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New Mayor of Royal Greenwich inaugurated

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

Councillor Norman Adams was officially installed as the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich on Tuesday (19 May) at a ceremony held in the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich SE10.

Progress made on plans for Woolwich memorials

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has released a statement on the latest memorial plans for service men and women who served or lived in the borough and sacrificed their lives.

Packed week will celebrate vital role of carers in the community

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 in Health and social care press releases

The vital role played by carers in the local community across the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be celebrated with a wide-ranging programme of events during National Carers' Week (8 to 14 June).

Countdown to Royal Greenwich Festivals

Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Major events taking place over the May bank holiday weekend form the start of a summer extravaganza of performing arts and outdoor events, with activities and performances for all ages and interests.

New Mayor and deputy appointed – Cabinet posts confirmed

Published on Friday, 15 May 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

Councillor Norman Adams has been appointed as the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for the municipal year 2015 to 2016, with Councillor Olu Babatola as his Deputy Mayor.

Royal Borough consults on landmark new planning policy to make affordable housing viability studies more transparent

Published on Monday, 11 May 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

We're introducing new planning policy which will mean developers who put in residential planning applications that don't meet our affordable housing target will have to supply a public viability study

Council scheme encourages more Living Wage firms

Published on Friday, 01 May 2015 in Business press releases

Ten Royal Borough businesses have joined the growing number of local firms becoming Living Wage employers after signing up to a council scheme.

School hosts ambassador's visit

Published on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Students at Thomas Tallis secondary school received commemorative coins from Matthew Barzun, the US Ambassador to the UK, when he visited to meet sixth form, year 7, year 8 and year 10 students.

Inspectors give top rating to St Ursula's

Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 in Education and learning press releases

St Ursula's Convent School on Crooms Hill, Greenwich, has been ranked as 'outstanding' in every respect by inspectors from the schools' watchdog Ofsted.

Mayor and Leader of Royal Greenwich back appeal for Nepal earthquake victims

Published on Monday, 27 April 2015 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is offering practical and moral support to victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Young singers to hit the big time at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall

Published on Friday, 24 April 2015 in Education and learning press releases

More than 400 primary and secondary school children from Royal Greenwich will be taking to the stage at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall this summer for a unique music extravaganza.

London Marathon Playing Field, Hervey Road now protected forever through national charity Fields in Trust

Published on Friday, 10 April 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich, in partnership with Fields in Trust and Friends of Hervey Road has protected London Marathon Playing Field on Hervey Road forever, as a Field in Trust.

Royal Borough welcomes new milestone in major Thamesmead regeneration project

Published on Monday, 30 March 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is welcoming the appointment of a design team to lead a major regeneration programme in Thamesmead.

Community victory as local votes win funding to transform Thames Path in Thamesmead

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich wants to thank the community for helping to win funding for a major scheme to upgrade the Thames Path in Thamesmead.

Event to showcase services for people with autism

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

Local organisations that support people with autism and their families and carers will showcase their services in a free event on Thursday 2 April in General Gordon Square, Woolwich.

Royal Borough of Greenwich to launch Greenwich Time legal challenge

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

Council to challenge direction from Government over local weekly newspaper publication.

New opportunities for pupils as primary schools grow

Published on Monday, 23 March 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Two primary schools in Abbey Wood are celebrating the completion of full-scale makeovers.

Greenwich unveils new community-based projects for people with disabilities

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

A new generation of services enabling adults with disabilities to fulfil their potential and become active engaged citizens is unveiled today by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

New directory offers online gateway to care and support

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

A new online resource offering local residents access to information on social care, health, wellbeing and advice services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich has gone live this week.

Dive in with Poolpods

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Three more Poolpods are set to be installed at swimming pools across the borough.

New Greenwich Centre just weeks away from opening

Published on Thursday, 19 March 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is delighted to announce the brand new Greenwich Centre is now just weeks away from completion, with the gym being fitted out and the new swimming pools being filled.

Parents and children welcome the Duchess

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge, thrilled children and their parents when she came to Woolwich on Wednesday (March 18) to visit the Brookhill Children’s Centre in Brookhill Road.

Parliament committee concludes new river crossings 'long overdue'

Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

Royal Greenwich welcomes a Parliamentary report on the need for new river crossings.

Winners of Royal Greenwich Civic Awards announced

Published on Friday, 13 March 2015 in Community and living press releases

A record 42 people representing all aspects of life in the Royal Borough of Greenwich were chosen as worthy winners in this year's Civic Awards.

Fostered teenagers to get wider support network as Royal Greenwich signs up to pioneering scheme

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

Teenagers who are fostered by the Royal Borough of Greenwich will get additional support from a wider network of carers after a successful bid for government funding.

Charlton hosts campaign to protect vulnerable adults

Published on Monday, 09 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

The centre circle of The Valley was the venue last Tuesday (3 March 2015) for a campaign aimed at raising awareness about the safety of vulnerable adults in Greenwich.

World Book Day comes to Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 in Education and learning press releases

To celebrate this year's World Book Day, schools and libraries hosted a series of exciting events highlighting the joys of reading to local residents and children.

Explore the Royal Borough's hidden gems

Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Residents will again have the opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Royal Greenwich with the annual Be a Local Tourist Day, held on Sunday 15 March 2015 in Eltham.

Read all about it! Woolwich Library welcomes over 600 visitors at first Sunday opening

Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough is continuing to buck the national trend, with its library service having seen over 600 people attend Woolwich library as it opened for the first time on Sunday this week (1 March).

Yellow, white and green - Royal Borough expands its environmentally friendly fleet

Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

The fleet of vehicles which help keep the Royal Borough of Greenwich clean and green are themselves playing their part to improve air quality and the local environment.