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Proposed Council Tax rise 'would help provide social care services'

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016 in Council and democracy news

Funding recommendations were agreed by the Cabinet before being proposed to Full Council.

Fight for rights is highlighted in LGBT History Month

Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 in Community and living news

The experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their fight for rights are highlighted in a series of events to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) History Month.

MOVE-UK consortium to develop driverless cars on Greenwich roads

Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 in Transport and streets news

Royal Greenwich is part of a consortium that has won a £5.5 million fund to trial driverless cars on UK roads.

Greenwich One Card hits 10,000 mark

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016 in Leisure and culture news

The number of residents signing up for the Greenwich One Card has reached 10,000 showing just how popular the unique scheme has proved since it was launched last November.

Five to receive Freedom of the Royal Borough

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016 in Council and democracy news

Five local people are to be given the Freedom of the Borough for their long-standing service to the area and its residents.

Learn a new skill with an adult learning class

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016 in Education and learning news

Taking on a new learning challenge has never been easier thanks to the fantastic range of adult education opportunities open to people in Royal Greenwich.

Fight for rights is highlighted

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016 in Community and living news

The experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and their fight for rights are highlighted in a series of events to mark LGBT History Month which begins today, 1 February.

Road safety improvements start on the Greenwich Peninsula

Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016 in Transport and streets news

Changes to improve the road layout and safety on a section of road on the Greenwich Peninsula have started after pressure from the Royal Borough of Greenwich and local residents.

Help the farmers for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016 in Business news

Support this year's Fairtrade Fortnight by holding a special breakfast event.

Get safe online

Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016 in Community and living news

Millions of people in the UK are defrauded by internet and phone scams every year - and the council is urging everyone to be aware of the tricksters.

Royal Borough welcomes news of joined-up rail services for the capital

Published on Friday, 22 January 2016 in Transport and streets news

The Mayor of London is going to be responsible for all rail services within London.

Licence withdrawn by council

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2016 in Business news

The owner of a Plumstead convenience store has lost his appeal after a previous conviction for the illegal sales of cigarettes at the shop.

Scheme offers two-year-olds a boost

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2016 in Education and learning news

The Council is urging parents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to take advantage of a scheme that offers two-year-old children a head start before they go to school.

Take good care of your neighbourhood

Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 in Environment and planning news

Why not make a resolution to help keep your local neighbourhood clean and tidy?

Adult learners taster event at the Eltham Centre

Published on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 in Education and learning news

Thinking about learning a new skill, or taking up a new hobby? Come along on 21 January.

Victims to be remembered on Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 in Community and living news

The council will remember Holocaust and genocide victims in a ceremony in Woolwich.

Time to nominate your local heroes

Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 in Community and living news

People who have made outstanding contributions to everyday life in the Royal Borough will be publicly honoured in this year's Civic Awards 2016.

Stay safe and stay warm this winter

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016 in Health and social care news

Advice for residents about preparing for the cold weather and staying well.

New Year, new goals

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Residents need look no further than the Royal Borough's leisure centres for help with their New Year fitness plans. This January there is no joining fee when residents sign up for membership.

Universal Credit roll-out begins: help for claimants

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016 in Advice and benefits news

Huge changes to the benefits system begin this month with the start of Universal Credit.

Water company to begin smart meter visits around Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016 in Environment and planning news

Thames Water will visit door-to-door to tell residents about a smart metering programme.

'Quit Your Way, Today!' Roadshow steers smokers to support

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016 in Health and social care news

A nine-week roadshow aimed at offering support to smokers who wish to quit will launch on Tuesday 19 January.

Recycle your real Christmas tree this January

Published on Wednesday, 06 January 2016 in Environment and planning news

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

Get out and about for the New Year

Published on Thursday, 31 December 2015 in Leisure and culture news

If you're looking for great ways to spend winter days then the beautiful open spaces of South East London could be the answer.

Council leader outlines challenges and successes in New Year message

Published on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 in Council and democracy news

Cllr Hyland pledges to protect Royal Greenwich frontline services amid Government cuts.

Last-minute help for parents applying for primary school places

Published on Thursday, 24 December 2015 in Education and learning news

Parents with children due to start primary school next September must apply by 15 Jan.

Go dry this January

Published on Monday, 21 December 2015 in Health and social care news

The Royal Borough is backing Dry January, a campaign designed to encourage people to give their bodies a break after Christmas by drinking less alcohol during the first 31 days of 2016.

Fact sheets on violence against women and girls published

Published on Monday, 21 December 2015 in Community and living news

The council has produced fact sheets on violence against women and girls.

Greenwich tops London's 'good food' table

Published on Friday, 18 December 2015 in Health and social care news

The work being done to enable local people to eat a healthier, more affordable and sustainable diet has brought an accolade for the Royal Borough in the 2015 Good Food in London report.

Christmas and New Year's bin collection dates

Published on Friday, 18 December 2015 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Make sure you take note of the change of bin collection days over the festive period.