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Council commits to reduced rates for London Living Wage firms

Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 in Business news

The council will offer discounted business rates to local firms paying the London Living Wage.

We need your votes to transform the Thames Path in Thamesmead

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 in Transport and streets news

Vote now to help us win funding to secure a makeover for the riverside path.

Olympian and Government minister praise school's approach to swimming

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 in Education and learning news

Woodhill Primary in Woolwich today (Thursday 22 January) welcomed Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson and former Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew to witness the success of the scheme.

Invicta Primary School to be expanded and rebuilt

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Education and learning news

Invicta Primary School in Blackheath is set for a full-scale rebuild, with new buildings to replace the old ones, some of which date back to Victorian times.

Local schools rewarded for helping disadvantaged pupils

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Education and learning news

Eight primary schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich have each won £1,000 for the way they help disadvantaged pupils to achieve their best.

New swing bridge for Deptford Creek links up the Thames Path

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Transport and streets news

The new bridge - the first of its kind in London - opened today (19 January).

Leisure centre events help you to kick start 2015

Published on Friday, 16 January 2015 in Leisure and culture news

There's lots going on at our local leisure centres this January.

Power station to get new lease of life delivering lower carbon energy

Published on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 in Environment and planning news

Plans have been drawn up for Greenwich power station to supply energy to homes.

Roadshow helps people in Thamesmead to get active

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015 in Health and social care news

If you live or work in Thamesmead and it's been a while since you took part in sporting activity, or if you just fancy trying something new, Now's the Time could be just what you need.

Get help to reduce your family's sugar intake this January

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015 in Health and social care news

Excess sugar increases the risk of children developing dangerous conditions in later life.

Royal Greenwich to host spectacular transatlantic Tall Ships Regatta

Published on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Following the success of last year's event, the magnificent fleet will return in 2017.

Recycle your real Christmas tree this January

Published on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 in Environment and planning news

We'll take away your real Christmas tree as part of your normal weekly collection.

Time running out to apply for a primary school place

Published on Monday, 05 January 2015 in Education and learning news

If your child is due to start next September, you have less than two weeks left to apply.

New Year honour for local sheltered housing scheme manager

Published on Friday, 02 January 2015 in Community and living news

A Greenwich man has served his residents and the local community for 25 years.

New Year message from the Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 01 January 2015 in Council and democracy news

Councillor Denise Hyland talks about what we can expect for the borough in 2015.

Make a New Year pledge to renew your Older Person's Freedom Pass

Published on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 in Transport and streets news

Renew your pass now soon to ensure you don't miss out on free travel.

Young people honoured for keeping services on track

Published on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 in Community and living news

The local young people have helped to shape local health and support services.

Call the right number for healthcare services

Published on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 in Health and social care news

Use the ambulance service wisely and only call 999 in a real emergency.

Innovative new tech firm joins Digital Enterprise Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 in Business news

Bulb Software Limited, a company specialising in physical assets management, has become the latest business to join a rapidly growing digital community based at Digital Enterprise Greenwich.

Christmas stresses: Don't suffer alone, help is available

Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 in Health and social care news

Christmas is a festive time - but also potentially a stressful one.

Latest government figures show more success for local primary schools

Published on Monday, 15 December 2014 in Education and learning news

Every single Greenwich primary school has met targets for reading, maths and writing.

Greenwich chosen as one of first sites for Internet of Things UK network

Published on Friday, 12 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

Greenwich is one of 10 places in the UK where the technology is being rolled out.

Third-sector and voluntary group role protected despite cuts

Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 in Community and living news

Councillors have approved a funding package of over £16million over the next four years that will protect valuable services.

Greenwich residents get help to stay warm and safe this winter

Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 in Health and social care news

Extra services and support available for people who are at risk during cold weather.

Primary pupils' artwork unveiled at Kidbrooke ahead of construction beginning on expanded school site

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 in Education and learning news

Artwork created by children from Wingfield Primary School in Kidbrooke was unveiled by the Mayor of the Royal Borough, Councillor Mick Hayes, at Berkeley Homes' Kidbrooke Village development.

New network will promote good food and ethical food

Published on Monday, 08 December 2014 in Health and social care news

The Good Food in Greenwich network launches this week.

Greenwich is awarded £8million to trial driverless vehicles

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Transport and streets news

Three different types of driverless vehicles will be tested in the Royal Borough.

Royal Borough bids for high-street improvement funds

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Environment and planning news

Local businesses and communities will see big improvements if the bid is successful.

Sub-letting council flat costs tenant £44,000

Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 in Council and democracy news

A former council tenant has been ordered to pay back £44,000 to us after she sublet her Woolwich flat – for six years.

Shop locally in the borough on Small Business Saturday

Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 in Business news

Support local shops and cafes on Saturday 6 December 2014 and enjoy special offers.