Greenwich

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Royal Greenwich chosen as one of first sites for Internet of Things UK network

Published on Friday, 12 December 2014 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough is one of ten places in the UK where a cutting-edge new technology network is being rolled out, which provides a cost-effective way of connecting objects to the internet.

Third sector role protected despite cuts

Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 in Community and living press releases

Councillors have approved a funding package of over £16million over the next four years that will protect the role of third-sector and voluntary groups in providing valuable services.

Greenwich residents get help in staying warm and safe this winter

Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough has today launched its Stay Warm Stay Safe winter campaign which aims to provide extra services, advice and support for residents who may be at risk during the cold weather.

Primary pupils' artwork unveiled at Kidbrooke by the Mayor of Greenwich ahead of construction beginning on expanded school site

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Artwork created by children from Wingfield Primary School in Kidbrooke was unveiled by the Mayor of the Royal Borough, Councillor Mick Hayes, at Berkeley Homes' Kidbrooke Village development.

Network will promote good food and ethical food

Published on Monday, 08 December 2014 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will join individuals, businesses, organisations and public sector bodies that are working towards fairer, more sustainable, healthier food.

Driving to work could become a thing of the past after Greenwich is awarded £8million to trial 'driverless' vehicles

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Transport and streets press releases

Driving to work could become a thing of the past after Greenwich's growing reputation as one of the UK's leading Smart Cities saw it chosen to pilot 'driverless' vehicles in the UK.

Royal Greenwich bids for high-street improvement funds

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Environment and planning press releases

Local businesses and communities across the Royal Borough could see significant improvement if a bid for funding to improve local high streets in the borough is successful.

Sub-letting council flat costs tenant £44,000

Published on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 in Council and democracy press releases

A former council tenant has been ordered to pay back £44,000 to the Royal Borough after she sublet her Woolwich flat – for six years.

Top marks for teaching assistants

Published on Monday, 01 December 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Parents who are working towards a career as teaching assistants have passed their training course with flying colours.

£6million funding secured for new development around Abbey Wood Crossrail station

Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014 in Environment and planning press releases

The area around the new Crossrail station at Abbey Wood will see £6million of investment to deliver high-quality new landscaping and development.

Mayor rolls his sleeves up to help promote 'Flu Safe' message

Published on Thursday, 27 November 2014 in Health and social care press releases

The campaign to encourage residents to get flu safe for winter received a shot in the arm this week from the Mayor, Councillor Mick Hayes, who popped into a Greenwich clinic this week to have his jab.

Royal Greenwich resident pays heavy price for ignoring fine

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Environment and planning press releases

Spitting and dropping litter outside the Woolwich Arsenal DLR station is going to cost Plumstead resident Marious Judzinskas £615.

Royal Greenwich gears up for Small Business Saturday

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Business press releases

Businesses in Royal Greenwich are getting ready for Small Business Saturday – the national event which puts the spotlights on independent local traders.

Another accolade for Royal Greenwich schools

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Primary schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are among the best in the country - that's the verdict of The Sunday Times.

Triumph for school music

Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Stunning musical performances by young musicians delighted the audiences over two consecutive nights at Blackheath Halls to mark this month's 'Celebrate Royal Greenwich' musical gala.

Health tests are key message for Greenwich Sexual Health Week

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Health and social care press releases

People in Greenwich who think they may be at risk of having contracted the HIV infection are being encouraged to get a free test.

Hot, healthy – and more popular than ever

Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

More primary school children in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are enjoying a hot, healthy school meal after a campaign by school caterers and the Royal Borough to promote their quality and value.

Poster campaign urges parents to take up early years offer

Published on Monday, 17 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has launched a poster campaign to encourage parents to take up the opportunity of free early years learning for two-year-old children.

Support and advice for carers on Carers' Rights Day

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Health and social care press releases

Carers are invited to two events marking National Carers’ Rights Day on Friday 28 November at Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE.

Poster campaign urges parents to take up early years offer

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Community and living press releases

A poster campaign to be launched later today (Friday 14 November) aims to encourage parents in the Royal Borough to take up the opportunity of free early years learning for two-year-old children.

As Greenwich schools continue to flourish, parents urged to apply soon for a primary place

Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Parents whose children are due to start primary school next September are being urged not to leave it too late to apply.

Call goes out for volunteers to help boost children’s reading

Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

A call has gone out to volunteers to go into primary schools to help pupils with their reading.

School's tribute expressed with poppies

Published on Monday, 10 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Children at Alexander McLeod Primary School in Abbey Wood have made their own version of the ceramic poppy field at the Tower of London which marks the centenary of the First World War.

Royal Borough of Greenwich appoints new chief executive

Published on Monday, 10 November 2014 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has a new chief executive having appointed John Comber, its former deputy chief executive and director of regeneration, enterprise and skills to the role.

Thousands take steps towards quitting smoking

Published on Friday, 07 November 2014 in Health and social care press releases

Around 4,500 smokers in the Royal Borough have taken up the opportunity of getting advice on kicking the habit during the Stoptober campaign.

Rebuilt school draws inspiration for the future from its proud past

Published on Monday, 03 November 2014 in Education and learning press releases

A secondary school with a heritage dating back over 300 years has today (3 November 2014) celebrated the official opening of new and refurbished buildings that create the base for teaching and learning facilities fit for the 21st century.

We Will Never Forget: Memorials to be restored

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 in Community and living press releases

Memorials to service personnel who gave their lives for their country are to be restored in Royal Greenwich.

Royal Borough of Greenwich commemorates Armistice Day

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is encouraging residents to attend a series of the Royal British Legion Remembrance Day services and wreath-laying ceremonies in the borough.

Royal Greenwich is ready for Freedom Pass renewal - Look out for your letter

Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 in Transport and streets press releases

Almost 25,000 people in Royal Greenwich are being invited to renew their Freedom Passes between November and December.

Gala concerts will showcase young musical talent

Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 in Education and learning press releases

Concerts featuring young performers from primary and secondary schools in the Royal Borough will take place at Blackheath Halls on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 November.