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Royal Greenwich hosts ballet premiere to celebrate 50-year partnership with twinned town Maribor

Published on Friday, 26 May 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich hosted the UK premiere of a globally acclaimed ballet to celebrate 50 years of twinning with Maribor, Slovenia, yesterday (25 May).

New mayor inaugurated in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

Councillor Peter Brooks was officially installed as the new Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich last night (24 May) at a ceremony held in the Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College.

Greenwich Book Festival and Greenwich Family Arts Festival start this weekend

Published on Monday, 22 May 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Royal Greenwich Festivals gets under way this weekend with Greenwich Book Festival and Greenwich Family Arts Festival.

A new world market for Woolwich

Published on Friday, 19 May 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

A rich and diverse, al fresco market has spent three days on Powis Street in the heart of Woolwich with the possibility of it becoming a more regular monthly fixture.

National retailers caught selling blades to underage customers

Published on Friday, 19 May 2017 in Community and living press releases

Two major national retailers in Eltham face investigation after being caught selling knives and razors to under-18s.

Five granted Freedom of the Royal Borough

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

Five local people have been granted the Freedom of the Borough in recognition of their long-standing service.

Gardening for Greenwich in Bloom

Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

The ever-popular Greenwich in Bloom competition returns this year with five exciting categories in which green-fingered residents can enter their gardens and show local pride in their environment.

Anti-knife crime campaign boosted in Operation Sceptre 8

Published on Friday, 12 May 2017 in Community and living press releases

Between 1 to 7 May, the Royal Borough of Greenwich participated in Operation Sceptre 8, the Metropolitan Police's London-wide crackdown on knife crime.

Your vote matters

Published on Thursday, 11 May 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

Residents are reminded that they must be registered to vote in order to have their say at this year's general election on Thursday 8 June.

Royal Greenwich publishes Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

The strategy features a series of landmark policies to protect and preserve these much-loved assets for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

Apply to foster during Foster Care Fortnight

Published on Monday, 08 May 2017 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is encouraging more people to consider fostering during national Foster Care Fortnight (8 to 21 May).

Free Dementia Awareness Week event

Published on Thursday, 04 May 2017 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has organised a free event to mark Dementia Awareness Week (15 to 19 May).

Woman pleads guilty to misusing dead person's disabled Blue Badge

Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 in Transport and streets press releases

A forty-year old woman from Lewisham has been sentenced at Bexley Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to using a deceased person's Blue Badge.

Can you support a young person on the Runway to Success?

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 in Jobs and careers press releases

Runway to Success is a new employability programme for Royal Greenwich secondary schools.

Royal Greenwich Festivals are coming

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Popular annual arts extravaganza Royal Greenwich Festivals kicks off over the spring bank holiday weekend (26 May 2017).

Green-light for new affordable homes to be built in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017 in Housing press releases

Approval for the disposal of three sites in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to Meridian Home Start Ltd was given at the Council's Cabinet meeting on 19 April.

Full house for Leader and Deputy Leader Question Time

Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

Over 70 residents, eager to give the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich a Question Time-style grilling, filled the Town Hall on Wednesday night (25 April).

Greenwich's independent Fairness Commission delivers key recommendations

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The recommendations are to improve mental health support, benefit sanctions, and debt services.

Royal Greenwich libraries buck national trend

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Royal Greenwich libraries welcomed a record numbers of visitors in March 2017 at a time when the national spotlight has turned on the decline in the use of public libraries.

'Did you know' about our anti-littering competition?

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

The Great British Spring Clean was a great success as local schools, parks groups and Environment Champions rallied together to participate in borough-wide litter-picks and clean-ups.

Mayor opens primary school's fitness playground

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 in Education and learning press releases

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich has officially opened a primary school's new fitness focused playground.

Royal Borough approves licensing of all Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Published on Monday, 24 April 2017 in Multiple occupancy homes press releases

The licensing extension will ensure that more tenants have well managed, safe and properly maintained homes.

Some local roads closed for London Marathon 2017

Published on Friday, 21 April 2017 in Transport and streets press releases

Virgin Money London Marathon runs through the Royal Borough on Sunday 23 April.

Free recycle sacks now available in four Royal Greenwich libraries

Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 in Recycling, rubbish and waste press releases

From today the four biggest libraries will be providing free recycling sacks.

Queen's personal message sets sail from Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival

Published on Sunday, 16 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Her Majesty the Queen has written a letter to the people of Canada which will be delivered on board vessels taking part in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

Final day of Tall Ships Festival 2017

Published on Sunday, 16 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Hundreds of thousands of visitors have enjoyed a fantastic weekend of entertainment at the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival as the event moves into its final hours.

All hands on deck for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Published on Friday, 14 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

A grand opening spectacular with Glenn Tilbrook and a spell-binding dance and visual performance from Avanti marked the official opening of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

One week to go before Royal Greenwich trainees get on board for Tall Ships Regatta

Published on Friday, 07 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

A group of local trainees, who will be helping crew the vessels to Portugal, have stepped on board a Tall Ship for the very first time.

Tall Ships travel advice and parking restrictions

Published on Monday, 03 April 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

Visitors are urged to use public transport wherever possible to get to the event.

Sniffer dogs embark on tobacco mission

Published on Monday, 03 April 2017 in Trading standards press releases

Residents and shoppers in Woolwich had the chance to meet the specially trained dogs that are helping the Council to sniff out those guilty of selling illicit tobacco.