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Rogue Landlord swiftly served Prohibition Order

Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 in Housing press releases

A rogue landlord renting a tiny, sub-standard flat to an elderly couple has been served a Prohibition Order by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Greenwich comes together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in several ceremonies hosted by the Royal Borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Make changes this New Year with our Happy New You Roadshow!

Published on Monday, 16 January 2017 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching its 2017 'Happy New You' roadshow to help residents find ways to live a happier, healthier life.

Three months to go: Tall Ships fleet to sail into Royal Greenwich (13-16 April 2017)

Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

In just three months’ time, a fleet of international Tall Ships will arrive in Greenwich, London.

Greenwich goes Sugar Smart in new initiative to tackle childhood obesity

Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 in Health and social care press releases

Sugar Smart Greenwich, a new initiative adopted by organisations around the borough, will launch on Tuesday 17 January.

Woolwich to become London's next cultural destination

Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Arts Council has announced funding of £270,000 towards creating a new cultural quarter.

Better Together is back!

Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The local meetings for councillors and residents return this month.

Queen's Honours for Royal Greenwich Residents

Published on Friday, 06 January 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is congratulating five local people who have been awarded in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

Enviro Champ boosts Christmas crackdown on fly-tipping

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

A local Environment Champion is working with residents and Council officers to clamp down on fly-tipping and littering in his local area.

Right to buy fraudster sentenced to two years in prison

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 in Housing press releases

A 43-year old man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison for attempting to purchase a Royal Borough of Greenwich council home fraudulently under the Right to Buy scheme.

Royal Greenwich campaign to keep Woolwich Barracks in Woolwich

Published on Friday, 16 December 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

Seventeen councillors from across the political spectrum proposed a Motion to oppose the closure of the Woolwich Barracks in 2028.

Green light for Greener Greenwich

Published on Friday, 16 December 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

The seminal strategy for the Royal Borough of Greenwich to address climate change and its impact on the local environment.

Record-breaking Royal Greenwich libraries

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

It has been a very successful year for the 12 thriving libraries in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Gold Standard Greenwich Homes

Published on Monday, 12 December 2016 in Housing press releases

Forty five families at 381-403 Well Hall Road in Eltham now live in warmer, safer and modern homes thanks to £1.5m of investment by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Illegal HMO landlord fined £2900

Published on Friday, 09 December 2016 in Housing press releases

A rogue landlord has been found guilty of seven separate charges relating to an illegally-run House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Royal Greenwich welcomes change to 'pay to stay' housing policy

Published on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 in Housing press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich welcomes the Government's announcement that the implementation of 'Pay to Stay' rates for higher income tenants is to be made optional.

Local Environment Champ helps to catch fly-tipper

Published on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

A local Environment Champion has helped the Royal Borough of Greenwich issue its third £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping.

Councillors 'Back to Floor' in pioneering Undercover Boss with Apprentices

Published on Monday, 05 December 2016 in Jobs and careers press releases

Hard hats and hammers replaced briefcases and briefing papers on 1 December as Cabinet Members went 'Back to Floor' with apprentices from the Royal Borough's Asset Management and Repairs Services.

Greenwich lights up the beginning of advent

Published on Monday, 05 December 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

On Saturday 3 December, the last Royal Borough of Greenwich Christmas event of the festive season was held in a wintery Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich.

Royal Borough of Greenwich awarded clean air status

Published on Monday, 05 December 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been awarded 'Cleaner Air Borough Status' for its initiatives to improve air quality in the borough.

Topping out celebration marks high point for 1,500 home Woolwich development

Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

During the ceremony, Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, completed the structure of the first apartment block to be built by trowelling the very last piece of concrete.

Royal Borough consults on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) licensing

Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 in Housing press releases

Building on our commitment to ensure safe, secure and properly maintained homes for tenants, the Royal Borough wants to hear your views on its licensing proposals for HMOs.

Royal Greenwich libraries scoop prestigious awards

Published on Monday, 28 November 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Greenwich Centre Library has finished an impressive second place in the Local Culture category for the 'Time Out Love London Awards'.

Woolwich warms the spirits at festive celebration

Published on Monday, 28 November 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Hundreds of residents revelled in the crisp, cold weather at Christmas celebrations in Woolwich on Saturday 26 November.

Royal Greenwich wins accolades for healthy living

Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been recognised for excellent work it's doing both to encourage healthier living and access to affordable healthy food.

Royal Greenwich marks World AIDS Day with awareness week

Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 in Health and social care press releases

There will be a special week of activity from this Friday (25 November) to remind people of the importance of good sexual health in the run up to this year's World AIDS Day on Thursday 1 December.

Share the love this Small Business Saturday

Published on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 in Business press releases

Saturday 3 December is Small Business Saturday - the national day dedicated to celebrating and supporting small businesses.

Thousands of local people lined the streets for Eltham Lights Up

Published on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

The turnout at a chilly Eltham Lights Up was in its thousands as residents saw characters from the Roald Dahl books take to the streets of Eltham along with many other festive entertainers.

'Shoplifters beware' says Safer Greenwich Partnership

Published on Monday, 21 November 2016 in Community and living press releases

The Safer Greenwich Partnership is putting shoplifters on warning. We are reminding businesses to be especially vigilant against thefts as the Christmas season approaches.

Residents urged to attend Safer Greenwich meeting on 1 December

Published on Monday, 21 November 2016 in Community and living press releases

'Safer Greenwich' is a new, independent organisation which is run by and for residents.