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Royal Borough committed to strong and stable future after Brexit vote

Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 in Council and democracy news

Borough is 'open for business' despite EU vote, says Council Leader, Cllr Denise Hyland.

Free employment and skills event

Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 in Jobs and careers news

New courses, apprenticeships and job vacancies will be among some of the things residents can find out about at an employment and skills event on Thursday 30 June.

Your parks need you!

Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 in Leisure and culture news

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is having a final push in encouraging residents to complete an online consultation on the next parks and open spaces strategy.

A Garden of Eden for Learning Disability Week 2016

Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 in Health and social care news

To celebrate Learning Disability Week, the Royal Borough of Greenwich held a special event for residents participating in the 'Horticultural Project' in Lodge Hill.

Tenancy and Right to Buy fraudster prosecuted

Published on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 in Housing news

Six months in jail for failing to let the council know he's vacated his council property.

Fierce fines for fly-tippers in the Royal Borough

Published on Monday, 20 June 2016 in Environment and planning news

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching a concerted campaign to tackle fly-tipping.

Commitment to Care Workers

Published on Monday, 20 June 2016 in Health and social care news

Cllr David Gardner, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, was joined on Tuesday 7 June by care providers in signing the London Living Wage Declaration for care workers.

Car Free Day for Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 in Transport and streets news

The Royal Borough of Greenwich advises everyone planning to travel to or through Greenwich Town Centre on Saturday 25 June to walk, cycle or use public transport or plan for a slightly longer journey.

New technology trial in Royal Borough foot tunnels

Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 in Transport and streets news

'Smart' technology will measure the number of cyclists and pedestrians using the tunnels.

Eltham High Street Public Realm Improvements information drop-in session

Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 in Environment and planning news

An information drop-in session for people to find out more about the £6.6 million public realm improvement scheme being carried out in Eltham High Street is being held on 2 July.

End of Life Charter signed by Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 in Health and social care news

Whole community encouraged to support respect and dignity at the end of people's lives.

Orlando shooting: Council united with Greenwich LBGT community

Published on Monday, 13 June 2016 in Community and living news

Deepest condolences were sent by Royal Greenwich to the people of Orlando, USA.

Making waves at the London Youth Games

Published on Friday, 10 June 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Young athletes have secured top medals at the London Youth Games ParaGames.

Be the first in the queue for affordable homes

Published on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 in Housing news

Residents, and people who work in Royal Greenwich, looking to find a new home can register to be the first to hear about new intermediate homes being built in the borough.

Heavy fines for rogue landlord

Published on Monday, 06 June 2016 in Housing news

A rogue landlord and their letting agent have both been fined for a number of offences relating to an illegally established house of multiple occupation on Frances Street, Woolwich.

Dive into the deep for National Bookstart Week 2016

Published on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Go along to one of the Royal Borough's libraries to sign up, 6 to 12 June.

Open day at the Horticulture Skills Centre

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

Tour the training centre, teaching rooms, polytunnel and workshop on 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.

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'.

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.