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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.

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.

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.

Royal Borough urges care home owner to think again

Published on Monday, 16 February 2015 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough is calling on Avante – a company that runs a number of care homes in London and the south east – to halt proposals to close Sunbury Lodge registered older people's home in Woolwich.

Cars to go smokefree as roadshow message hits home

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough's health campaign to encourage smokers not to light up at home or in their cars could hardly have been better timed.

You can still help your children to be 'Flu Safe'

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 in Health and social care press releases

Parents with young children are being reminded that the flu jab is still an important method of protecting them from flu this winter.

Top teachers and school staff are honoured

Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 in Education and learning press releases

An awards ceremony has honoured the teachers, support staff and school governors who go the extra mile to ensure the children and young people in our schools get the best possible education.

First trials of driverless vehicles get underway in Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

Government ministers will today launch the start of driverless car trials in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Roadshow will drive smokefree message

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

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching a new campaign to help smokers improve the health and safety of their families by keeping their homes and cars smoke free.

Special school celebrates some very special facilities

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

Children, parents, staff and governors at Willow Dene special school in Plumstead have today (Thursday 5 February) celebrated the official opening of their superb new buildings.

Royal Borough announces intention to reduce rates for local firms paying London Living Wage

Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 in Jobs and careers press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is to offer discounted business rates to local companies who commit to paying their workers the London Living Wage.

We need your votes to transform the Thames Path in Thamesmead!

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

A proposed scheme in Thamesmead that would transform the Thames Path needs your support!

Olympian and Government minister praise school's approach to swimming

Published on Thursday, 22 January 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Woodhill Primary in Woolwich today (Thursday 22 January) welcomed Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson and former Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew to witness the success of the scheme.

Primary school to be rebuilt

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Invicta Primary School in Blackheath is set for a full-scale rebuild, with new buildings to replace the old ones, some of which date back to Victorian times.

Schools rewarded for tackling disadvantage

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Eight primary schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich have each won £1,000 for the way they help disadvantaged pupils to achieve their best.

New bridge for Deptford Creek at the mouth of the River Thames

Published on Monday, 19 January 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

A new bridge alongside the River Thames over Deptford Creek has opened to users today (Monday 19 January), linking up an important section of the Thames path.

New Year, new you - Leisure centre events help you to kick start 2015

Published on Friday, 16 January 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Kick start your new year by taking part in sport and exercise, with plenty on offer at Royal Borough leisure centres this month.

Roadshow helps people get active in Thamesmead

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015 in Health and social care press releases

Community roadshows will be spreading the 'Now's the Time' message across Thamesmead throughout January.

Reduce your family's sugar intake

Published on Thursday, 08 January 2015 in Health and social care press releases

From this month, parents can benefit from new tips and practical advice to help them reduce the amount of sugar their children eat and drink during the day.

Royal Greenwich to host spectacular transatlantic Tall Ship Regatta

Published on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Following the success of last year's Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival, the spectacular Tall Ships fleet will return to the Royal Borough in 2017.

Time running out to apply for a primary school place

Published on Monday, 05 January 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Parents whose children are due to start primary school next September have less than two weeks to apply for a place at a Royal Borough school.