Greenwich

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World Cultural Festival

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Greenwich World Cultural Festival returns to Royal Borough.

Singing Spectacular

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Young musicians hit the high notes at the Royal Festival Hall.

Change4Life Roadshow 2015

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Families can be inspired to get active and eat well.

Summer Feast - Good Food in Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Good food with a local flavour will take centre stage in Woolwich on Saturday 11 July, with a chance for residents, shoppers and visitors to enjoy a day filled with food, music and fun.

Young Royal Greenwich musicians prepare to hit the high notes at the Royal Festival Hall

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Hundreds of young performers from across the Royal Borough are in the final stage of preparations for a high-profile performance at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall this Thursday evening.

Help the Royal Borough to recycle more

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough has outperformed the London average for recycling rates in the last two years as well as achieving the third lowest percentage of landfill in the capital.

New life for a home in Eltham

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Housing press releases

Residents in Spencer Gardens, Eltham, breathed a sigh of relief when one of the properties was sold to a developer.

Exciting plans for Plumstead library and leisure facilities

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Plans to provide Plumstead residents with an exciting upgrade to current library and leisure services came a step closer this week following a successful consultation with residents.

Young Royal Greenwich musicians prepare to hit the high notes at the Royal Festival Hall

Published on Friday, 26 June 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Young performers from across Greenwich were in fine voice when they met on Monday (22 June) for a final whole day's intensive rehearsal as part of their preparation to perform at the prestigious venue

Join us for a Great Get Together in the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Over 30,000 people are expected to attend this year's Great Get Together which takes place on Saturday (27 June) from 11am to 6pm at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Royal Borough of Greenwich launches London's newest cultural destination

Published on Friday, 19 June 2015 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has unveiled ambitious proposals to create a significant new cultural and heritage quarter for London.

Outstanding verdict cements school's turnround

Published on Monday, 15 June 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Millennium Primary School at Greenwich Peninsula is celebrating after being ranked as 'outstanding', just two years after inspectors from Ofsted judged it as 'requiring improvement'.

Royal Borough supports disabled drivers by launching scheme to protect disabled parking spaces

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has won funding from the government to launch a scheme to safeguard parking spaces for disabled users.

Exclusive preview screenings at brand-new film festival

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Film-buffs and people new to cinema will be able to experience a brand-new film festival reflecting the borough's status as one of the UK's leading film locations.

New cycle parking rolled out across the borough

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is installing brand-new secure bike parking facilities in locations across the borough, to allow cyclists even more access to safe, secure and easy bike storage.

Stay safe in the heat

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Health and social care press releases

As the weather hots up, local GPs are joining with us to encourage people to make sure they protect themselves and their families in the heat – and to keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours.

Royal Borough signs up for more car club bays than ever before

Published on Thursday, 11 June 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is expanding its car club service in the borough, meaning there will be more car club bays than ever before.

Royal Borough of Greenwich supports new report calling on Government to make tobacco companies foot the bill for reducing smoking rates

Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has joined more than 120 local and national organisations to back calls on the Government to impose an annual levy on tobacco companies.

Royal Borough celebrates 50-year link

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough marked a 50-year friendship with the Slovenian town of Maribor last week.

Take a direct way to pay your rent – and maybe win a grand

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 in Housing press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is reminding residents that paying council rent and other housing charges can be easy, and less stressful with direct debit.

£3,000 fine for smuggled vodka in Royal Greenwich

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 in Community and living press releases

An off-licence owner from Plumstead was caught selling bottles of vodka that had been smuggled into the country without any excise duty being paid.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre opens its doors to the public

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough and Hadlow College are throwing open the doors of the exciting Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre at Shooters Hill.

Chance to discover Magna Carta's Greenwich connections

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

On Sunday (14 June) it will be exactly 800 years since one of the world's most important documents was signed.

Exhibition will showcase local artistic talent

Published on Friday, 05 June 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Works of art by people with learning disabilities will go on display from Monday 15 June to Friday 19 June in The Woolwich Centre to mark Learning Disability Week.

Minister gets first-hand chance to see joined-up care

Published on Thursday, 04 June 2015 in Health and social care press releases

The pioneering work in Greenwich to integrate health and social care was in the spotlight today.

New film offers focus on foster carers

Published on Friday, 29 May 2015 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough has produced a new DVD to encourage people with the right skills and qualities to come forward as foster carers.

Trader fined £4,700 after illicit tobacco found in lining of his jacket

Published on Friday, 22 May 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

A trader who offered illicit Polish tobacco for sale has been fined £3,250 plus £1,520 costs, after a sniffer dog discovered cigarettes and rolling tobacco hidden in the lining of his jacket.

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.

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.

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).