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First African Mayor Inaugurated in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

Councillor Olugbenga Babatola was officially installed as the first African Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich on Wednesday 25 May at a ceremony held in the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College.

Community celebrations at Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day 2016

Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Camel racing, bands and a veteran's parade will be among the attractions at the UK's largest Armed Forces Day events to be held next month in Woolwich.

Persistent offender fined £60,000

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Business press releases

At Woolwich Crown Court on 27 April 2016, Michael Adedpipe, representing Ades Limited, was fined £60,000 for multiple food hygiene and health and safety breaches.

Gilbert's Pit Grand Opening

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Visitors now have unprecedented access to the former quarry faces of Gilbert's Pit, one of London's most important geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) located in Charlton.

St George's Garrison Church gets a clean up

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

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.

Royal Borough launches new fostering campaign

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 in Health and social care press releases

A poster campaign appealing for foster carers is being launched for the second week of Fostering Fortnight (16 to 29 May).

Over 100 businesses signed up to the London Living Wage in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 in Community and living press releases

One hundred and four businesses in Greenwich have achieved accreditation as Living Wage employers and have committed to paying their workers no less than £9.15 an hour.

Royal Borough helps residents lay the foundation for a career in construction

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 in Jobs and careers press releases

Twenty Greenwich residents have laid the foundations for careers in construction after successfully completing the first stage of a Royal Borough training scheme.

New future for Spray Street gets the green-light

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough's plans to bring a new lease of life to the area around the covered market in Woolwich have taken a step forward after approval was given at last night's cabinet meeting.

Royal Borough crime rates fall by 17.4 per cent

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has welcomed new figures showing a 17.4 per cent drop in crime rates for the royal borough.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich confirms new Cabinet posts and appoints a new Mayor and Deputy

Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

The decision to appoint the Mayor and Deputy was taken at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 18 May.

Donate your old laptop

Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

As of last week you can donate your old laptops, game consoles, routers and mobile phones at a number of libraries across the borough.

Hold your own street party for Her Majesty's birthday

Published on Monday, 16 May 2016 in Arts and entertainment press releases

The Queen's official 90th birthday is approaching and residents are encouraged to get involved and honour the nation's longest-reigning monarch by holding a street party on 12 June.

Greenwich community invited to share thoughts on driverless vehicles

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

People who live, work, study or travel in Royal Greenwich are being invited to have their say on driverless vehicles as part of the GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) project.

Bureau de Change scam warning

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016 in Community and living press releases

Residents are asked to be especially vigilant for scammers purporting to be from high street banks claiming that euros have been fraudulently deposited in their accounts.

Royal Borough offers discounted locks and free bicycle marking

Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016 in Cycling press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich, in partnership with TfL, is offering reduced cost locks and free bicycle marking to residents and students.

Countdown to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships 2017 begins

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 in Arts and entertainment press releases

There is less than a year to go before a fleet of Tall Ships gathers on the River Thames at Woolwich and Greenwich in April 2017.

Sail trainees on board for the Tall Ships Festival

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 in Arts and entertainment press releases

The first of the Royal Borough's new sail trainees got a taste of life aboard a Tall Ship at the launch of the Royal Greenwich Festivals 2016 (11 May).

Tall Ship visit marks Royal Greenwich Festivals launch

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 in Arts and entertainment press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich launched its highly anticipated Royal Greenwich Festivals 2016 today (11 May) with a special preview event on board the magnificent Tall Ship 'The Morgenster'.

Nominate your 'veteran of the year'

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Community and living press releases

Do you know a military veteran who lives in the Royal Borough who deserves special recognition?

Still time to switch and save

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

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.

Glyndon Ward by-election

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

A local by-election for one seat in the Glyndon ward was held on 5 May 2016.

Media invitation to the Royal Greenwich Festivals 2016 launch event

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Reporters, photographers and broadcast media are invited to come on board a majestic tall ship to celebrate the launch of Royal Greenwich Festivals 2016.

Council meeting streamed live

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

On Wednesday (18 May), the annual council meeting in Royal Greenwich will be streamed live via the council's website.

Get walking in Royal Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 in Health and social care press releases

A series of walking events are taking place across the Royal Borough in May to mark National Walking Month 2016.

Thousands sign up for the Greenwich One Card

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

The council's all in one discount and leisure card has made it to the 20,000 mark.

Frankenstein live on the Woolwich Big Screen

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Ballet's new production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein gets the Big Screen treatment this May.

It's the final countdown

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

Voting for the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections takes place less than one week from now on Thursday (5 May) from 7am to 10pm.

Festival of Learning - find out what's on

Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016 in Education and learning press releases

The Festival of Learning starts in May and there's no better time than now to learn a new skill in the Royal Borough.

World Book Night in Royal Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Book fans of all ages joined in the celebrations for World Book Night and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death on 23 April.