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Councillors Hyland and Williams: Open letter on academies

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 in Education and learning news

Local schools have improved due to "focus on standards, not structures".

Open day at the Horticulture Skills Centre

Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 in Education and learning news

The Royal Borough of Greenwich Horticulture Skills Centre, run in partnership with Hadlow College, will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday 4 June.

Help GRAce to help refugees

Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 in Health and social care news

GRAce (Greenwich Refugee Aid: clothing, essentials), a local charity is launching an appeal for donations of clothing and essential supplies to send to the Greek island of Chios for Syrian refugees.

First African Mayor Inaugurated in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 in Council and democracy news

Councillor Olugbenga Babatola was officially installed as the first African Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich on Wednesday 25 May at a ceremony held in the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College.

Community celebrations at Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day 2016

Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Camel racing, bands and a veteran's parade will be among the attractions at the UK's largest Armed Forces Day events to be held next month in Woolwich.

Gilbert's Pit Grand Opening

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Visitors now have unprecedented access to the former quarry faces of Gilbert's Pit, one of London's most important geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) located in Charlton.

Persistent offender fined £60,000

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Business news

At Woolwich Crown Court on 27 April 2016, Michael Adedpipe, representing Ades Limited, was fined £60,000 for multiple food hygiene and health and safety breaches.

St George's Garrison Church gets a clean up

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Environment and planning news

The historic St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich got a spruce-up thanks to a partnership between the council and a local voluntary trust.

Royal Borough crime rates fall by 17.4 per cent

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 in Community and living news

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has welcomed new figures showing a 17.4 per cent drop in crime rates for the royal borough.

Royal Borough helps residents lay the foundation for a career in construction

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 in Jobs and careers news

Twenty Greenwich residents have laid the foundations for careers in construction after successfully completing the first stage of a Royal Borough training scheme.

Over 100 businesses signed up to the London Living Wage in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 in Community and living news

One hundred and four businesses in Greenwich have achieved accreditation as Living Wage employers and have committed to paying their workers no less than £9.15 an hour.

Royal Borough launches new fostering campaign

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 in Health and social care news

A poster campaign appealing for foster carers is being launched for the second week of Fostering Fortnight (16 to 29 May).

Cabinet posts confirmed and new Mayor and Deputy appointed

Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016 in Council and democracy news

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor appointment decision was taken at Full Council on 18 May.

Donate your old laptop to support charities

Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 in Environment and planning news

Old laptops can now be donated at local libraries for good causes.

Hold your own street party for Her Majesty's official 90th birthday

Published on Monday, 16 May 2016 in Arts and entertainment news

Residents are encouraged to hold a street party on 12 June to honour The Queen.

Greenwich community invited to share thoughts on driverless vehicles

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016 in Transport and streets news

People who live, work, study or travel in Royal Greenwich are being invited to have their say on driverless vehicles as part of the GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) project.

Bureau de Change scam warning

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016 in Community and living news

Residents are asked to be especially vigilant for scammers purporting to be from high street banks claiming that euros have been fraudulently deposited in their accounts.

Royal Borough offers discount locks and free bicycle marking

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 in Cycling news

The Royal Borough of Greenwich, in partnership with TfL, is offering reduced cost locks and free bicycle marking to residents and students.

Tall Ship visit marks Royal Greenwich Festivals launch

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Spectators got a preview of the festivals aboard the magnificent Tall Ship, Morgenster.

Countdown to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships 2017 begins

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 in Leisure and culture news

There is less than a year to go before a fleet of Tall Ships gathers on the River Thames at Woolwich and Greenwich in April 2017.

Celebrate supportive relationships in Mental Health Awareness Week

Published on Monday, 09 May 2016 in Health and social care news

The Royal Borough is hosting a number of events throughout the week of 16 to 22 May.

Nominate your military 'veteran of the year' 2016

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Community and living news

Do you know a veteran who lives in the Royal Borough who deserves recognition?

Still time to switch and save

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Environment and planning news

Householders in the Royal Borough of Greenwich could make significant savings on their energy bills by registering for the Big London Energy Switch (BLES) this month.

Glyndon Ward by-election result

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Council and democracy news

A local by-election for one seat in the Glyndon ward was held on 5 May 2016.

Wednesday's council meeting streamed live

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Council and democracy news

On Wednesday (18 May), the annual council meeting in Royal Greenwich will be streamed live via the council's website.

Get walking in Royal Greenwich during National Walking Month

Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 in Health and social care news

A series of walking events are taking place across the borough in May 2016.

Frankenstein live on the Woolwich Big Screen

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 in Leisure and culture news

The Royal Ballet's new production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein gets the Big Screen treatment this May.

Polling stations open for London Mayor and London Assembly elections

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 in Council and democracy news

There are three ballot papers for you to vote for candidates and parties to represent you.

Festival of Learning - find out what's on

Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016 in Education and learning news

The Festival of Learning starts in May and there's no better time to learn a new skill in the Royal Borough.

Trading Standards rein in rogue traders

Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 in Business news

Royal Greenwich Trading Standards assisted the Met Police in catching rogue traders.