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Woolwich Library welcomes over 600 visitors at first Sunday opening

Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 in Leisure and culture news

London's busiest library is now open every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.

Royal Borough expands its environmentally friendly vehicle fleet

Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 in Environment and planning news

The vehicles that help keep Greenwich clean and green are playing their part to improve air quality.

Cherry Orchard Primary rated 'outstanding' in latest inspection

Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 in Education and learning news

The school in Charlton was visited by Ofsted inspectors in January.

Royal Borough road safety record among best in London

Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 in Transport and streets news

We've seen the biggest reduction in serious road casualties of all London boroughs.

Royal Borough road improvement scheme trains locals in new skills

Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 in Jobs and careers news

The scheme trains unemployed people to work on improving local roads.

First commemorative paving stone for local Victoria Cross hero

Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 in Community and living news

A Rear Admiral who served in four wars has been honoured in Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Council Tax in Royal Greenwich frozen again

Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015 in Council and democracy news

Residents will benefit from another freeze to Council Tax from April 2015, while we continue to protect frontline services.

Local businesses sign up to our living wage scheme

Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 in Business news

The council offers firms a discount on Business Rates if they pay the London Living Wage.

Scheme to help local families achieves 100 per cent success

Published on Monday, 23 February 2015 in Community and living news

The Families 1st service has turned around the lives of 790 local families.

Local Action Day sees police and council team up in Eltham

Published on Monday, 23 February 2015 in Community and living news

The day was an opportunity to listen to and address the local safer neighbourhood priorities of residents and businesses in the Bexley Road area of Eltham.

Royal Greenwich celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight: 23 February to 8 March

Published on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 in Leisure and culture news

We're calling on the local community to support Fairtrade Fortnight and join in with our events.

Carers' Forum Annual General meetings

Published on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 in Carers news

All unpaid carers are invited to the Carers' Forum meetings on 3 and 4 March 2015.

Over 200 give their views on Sutcliffe Park sports centre proposals

Published on Monday, 16 February 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Residents can have their say on proposals for a new multi-sports centre at Sutcliffe Park.

Woolwich Library to open on Sundays from 1 March

Published on Monday, 16 February 2015 in Community and living news

London's busiest library will now be open between 12pm and 4pm every Sunday.

Half-term in Royal Greenwich

Published on Monday, 16 February 2015 in Leisure and culture news

There's lots going on for local children and young people during the school holidays.

Cars to go smokefree as roadshow message hits home

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 in Health and social care news

Our health campaign to encourage smokers not to light up at home or in their cars could hardly have been better timed.

Still time to protect young children from flu this winter

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 in Health and social care news

Parents are being reminded that it's a good idea for their children to get a flu vaccine.

Top teachers and school staff are honoured at awards ceremony

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 in Education and learning news

The event honoured the staff who go the extra mile for local children and young people.

First trials of driverless vehicles get underway

Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 in Transport and streets news

Government ministers today launched the start of driverless car trials in Royal Greenwich.

Free support to help local businesses get online

Published on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 in Business news

Local organisations and entrepreneurs can get help and advice on everything e-business.

New campaign encourages smokers to keep homes and cars smoke free

Published on Monday, 09 February 2015 in Health and social care news

A small change can improve your family's health and safety.

Refurbished toilets for Charlton Park

Published on Friday, 06 February 2015 in Leisure and culture news

A full-scale modernisation programme has been carried out by the Royal Borough of Greenwich on the public toilets in Charlton Park.

Willow Dene special school celebrates official opening of new buildings

Published on Thursday, 05 February 2015 in Education and learning news

The opening follows a three-year rebuilding programme at the school in Plumstead.

Council commits to reduced rates for London Living Wage firms

Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 in Business news

The council will offer discounted business rates to local firms paying the London Living Wage.

We need your votes to transform the Thames Path in Thamesmead

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 in Transport and streets news

Vote now to help us win funding to secure a makeover for the riverside path.

Olympian and Government minister praise school's approach to swimming

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 in Education and learning news

Woodhill Primary in Woolwich today (Thursday 22 January) welcomed Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson and former Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew to witness the success of the scheme.

Invicta Primary School to be expanded and rebuilt

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Education and learning news

Invicta Primary School in Blackheath is set for a full-scale rebuild, with new buildings to replace the old ones, some of which date back to Victorian times.

Local schools rewarded for helping disadvantaged pupils

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Education and learning news

Eight primary schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich have each won £1,000 for the way they help disadvantaged pupils to achieve their best.

New swing bridge for Deptford Creek links up the Thames Path

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Transport and streets news

The new bridge - the first of its kind in London - opened today (19 January).

Leisure centre events help you to kick start 2015

Published on Friday, 16 January 2015 in Leisure and culture news

There's lots going on at our local leisure centres this January.