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Thousands sign up for the Greenwich One Card

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 in Arts and entertainment press releases

The council's all in one discount and leisure card has made it to the 20,000 mark.

Frankenstein live on the Woolwich Big Screen

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Ballet's new production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein gets the Big Screen treatment this May.

It's the final countdown

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

Voting for the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections takes place less than one week from now on Thursday (5 May) from 7am to 10pm.

Festival of Learning - find out what's on

Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016 in Education and learning press releases

The Festival of Learning starts in May and there's no better time than now to learn a new skill in the Royal Borough.

World Book Night in Royal Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 in Arts and entertainment press releases

Book fans of all ages joined in the celebrations for World Book Night and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death on 23 April.

Reining in rogue traders

Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 in Business press releases

Royal Greenwich Trading Standards working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police cracked down on traders failing to comply with the law.

Son pleads guilty to misusing disabled mother's Blue Badge

Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 in Health and social care press releases

On 18 April 2016 at Bexley Magistrates Court, 28 year old Mohamed Miah of Penrose Street, Walworth, London, SE17, pleaded guilty to misusing his mother's Blue Badge to park in Woolwich.

High Court challenge to Enderby Wharf cruise liner terminal

Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich notes the High Court decision on 19 April 2016 to grant a full Judicial Review.

Tall Ships Festival 2017 - one year to go

Published on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 in Community and living press releases

The countdown to the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival 2017 has begun, with just one year to go before a stunning fleet of Tall Ships gather in the Thames at Woolwich and Greenwich on 13 April 2017.

Greenwich gets set to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary and World Book Night

Published on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Leading writers will be talking about their lives and work at Woolwich Centre Library on World Book Night on 23 April 2016.

Food shop owner fined for hygiene violations

Published on Monday, 11 April 2016 in Business press releases

The owner of a Woolwich food outlet has been fined £1,500 for breaches of food and health and safety regulations that included storing mouldy fish and using dangerous electrical equipment.

Voter registration deadline looms

Published on Monday, 11 April 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

Residents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are reminded that the deadline to register to vote in next month's elections is Monday 18 April.

Would you open your life to support someone with special needs?

Published on Friday, 08 April 2016 in Health and social care press releases

A service that helps residents with disabilities to enjoy a full and independent life is looking to recruit new carers.

The Queen's 90th Birthday Beacons

Published on Friday, 08 April 2016 in Community and living press releases

Come and join the Royal Borough of Greenwich celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April.

Opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House live on the big screen in Woolwich

Published on Friday, 08 April 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Showing three world-class operas and ballets in General Gordon Square there is no better way to enjoy the British summer.

Anti knife crime campaign parents' evening

Published on Friday, 01 April 2016 in Community and living press releases

Parents learnt about the wealth of resources and support groups available to those worried about gang and knife crime at a seminar hosted by the Royal Borough of Greenwich on the 14 March.

Body worn video cameras for town centre wardens

Published on Friday, 01 April 2016 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's town centre wardens have been issued with state-of-the art, body worn cameras to provide further support and reassurance to the public.

Get on your bike for Family Bike Week

Published on Thursday, 31 March 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

It's Family Bike Week at the Waterway Children's Centre from 4 to 8 April and there's lots to do.

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival is 21

Published on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

This year, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), celebrates its 21st birthday with a programme which will include six world premieres, five UK premieres and 12 London premieres.

Creative housing - turning older peoples' housing into homes for young people

Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 in Housing press releases

Two former sheltered housing schemes run by the Royal Borough of Greenwich at Woolwich Dockyard are being turned into flats for younger people, including teenage parents.

Five given the Freedom of the Borough

Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 in Community and living press releases

Five people have been given the Freedom of the Borough for their long-standing service to the area and its residents.

School meals in Greenwich awarded top food accolade

Published on Thursday, 24 March 2016 in Education and learning press releases

Greenwich based school caterer GS Plus together with its school food brand Incito has been accredited with the highest accolade from the Soil Association.

Explore south east London on foot with 'A trail through time' walks

Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

This spring, the Green Chain partnership has a series of events and walks called 'A trail through time', in partnership with South Eastern Trains.

Son found guilty of using dead mother's Blue Badge

Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 in Advice and benefits press releases

On 21 March 2016 at Bexley Magistrates Court, 47 year old Abdul Karim of Villacourt Road, Plumstead, was found guilty in his absence of misusing his deceased mother's Blue Badge.

Events put spotlight on autism

Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is teaming up with local organisations, including Royal Museums Greenwich, to mark World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday 2 April 2016.

Hunt down your local library

Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 in Leisure and culture press releases

Libraries in Greenwich have plenty to offer to entertain the kids in Greenwich this Easter.

More buildings assessed for their accessibility

Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 in Community and living press releases

Another 17 council and public buildings are being added to a website detailing their accessibility to people with disabilities.

Heroes of Greenwich receive their Awards

Published on Monday, 21 March 2016 in Council and democracy press releases

Exceptional people who have made outstanding contributions to life in the borough were honoured at this year's fourth Civic Awards 2016 held at Woolwich Town Hall last Friday, 18 March.

ECO Stars scheme launched to tackle air pollution

Published on Thursday, 17 March 2016 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is working with local commercial fleet operators in a new scheme that will improve air quality on local roads.

More Businesses Back the 'Reduce the Strength' Campaign!

Published on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 in Health and social care press releases

More businesses than ever before have signed up to the borough wide effort to encourage off-licences to take cheap, high-strength lager and cider off the shelves.