, pubs and restaurants must close Ė except for takeaway food, the government outilned further support for business and workers through the Coronavirus.

Covid-19: Busines Advice from Met Police Business Crime Hub

Covid-19: Busines Advice from Met Police Business Crime Hub

The Coronavirus has had an unprecedented effect on our nationís health and the way we interact societally. This has had a significant impact on the commercial sector-fiscally and the risk of increased anti-social behaviour in our

Reduce The Risk Of A Burlgary When Leaving Premises Unattended

Reduce The Risk Of A Burlgary When Leaving Premises Unattended

The Covid-19 outbreak has created an unprecedented challenge to society, and we recognise some business premises are changing the times that they are open and have staff on their premises.

Covid-19: Government Assistance

Covid-19: Government Assistance

Below are some of the key points from the government's package of temporary measures to support businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

Walnuts Community Planning Weekend - Postponed

Walnuts Community Planning Weekend - Postponed

Following recent Government advice and health guidance, Areli and the team have made the decision to postpone the event.

Orpington 1st take action ahead of budget statement

Orpington 1st take action ahead of budget statement

Orpington 1st joined Business Improvement Districts across London in signing a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for a complete review of all business taxes, ahead of his budget statement next week.

Orpington's Finest Awards 2020 - Shortlists Announced

Orpington's Finest Awards 2020 - Shortlists Announced

Following the closure of the public vote for Favourite Business and Best Employee we're pleased to announce the full shortlists.

Talking News donation from Ravensbourne Rotary Club

Talking News donation from Ravensbourne Rotary Club

Ravensbourne Rotary Club awarded donations from their Small Community Grants Fund to several local charities at their regular meeting venue, The Bromley Court Hotel on Wednesday 19 February.

Purchase Heavy Duty and Comfortable Steel Toe Boots Mens Online

Purchase Heavy Duty and Comfortable Steel Toe Boots Mens Online

Look good, feel comfortable and stay protected with Black Hammer safety footwear and workwear. Let us help you to find the right safety solution for you or your workforce so you can gain confidence in what you wear.

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