Orpington votes in favour of keeping Business Improvement District

At the end of last year, 82.3% of businesses backed a vote to renew Orpington 1st, the borough’s first BID, which will now run until 2023.

The BID has raised £1million for the town since it was established in 2013, money that has been spent on a variety of areas including town improvements, public events (Priory Festival & Orpington’s annual Christmas lights switch on) and a dedicated town centre police team. Visit www.orpington1st.co.uk to find out more.