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Centre to help rough sleepers get back on their feet

Published on Friday, 12 January 2018 in Housing press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich officially launched a new centre to help rough sleepers with complex needs get back on their feet.

Embracing change for Plumstead

Published on Friday, 12 January 2018 in Environment and planning press releases

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.

Swap your way to a better home in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 11 January 2018 in Housing press releases

The Mutual Exchange scheme allows council tenants to swap their home for a smaller or bigger property to better suit their needs.

Roadshow launches on special anniversary for organ recipient

Published on Monday, 08 January 2018 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has launched a roadshow to encourage people to talk about organ donation and join the organ donor register.

Get advice on applying for a primary school place before admissions close

Published on Friday, 05 January 2018 in Education and learning press releases

Primary school applications close on 15 January 2018 so make sure you apply for a place before it's too late.

Drop in sessions for Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund bidders

Published on Friday, 05 January 2018 in Advice and benefits press releases

Community groups bidding for money from the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund can get guidance with their submissions.

Don't miss the bus to your next job

Published on Thursday, 04 January 2018 in Jobs and careers press releases

Residents on the hunt for work or job training can kickstart their New Year search on board the Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB) community outreach bus.

A sporty start to the New Year

Published on Thursday, 04 January 2018 in Leisure and culture press releases

More than 500 Royal Greenwich residents, young and old, made a healthy start to the New Year at the newly opened Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre.

Operator sought for new cafe on The Slade

Published on Tuesday, 02 January 2018 in Environment and planning press releases

Plans by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for a cafe and arts venue to open on The Slade, Plumstead next summer take a step forward.

Nowhere in Royal Greenwich for rogue landlords or letting agents to hide

Published on Wednesday, 27 December 2017 in Housing press releases

The Royal Borough is one of the first councils to join and support the London Mayor's online scheme to name and shame rogue landlords and letting agents.

Royal Greenwich urges people to get behind Foot the Bill campaign

Published on Friday, 22 December 2017 in Community and living press releases

Royal Greenwich residents and businesses are being urged to ask the Government to 'Foot the Bill' for the policing needed in the borough.

New look for Local Offer website

Published on Friday, 22 December 2017 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Greenwich Local Offer website has been made even more accessible for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their families and professionals.

Celebrate the New Year at the new Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre

Published on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

The state of the art Sutcliffe Park Sports Centre for the Royal Borough of Greenwich opens its doors for the first time on 2 January, and everyone is invited.

Street Feast is coming to Woolwich

Published on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 in Business press releases

London's hottest new trend in eating out is coming to Woolwich.

Three month ban on unlawful encampments on Council owned land at the High Court

Published on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough has secured a three month ban on unlawful encampments on Council owned land at the High Court.

Time to apply for grassroots projects funding

Published on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 in Community and living press releases

Community groups from every corner of the Royal Borough of Greenwich can now apply for funding for projects to enhance their local area.

New course in construction technology comes to Royal Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 in Jobs and careers press releases

A project offering young people and residents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich a solid grounding for careers in construction technology was launched on Friday 15 December.

Sugary drinks ban to help drive down obesity

Published on Monday, 18 December 2017 in Health and social care press releases

Removing sugary drinks from vending machines and reviewing sponsorship from companies which promote unhealthy food and drink are among the Royal Borough's latest initiatives to tackle obesity.

Woolwich Centre fourth most visited library in the UK

Published on Monday, 18 December 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Woolwich Centre library was the fourth most visited library in the whole of the UK and the second most visited in London during the past year.

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

Published on Monday, 18 December 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

The clean-up campaign which is making a difference in Plumstead High Street is widening to all the high streets across the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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

Published on Thursday, 14 December 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

A Council Motion was adopted calling for President Trump's State Visit plans to be abandoned.

Promise renews Royal Borough's commitment to young people in care

Published on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 in Health and social care press releases

Providing a safe and happy home and offering support and guidance are among the pledges that the Royal Borough of Greenwich has made to young people in care and care leavers in its new Promise.

Woman who paid conman to fly tip gets fined £400

Published on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

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

Major milestone for Plumstead Library and Leisure Centre

Published on Monday, 11 December 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Ambitious plans for Plumstead library building were given the go ahead on Tuesday 5 December.

Fresh funding for great grassroots projects

Published on Monday, 11 December 2017 in Community and living press releases

Community groups across the borough are invited to apply for funding for local projects under the Council's newly created Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund.

New Better Together meetings announced

Published on Monday, 11 December 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The next Better Together meetings have been announced following a successful round in October which saw over 160 residents attend.

Don't be a victim of seasonal crime spike

Published on Friday, 08 December 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Safer Greenwich Partnership is warning residents to be extra vigilant whilst out and about enjoying festive celebrations or shopping to ensure they do not get targeted by thieves.

New Greenwich youth councillors elected

Published on Thursday, 07 December 2017 in Education and learning press releases

A record-breaking number of votes were cast in the 2017 Greenwich Young People's Council election.

Public vote for business awards shortlist opens today

Published on Thursday, 07 December 2017 in Business press releases

The shortlisted nominees for the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2018 can now be revealed - and the public vote for two categories opens today.

Steering lorries away from school

Published on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 in Transport and streets press releases

A road narrowing scheme close to Halstow Road Primary School is making a big impact on the children's safety.