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Royal Borough recycling crew crowned the best

Published on Monday, 14 May 2018 in Environment and planning news

The team of three won the Collection Crew of the Year Award at a prestigious ceremony.

Shop netted in underage knife sales operation given hefty fine

Published on Monday, 21 May 2018 in Community and living news

A store which sold a knife to an underage youngster has been ordered by a court to pay more than £3,500.

Enjoy a guided walk around Greenwich during National Walking Month

Published on Monday, 14 May 2018 in Health and social care news

May is National Walking Month so there's no better time to explore the great outdoors in Greenwich.

Virtual reality set to bring dementia to life at free event

Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 in Health and social care news

Experience what dementia is like for yourself at an event to mark Dementia Action Week.

Prove your garden is blooming brilliant with Greenwich in Bloom

Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 in Environment and planning news

The popular competition returns again this year with five exciting categories.

Council victory over rogue development

Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 in Environment and planning news

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has won a legal battle against a developer who turned the Eagle Tavern in Shooters Hill into self-contained flats without proper planning permission.

Hefty fine for business caught selling illegal tobacco

Published on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 in Health and social care news

An illegal tobacco haul of almost 3,000 illicit cigarettes has led to a business being fined £7,550.

Extra spraying to combat weeds in Royal Greenwich

Published on Monday, 23 April 2018 in Environment and planning news

Royal Greenwich has increased its borough-wide weed spraying programme from three to four times a year.

Lego-thon raises awareness of autism

Published on Monday, 23 April 2018 in Education and learning news

How many Lego models could you make in an hour? This is the challenge schools took on for Royal Greenwich's first Lego-thon.

Record number of children receive top choice primary school place

Published on Monday, 16 April 2018 in Education and learning news

A record number of Royal Greenwich children received a place at their chosen school.

Record tourist numbers mean great business for Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 12 April 2018 in Leisure and culture news

Tourism in Royal Greenwich is currently at an all-time high.

Football clubs urged to kick out junk food in open letter

Published on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 in Health and social care news

Royal Greenwich has joined celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to encourage football associations, leagues and clubs not to renew sponsorship deals with junk food brands.

Some local roads closed for London Marathon 2018

Published on Monday, 09 April 2018 in Transport and streets news

Virgin Money London Marathon runs through the Royal Borough on Sunday 22 April.

Apply for a street party for the Royal Wedding

Published on Thursday, 05 April 2018 in Leisure and culture news

The Royal Wedding is approaching and you can celebrate by holding a street party.

Paying Council Tax is simple with Direct Debit

Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2018 in Council and democracy news

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax is by Direct Debit - and setting one up is simple.

Apples for Abbey Wood

Published on Monday, 26 March 2018 in Environment and planning news

School children helped launch a mini community orchard with apple trees for all to enjoy.

Thousands of poppy seeds planted for First World War centenary

Published on Monday, 26 March 2018 in Community and living news

Many thousands of poppy seeds have now been sowed with the help of school children, residents and members of the British Legion at highly visible locations across Royal Greenwich.

Business Awards boost success for local companies

Published on Monday, 26 March 2018 in Business news

Networking opportunities and the increase in brand awareness provided by the Best of Royal Greenwich Business awards have given a boost to participating businesses.

Greenwich heroes recognised at Civic Awards

Published on Friday, 23 March 2018 in Community and living news

Over 40 exceptional people, who have made outstanding contributions, were honoured.

Business is cleaning up in Woolwich

Published on Friday, 23 March 2018 in Business news

A new eatery is the latest business to invest in the future of Woolwich town centre.

Everyone's a winner in the first Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund

Published on Friday, 23 March 2018 in Advice and benefits news

The winning bidders have been revealed, with community groups across the borough getting money to enhance their local area.

Giant vacuum cleaners to be deployed in town centre clean-up

Published on Thursday, 22 March 2018 in Transport and streets news

The four giant vacuum cleaner type machines have arrived as part of our drive to have the cleanest streets in London.

Royal Greenwich pledges greater protection and support for terminally ill workers

Published on Thursday, 22 March 2018 in Health and social care news

We are one of the first London Councils to sign a voluntary charter offering greater protection of terminally ill employees' rights.

Get help applying for a Blue Badge in Royal Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 in Transport and streets news

Residents will soon be able to gain one-to-one help in applying for a Blue Badge.

Three year extension for illegal travellers' site ban

Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 in Environment and planning news

A three year extension to its ban on illegal travellers' camps in all its parks has been secured by the Royal Borough.

Ground-breaking begins on new cafe for the Slade

Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 in Leisure and culture news

Work has begun on transforming an unused public convenience on The Slade into a cafe and arts venue.

Driving forward our clear air policy

Published on Monday, 19 March 2018 in Transport and streets news

Eglinton Primary School children educated their parents by talking to them about idling engines and their impact on local air quality.

New tourism plan for latest London hotspot Woolwich

Published on Friday, 16 March 2018 in Leisure and culture news

A new plan to boost tourism numbers to Woolwich has been announced.

The 'missing link' is missing no more on Thames Path

Published on Friday, 16 March 2018 in Transport and streets news

Work is underway completing the final 'missing link' in the Thames Path as it stretches from one end of the Royal Borough of Greenwich to the other.

More affordable homes on the way

Published on Friday, 16 March 2018 in Housing news

Plans for three additional sites to build affordable homes have been approved.