Environment and planning news

Make cruise terminal 'green' or find another option says Council Leader

Published on Monday, 16 July 2018

Owners of planned cruise terminal urged to slash project's impact on the environment.

Keeping the Green Flags flying

Published on Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Flags from the internationally recognised awards for the best green spaces are still flying at 12 of the Royal Boroughs parks and open spaces.

Royal Borough retains Cleaner Air Borough accreditation

Published on Friday, 06 July 2018

Our Cleaner Air Borough accreditation has been upheld by the Mayor of London.

Calls to night noise team helped Council secure loud music prosecution

Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2018

The operator of a restaurant where loud music was repeatedly blasted out up until 3am was ordered to pay £7,250 following a successful prosecution by the Royal Borough.

Trafalgar Road improvements start

Published on Friday, 15 June 2018

Work has begun on a programme of improvements to Trafalgar Road.

Tonnes of rubbish cleared from front gardens in Council crackdown

Published on Monday, 21 May 2018

The Royal Borough's ongoing crackdown down on the blight of rubbish filled and untidy front gardens has resulted in more than four tonnes of rubbish being removed.

Royal Borough recycling crew crowned the best

Published on Monday, 14 May 2018

The team of three won the Collection Crew of the Year Award at a prestigious ceremony.

Prove your garden is blooming brilliant with Greenwich in Bloom

Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2018

The popular competition returns again this year with five exciting categories.

Council victory over rogue development

Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has won a legal battle against a developer who turned the Eagle Tavern in Shooters Hill into self-contained flats without proper planning permission.

Extra spraying to combat weeds in Royal Greenwich

Published on Monday, 23 April 2018

Royal Greenwich has increased its borough-wide weed spraying programme from three to four times a year.

Apples for Abbey Wood

Published on Monday, 26 March 2018

School children helped launch a mini community orchard with apple trees for all to enjoy.

Three year extension for illegal travellers' site ban

Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2018

A three year extension to its ban on illegal travellers' camps in all its parks has been secured by the Royal Borough.

Planting a greener future

Published on Monday, 12 March 2018

Children helped create an orchard with 50 fruit trees for their whole community to enjoy.

Tonnes of rubbish cleared from gardens after Council crackdown

Published on Friday, 09 March 2018

Royal Greenwich is cracking down on rubbish-filled front gardens which can be a big eyesore.

£5 million of improvements are right up Plumstead High Street

Published on Thursday, 08 March 2018

Plumstead will benefit from £5 million secured for improvements to the high street.

New Royal Borough Community Charters launched

Published on Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Residents and businesses have joined forces with the Council's campaign to make the Royal Borough's streets the cleanest in London.

Businesses back Royal Borough's bid for cleanest streets in London

Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2018

More businesses are joining our campaign to have the cleanest streets in London.

Become a litter picking champion at the Great British Spring Clean

Published on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Residents, community groups, schools and businesses are encouraged to take part.

New biosecurity measures for bird keepers

Published on Wednesday, 07 February 2018

If you keep poultry or birds, you must follow the detailed requirements on strict biosecurity.

Royal Borough department wins top environmental award

Published on Monday, 05 February 2018

The Royal Greenwich Fleet Development team won the award for most sustainable department.

Cinema magic is coming to Eltham

Published on Monday, 05 February 2018

Plans to bring movie magic to Eltham move a step closer as the main construction begins.

Work to commence on Slade Cafe

Published on Thursday, 01 February 2018

The process of transforming an unused public convenience on The Slade into a cafe and arts venue is set to begin, following the appointment of a contractor.

Community Charters for Woolwich town centre

Published on Thursday, 01 February 2018

As part of its campaign to have the cleanest streets in London, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has been seeking opinions on its new Community Charter plans.

Business fined for using an illegal waste carrier

Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A business which used an unregistered waste carrier was ordered to pay nearly £700.

Embracing change for Plumstead

Published on Friday, 12 January 2018

As part of its commitment to transforming Plumstead, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has submitted a bid for £3.01 million from the Greater London Authority's (GLA) Good Growth Fund.

Operator sought for new cafe on The Slade

Published on Tuesday, 02 January 2018

Plans by the Royal Borough for a cafe and arts venue, to open next summer, have taken a step forward.

'Love' clean-up campaign rolls out across Royal Greenwich

Published on Monday, 18 December 2017

The Plumstead High Street cleaning campaign is widening to all our high streets.

Woman who paid conman to fly tip gets fined £400

Published on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A woman who paid a conman to dispose of her rubbish was given an on-the-spot £400 fine.

New funding for Greenwich Town Centre renovation

Published on Monday, 04 December 2017

Royal Greenwich's ambitious plans to transform Greenwich Town Centre moved a step closer after winning funding from the Mayor of London's Liveable Neighbourhoods initiative.

Noisy neighbour fined for blasting out loud music for months

Published on Friday, 24 November 2017

The man, who ignored 11 warnings to turn down his music, was fined £4,400 following a successful prosecution by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Royal Borough gears up for expansion of electric powered Council fleet

Published on Friday, 17 November 2017

The Council is driving forward plans to get more of its fleet plugged into its cleaner air campaign.

Royal Greenwich and Prison Service shift-up a gear on recycling

Published on Monday, 06 November 2017

An innovative bike reuse programme run by the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Isis is helping turn around young people's lives.

High tech street cleaners on trial in Woolwich

Published on Monday, 30 October 2017

The Royal Borough is trialling cutting-edge rubbish 'gobblers' on the streets of Woolwich.

Don't idle your way through Greenwich

Published on Friday, 27 October 2017

Join us to help cut pollution by not leaving your engine running when parked.

Charlton Park Skate Park officially opens

Published on Monday, 23 October 2017

Free coaching sessions and a skate competition marked the opening.

Truck loaded with rubbish seized in clean-up action

Published on Monday, 09 October 2017

Seven vehicles were seized in a drive to rid streets of unlicensed vehicles and fly tips.

Clear up of autumn fallen leaves

Published on Friday, 29 September 2017

Council teams will help clear the pavements and major roads of fallen leaves this October.

London Borough of Culture bid boosted by flower power

Published on Friday, 29 September 2017

Year four pupils from Foxfield Primary School planted beautiful flowers at the Glyndon Estate.

New scheme launched for residents to borrow an E-bike

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Residents can borrow an electric bike for up to a month for just £10.

New clean air initiative is launched in Royal Greenwich

Published on Monday, 25 September 2017

Residents in East Greenwich and Greenwich Peninsula will benefit from the five year programme which uses technology and advances in data analytics to address challenges faced by major cities.

Crackdown on illegal vehicles in the borough

Published on Monday, 11 September 2017

Two vehicles have been seized and a driver fined in a joint operation with the Police.

Royal Greenwich bucks waste complaints national trend

Published on Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Recent successes include cleaner streets and faster response times.

Fly-tipper caught in the act

Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A fly-tipper on an illegal traveller site in Blackheath was arrested within minutes of emptying his truckload of rubbish onto the land.

Full steam ahead for Plumstead High Street deep clean

Published on Wednesday, 09 August 2017

A high pressure, chewing gum-removing, dirt-blasting jet washer is being used to clean Plumstead High Street.

New travel scheme launched tackling air pollution

Published on Tuesday, 08 August 2017

The project rewards local people who switch from cars to walking and cycling.

In Bloom competition puts the green into Greenwich

Published on Friday, 04 August 2017

Another year of tough competition to find out who has Greenwich's greenest fingers.

Day of action for Operation #PositivePlumstead

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017

The intensive enforcement operation was in partnership with the Metropolitan Police.

Royal Greenwich parks win prestigious Green Flag award

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Green Flag Award Scheme recognised 12 parks as some of the very best in the world.

Abandoned and illegal vehicles seized during Operation Stop It!

Published on Tuesday, 04 July 2017

The Council seized 12 vehicles last week, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police.

Future vision for Charlton Riverside laid out in new Masterplan

Published on Friday, 23 June 2017

Planning documents giving guidance on regeneration were approved by Cabinet.

New Sutcliffe Park multi-sports centre nears completion

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

The milestone 'topping out' ceremony took place on 21 June.

Drop-in for new Plumstead library and leisure centre design

Published on Friday, 16 June 2017

The new designs will be available to view on Thursday 29 June at Plumstead Library.

A new strategy for cleaner air for the next generation

Published on Friday, 16 June 2017

The Air Quality Action Plan was published on National Clean Air Day (15 June 2017).

National Clean Air Day supported by Royal Borough

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017

A number of events and activities are taking place on Thursday 15 June.

A positive campaign for a #PositivePlumstead

Published on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Love Plumstead, Hate Litter encourages a cleaner, litter-free Plumstead.

Enter your garden in the Greenwich in Bloom competition

Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The popular gardening competition returns with five exciting categories.

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy published

Published on Thursday, 11 May 2017

The strategy sets out the Royal Borough's vision for its parks for the next ten years.

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.

Free recycle sacks now available in four Royal Greenwich libraries

Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017

The four biggest libraries are now providing free recycling sacks for you to collect.

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.