Local News

James welcomes £1.57 billion support package for arts and culture

James has welcomed news that the performing arts and theatres, heritage, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music and independent cinema will benefit from access to emergency grants and loans to help them weather the storm of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Changes to lockdown measures in England

The Prime Minister has set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.

James welcomes £1 billion catch up fund for school children

The Government have announced a £1 billion Covid catch-up plan which will help Head Teachers to provide extra support to children who have fallen behind while out of school, so that every young person gets the education and opportunity they deserve.

Old Bexley and Sidcup High Streets open for business

From Monday 15th June, all non-essential shops in Old Bexley and Sidcup are able to reopen their doors, as part of the next steps in the Government’s  careful easing of lockdown in England – provided they are meeting robust safety guidelines, keeping staff and customers safe.

Bexley Music Service

I have been incredibly concerned to receive news that Bird College is shutting its music service.  So many children from across Bexley have benefited from the chance to learn to play a musical instrument as well as to play together in ensembles and orchestras as a result of this much-loved servic