Greenwich

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London Marathon Playing Field, Hervey Road now protected forever through national charity Fields in Trust

Published on Friday, 10 April 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich, in partnership with Fields in Trust and Friends of Hervey Road has protected London Marathon Playing Field on Hervey Road forever, as a Field in Trust.

Royal Borough welcomes new milestone in major Thamesmead regeneration project

Published on Monday, 30 March 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is welcoming the appointment of a design team to lead a major regeneration programme in Thamesmead.

Community victory as local votes win funding to transform Thames Path in Thamesmead

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich wants to thank the community for helping to win funding for a major scheme to upgrade the Thames Path in Thamesmead.

Event to showcase services for people with autism

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

Local organisations that support people with autism and their families and carers will showcase their services in a free event on Thursday 2 April in General Gordon Square, Woolwich.

Royal Borough of Greenwich to launch Greenwich Time legal challenge

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

Council to challenge direction from Government over local weekly newspaper publication.

New opportunities for pupils as primary schools grow

Published on Monday, 23 March 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Two primary schools in Abbey Wood are celebrating the completion of full-scale makeovers.

Greenwich unveils new community-based projects for people with disabilities

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

A new generation of services enabling adults with disabilities to fulfil their potential and become active engaged citizens is unveiled today by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

New directory offers online gateway to care and support

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

A new online resource offering local residents access to information on social care, health, wellbeing and advice services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich has gone live this week.

Dive in with Poolpods

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Three more Poolpods are set to be installed at swimming pools across the borough.

New Greenwich Centre just weeks away from opening

Published on Thursday, 19 March 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is delighted to announce the brand new Greenwich Centre is now just weeks away from completion, with the gym being fitted out and the new swimming pools being filled.

Parents and children welcome the Duchess

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge, thrilled children and their parents when she came to Woolwich on Wednesday (March 18) to visit the Brookhill Children’s Centre in Brookhill Road.

Parliament committee concludes new river crossings 'long overdue'

Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

Royal Greenwich welcomes a Parliamentary report on the need for new river crossings.

Winners of Royal Greenwich Civic Awards announced

Published on Friday, 13 March 2015 in Community and living press releases

A record 42 people representing all aspects of life in the Royal Borough of Greenwich were chosen as worthy winners in this year's Civic Awards.

Fostered teenagers to get wider support network as Royal Greenwich signs up to pioneering scheme

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

Teenagers who are fostered by the Royal Borough of Greenwich will get additional support from a wider network of carers after a successful bid for government funding.

Charlton hosts campaign to protect vulnerable adults

Published on Monday, 09 March 2015 in Health and social care press releases

The centre circle of The Valley was the venue last Tuesday (3 March 2015) for a campaign aimed at raising awareness about the safety of vulnerable adults in Greenwich.

World Book Day comes to Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 in Education and learning press releases

To celebrate this year's World Book Day, schools and libraries hosted a series of exciting events highlighting the joys of reading to local residents and children.

Explore the Royal Borough's hidden gems

Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Residents will again have the opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Royal Greenwich with the annual Be a Local Tourist Day, held on Sunday 15 March 2015 in Eltham.

Read all about it! Woolwich Library welcomes over 600 visitors at first Sunday opening

Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough is continuing to buck the national trend, with its library service having seen over 600 people attend Woolwich library as it opened for the first time on Sunday this week (1 March).

Yellow, white and green - Royal Borough expands its environmentally friendly fleet

Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

The fleet of vehicles which help keep the Royal Borough of Greenwich clean and green are themselves playing their part to improve air quality and the local environment.

Cherry Orchard Primary is outstanding in every way

Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Cherry Orchard Primary School in Charlton has been marked 'outstanding' in every way by inspectors from the schools' watchdog Ofsted.

Royal Borough road safety record among best in London

Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has seen the biggest reduction in serious road casualties of all London boroughs, thanks in part to a series of road safety measures brought in by the council.

Royal Borough road scheme is just the job

Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 in Jobs and careers press releases

An innovative employment scheme by the Royal Borough of Greenwich to enlist and train local people to improve the borough's roads is paying huge dividends.

Royal Borough unveils first commemorative stone

Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has unveiled the first of four commemorative stones to honour local servicemen and women who gave their lives whilst serving their country.

Council Tax frozen again

Published on Thursday, 26 February 2015 in Council and democracy press releases

Royal Borough of Greenwich residents will benefit from another freeze to Council Tax during 2015 to 2016, whilst the council continues to protect frontline services.

Royal Borough businesses sign up to council's living wage scheme

Published on Monday, 23 February 2015 in Business press releases

A number of local businesses have taken up a Royal Borough of Greenwich incentive to become living wage employers.

Family scheme hits 100 per cent target

Published on Monday, 23 February 2015 in Community and living press releases

A scheme pioneered in the Royal Borough of Greenwich which supports families with additional needs and helps get individual family members into work has achieved a 100 per cent success rate.

Council and police target local priorities

Published on Monday, 23 February 2015 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough and the local police came together last Thursday (19 February) in a day of co-ordinated action.

Royal Greenwich marks Fairtrade Fortnight with spectacular array of events

Published on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is calling on the local community to support Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 and bring about positive change for millions of farmers and workers in developing countries.

Over 200 give their views on Sutcliffe Park proposals

Published on Monday, 16 February 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Over 200 residents have already had their say on proposals for a new multi-sports centre at Sutcliffe Park.

Woolwich Library to open on Sundays

Published on Monday, 16 February 2015 in Community and living press releases

Woolwich library will now be open on Sundays from 1 March between 12pm and 4pm, giving residents the chance to access the wide range of facilities on offer.