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Prime Minister sets out re-opening plan

Prime Minister sets out re-opening plan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today set out a lockdown exit plan for England.

Mass vaccination centre to open in Bromley Civic Centre

Mass vaccination centre to open in Bromley Civic Centre

Working in partnership with the NHS, Bromley Council has announced the launch of a Covid-19 mass vaccination centre in the Civic Centre's Great Hall which it is hoped will be up and running by early March.

Business Grants Update

Business Grants Update

Below is the latest on the various grants for businesses in the London Borough of Bromley impacted by Covid-19.

FE Commissioner takes a look back and forward in College’s Landmark Lecture

FE Commissioner takes a look back and forward in College’s Landmark Lecture

The outgoing Further Education Commissioner,addressed staff, students and stakeholders at London South East Colleges this week - sharing his insight and experience of the sector.

College wins national public leadership award

College wins national public leadership award

London South East Colleges has today been presented with the Social Value Public Sector Leadership Award in recognition of the work it is doing to support its communities.

Prime Minister visits Orpington's Health & Wellbeing Centre

Prime Minister visits Orpington's Health & Wellbeing Centre

Orpington town centre welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson today as he paid a visit to the Health & Wellbeing Centre and met with NHS staff involved in the vaccination programme there.

NHS hero encourages students to go that extra mile

NHS hero encourages students to go that extra mile

An inspirational fundraiser from Bexley is supporting London South East Colleges' students by giving a series of motivational virtual talks.

LRSG (open) scheme now open for applications

LRSG (open) scheme now open for applications

The LRSG (open) scheme will remain open for two weeks and funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Watch Back: Bromley Business Grants Session Webinar

Watch Back: Bromley Business Grants Session Webinar

On 5th February, Bromley Council hosted a live online information session to discuss the various grants schemes available to local businesses. Watch the session back here.

Cabrini House Residents Receive their first Coronavirus Vaccination

Cabrini House Residents Receive their first Coronavirus Vaccination

The team at Cabrini House, a residential home for 23 adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, is delighted that all their residents have received their first coronavirus injection.

Supporting the next generation of construction experts

Supporting the next generation of construction experts

The South East London Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) has launched its first prospectus - highlighting the many construction courses and learning pathways available for people to enter and progress in this expanding industry.

Insurers must pay small firms for Covid lockdown losses

Insurers must pay small firms for Covid lockdown losses

Tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown, following a court ruling.

COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

The Met Police have advised of cases of fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

Brexit: Actions to keep business moving

Brexit: Actions to keep business moving

Following the signing of the UK – EU Trade Agreement, there are new rules for businesses which came into force on 1st January 2021 which require immediate action.

£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses

£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses

Following calls for further support, businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000, the Chancellor has announced.

Businesses & Venues in Lockdown 3

Businesses & Venues in Lockdown 3

On January 4th, the Prime Minister announced an Enlgand wide lockdown would come into force at midnight. Below is a list of businesses and venues which are required to close/may remain open in line with the latest restrictions.

BID provides additional public sanitiser stations

BID provides additional public sanitiser stations

To help control the spread of the virus and as part of the BID's work to create a safe and welcoming environment for residents, Orpington 1st have installed additional sanitiser stations for general pubilc use in the town centre.

Local Restriction Support Grant (closed)

Local Restriction Support Grant (closed)

Central Government is providing local authorities with funds to pay eligible businesses Local Restricion Support Grants (closed). This is a grant for businesses that pay business rates and have been told by government that they mu

 Furlough and loan schemes extended

Furlough and loan schemes extended

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021 with the government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages, the Chancellor has announced.

BID calls for essential support for Retail, Hospitality & Leisure businesses

BID calls for essential support for Retail, Hospitality & Leisure businesses

Orpington 1st BID has joined a nationwide campaign calling on the government to provide additional support for our Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure businesses. Read Orpington 1st's letter, sent last week, to Gareth Bacon MP below.

The Orpington 1st Magazine Winter 2020 - read it online now!

The Orpington 1st Magazine Winter 2020 - read it online now!

Shining a spotlight on local businesses, the latest town centre developments, community news, photo comp winner announced, and much more!

Get Your Businesss On Google

Get Your Businesss On Google

Setting up your free Google My Business Account lets you easily connect with customers across Google Search and Maps.

Extended licence period for new Pavement Licence

Extended licence period for new Pavement Licence

Following Orpington 1st BID conversations with Bromley Council the licence period for the new pavement licence has been doubled, from 6 months to 12 months.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure that employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS Covid vaccine rollout: First cohort of College candidates complete their training in record time

NHS Covid vaccine rollout: First cohort of College candidates complete their training in record time

2021 has gotten off to a tremendous start with a unique partnership between London South East Colleges and the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

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Mayor declares ‘major incident’ as rapid spread of Covid-19 threatens to overwhelm hospitals

Mayor declares ‘major incident’ as rapid spread of Covid-19 threatens to overwhelm hospitals

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today declared a ‘major incident’ due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the capital and the increase of Covid-19 cases in hospitals, which has left the NHS at risk of being overwhel

Rotary Work Club Borough of Bromley

Rotary Work Club Borough of Bromley

Local Rotary Clubs are offering complimentary online learning opportunities to people in the Borough of Bromley who are unemployed or feel at risk of unemployment due to Covid or other circumstances.

Orpington St John Ambulance Volunteers Reflect on a Year Like No Other

Orpington St John Ambulance Volunteers Reflect on a Year Like No Other

2020 has certainly not been a year that anyone planned but volunteers from the Orpington Unit of St John Ambulance played their part demonstrating the same values and principles that led to the creation of the Unit 100 years ago,

Young, Single and a Foster Carer

Young, Single and a Foster Carer

Beth Earnshaw, 25, from Swanley in Kent has wanted to become a Foster Carer for a very long time. Her dream has now come true thanks to the charity Diagrama

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