Greenwich

Latest press releases

Royal Borough celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

Published on Monday, 27 February 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has partnered with Global Fusion Music and Arts to host two special events on Sunday 5 March at Charlton House to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.

Charlton Riverside formal consultation launches

Published on Monday, 27 February 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

Residents are being invited to participate in our consultation on the proposed Charlton Riverside development.

Royal Borough of Greenwich sets Council Tax rates

Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has set its Council Tax rates and budget for the coming year.

National Apprenticeship Week 2017: 6 to 10 March

Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017 in Jobs and careers press releases

There's lots going on in Royal Greenwich for 16 to 24 year olds to find out more about the huge range of apprenticeship opportunities.

Knives and razors seized as part of Operation Sceptre

Published on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 in Trading standards press releases

Officers from Royal Greenwich have taken action against two Eltham retailers who sold potentially offensive weapons to a teenager.

Greenwich champions needed for Great British Spring Clean

Published on Monday, 20 February 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

We want individuals, communities and schools to come together and litter-pick as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

Illegal waste carrier fined £1,665 and has vehicle seized

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

An illegal waste carrier has been fined £1,665 and had his vehicle confiscated by the Royal Borough of Greenwich Enforcement Team.

Tall Ships Sail Trainees excited to sail away

Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Fifty youngsters from the Royal Borough of Greenwich are being offered the opportunity of a lifetime to sail on a Tall Ship as part of a major transatlantic race that starts in the borough in April.

Fly-tipping businesses in Eltham fined £1,600

Published on Friday, 10 February 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

Four local businesses who dumped waste in an alleyway have been fined £400 each - the maximum penalty allowed by law.

Former Mayor Philip Graham passes away

Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is sending condolences following the sad news that a former Mayor has passed away.

Young people are YMCA people!

Published on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 in Housing press releases

Are you aged between 18 and 34, in employment, and looking for a new home? A new low rent housing scheme is now available through the Royal Borough, in partnership with YMCA Thames Gateway.

Partnership working leads to successful prosecution of housing association tenant for subletting

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017 in Housing press releases

An investigation by the Royal Borough's Internal Audit & Anti-Fraud team has led to the successful prosecution of a man for illegally subletting his housing association property.

Private landlord from Scunthorpe prosecuted for falsely claiming council housing in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017 in Housing press releases

A 40 year old petrol garage franchisee from Scunthorpe has been prosecuted by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for tenancy fraud and ordered to pay back more than £29,000 to the Council.

'Hair of the dog' leads to a tenancy fraud conviction worth £71,000

Published on Friday, 03 February 2017 in Housing press releases

A 47 year old woman from Bath has been prosecuted by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for subletting a council property.

Royal Borough of Greenwich welcomes Mayor of London

Published on Thursday, 02 February 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was warmly welcomed to the Royal Borough today (2 February) by Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Final reminder for Royal Borough's consultation on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) licensing

Published on Monday, 30 January 2017 in Housing press releases

Building on our commitment to ensure safe, secure and properly maintained homes for tenants, the Royal Borough still wants to hear your views on its licensing proposals for HMOs.

Greenwich: Our Future Together holds public workshop

Published on Monday, 30 January 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

Greenwich: Our Future Together is inviting members of the public living or working in the borough to a workshop on 23 February 2017 to talk about their experiences of the local community.

You said we did

Published on Friday, 27 January 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Better Together meetings have got underway for 2017.

Rogue Landlord swiftly served Prohibition Order

Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 in Housing press releases

A rogue landlord renting a tiny, sub-standard flat to an elderly couple has been served a Prohibition Order by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Greenwich comes together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in several ceremonies hosted by the Royal Borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Make changes this New Year with our Happy New You Roadshow!

Published on Monday, 16 January 2017 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching its 2017 'Happy New You' roadshow to help residents find ways to live a happier, healthier life.

Three months to go: Tall Ships fleet to sail into Royal Greenwich (13-16 April 2017)

Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

In just three months’ time, a fleet of international Tall Ships will arrive in Greenwich, London.

Greenwich goes Sugar Smart in new initiative to tackle childhood obesity

Published on Friday, 13 January 2017 in Health and social care press releases

Sugar Smart Greenwich, a new initiative adopted by organisations around the borough, will launch on Tuesday 17 January.

Woolwich to become London's next cultural destination

Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Arts Council has announced funding of £270,000 towards creating a new cultural quarter.

Better Together is back!

Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The local meetings for councillors and residents return this month.

Queen's Honours for Royal Greenwich Residents

Published on Friday, 06 January 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is congratulating five local people who have been awarded in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

Enviro Champ boosts Christmas crackdown on fly-tipping

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

A local Environment Champion is working with residents and Council officers to clamp down on fly-tipping and littering in his local area.

Right to buy fraudster sentenced to two years in prison

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 in Housing press releases

A 43-year old man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison for attempting to purchase a Royal Borough of Greenwich council home fraudulently under the Right to Buy scheme.

Royal Greenwich campaign to keep Woolwich Barracks in Woolwich

Published on Friday, 16 December 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

Seventeen councillors from across the political spectrum proposed a Motion to oppose the closure of the Woolwich Barracks in 2028.

Green light for Greener Greenwich

Published on Friday, 16 December 2016 in Environment and planning press releases

The seminal strategy for the Royal Borough of Greenwich to address climate change and its impact on the local environment.