Beckenham Councillor Welcomes Eat Out to Help out Scheme

·       The Eat Out to Help Out scheme has launched this week, giving families 50 per cent off their restaurant bills in August.


·       There are 7,216 participating independent restaurants, cafes and pubs, and outlets from smaller chains across London.


Councillor Michael Tickner, who represents Copers Cope ward which covered Beckenham Town Centre has welcomed the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme, which will give people in Beckenham and Penge up to 50 per cent off their bills in restaurants, cafes and pubs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.   

Peter Fortune welcomes new figures showing a record numbers of doctors and nurses working in our NHS

  • Latest figures show over 6,000 more doctors and over 12,000 more nurses working in the NHS compared to last year.

  • Part of the Conservatives’ election pledge to ensure there are 50,000 more nurses by 2024-25.


London Assembly candidate for Bexley & Bromley, Cllr Peter Fortune, has welcomed the news that over the last year the number of doctors working in NHS England has increased by over 6,000, and the number of nurses has increased by over 12,000.

Labour cannot Guarantee Bakerloo Extension will Happen

The Labour Deputy Mayor of London for Transport has confirmed that Transport for London (TfL) cannot guarantee the future of the planned Bakerloo line extension from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham. This adds ​even more uncertainty to the second phase of the planned extension from Lewisham to Ladywell, Catford and Lower Sydenham.

Lewisham West & Penge Benefits from Unprecedented Measures Announced by the Chancellor

  • The furlough and self-employment schemes have been a lifeline for millions of people and businesses. 
  • The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has supported nearly 9 million jobs, at a value of £20 billion, benefitting over a million businesses. 
  • More than 2 million self-employed people are receiving support through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. 
  • Figures for Lewisham West & Penge show that 12,100 jobs have been protected through the furlough scheme. There are also 5,500 self-employed people benefitting from £17,300,000 of support.

Bromley to receive an extra £2,178,846 to support local care homes through the coronavirus pandemic

  • Government is providing an additional £600 million to help reduce the spread of coronavirus in care homes 
  • Bromley Council set to receive £2,178,846 as part of this package 
  • Part of wider support for care home residents and staff, including protecting wages and access to PPE training