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Another chance for smokers to kick the habit and raise money for charity

Published on Friday, 30 September 2016 in Health and social care press releases

Stoptober is back and is urging smokers to join in the challenge that saw over 215,000 participants take part in 2015.

Listening to residents for a Better Together borough

Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

A packed house, lively discussions and a flurry of submitted suggestions finished off September's series of Better Together meetings.

Cycling Forum Meeting on 17 October

Published on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough's second annual cycling forum gets underway on Monday 17 October at 7pm in Woolwich Town Hall.

Royal Borough innovates its sexual health services

Published on Friday, 23 September 2016 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is making it even easier for people to access sexual health services in the borough in a way that suits them.

Lord Kerslake to chair the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Fairness Commission

Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

In an all-out effort to tackle social and economic inequality, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has established an independent Fairness Commission, Greenwich: Our Future Together.

GS Plus Fleet Management Strike Gold

Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

GS Plus, who provide a range of services for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, has won the prestigious APSE Best Service Team in Transport and Fleet Maintenance Service award.

Pizza Express to join new cinema complex for Eltham High Street

Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Pizza Express is the second restaurant to confirm that they will join the new six-screen cinema complex in Eltham High Street, south east London.

Work begins on all-through school on the Greenwich Peninsula

Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 in Education and learning press releases

Work has begun on the expansion of an existing school to create an all-through school on the Greenwich Peninsula, in south east London, part of one of the largest regeneration projects in the capital.

First £400 Fixed Penalty Notice issued for fly tipping

Published on Monday, 19 September 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has issued its first £400 fine for fly tipping since the council became one of the first local authorities to commit to the maximum Fixed Penalty Notice.

Special unveiling for Greenwich Get Active

Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

State-of-the-art, newly refurbished basketball courts are to be officially opened at Hornfair Park.

Royal Greenwich school admissions process now open

Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 in Education and learning press releases

The admissions process for any parent or carer whose child is starting primary or secondary school in Royal Greenwich next year (September 2017) is now open.

Better Together for September

Published on Monday, 12 September 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

The Council is running sessions around the borough to listen to feedback from residents.

Hervey Road playing field planning submission now online

Published on Friday, 09 September 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

The planning application for the proposed developments at Hervey Road playing fields can now be viewed on the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Planning Portal website.

Tall Ships Trainee drop-in sessions - sign up for a new personal challenge

Published on Friday, 09 September 2016 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is looking for sail trainees to join the crew of a fleet of Tall Ships, sailing to Portugal from Saturday 15 April to Sunday 30 April 2017.

Get on your bike for Cycle to Work Day

Published on Thursday, 08 September 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

National Cycle to Work Day takes place on Wednesday 14 September and there is free training available.

One month to go until Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 in Community and living press releases

In one week from this Saturday (10 September), the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be launching a week of activity as part of the national Hate Crime Awareness Week campaign.

Open House weekend in the Royal Borough

Published on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich celebrates the ancient and modern with Open House weekend.

Seafarers honoured in Royal Greenwich for Merchant Navy Day

Published on Friday, 02 September 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Red Ensign - the UK Merchant Navy's official flag - was raised today by His Worshipful Mayor Councillor Olu Babatola, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, to mark Merchant Navy Day.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Blue Badge application service is changing

Published on Friday, 26 August 2016 in Health and social care press releases

From Monday 5 September, everyone wishing to apply for a new Blue Badge, or renew an existing badge, will need to do so through our online application form on the Royal Borough's website.

A Greener Future for Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

Residents can voice their opinions about environmental issues at four public meetings to be held across the Royal Borough in September.

Sail the seas - become a Tall Ships Sail Trainee

Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Take part in the experience of a lifetime as part of the Tall Ships 2017 festival.

Early success for Woolwich's Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

Published on Friday, 19 August 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

Woolwich Town Centre's Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) has already proven a great success with residents and traders reporting a much improved, family-friendly atmosphere.

Royal Borough students celebrate A-Level and BTEC success

Published on Friday, 19 August 2016 in Education and learning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is celebrating the latest success of its students!

Healthy eating, healthy living - apply for an allotment!

Published on Thursday, 18 August 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is calling all residents with an interest in gardening!

Gardening and horticulture apprenticeship recruitment event on 8 September

Published on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 in Jobs and careers press releases

Do you have a passion for gardening? The Royal Borough of Greenwich has ten new apprenticeship opportunities, working in gardening and horticulture.

Top local athletes on world stage

Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Four local athletes are doing the Royal Borough proud this year as they join athletes from across the globe to compete in Rio de Janeiro.

'Smuggler' shopkeeper heavily fined

Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 in Business press releases

Hefty fines totalling over £7000 have been issued to a Plumstead shopkeeper for stocking thousands of unsafe cigarettes illegally smuggled into the country.

Apprenticeship recruitment events - 16 and 19 August - and upcoming opportunities

Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 in Jobs and careers press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has a number of apprenticeship opportunities available working across the council and schools, and is hosting two recruitment events on Tuesday 16 and Friday 19 August.

Child social care services in Greenwich rated 'Good' by Ofsted

Published on Friday, 05 August 2016 in Education and learning press releases

Services for looked after children and those in need of help and protection in Royal Greenwich have been rated 'Good' in an inspection by Ofsted.

Nando's all set to join new cinema complex in Eltham High Street

Published on Thursday, 04 August 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Nando's is all set to join Vue Entertainment at the new six-screen cinema complex in Eltham High Street, south east London.