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New Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich inaugurated

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 in Council and democracy news

Cllr Norman Adams named mayoral charities as he was officially installed in office.

Carers' Week 2015: Packed programme of events to celebrate local carers

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 in Health and social care news

Carers can get advice, find out about the support on offer and visit the new Greenwich Carers' Centre.

Countdown to Royal Greenwich Festivals - Events start this weekend

Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The bank holiday will be the start of a summer extravaganza of arts and outdoor events.

New Mayor and deputy appointed, Cabinet posts confirmed

Published on Friday, 15 May 2015 in Council and democracy news

Councillor Norman Adams has been appointed Mayor, with Councillor Olu Babatola as deputy.

Council seeks injunction at Lyndean Industrial Estate

Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 in Transport and streets news

This is to stop units being used as places of worship, which is in breach of planning control.

Nepal earthquake appeal update

Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 in Community and living news

We've had an overwhelming response to our appeal for donations from the local community.

Have your say on landmark new council planning policy

Published on Monday, 11 May 2015 in Environment and planning news

We're proposing that developers who don't meet our affordable housing target will have to provide a public viability study.

Beacons to be lit in honour of Nepalese earthquake victims

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 in Community and living news

Beacons will be lit in Woolwich this weekend to remember victims of the disaster.

Royal Borough of Greenwich scheme encourages more Living Wage firms

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 in Business news

Our scheme gives a rebate on business rates for firms that pay the London Living Wage.

Thomas Tallis school hosts US Ambassador's visit

Published on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 in Education and learning news

Students at Thomas Tallis secondary school received commemorative coins from Matthew Barzun, the US Ambassador to the UK, when he visited to meet sixth form, year 7, year 8 and year 10 students.

Nepal earthquake: Letter from the Mayor and Leader

Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 in Community and living news

The Mayor and Leader have offered support for the local community helping the relief effort.

Inspectors give top rating to St Ursula's Convent School

Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 in Education and learning news

The school in Greenwich has been ranked as outstanding by the schools' watchdog Ofsted.

Local schoolchildren to perform at prestigious Royal Festival Hall

Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 in Education and learning news

More than 400 local pupils will take to the stage at a unique music extravaganza.

Successes in enforcing community safety

Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 in Community and living news

The council's Anti-social Behaviour team has been working closely with our partners to crack down on drugs, nuisance and illegal activity.

London Marathon road closures on Sunday 26 April

Published on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 in Transport and streets news

Some roads will be closed through Royal Greenwich along the marathon route.

Enough is enough, council tells Network Rail

Published on Monday, 13 April 2015 in Transport and streets news

The Royal Borough calls for action to end rail chaos due to London Bridge station works.

London Marathon Playing Field protected forever

Published on Friday, 10 April 2015 in Leisure and culture news

We've teamed up with partners to safeguard the playing field for future generations.

New milestone in major Thamesmead regeneration project

Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 in Environment and planning news

Nearly 3,000 new homes will be built - almost half of them affordable.

Coldharbour Library reopened: 31 March 2015

Published on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Coldharbour Library has now reopened after closing for a few hours this morning due to a water leak.

Thames Path at Thamesmead to be transformed after funding win

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 in Transport and streets news

We'd like to thank residents for voting in the Big Green Poll to help us win the funds.

World Autism Awareness Day event in Woolwich this Thursday

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 in Health and social care news

The event will showcase local services for people with autism and their carers.

Exciting new facilities for Abbey Wood pupils as primary schools grow

Published on Monday, 23 March 2015 in Education and learning news

St Thomas-à-Becket and De Lucy primaries are celebrating after undergoing makeovers.

Royal Borough unveils new community-based projects for people with disabilities

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Health and social care news

We've launched an exciting new generation of services for local adults with disabilities.

New directory offers online gateway to care and support

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Health and social care news

The new website will give residents easy access to health, wellbeing and social care services.

New Poolpods improve swimming pool access for people with disabilities

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The innovative equipment will be introduced at more local pools after consultation with users.

New Greenwich Centre just weeks away from opening

Published on Thursday, 19 March 2015 in Council and democracy news

The new centre will offer locals a brand-new leisure centre and a bigger, better library.

Duchess meets parents at Royal Greenwich children's centre

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 in Education and learning news

The Mayor and Leader welcomed the Royal visitor to Brookhill Centre in Woolwich.

Parliament committee concludes new river crossings 'long overdue'

Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 in Transport and streets news

Royal Greenwich welcomes a Parliamentary report on the need for new river crossings.

Winners of Royal Greenwich Civic Awards announced

Published on Friday, 13 March 2015 in Community and living news

A record 42 people and organisations were chosen as winners at the ceremony last week.

Fostered teenagers to get wider support network

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015 in Health and social care news

We've successfully applied for government funding to improve the support available.