Council and democracy news

Statement regarding the anniversary of the Finsbury Park mosque attack

Published on Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Councillor Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, has issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of the Finsbury Park mosque attack.

Better Together summer 2018 - get involved and have your say

Published on Thursday, 14 June 2018

Residents can have their say at the next meetings about local issues and feeling safe.

New Mayor inaugurated in Royal Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Councillor Christine May was officially installed as the new Mayor for the Royal Borough of Greenwich last week at a ceremony held in the Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

New leadership for the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Friday, 25 May 2018

Councillor Danny Thorpe has been elected Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Paying Council Tax is simple with Direct Debit

Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2018

The easiest way to pay your Council Tax is by Direct Debit - and setting one up is simple.

Royal Greenwich pledges more money for adult social care and tackling homelessness

Published on Thursday, 01 March 2018

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has set its Council Tax rates and budget for the coming year.

Register to attend the Leader and Deputy Leader Question Time

Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Residents can put their questions about the borough directly to the Leader and Deputy Leader at the return of the Council's Question Time style event next week.

It's your chance to tell us what matters to you

Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Scrutiny Committee needs your suggestions for topics to review.

Statement about Lee Rigby unofficial memorial from the Leader of the Opposition

Published on Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Speech from Cllr Matt Hartley, Leader of the Opposition.

Statement from Royal Greenwich community and faith leaders

Published on Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Local community and faith leaders committed to standing together.

Statement about Lee Rigby unofficial memorial from the Leader

Published on Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Speech from Cllr Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Permanent Rigby memorial remains official remembrance site

Published on Monday, 22 January 2018

A permanent memorial to Lee Rigby was installed after consultation with his family.

Unofficial Rigby memorial removed from railings in Woolwich

Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Following consultation, an unofficial memorial to Fusilier Lee Rigby has been removed.

'Bigoted' President Trump 'not welcome' in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 14 December 2017

A Council Motion calls for President Trump's State Visit plans to be abandoned.

Another chance to tell us your priorities at the Better Together meetings

Published on Monday, 11 December 2017

The next meetings have been announced following a successful round in October.

Register now to attend Leader and Deputy Leader Question Time

Published on Friday, 03 November 2017

Residents can put their questions about the borough directly to the Leader and Deputy Leader.

Better Together meetings are back this October

Published on Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Have your say on improving your local area at a Better Together meeting.

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

Published on Friday, 11 August 2017

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

Ward budget funding making a difference in Shrewsbury Park

Published on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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

Royal Borough Cabinet agrees approach to tackle inequality

Published on Monday, 17 July 2017

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

Royal Greenwich approves new Community Safety Strategy

Published on Friday, 30 June 2017

The strategy sets out the community safety priorities for the next three years.

Have your say at a Better Together meeting

Published on Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The meeting at the Eltham Centre has a focus on regeneration.

Royal Borough of Greenwich statement on Finsbury Park attack

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017

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

Royal Greenwich Members of Parliament re-elected

Published on Friday, 09 June 2017

The three local MPs were re-elected in the General Election with increased majorities.

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.

New Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich inaugurated

Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017

Councillor Peter Brooks was officially installed at the ceremony on 24 May.

Council and faith leaders express condolences for Manchester

Published on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Sign a Book of Condolence at Woolwich Town Hall for those affected by Manchester attack.

Five receive Freedom of the Royal Borough

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017

Freedom of the Borough is awarded to recognise outstanding service to residents.

Make sure you can vote in the general election

Published on Thursday, 11 May 2017

You must be registered to vote in order to have your say on Thursday 8 June.

Leader and Deputy Leader Question Time a hit with residents

Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017

Over 70 people attended the event at the Town Hall on Wednesday night (25 April).

Key recommendations made by Greenwich's independent Fairness Commission

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The recommendations are to mental health support, benefit sanctions and debt services.

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.