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Woolwich summer feast will showcase the best of local food

Published on Thursday, 30 July 2015 in Leisure and culture news

On Saturday 11 July, two events focused on good food come to Woolwich town centre.

Young musicians prepare to perform at Royal Festival Hall

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Education and learning news

Young Greenwich performers are in the final stages of preparation for the show on Thursday.

Help us to recycle more in Greenwich

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Environment and planning news

The Royal Borough has outperformed the London average for recycling in the last two years.

New life for Eltham house after Royal Borough steps in

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Housing news

Residents in Spencer Gardens were relieved when a long-derelict property was sold to developers.

Exciting plans for Plumstead library and leisure facilities

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The upgrade plans have come a step closer following a consultation with residents.

Join us for a Great Get Together in Woolwich this Saturday

Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The free community event at the Royal Artillery Barracks also marks Armed Forces Day.

Historic Royal Arsenal buildings set scene for new cultural quarter

Published on Friday, 19 June 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The Borough has unveiled proposals for a new cultural and heritage quarter for London.

Millennium Primary School celebrates outstanding Ofsted inspection

Published on Monday, 15 June 2015 in Education and learning news

The school was judged as 'requiring improvement' by Ofsted just two years ago.

Royal Borough launches scheme to protect disabled parking spaces

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Transport and streets news

We've won government funding to help us crack down on Blue Badge fraud.

Brand-new film festival features exclusive preview screenings

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Book your tickets now for the festival, running from 19 to 21 June.

More cycle parking spaces rolled out across Greenwich

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Transport and streets news

We're installing brand-new secure bike parking facilities in locations across the borough.

Stay safe in the heat this summer

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Health and social care news

As the weather hots up, local GPs are joining with us to encourage people to make sure they protect themselves and their families in the heat – and to keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours.

Borough now has more car club bays than ever

Published on Thursday, 11 June 2015 in Transport and streets news

We're expanding our car club service, giving residents easier access to the vehicles.

Be in with a chance of winning when you pay your housing charges by direct debit

Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 in Housing news

Direct debit is an easy and stress-free way to pay your council rent and other housing charges.

Royal Borough calls for tobacco companies to foot the bill for reducing smoking rates

Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 in Health and social care news

We've joined more than 120 local and national organisations to back calls on the Government to impose an annual levy on tobacco companies.

Greenwich celebrates 50-year link with Slovenian town

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 in Council and democracy news

Delegates from our twin town Maribor visited Greenwich last week.

£3,000 fine for smuggled vodka in Plumstead shop

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 in Community and living news

The off-licence owner was caught selling bottles of vodka that had been smuggled into the country.

Open day at Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre this weekend

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The Royal Borough and Hadlow College are throwing open the doors of the exciting centre at Shooters Hill.

Discover the Magna Carta's Greenwich connections

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 in Leisure and culture news

A number of local events this week will mark 800 years since the Magna Carta was signed.

Government minister visits to learn about new approach to healthcare

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2015 in Health and social care news

The innovative work to join up local health and social care was in the spotlight today.

Our new film profiles foster carers in the borough

Published on Friday, 29 May 2015 in Health and social care news

The film aims to encourage people with the right skills and qualities to come forward as foster carers.

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.