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Priorities revealed for children and young people in Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 in Health and social care news

The three year plan makes sure that every child has a happy and fulfilled childhood.

Hop on a bus to full-time employment

Published on Friday, 18 August 2017 in Jobs and careers news

Help and advice finding a job is available on board a bus which will be popping up around the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Fly-tipper caught in the act

Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 in Environment and planning news

A fly-tipper on an illegal traveller site in Blackheath was arrested within minutes of emptying his truckload of rubbish onto the land.

Notice of application for wedding venue - Flamsteed House

Published on Monday, 14 August 2017 in Business news

Anyone wishing to oppose this application has until 4 September to do so.

Make sure you can vote in next year's local elections

Published on Friday, 11 August 2017 in Council and democracy news

It's really easy to ensure that you're registered to vote.

Council's innovative scheme to help residents into work recruiting now

Published on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 in Jobs and careers news

Residents who have been out of work for more than a year can sign up.

Full steam ahead for Plumstead High Street deep clean

Published on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 in Environment and planning news

A high pressure, chewing gum-removing, dirt-blasting jet washer is being used to clean Plumstead High Street.

New travel scheme launched tackling air pollution

Published on Tuesday, 08 August 2017 in Environment and planning news

The project rewards local people who switch from cars to walking and cycling.

In Bloom competition puts the green into Greenwich

Published on Friday, 04 August 2017 in Environment and planning news

Another year of tough competition to find out who has Greenwich's greenest fingers.

Tall Ships proved a hit with visitors and businesses

Published on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 in Leisure and culture news

More than 800,000 people visited Woolwich and Greenwich for Tall Ships Festival 2017.

Charlton Athletic footballers visit new state of the art ball court

Published on Monday, 31 July 2017 in Leisure and culture news

A brand new ball court has opened at Woolwich Common Estate just in time for the summer holidays.

Go undercover to help us test and improve our services

Published on Monday, 31 July 2017 in Housing news

Council tenants and council leaseholders can help check the quality of housing services.

Give your baby the best start in life

Published on Friday, 28 July 2017 in Health and social care news

World Breastfeeding Week is 1 to 7 August and local parents can get lots of advice.

Don't miss out on up to 30 hours of free childcare

Published on Friday, 28 July 2017 in Education and learning news

Parents and carers may be able to get more free childcare for three and four year olds.

Eleven reasons you don't need to leave the Royal Borough this summer

Published on Friday, 28 July 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Royal Greenwich residents don't need to travel anywhere for a whole host of fantastic ways to enjoy the summer.

Construction hopefuls brush up their skills to secure a new career

Published on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 in Jobs and careers news

13 young people had a taster of work as they look for apprenticeships in the industry.

Ward budget funding making a difference in Shrewsbury Park

Published on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 in Council and democracy news

Deputy Leader Cllr Danny Thorpe unveiled a new drinking water fountain on Sunday 9 July at Shrewsbury Park in Shooters Hill.

Royal Greenwich continues fight to stamp out illegal tobacco

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017 in Business news

Residents and shoppers in Woolwich had the chance to meet the specially trained dogs that are helping the Council to sniff out those guilty of selling illicit tobacco.

It’s not too late to paint for #PositivePlumstead

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017 in Leisure and culture news

The Royal Borough is looking for artists to design a mural for a Plumstead underpass.

Royal Borough cracks down on landlords who ignore fire safety

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017 in Housing news

Help improve safety by reporting landlords who don't provide secure homes in good condition.

First stage of foot tunnel bye-law changes agreed

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017 in Community and living news

The bye-laws control the use of Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels.

Thought-provoking domestic abuse campaign launched

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017 in Advice and benefits news

'Is this love' promotes healthy relationships and the resources available to victims.

Day of action for Operation #PositivePlumstead

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017 in Environment and planning news

The intensive enforcement operation was in partnership with the Metropolitan Police.

Funding received to meet the needs of looked after children

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 in Health and social care news

The £1m award came from the Department for Education's innovation fund.

Royal Greenwich parks win prestigious Green Flag award

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 in Environment and planning news

The Green Flag Award Scheme recognised 12 parks as some of the very best in the world.

A borough united in stopping knife crime

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 in Community and living news

The Royal Borough is partnering with schools, agencies and the Metropolitan Police.

Staying safe during the summer months

Published on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 in Community and living news

A reminder of the best ways to help you and your belongings.

Royal Borough Cabinet agrees approach to tackle inequality

Published on Monday, 17 July 2017 in Council and democracy news

This is based on recommendations made by the Greenwich Fairness Commission.

People with learning disabilities invited to special event

Published on Monday, 17 July 2017 in Health and social care news

The first 'Have Your Say' day was held at Charlton House on 10 July.

Royal Borough confirms business rates relief scheme for local small businesses

Published on Friday, 14 July 2017 in Business news

Local small businesses that qualify will receive a new and lower bill.