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Rishi Sunak unveils plan to protect jobs and support businesses

Rishi Sunak unveils plan to protect jobs and support businesses

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined government support, hoping to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.

NHS Covid-19 App launches

NHS Covid-19 App launches

People across England are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise.

Create a QR Poster for your venue

Create a QR Poster for your venue

New legislation means that certain businesses must now display an NHS QR Poster at every entrance of their venue. Below is a step by step guide to creating a QR Poster for your venue.

New national measures announced

New national measures announced

On the 22nd September, the government announced further national measures to address rising cases of coronavirus in England.

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.

London South East Colleges student joins creme de la creme of childcarers

London South East Colleges student joins creme de la creme of childcarers

A former London South East Colleges student has gained entry to the world famous Norland College after an excellent performance in her course during lockdown.

Rotary Work Club

Rotary Work Club

Local Rotary Clubs are arranging a series of free online workshops for people living in the Borough of Bromley who have either lost their job or are expecting to be made redundant

The Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

Pin Pad Refund Scam

Pin Pad Refund Scam

Please be aware of a new scam used recently at businesses in the Bromley Borough and Kent.

Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local interventions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every three weeks.

Venues required by law to record contact details

Venues required by law to record contact details

The government has said that premises and venues across England like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas, must have a system in place to record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff in the latest move to b

Social gatherings of more than six illegal

Social gatherings of more than six illegal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says "We must act" to stop rise in coronavirus cases in England, as he details new "rule of six" restrictions

Record Sales During Eat Out Orpington

Record Sales During Eat Out Orpington

Throughout August discounts were claimed on 85,000 meals in Orpington as part of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

Welcome Regeneration of High Street Site

Welcome Regeneration of High Street Site

Initial proposals unveiled for 208-212 High Street – the long vacated Poundworld site – which is set to undergo much-needed redevelopment.

“Food Heaven” is just around the corner.

“Food Heaven” is just around the corner.

VALENTINA Delicatessen is Now Open! The guys at A MANO are thrilled to announce the collaboration with Valentina Delicatessen.

Orpington bouncing back - A column by Gareth Bacon MP

Orpington bouncing back - A column by Gareth Bacon MP

"After months of lockdown, we must rally behind Orpington's businesses to help our local economy bounce back and protect jobs. By shopping locally and staying alert, we can all help to support people's livelihoods and prevent a se

Walnuts Shopping Centre: Community Engagement Update from Areli

Walnuts Shopping Centre: Community Engagement Update from Areli

"In January 2020 we began discussions with the local Orpington community on the possibilities for the future of the Walnuts Shopping Centre.

Orpington GPO Delivers

Orpington GPO Delivers

Opening its doors on 4th July on a key site in the heart of the town centre, Orpington GPO has enjoyed a warm reception and glowing reviews.

Scarecrow Trail 2020

Scarecrow Trail 2020

Join in this year’s Scarecrow trail which is taking place during the month of October.

Additional £200,000 Hardship and Resilience Funding

Additional £200,000 Hardship and Resilience Funding

Kent County Council has appointed grant makers Kent Community Foundation to administer crucial new funding for families in Kent and Medway

Orpington Photography Competition 2020 - open for entries

Orpington Photography Competition 2020 - open for entries

It’s that time of year again when keen photographers of Orpington get the chance to show off their skills - the sixth Orpington Photography Competition is now open for entries!

OUT NOW - The Orpington 1st Magazine Autumn 2020

OUT NOW - The Orpington 1st Magazine Autumn 2020

The Orpington 1st Magazine Autumn 2020 is out now! Shining a spotlight on local businesses, the latest town centre developments, Gareth Bacon's column, photo comp launch, and much more!

New Commercial Use Class

New Commercial Use Class

Last week the Government published legislation which will see a major overhaul to the well-established use class system in England in one of the biggest changes to the planning system in decades.

Extended licence period for new Pavement Licence

Extended licence period for new Pavement Licence

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

ODEON Orpington reopens

ODEON Orpington reopens

We are delighted to announce that ODEON Orpington reopened its doors on 25th August. Book your tickets online now!

College puts on extra courses to meet post-Covid 19 skills demand

College puts on extra courses to meet post-Covid 19 skills demand

With so many people inspired by amazing NHS workers over the past few month, London South East Colleges is offering additional courses to meet increased demand from people wanting to study health and social care and construction t

BROMLEY MAYOR PRESENTS ‘OLYMPICS’ TROPHIES TO ORPINGTON LEARNING DISABILITY ATHLETES

BROMLEY MAYOR PRESENTS ‘OLYMPICS’ TROPHIES TO ORPINGTON LEARNING DISABILITY ATHLETES

Councillor Hannah Gray, the Mayor of the London Borough of Bromley met with Orpington’s own ‘Olympians’ this week to present the trophies on the final day of their 10-day Olympic Challenge.

Close contact services permitted to resume

Close contact services permitted to resume

Beauty salons, tattoo studios, spas, barbers across England will be able to offer all close contact services and treatments from Saturday 15th August in a further easing of lockdown restrictions.

The big return! London South East Colleges prepares to safely welcome back its students

The big return! London South East Colleges prepares to safely welcome back its students

After a busy summer of preparations across its campuses, London South East Colleges is ready to welcome its new intake of students and to bring learning back to the classroom.

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