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Queen's personal message sets sail from Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival

Published on Sunday, 16 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Her Majesty the Queen has written a letter to the people of Canada which will be delivered on board vessels taking part in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

Full house for Leader and Deputy Leader Question Time

Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

Over 70 residents, eager to give the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich a Question Time-style grilling, filled the Town Hall on Wednesday night (25 April).

Greenwich's independent Fairness Commission delivers key recommendations

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The recommendations are to improve mental health support, benefit sanctions, and debt services.

Royal Greenwich libraries buck national trend

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Royal Greenwich libraries welcomed a record numbers of visitors in March 2017 at a time when the national spotlight has turned on the decline in the use of public libraries.

'Did you know' about our anti-littering competition?

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

The Great British Spring Clean was a great success as local schools, parks groups and Environment Champions rallied together to participate in borough-wide litter-picks and clean-ups.

Mayor opens primary school's fitness playground

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 in Education and learning press releases

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich has officially opened a primary school's new fitness focused playground.

Royal Borough approves licensing of all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Published on Monday, 24 April 2017 in Multiple occupancy homes press releases

The licensing extension will ensure that more tenants have well managed, safe and properly maintained homes.

Some local roads closed for London Marathon 2017

Published on Friday, 21 April 2017 in Transport and streets press releases

Virgin Money London Marathon runs through the Royal Borough on Sunday 23 April.

Free recycle sacks now available in four Royal Greenwich libraries

Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 in Recycling, rubbish and waste press releases

From today the four biggest libraries will be providing free recycling sacks.

Final day of Tall Ships Festival 2017

Published on Sunday, 16 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Hundreds of thousands of visitors have enjoyed a fantastic weekend of entertainment at the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival as the event moves into its final hours.

All hands on deck for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Published on Friday, 14 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

A grand opening spectacular with Glenn Tilbrook and a spell-binding dance and visual performance from Avanti marked the official opening of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

One week to go before Royal Greenwich trainees get on board for Tall Ships Regatta

Published on Friday, 07 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

A group of local trainees, who will be helping crew the vessels to Portugal, have stepped on board a Tall Ship for the very first time.

Tall Ships travel advice and parking restrictions

Published on Monday, 03 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Visitors are urged to use public transport wherever possible to get to the event.

Sniffer dogs embark on tobacco mission

Published on Monday, 03 April 2017 in Trading standards press releases

Residents and shoppers in Woolwich had the chance to meet the specially trained dogs that are helping the Council to sniff out those guilty of selling illicit tobacco.

Stunning line-up for Tall Ships Festival announced

Published on Friday, 31 March 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

A stunning line-up of entertainment and events has been revealed by the Royal Borough of Greenwich as the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, organised by Sail Training International, draws closer.

Royal Borough to run innovative trial to develop 26 tonne electric refuse truck technology

Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been successful in securing funding as part of a consortium which will see a 26 tonne electric refuse vehicle trialled in Greenwich.

Local businesses get jazzed up for Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Local businesses across the Royal Borough of Greenwich are getting ready for the huge influx of visitors expected for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta taking place over the Easter weekend.

A new creative district for London

Published on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

A major new creative district for London is to be created in the heart of Woolwich.

Results of the Civic Awards 2017

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017 in Community and living press releases

Extraordinary people who have made outstanding contributions to the Royal Borough of Greenwich were honoured at the Civic Awards 2017.

Now's the time to be a local tourist

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Residents will have the opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Eltham with the annual 'Be a Local Tourist' day on Sunday 2 April.

Two prosecuted for misusing family Blue Badge parking permits

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

In separate prosecutions by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, two women have been prosecuted for misusing Blue Badge parking permits issued to disabled family members.

Businesses and festival goers gearing up to Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Published on Monday, 20 March 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

The details of the fantastic programme of events that will take place during the four day festival are being unveiled.

Free Easter family cycling sessions

Published on Monday, 20 March 2017 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is offering a series of free cycling sessions for the whole family during the Easter holidays.

The Royal Borough supports book collection for schools in Ghana

Published on Monday, 20 March 2017 in Education and learning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and leisure and library operator 'Better' are proudly supporting Charlton Manor Primary School in their book collection for Ghanaian schools.

Royal Borough of Greenwich children's centres achieve Unicef Baby Friendly award

Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 in Education and learning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become the first London borough to achieve a prestigious international Unicef accreditation.

We came, we saw, we cleaned

Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

Volunteers turned out in force to help #KeepGreenwichClean between the 3-5 March.

Fly-tipper helps secure his own fine

Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

A Thamesmead fly-tipper has inadvertently provided the critical piece of evidence in proving his guilt.

Heavy fines for noise nuisance offences

Published on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has successfully prosecuted a business and a household in two separate cases - both for breaking noise laws by playing music too loudly.

Large turnout at Better Together meetings

Published on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's latest series of Better Together meetings saw more than 200 residents share their views on what matters to them most.

Nurse jailed for stealing money from elderly clients in her care

Published on Friday, 03 March 2017 in Advice and benefits press releases

Sharon Vitalis, a former NHS nurse, was jailed for 28 months at Woolwich Crown Court on 1 March 2017.