Environment and planning news

Local schools invited to enter our anti-littering competition

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The three winning poster entries will be printed and placed around the borough.

Give your views on the vision for Woolwich's Spray Street Quarter

Published on Friday, 07 April 2017

Updated plans are on display to the public at the Tramshed on 21 and 22 April.

Electric refuse vehicle to be trialled in Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017

Royal Borough to run innovative trial to develop 26 tonne electric refuse truck technology.

Volunteers turn out in force to Keep Greenwich Clean

Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Litter-picks took place as part of the national Great British Spring Clean 2017.

Fly-tipper accidently provides evidence of his guilt

Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The man attended an interview at Council offices in the vehicle involved in the offence.

Heavy fines for noise nuisance offences

Published on Tuesday, 07 March 2017

The Royal Borough has successfully prosecuted a business and a household.

Have your say on the proposed Charlton Riverside development

Published on Monday, 27 February 2017

Residents are invited to participate, as the formal consultation launches.

Greenwich champions needed for Great British Spring Clean 2017

Published on Monday, 20 February 2017

Join the campaign to clean up your local area from 3 to 5 March 2017.

Offender fined £1,665 for carrying illegal waste

Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The illegal waste carrier also had his vehicle seized for having no tax or MOT.

Fly-tipping fines of £1,600 issued to Eltham businesses

Published on Friday, 10 February 2017

Four local businesses who dumped waste have been fined the maximum penalty.

Mayor of London visits the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 02 February 2017

Sadiq Khan visited on 2 February and was welcomed by the Leader, Cllr Denise Hyland.

Fly-tipping crackdown given boost by Environment Champion

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Local fly-tipping hotspot in Thamesmead cleared after a report by a local champion.

Wilton Road shop improvements a hit with local business owners

Published on Friday, 16 December 2016

Royal Borough funded programme improves shopping experience in Abbey Wood.

Greener Greenwich Strategy gets the green light

Published on Friday, 16 December 2016

The strategy to address local impact of climate change is approved by Cabinet.

Fly-tipper caught by local Environment Champion

Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

This is the third £400 Fixed Penalty Notice issued for fly-tipping.

GLA awards clean air status to the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Monday, 05 December 2016

The award was given for a number of initiatives to improve air quality.

Topping out celebration for 1,500 home Woolwich development

Published on Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The structure of the first apartment of Trinity Walk development has been completed.

£800 fly-tipping fine for Plumstead business

Published on Thursday, 10 November 2016

Maximum penalty issued as Royal Borough continues to crack down on fly-tippers.

Find out about exciting regeneration in Abbey Wood on new website

Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2016

The website provides up-to-date information on improvements to the Abbey Wood area.

New contracts seal regeneration future for Woolwich market

Published on Thursday, 27 October 2016

The major regeneration of the old covered market on Plumstead Road, SE18, is on track.

Improvements set for Wilton Road in Abbey Wood

Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The improvements are part of a wider regeneration scheme for the area.

Fly-tipper issued first £400 Fixed Penalty Notice

Published on Monday, 19 September 2016

The Council has issued its first maximum fine as one of the first authorities to commit to it.

View the planning submission for Hervey Road playing field

Published on Friday, 09 September 2016

Visit the Royal Borough's Planning Portal website to view the proposed developments.

Your views on our plans for a greener future

Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016

Come voice your opinion this September on environmental issues affecting Royal Greenwich.

Apply for an allotment plot for healthy living and healthy eating

Published on Friday, 19 August 2016

We're waiving fees to six allotment sites as a way to encourage residents to take up gardening.

Volunteer to help make London a 'sharing city'

Published on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Take part in the smart city project to improve East Greenwich and Greenwich Peninsula.

Air quality targeted in new council programmes

Published on Thursday, 21 July 2016

Get involved by commenting on new Greener Greenwich and air quality proposals.

Low emission neighbourhood to be created in Greenwich

Published on Friday, 15 July 2016

The Royal Borough is creating a Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) in Greenwich.

Fierce fines for fly-tippers in the Royal Borough

Published on Monday, 20 June 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching a concerted campaign to tackle fly-tipping.

Eltham High Street Public Realm Improvements information drop-in session

Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2016

An information drop-in session for people to find out more about the £6.6 million public realm improvement scheme being carried out in Eltham High Street is being held on 2 July.

St George's Garrison Church gets a clean up

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016

The historic St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich got a spruce-up thanks to a partnership between the council and a local voluntary trust.

Donate your old laptop to support charities

Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Old laptops can now be donated at local libraries for good causes.

Still time to switch and save

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016

Householders in the Royal Borough of Greenwich could make significant savings on their energy bills by registering for the Big London Energy Switch (BLES) this month.

Information Centre for Eltham Town Centre improvements opens

Published on Wednesday, 09 March 2016

Residents can view the many improvements that Eltham will be receiving.

Royal Borough approves landmark planning policy

Published on Thursday, 25 February 2016

New policy is designed to make affordable housing viability studies more transparent.

Big savings for residents on energy bills

Published on Friday, 19 February 2016

Royal Borough of Greenwich residents have signed up for lower fuel prices in the latest round of the Big London Energy Switch.

£11.2 million of investment for Plumstead

Published on Friday, 19 February 2016

The investment will deliver a state of the art, combined library, leisure and cultural facility at the heart of Plumstead.

Have your say on future development

Published on Monday, 15 February 2016

Local people are asked to help shape future development in the Royal Borough by sharing their ideas and views in a new consultation.

Take good care of your neighbourhood

Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Why not make a resolution to help keep your local neighbourhood clean and tidy?

Water company to begin smart meter visits around Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016

Thames Water will visit door-to-door to tell residents about a smart metering programme.

Christmas and New Year's bin collection dates

Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

Make sure you take note of the change of bin collection days over the festive period.

Noise reduction barriers given to Westcombe Park residents

Published on Friday, 27 November 2015

Residents in Siebert Road and Westcombe Hill are to have noise reduction fencing fitted at the end of their gardens after the Royal Borough's campaign to have them installed.

New powers help to tackle fly-tippers

Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

The Royal Borough has used new powers to seize vehicles suspected of dumping waste illegally.

Blooming marvellous! Greenwich wins London in Bloom Awards

Published on Friday, 02 October 2015

Green spaces across the borough have been named as some of the best in the capital.

London's biggest development at Greenwich Peninsula approved

Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Go-ahead on the landmark application will create 13,000 new homes and 12,000 jobs.

Green light for London's first cruise terminal in Royal Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The council welcomes the Mayor of London's decision, which includes air quality monitoring.

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.

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.

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.

Help us to recycle more in Greenwich

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015

The Royal Borough has outperformed the London average for recycling in the last two years.

New life for Eltham house after Royal Borough steps in

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015

Residents in Spencer Gardens were relieved when a long-derelict property was sold to developers.

Have your say on landmark new council planning policy

Published on Monday, 11 May 2015

We're proposing that developers who don't meet our affordable housing target will have to provide a public viability study.

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