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Fight for rights is highlighted

Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 in Community and living press releases

The experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their fight for rights are highlighted in a series of events to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) History Month.

Budget decisions will protect social care services

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

Vital social care services for vulnerable adults and children would be protected under the budget recommendations agreed by the Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday 27 January.

MOVE-UK consortium of automotive companies to develop driverless cars on Greenwich roads

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

Royal Greenwich is part of a consortium that has won a £5.5 million fund to trial driverless cars on UK roads.

Greenwich One Card hits 10,000 mark

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

The number of residents signing up for the Greenwich One Card has reached 10,000 showing just how popular the unique scheme has proved since it was launched last November.

Five to get freedom of the Royal Borough

Published on Friday, 29 January 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

Five local people are to be given the Freedom of the Borough for their long-standing service to the area and its residents.

Learn a new skill with an adult learning class

Published on Friday, 29 January 2016 in Education and learning press releases

Taking on a new learning challenge has never been easier thanks to the fantastic range of adult education opportunities open to people in Royal Greenwich.

Heathrow shuttles 'take off' from Terminal 5

Published on Friday, 29 January 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

Airport's 'Ultra POD' technology joins GATEway driverless car pilot in Greenwich.

Road safety improvements start on the Greenwich Peninsula

Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

Changes to improve the road layout and safety on a section of road on the Greenwich Peninsula have started after pressure from the Royal Borough of Greenwich and local residents.

Holocaust victims remembered

Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich remembered the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in a ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January, at the Town Hall, Woolwich.

Help the farmers on Fairtrade Fortnight

Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 in Business press releases

Cafés, restaurants and other businesses in the borough, are being asked to support this year's Fairtrade Fortnight by holding special breakfast events.

Get Safe Online

Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 in Community and living press releases

Millions of people in the UK are defrauded by internet and phone scams every year - and the council is urging everyone to be aware of the tricksters.

Royal Borough welcomes news by Mayor of London for joined-up rail services for the capital

Published on Friday, 22 January 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough has welcomed the news that the Mayor of London is going to be responsible for all rail services within London.

Criminal record for woman who illegally sublet council flat for seven years

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2016 in Housing press releases

A woman from Eltham has received a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to illegally subletting her council home following a prosecution by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Licence withdrawn by council

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2016 in Business press releases

The owner of a Plumstead convenience store has lost his appeal after a previous conviction for the illegal sales of cigarettes at the shop.

Scheme offers two-year-olds a boost

Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 in Education and learning press releases

The Council is urging parents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to take advantage of a scheme that offers two-year-old children a head start before they go to school.

Take care of your neighbourhood

Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

The new year is all about resolutions so why not make one to help keep your local neighbourhood clean and tidy?

Adult learners taster event: 21 January 2016

Published on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 in Education and learning press releases

Thinking about learning a new skill, or want to take up a new hobby? The Royal Borough of Greenwich is hosting an adult learner’s taster event to help inspire residents to do just that.

Victims to be remembered at Holocaust Memorial Day event

Published on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in a ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at 10.30am on 27 January, at Woolwich Town Hall.

Time to nominate your local heroes

Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 in Community and living press releases

People who have made outstanding contributions to everyday life in the Royal Borough will be publicly honoured in this year's Civic Awards 2016.

Stay safe and stay warm this winter

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016 in Health and social care press releases

Advice from the Royal Borough of Greenwich for residents about preparing for the cold weather.

Universal Credit roll-out begins: help for claimants

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016 in Advice and benefits press releases

Huge changes to the benefits system begin this month with the start of Universal Credit, the single benefit that replaces six other benefits, rolling out across the country.

New Year, new goals

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Residents need look no further than the Royal Borough's leisure centres for help with their New Year fitness plans. This January there is no joining fee when residents sign up for membership.

Unsafe and overcrowded hotel ordered to cease operating

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

A hostel which crammed 60 beds into two upstairs floors has been told to close in order by the Royal Borough.

Renew your passport to freedom

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

Residents in the Royal Borough whose older persons Freedom Pass is set to expire in March 2016 will need to renew.

Thames Water smart meter visits

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

Thames Water starts door-to-door visits to tell residents about a smart metering programme this month.

Roadshow steers smokers to support

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016 in Health and social care press releases

A nine-week roadshow aimed at offering support to smokers who wish to quit will launch on Tuesday 19 January.

Get out and about for the New Year

Published on Thursday, 31 December 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

If you're looking for great ways to spend winter days then the beautiful open spaces of South East London could be the answer.

Councillors donate vital supplies to local foodbank

Published on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 in Advice and benefits press releases

Councillors from the Royal Borough of Greenwich have donated Christmas hampers that had been sent to the Town Hall to the local Greenwich foodbank.

New Year message from the Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

Creating job opportunities for local residents, expanding leisure and library facilities and revamping some of the borough's high streets will be among the priorities for 2016.

Grab yourself a Greenwich One Card in the New Year

Published on Thursday, 24 December 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Get yourself a Greenwich One Card and stay active for 2016.