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£6million funding secured for new development around Abbey Wood Crossrail station

Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014 in Environment and planning press releases

The area around the new Crossrail station at Abbey Wood will see £6million of investment to deliver high-quality new landscaping and development.

Mayor rolls his sleeves up to help promote 'Flu Safe' message

Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014 in Health and social care press releases

The campaign to encourage residents to get flu safe for winter received a shot in the arm this week from the Mayor, Councillor Mick Hayes, who popped into a Greenwich clinic this week to have his jab.

Royal Greenwich resident pays heavy price for ignoring fine

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Environment and planning press releases

Spitting and dropping litter outside the Woolwich Arsenal DLR station is going to cost Plumstead resident Marious Judzinskas £615.

Royal Greenwich gears up for Small Business Saturday

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Business press releases

Businesses in Royal Greenwich are getting ready for Small Business Saturday – the national event which puts the spotlights on independent local traders.

Another accolade for Royal Greenwich schools

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Primary schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are among the best in the country - that's the verdict of The Sunday Times.

Triumph for school music

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Stunning musical performances by young musicians delighted the audiences over two consecutive nights at Blackheath Halls to mark this month's 'Celebrate Royal Greenwich' musical gala.

Health tests are key message for Greenwich Sexual Health Week

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Health and social care press releases

People in Greenwich who think they may be at risk of having contracted the HIV infection are being encouraged to get a free test.

Hot, healthy – and more popular than ever

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

More primary school children in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are enjoying a hot, healthy school meal after a campaign by school caterers and the Royal Borough to promote their quality and value.

Poster campaign urges parents to take up early years offer

Published on Monday, 17 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has launched a poster campaign to encourage parents to take up the opportunity of free early years learning for two-year-old children.

Support and advice for carers on Carers' Rights Day

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Health and social care press releases

Carers are invited to two events marking National Carers’ Rights Day on Friday 28 November at Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE.

Poster campaign urges parents to take up early years offer

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Community and living press releases

A poster campaign to be launched later today (Friday 14 November) aims to encourage parents in the Royal Borough to take up the opportunity of free early years learning for two-year-old children.

As Greenwich schools continue to flourish, parents urged to apply soon for a primary place

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Parents whose children are due to start primary school next September are being urged not to leave it too late to apply.

Call goes out for volunteers to help boost children’s reading

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

A call has gone out to volunteers to go into primary schools to help pupils with their reading.

School's tribute expressed with poppies

Published on Monday, 10 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Children at Alexander McLeod Primary School in Abbey Wood have made their own version of the ceramic poppy field at the Tower of London which marks the centenary of the First World War.

Royal Borough of Greenwich appoints new chief executive

Published on Monday, 10 November 2014 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has a new chief executive having appointed John Comber, its former deputy chief executive and director of regeneration, enterprise and skills to the role.

Thousands take steps towards quitting smoking

Published on Friday, 07 November 2014 in Health and social care press releases

Around 4,500 smokers in the Royal Borough have taken up the opportunity of getting advice on kicking the habit during the Stoptober campaign.

Rebuilt school draws inspiration for the future from its proud past

Published on Monday, 03 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

A secondary school with a heritage dating back over 300 years has today (3 November 2014) celebrated the official opening of new and refurbished buildings that create the base for teaching and learning facilities fit for the 21st century.

We Will Never Forget: Memorials to be restored

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 in Community and living press releases

Memorials to service personnel who gave their lives for their country are to be restored in Royal Greenwich.

Royal Borough of Greenwich commemorates Armistice Day

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is encouraging residents to attend a series of the Royal British Legion Remembrance Day services and wreath-laying ceremonies in the borough.

Royal Greenwich is ready for Freedom Pass renewal - Look out for your letter

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 in Transport and streets press releases

Almost 25,000 people in Royal Greenwich are being invited to renew their Freedom Passes between November and December.

Gala concerts will showcase young musical talent

Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Concerts featuring young performers from primary and secondary schools in the Royal Borough will take place at Blackheath Halls on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 November.

Eltham Lights Up celebrates 15 years

Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 in Community and living press releases

The annual event will kick start the Royal Borough's Christmas celebrations.

Half-term activities for young people

Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 in Community and living press releases

Here are some of the venues hosting activities for children and young people in Royal Greenwich during the half-term week (27 to 31 October 2014):

Royal Borough support for Blackheath fireworks

Published on Monday, 20 October 2014 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is supporting this year's fireworks extravaganza on Blackheath, which takes place on Saturday 1 November.

Borough launches online support programme for businesses

Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 in Business press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching a new support programme for local businesses to give them training and advice on how to make the most of online opportunities.

Starting Blocks signs up Hearn

Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 in Leisure and culture press releases

Legendary sports promoter Barry Hearn will be the guest speaker at the annual Greenwich Starting Blocks dinner next month.

Minds focus on help and support for World Mental Health Day

Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 in Health and social care press releases

Groups and organisations that can help people with mental health issues will be setting out their stalls in Woolwich's General Gordon Square, on Friday 10 October.

Royal Borough residents urged to get "Flu Safe" for winter

Published on Monday, 06 October 2014 in Health and social care press releases

Royal Borough public health advisers are urging residents to get flu safe for winter.

Charlton shop fined for selling illegal cigarettes

Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 in Community and living press releases

A Charlton shop owner has been fined for selling cigarettes with foreign health warnings, which made them illegal, after a prosecution by the Royal Borough.

Strong future for children’s centres as Greenwich secures new partnership deal

Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Children’s centres in the Royal Borough of Greenwich will remain at the heart of local services for families, with the launch of a new partnership arrangement to operate the borough’s 24 centres.