Greenwich

Wards

Structure and names of Royal Borough wards

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is one of 33 London boroughs. Located in the south-east of Greater London, it includes three main town centres:

  • Greenwich
  • Woolwich
  • Eltham

The Royal Borough of Greenwich also encompasses the areas of:

  • Abbey Wood
  • Blackheath Standard
  • Charlton
  • Kidbrooke
  • Plumstead
  • New Eltham
  • Middle Park
  • Shooters Hill
  • Thamesmead West.

Ward structure

The Boundary Commission reviewed the ward structure in Royal Greenwich and changes were made before the 2002 Council elections.

There are now 17 wards. Each has three Councillors, giving a total of 51 elected members to represent residents of the Royal Borough.

The ward names are:

  • Abbey Wood
  • Blackheath Westcombe
  • Charlton
  • Coldharbour and New Eltham
  • Eltham North
  • Eltham South
  • Eltham West
  • Greenwich West
  • Glyndon
  • Kidbrooke with Hornfair
  • Middle Park and Sutcliffe
  • Peninsula
  • Plumstead
  • Shooters Hill
  • Thamesmead Moorings
  • Woolwich Common
  • Woolwich Riverside

The landscape of Royal Greenwich includes:

  • Large amounts of green open land (25 per cent of the Royal Borough)
  • The longest river embankment of any London borough (eight miles)
  • Stunning views across London and to the south from Shooters Hill, the highest point in London (129 metres)