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We need your votes to transform the Thames Path in Thamesmead!

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

A proposed scheme in Thamesmead that would transform the Thames Path needs your support!

Royal Borough announces intention to reduce rates for local firms paying London Living Wage

Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 in Jobs and careers press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is to offer discounted business rates to local companies who commit to paying their workers the London Living Wage.

Olympian and Government minister praise school's approach to swimming

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Woodhill Primary in Woolwich today (Thursday 22 January) welcomed Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson and former Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew to witness the success of the scheme.

Primary school to be rebuilt

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Invicta Primary School in Blackheath is set for a full-scale rebuild, with new buildings to replace the old ones, some of which date back to Victorian times.

Schools rewarded for tackling disadvantage

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Eight primary schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich have each won £1,000 for the way they help disadvantaged pupils to achieve their best.

New bridge for Deptford Creek at the mouth of the River Thames

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

A new bridge alongside the River Thames over Deptford Creek has opened to users today (Monday 19 January), linking up an important section of the Thames path.

New Year, new you - Leisure centre events help you to kick start 2015

Published on Friday, 16 January 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Kick start your new year by taking part in sport and exercise, with plenty on offer at Royal Borough leisure centres this month.

Roadshow helps people get active in Thamesmead

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015 in Health and social care press releases

Community roadshows will be spreading the 'Now's the Time' message across Thamesmead throughout January.

Reduce your family's sugar intake

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015 in Health and social care press releases

From this month, parents can benefit from new tips and practical advice to help them reduce the amount of sugar their children eat and drink during the day.

Royal Greenwich to host spectacular transatlantic Tall Ship Regatta

Published on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Following the success of last year's Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival, the spectacular Tall Ships fleet will return to the Royal Borough in 2017.

Time running out to apply for a primary school place

Published on Monday, 05 January 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Parents whose children are due to start primary school next September have less than two weeks to apply for a place at a Royal Borough school.

Queen's honour for Greenwich sheltered scheme manager

Published on Friday, 02 January 2015 in Community and living press releases

A Greenwich sheltered scheme manager who has served his residents and the local community for 25 years has been honoured by The Queen in the New Year Honours.

New Year message from the Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Denise Hyland

Published on Thursday, 01 January 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

"The New Year brings a promise of challenging but exciting times for the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Make a New Year pledge for Freedom

Published on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is urging older people to make a New Year's resolution to renew their Freedom Pass soon, to ensure they don't miss out on the free travel that it offers.

Young people honoured for keeping services on track

Published on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 in Community and living press releases

Young people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich who help to shape health and support services for other young people have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

Christmas trees will be collected – For free

Published on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will take away your real Christmas tree as part of the weekly collection.

Innovative new tech firm joins Digital Enterprise Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 in Business press releases

Bulb Software Limited, a company specialising in physical assets management, has become the latest digital business to join a rapidly growing digital community based at Digital Enterprise Greenwich.

Christmas stresses: Don't suffer alone

Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 in Health and social care press releases

Christmas is a festive time - but also potentially a stressful one.

Greenwich primary successes are underlined again

Published on Monday, 15 December 2014 in Education and learning press releases

The success of Greenwich's primary schools has been further underlined this month in the latest government figures for performances by 11-year-olds in national assessments.

Royal Greenwich chosen as one of first sites for Internet of Things UK network

Published on Friday, 12 December 2014 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough is one of ten places in the UK where a cutting-edge new technology network is being rolled out, which provides a cost-effective way of connecting objects to the internet.

Third sector role protected despite cuts

Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 in Community and living press releases

Councillors have approved a funding package of over £16million over the next four years that will protect the role of third-sector and voluntary groups in providing valuable services.

Greenwich residents get help in staying warm and safe this winter

Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough has today launched its Stay Warm Stay Safe winter campaign which aims to provide extra services, advice and support for residents who may be at risk during the cold weather.

Primary pupils' artwork unveiled at Kidbrooke by the Mayor of Greenwich ahead of construction beginning on expanded school site

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Artwork created by children from Wingfield Primary School in Kidbrooke was unveiled by the Mayor of the Royal Borough, Councillor Mick Hayes, at Berkeley Homes' Kidbrooke Village development.

Network will promote good food and ethical food

Published on Monday, 08 December 2014 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will join individuals, businesses, organisations and public sector bodies that are working towards fairer, more sustainable, healthier food.

Driving to work could become a thing of the past after Greenwich is awarded £8million to trial 'driverless' vehicles

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Transport and streets press releases

Driving to work could become a thing of the past after Greenwich's growing reputation as one of the UK's leading Smart Cities saw it chosen to pilot 'driverless' vehicles in the UK.

Royal Greenwich bids for high-street improvement funds

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Environment and planning press releases

Local businesses and communities across the Royal Borough could see significant improvement if a bid for funding to improve local high streets in the borough is successful.

Sub-letting council flat costs tenant £44,000

Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 in Council and democracy press releases

A former council tenant has been ordered to pay back £44,000 to the Royal Borough after she sublet her Woolwich flat – for six years.

Top marks for teaching assistants

Published on Monday, 01 December 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Parents who are working towards a career as teaching assistants have passed their training course with flying colours.

£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.