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Holocaust Memorial Day to be marked in Royal Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides to 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

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.

Notice of disposal - The Dutch House, Sidcup Road, SE12 9AL

Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016

Eligible groups have time to bid on this 'asset of community value' before it can be sold.

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.

Royal Borough crime rates fall by 17.4 per cent

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has welcomed new figures showing a 17.4 per cent drop in crime rates for the royal borough.

Over 100 businesses signed up to the London Living Wage in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016

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.

Bureau de Change scam warning

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016

Residents are asked to be especially vigilant for scammers purporting to be from high street banks claiming that Euros have been fraudulently deposited in their accounts.

Nominate your military 'veteran of the year' 2016

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016

Do you know a veteran who lives in the Royal Borough who deserves recognition?

One year to go until Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival 2017

Published on Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The countdown has now begun until a fleet of tall ships gather in Woolwich and Greenwich.

The Queen's 90th Birthday Beacons

Published on Friday, 08 April 2016

Come and join the Royal Borough of Greenwich celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April.

Anti knife crime campaign parents' evening

Published on Friday, 01 April 2016

Parents learnt about the wealth of resources and support groups available to those worried about gang and knife crime at a seminar hosted by the Royal Borough of Greenwich on the 14 March.

Body worn video cameras for town centre wardens

Published on Friday, 01 April 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's town centre wardens have been issued with state-of-the art, body worn cameras to provide further support and reassurance to the public.

Service recognised as five people awarded the Freedom of the Borough

Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Five local people were honoured at a special ceremony held in the Town Hall on 23 March.

Police issue message of support for community and safety reminder

Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The police have sent a message of reassurance to local people after the Brussels attacks.

Royal Greenwich celebrates 10 years supporting Fairtrade

Published on Thursday, 03 March 2016

On 29 February Royal Greenwich celebrated its 10th year of supporting for Fairtrade with an event at the Town Hall enjoyed by over 200 local school children.

Events in local libraries to mark World Book Day

Published on Friday, 26 February 2016

Celebrate World Book Day in Royal Greenwich on 3 and 4 March 2016.

Wash and brush up for Queen's 90th birthday

Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

Royal Greenwich will help the Queen celebrate her 90th birthday this June.

Fight for rights is highlighted in LGBT History Month

Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

The experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their fight for rights are highlighted in a series of events to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) History Month.

Get safe online

Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016

Millions of people in the UK are defrauded by internet and phone scams every year - and the council is urging everyone to be aware of the tricksters.

Victims to be remembered on Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The council will remember Holocaust and genocide victims in a ceremony in Woolwich.

Time to nominate your local heroes

Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2016

People who have made outstanding contributions to everyday life in the Royal Borough will be publicly honoured in this year's Civic Awards 2016.

Young people honoured for keeping services on track

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

Young people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich who help to assess the quality of health and support services have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

Youth Offending Service showing a strong improvement

Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Greenwich's Youth Offending Service has become one of the top three in England after showing a strong improvement over the last four years.

Support for domestic abuse victims

Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Victims of domestic violence are being reminded of the help available in the run up to the festive season when cases of abuse tend to peak.

Live training exercise for emergency services and Army

Published on Monday, 30 November 2015

Emergency Services and Armed Forces take part in emergency response exercise in Woolwich.

Remembrance memorial commemorates eleven local heroes

Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Eleven local heroes have been remembered at a poignant service in Woolwich.

Remembrance weekend services and wreath laying ceremonies 2015

Published on Monday, 26 October 2015

Remembrance events will be taking place over the weekend of 7 and 8 November.

Young people's chance to be heard

Published on Monday, 12 October 2015

Young people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are being urged to step forward and seek nomination to serve on a local body that gives a voice to young people's concerns and priorities.

Royal Greenwich confirms Rigby name on memorial plaque

Published on Monday, 14 September 2015

Councillor Denise Hyland says Fusilier Lee Rigby will be named on a memorial plaque.

Council clarifies position on campaign against domestic violence

Published on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The campaign highlights the negative effects of domestic abuse on young children.

Twelve local parks receive Green Flag Awards

Published on Friday, 24 July 2015

All of our Green Flag parks have had their awards renewed for another year.

Local pharmacies join forces to help fight cancer

Published on Friday, 24 July 2015

Residents can get free advice from pharmacies on checking for signs and symptoms of cancer.

Team GB athletes join us for official opening of the new Greenwich Centre

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015

The centre has state-of-the-art leisure, library, health and training facilities under one roof.

Don't be complacent about malaria risks, travellers are warned

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015

Figures have revealed that nearly 300 south-east London residents caught malaria last year.

This year's Greenwich in Bloom winners announced

Published on Friday, 17 July 2015

After another tough competition, the winners of the annual growing prizes have been chosen.

Rockliffe Gardens officially reopened after improvement works

Published on Friday, 17 July 2015

The reopening marks completion of the first phase of works to the park in Plumstead.

Futureversity summer programme for local young people launched

Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Young people can beat summer boredom and learn new skills on the free courses.

More local families than ever supported through Families 1st

Published on Friday, 10 July 2015

The scheme supports families to tackle issues that are causing problems in the home.

Couple fined for repeated noise nuisance in Greenwich

Published on Friday, 10 July 2015

We have successfully prosecuted a husband and wife for causing an ongoing noise nuisance to their neighbours.

Family roadshow gives tips and advice on healthy living

Published on Monday, 06 July 2015

Have fun, eat well and get active this summer with help from our Change4Life roadshow.

Woolwich summer feast will showcase the best of local food

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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

Join us for a Great Get Together in Woolwich this Saturday

Published on Monday, 22 June 2015

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

£3,000 fine for smuggled vodka in Plumstead shop

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015

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

Discover the Magna Carta's Greenwich connections

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015

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

Carers' Week 2015: Packed programme of events to celebrate local carers

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015

Carers can get advice, find out about the support on offer and visit the new Greenwich Carers' Centre.

Beacons to be lit in honour of Nepalese earthquake victims

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015

Beacons will be lit in Woolwich this weekend to remember victims of the disaster.

Nepal earthquake: Letter from the Mayor and Leader

Published on Monday, 27 April 2015

The Mayor and Leader have offered support for the local community helping the relief effort.

Successes in enforcing community safety

Published on Friday, 17 April 2015

The council's Anti-social Behaviour team has been working closely with our partners to crack down on drugs, nuisance and illegal activity.

London Marathon Playing Field protected forever

Published on Friday, 10 April 2015

We've teamed up with partners to safeguard the playing field for future generations.

Thames Path at Thamesmead to be transformed after funding win

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015

We'd like to thank residents for voting in the Big Green Poll to help us win the funds.

Royal Borough unveils new community-based projects for people with disabilities

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015

We've launched an exciting new generation of services for local adults with disabilities.

New directory offers online gateway to care and support

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015

The new website will give residents easy access to health, wellbeing and social care services.

New Greenwich Centre just weeks away from opening

Published on Thursday, 19 March 2015

The new centre will offer locals a brand-new leisure centre and a bigger, better library.

Fostered teenagers to get wider support network

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015

We've successfully applied for government funding to improve the support available.

Charlton Athletic hosts campaign to protect vulnerable adults

Published on Monday, 09 March 2015

The campaign was launched at half-time on The Valley pitch.

First commemorative paving stone for local Victoria Cross hero

Published on Friday, 27 February 2015

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

Local businesses sign up to our living wage scheme

Published on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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

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

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

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

Woolwich Library to open on Sundays from 1 March

Published on Monday, 16 February 2015

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

Cars to go smokefree as roadshow message hits home

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015

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

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

Refurbished toilets for Charlton Park

Published on Friday, 06 February 2015

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

We need your votes to transform the Thames Path in Thamesmead

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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

Local schools rewarded for helping disadvantaged pupils

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015

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

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

Roadshow helps people in Thamesmead to get active

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015

If you live or work in Thamesmead and it's been a while since you took part in sporting activity, or if you just fancy trying something new, Now's the Time could be just what you need.

New Year honour for local sheltered housing scheme manager

Published on Friday, 02 January 2015

A Greenwich man has served his residents and the local community for 25 years.