Community and living news

Rapid eviction of travellers thanks to borough wide ban

Published on Monday, 18 June 2018

A group of travellers were rapidly evicted from parkland thanks to a High Court injunction secured by the Royal Borough.

Restrictions on the 'crack cocaine' of gambling welcomed

Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The Royal Borough welcomes restriction on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

Shop netted in underage knife sales operation given hefty fine

Published on Monday, 21 May 2018

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

Thousands of poppy seeds planted for First World War centenary

Published on Monday, 26 March 2018

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.

Greenwich heroes recognised at Civic Awards

Published on Friday, 23 March 2018

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

Global markets come to Beresford Square in Woolwich

Published on Monday, 12 March 2018

New stalls offering a mouth-watering assortment of foods and a colourful selection of goods from around the world is set to take place this month and in June.

Give your vote of support to a community project

Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2018

It's your chance to help us decide which project receives funding.

Strong action taken as the Royal Borough forces travellers to leave

Published on Friday, 16 February 2018

Swift joint action by Council and police officers forced travellers to quickly leave two sites in the Royal Borough.

New producers market comes to Eltham

Published on Monday, 29 January 2018

Raise it, grow it, cook it, make it at Eltham's new producers market in Passey Place.

Nominate your local hero for a Civic Award

Published on Friday, 19 January 2018

People who have made outstanding contributions to everyday life in Royal Greenwich are to be honoured at this year's Royal Greenwich Civic Awards.

Report illegal traveller camps

Published on Thursday, 18 January 2018

Residents are being urged to report any suspected illegal encampments on land owned by the Royal Borough following a three month ban.

Ceremonies to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Royal Greenwich will remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in two separate ceremonies. The theme this year is 'The Power of Words'.

Royal Greenwich urges people to get behind Foot the Bill campaign

Published on Thursday, 28 December 2017

We're asking the Government to stop funding cuts to policing in the Royal Borough.

Three month ban on unlawful encampments secured

Published on Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The ban, secured at the High Court, is for encampments on Council owned land.

Time to apply for grassroots projects funding

Published on Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Community groups from every corner of the Royal Borough of Greenwich can now apply for funding for projects to enhance their local area.

Fresh funding for great grassroots projects

Published on Monday, 11 December 2017

Community groups across the borough are invited to apply for funding for local projects.

Don't be a victim of seasonal crime spike

Published on Friday, 08 December 2017

Be extra vigilant whilst out and about enjoying festive celebrations or shopping.

Strategy launched at first Voluntary and Community Sector conference

Published on Monday, 27 November 2017

Over 150 people attended the Royal Borough's first voluntary and community sector conference.

LGBTQ+ community celebrated at event

Published on Thursday, 16 November 2017

The colours of the rainbow flag lit up Woolwich Town Hall during an event marking 50 years since homosexuality was partially decriminalised.

Eltham War Memorial listed by Historic England

Published on Monday, 13 November 2017

Pupils from Eltham Church of England Primary laid a wreath to celebrate its listing.

Remembrance services and wreath laying ceremonies

Published on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Remembrance events will be taking place over the weekend of 10 to 12 November.

#GreenwichTogether for Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published on Tuesday, 03 October 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will be launching a week of activities on 14 October.

Free festival celebrates older generation

Published on Thursday, 07 September 2017

The Forever Young Festival is designed to bring older people together.

Reduce the Strength campaign given a boost

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017

A campaign day was held on Friday 18 August in Trafalgar Road, Greenwich.

First stage of foot tunnel bye-law changes agreed

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017

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

A borough united in stopping knife crime

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

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

Staying safe during the summer months

Published on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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

Fly-tipper fined £500 within 24 hours of the offence

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The resident was also ordered to pay costs towards the clearance of the fly-tip.

Royal Borough waives child burial and cremation fees

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017

Fees are being waived in three boroughs to help families coping with bereavement.

Properties ordered to close following Council action in court

Published on Thursday, 08 June 2017

People in the properties were engaged in anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.

Royal Greenwich leaders pledge: We stand together

Published on Monday, 05 June 2017

Faith and community leaders met Council leaders to condemn London Bridge attack.

Greenwich leaders stand together to condemn London Bridge attack

Published on Sunday, 04 June 2017

Royal Greenwich and faith leaders have issued statements following the atrocity.

National retailers caught selling blades to underage customers

Published on Friday, 19 May 2017

We are working with the Met Police to prevent the sale of potential weapons.

Royal Borough works with the police to tackle knife crime

Published on Friday, 12 May 2017

We participated in Operation Sceptre 8, the London-wide crackdown on knife crime.

Outstanding contributions recognised at the Civic Awards 2017

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017

More than 30 local people received awards across eight categories.

International Women's Day celebrated in the Royal Borough

Published on Thursday, 02 March 2017

Come along to the Tramshed in Woolwich on 8 March for the #BeBoldforChange event.

Fairtrade Fortnight comes to the Royal Borough

Published on Monday, 27 February 2017

Two special free events are being held on Sunday 5 March at Charlton House.

Holocaust Memorial Day to be marked in Royal Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides will be remembered.

Nominations open for the Civic Awards 2017

Published on Monday, 16 January 2017

Let us know about who deserves recognition for their work in the community.

Royal Greenwich residents awarded honours by the Queen

Published on Friday, 06 January 2017

Congratulations to the five local people named in the New Year's Honours list.

Warning to shoplifters as Christmas season approaches

Published on Monday, 21 November 2016

The Safer Greenwich Partnership is using a range of measures to prevent shoplifting.

Meet local police officers at the Safer Greenwich meeting

Published on Monday, 21 November 2016

Residents are strongly encouraged to come along to the meeting on 1 December 2016.

Working with partners to tackle hate crime

Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2016

A series of community events were held as part of a special week of action.

Royal Borough working with police to crack down on knife crime

Published on Friday, 21 October 2016

We have taken measures in support of the Metropolitan Police's Operation Sceptre 6.

Greenwich in Bloom 2016 winners announced

Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Praise for the beautiful award winning gardens in our annual contest.

Remembrance services and wreath laying ceremonies 2016

Published on Friday, 14 October 2016

Remembrance events will be taking place over the weekend of 11 to 13 November.

Council works with National Trading Standards to tackle illegal lending

Published on Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Residents urged to report loan sharks and encouraged to save for the future.

How to report and identify hate crime

Published on Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from 10 October and the Council is running events to support victims.

Beware of scammers claiming to be the Council

Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Two numbers 07502 339 277 and 07855 855 508 have been used by the scammers.

Sign up for a new challenge and become a Tall Ships Trainee

Published on Friday, 09 September 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is looking for sail trainees to join the crew of a fleet of Tall Ships, sailing to Portugal from Saturday 15 April to Sunday 30 April 2017.

Hate Crime Awareness Week launches next month

Published on Wednesday, 07 September 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will be launching a week of activities in October as part of the national Hate Crime Awareness Week campaign.

Early success with Woolwich Public Space Protection Order

Published on Friday, 19 August 2016

Woolwich residents and traders have reported an improved family-friendly atmosphere.

Nominate a local voluntary group for The Queen's Award

Published on Wednesday, 10 August 2016

It's your chance to show your appreciation for the great work of our community groups.

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from 1 August 2016

Published on Monday, 01 August 2016

Raising awareness and celebrating the benefits of breastfeeding for new parents.

Bellissimo Beresford Square!

Published on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Mouth-watering and healthy new food stalls have come to Beresford Square, Woolwich.

New power to combat street drinking and anti-social behaviour

Published on Thursday, 07 July 2016

Public Space Protection Order in Woolwich Town Centre came into force on 11 July.

Swift action on anti-social behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 06 July 2016

A tenant who repeatedly caused a nuisance to his neighbours and his community has been served a closure order on his property for his reckless behaviour.

Greenwich Together: Standing up against hate crime

Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Report any hate crime to the police and contact us if you need support.

Orlando shooting: Council united with Greenwich LBGT community

Published on Monday, 13 June 2016

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