Council and democracy news

Queen's message to people of Canada sets sail from Royal Greenwich

Published on Sunday, 16 April 2017

The message celebrates the relationship between the United Kingdom and Canada.

Two prosecuted for misusing family Blue Badge parking permits

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017

Royal Borough investigators continue to detect and take action on Blue Badge fraud.

Impressive turnout for the Royal Borough's Better Together meetings

Published on Tuesday, 07 March 2017

More than 200 residents shared their views on what matters most to them.

Royal Borough of Greenwich sets 2017-18 Council Tax rates

Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017

Spending has been focussed on areas residents have highlighted as priorities.

Former Mayor Philip Graham passes away

Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is sending condolences following the sad news that a former Mayor has passed away.

Have your say on your experiences of the local community

Published on Monday, 30 January 2017

If you live or work in the borough, come along to the Greenwich: Our Future Together workshop.

Better Together gets under way for 2017

Published on Friday, 27 January 2017

Woolwich residents heard what the Council has done to address their concerns.

Better Together meetings return for a second round

Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Providing another opportunity for residents to share their views.

Council Leader expresses optimism for 2017 in New Year message

Published on Friday, 30 December 2016

Cllr Denise Hyland talks about improvements and opportunities for the borough in 2017.

Book of Condolence launched to show support for people of Germany

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

You can sign the book by visiting Woolwich Town Hall 9am to 5.30pm on weekdays.

Councillors unite to oppose closure of Woolwich Barracks

Published on Monday, 19 December 2016

The Ministry of Defence has announced a plan to close the Barracks in 2028.

Eltham North by-election result

Published on Friday, 11 November 2016

A local by-election for one seat in the Eltham North ward was held on Thursday 10 November 2016.

Eltham North Ward by-election notice and call for nominations

Published on Monday, 10 October 2016

A by-election will be held on 10 November 2016 for the election of a new councillor.

Greenwich Partnership launched to tackle poverty

Published on Friday, 07 October 2016

Local organisations and groups will work together for an even better borough.

Great turnout at Better Together area meeting sessions

Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016

Residents put forward a large number of suggestions to help improve the borough.

Fairness Commission to be chaired by Lord Kerslake

Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016

Greenwich: Our Future Together will tackle social and economic inequality.

Council invites residents to Better Together sessions

Published on Monday, 12 September 2016

Have your say on local issues at drop-in sessions and meetings around the Royal Borough.

Royal Borough committed to strong and stable future after Brexit vote

Published on Friday, 24 June 2016

Borough is 'open for business' despite EU vote, says Council Leader, Cllr Denise Hyland.

Councillors Hyland and Williams: Open letter on academies

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016

Local schools have improved due to 'focus on standards, not structures'.

First African Mayor Inaugurated in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016

Councillor Olugbenga Babatola was officially installed as the first African Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich on Wednesday 25 May at a ceremony held in the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College.

Cabinet posts confirmed and new Mayor and Deputy appointed

Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor appointment decision was taken at Full Council on 18 May.

Glyndon Ward by-election result

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016

A local by-election for one seat in the Glyndon ward was held on 5 May 2016.

Wednesday's council meeting streamed live

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016

On Wednesday (18 May), the annual council meeting in Royal Greenwich will be streamed live via the council's website.

Polling stations open for London Mayor and London Assembly elections

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016

There are three ballot papers for you to vote for candidates and parties to represent you.

It's the final week for you to register to vote

Published on Monday, 11 April 2016

Residents are reminded that the deadline to register to vote is Monday 18 April.

Young Commissioners wanted

Published on Monday, 11 April 2016

The council is looking to recruit a team of young people to help shape local services for young people.

Heroes of Greenwich receive their awards

Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Exceptional people were honoured at this year's Civic Awards.

Protection of services for the vulnerable sees first rise in Council Tax in Royal Borough for nine years

Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2016

Royal Borough of Greenwich residents will see a rise in Council Tax in 2016/17, as the council commits to protect services for the most vulnerable in the borough.

Get registered to vote in London Mayor election and EU referendum

Published on Friday, 26 February 2016

You must be signed up to vote in order to have your say at this year's elections.

Full Council meetings to be broadcast live online from town hall

Published on Monday, 15 February 2016

Important local decisions can now be viewed online as they are made.

Five to receive Freedom of the Royal Borough

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016

Five local people are to be given the Freedom of the Borough for their long-standing service to the area and its residents.

Proposed Council Tax rise 'would help provide social care services'

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016

Funding recommendations were agreed by the Cabinet before being proposed to Full Council.

Council leader outlines challenges and successes in New Year message

Published on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Cllr Hyland pledges to protect Royal Greenwich frontline services amid Government cuts.

Council leader reshuffles Cabinet to build on achievements

Published on Monday, 07 December 2015

A reorganisation of Council Cabinet portfolios aims to strengthen service improvements.

Leader of Royal Borough pledges solidarity with France

Published on Sunday, 15 November 2015

Cllr Denise Hyland has sent a message of solidarity after the barbaric Paris attacks.

Remembrance memorial commemorates eleven local heroes

Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

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

Statement regarding Employment Tribunal - 9 November 2015

Published on Monday, 09 November 2015

The Royal Borough has issued the following statement in relation to a case that was due to be heard at an Employment Tribunal:

Greenwich celebrates 50-year link with Slovenian town

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015

Delegates from our twin town Maribor visited Greenwich last week.

New Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich inaugurated

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015

Cllr Norman Adams named mayoral charities as he was officially installed in office.

New Mayor and deputy appointed, Cabinet posts confirmed

Published on Friday, 15 May 2015

Councillor Norman Adams has been appointed Mayor, with Councillor Olu Babatola as deputy.

Enough is enough, council tells Network Rail

Published on Monday, 13 April 2015

The Royal Borough calls for action to end rail chaos due to London Bridge station works.