Greenwich

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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.

Women into construction event on 23 November 2016

Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016 in Jobs and careers press releases

An information session for women who are interested in working in the construction industry.

Marks & Spencer returns to Woolwich

Published on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 in Business press releases

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it will be returning to Woolwich with the opening of a new Foodhall.

Festive family fun in historic Greenwich setting

Published on Monday, 14 November 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Meet Santa and his reindeer on 3 December in Cutty Sark Gardens, as Christmas celebrations in Greenwich Town Centre get underway.

Antibiotic Awareness Week, 14 to 20 November 2016

Published on Friday, 11 November 2016 in Health and social care press releases

'Superbugs' becoming resistant to antibiotics is one of the biggest health challenges that we face.

Eltham North by-election results

Published on Friday, 11 November 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

A by-election for one seat in the Eltham North ward was held on Thursday 10 November 2016.

£800 of fines for fly-tipping business

Published on Thursday, 10 November 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

A second £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping - the maximum penalty allowed by law - has been issued to another business in Royal Greenwich.

Woolwich raring for festive fun this Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is inviting residents to join in the exciting Christmas festivities in Woolwich, on Saturday 26 November.

Royal Greenwich cracks down on Blue Badge Fraud

Published on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 in Health and social care press releases

On 31 October 2016 at Bexley Magistrates' Court, three defendants pleaded guilty to misusing Blue Badges at locations around the borough.

Benefit cap changes from 7 November: support for those affected by the change

Published on Monday, 07 November 2016 in Advice and benefits press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is advising residents in receipt of benefits to check to see how they may be affected by change.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital staff praised after inspection report

Published on Friday, 04 November 2016 in Health and social care press releases

A new Care Quality Commission inspection highlights strengths and areas for improvement.

Eltham set to sparkle this Christmas

Published on Thursday, 03 November 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Eltham Lights Up returns to illuminate Eltham High Street on Thursday 17 November for the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

Royal Borough reaches 1000 trained health champions

Published on Thursday, 03 November 2016 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has become the first local authority in London to train a 1000 local health champions.

New innovation 'accelerator' centre for construction and real-estate sectors launched in Royal Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 in Business press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Impulse Partners have announced plans for a new 'Accelerator' centre in London.

New website for Abbey Wood regeneration

Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

A new website has been launched for Abbey Wood providing a central point for residents and businesses to find out more about the exciting regeneration work happening in the area.

Public opinion sought on driverless cars ahead of arrival of first vehicle in Greenwich

Published on Friday, 28 October 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

Ahead of the arrival of the first driverless vehicle in Greenwich next month, members of the public are being asked to share what they think about these new breed of vehicles.

Royal Borough partners TfL's drive for safer roads on Greenwich Peninsula

Published on Thursday, 27 October 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

'Make sure your voice is heard' in the Transport for London consultation, is the Royal Borough of Greenwich's message to residents.

Lessons from Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough has staged a series of community events aimed at tackling hate crime as part of a special week of action.