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Tall ships set sail again

Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival is returning to Woolwich Arsenal next month for a myriad of maritime fun.

Scams advice and warnings for Royal Borough residents

Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 in Community and living press releases

Scammers targeting houses in the Royal Borough were stopped in their tracks by a quick-thinking resident who called the Royal Borough's Trading Standards neighbourhood response team.

Local people invited to get active at disability event

Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 in Health and social care press releases

An activity day in Hornfair Park next month offers a free day of fun for local people, with equipment and support to ensure that people with disabilities and long-term health conditions can join in.

Flying the flag for award-winning parks

Published on Friday, 24 July 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

Twelve of the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s parks have won the national Green Flag Award for providing high quality, well-managed parks and open spaces for all to enjoy.

Pharmacies help fight cancer

Published on Friday, 24 July 2015 in Health and social care press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich this week joined local pharmacists in encouraging residents to take advantage of free, confidential advice on checking for signs and symptoms of cancer.

Team GB athletes join Royal Greenwich in opening of spectacular Greenwich Centre

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Councillors from the Royal Borough of Greenwich were joined by Olympians and Paralympians to officially open The Greenwich Centre this week (21 July).

Don't be complacent about malaria risks, travellers are warned

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015 in Health and social care press releases

People travelling to countries with malaria are being warned to take health precautions – and not to assume that they are immune.

Council's Planning Board gives permission for cruise liner terminal development

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Planning Board has resolved to grant planning permission for a development that will see London's first passenger cruise terminal built in the borough.

Greenwich primary selected in pioneering literacy scheme

Published on Friday, 17 July 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Hawksmoor primary school is to share its expertise in teaching pupils to read, the Government has announced.

Greenwich in Bloom 2015

Published on Friday, 17 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Winning Royal Greenwich gardeners bring colour and delight. After another tough competition, the winners of the 2015 Greenwich in Bloom competition have been revealed.

Rockliffe Gardens Refurbishment

Published on Friday, 17 July 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

Rockliffe Gardens looking better than ever.

Futureversity Summer Programme Launch

Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Young people take a giant stride into the future as Greenwich launches free summer courses.

Royal Borough helps more households to put Families 1st

Published on Friday, 10 July 2015 in Community and living press releases

More Royal Borough families than ever are being supported to tackle issues which are causing problems in the home, and holding them and their children back from achieving success at work or school.

Greenwich tenants silenced and fined for noise repeated nuisance

Published on Friday, 10 July 2015 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has successfully prosecuted a Greenwich husband and wife for causing an ongoing noise nuisance to their neighbours.

Key Stage Successes

Published on Thursday, 09 July 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Figures confirm that Greenwich's primary schools are excelling.

World Cultural Festival

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Greenwich World Cultural Festival returns to Royal Borough.

Singing Spectacular

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Young musicians hit the high notes at the Royal Festival Hall.

Change4Life Roadshow 2015

Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Families can be inspired to get active and eat well.

Summer Feast - Good Food in Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Good food with a local flavour will take centre stage in Woolwich on Saturday 11 July, with a chance for residents, shoppers and visitors to enjoy a day filled with food, music and fun.

Young Royal Greenwich musicians prepare to hit the high notes at the Royal Festival Hall

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Hundreds of young performers from across the Royal Borough are in the final stage of preparations for a high-profile performance at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall this Thursday evening.

Help the Royal Borough to recycle more

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough has outperformed the London average for recycling rates in the last two years as well as achieving the third lowest percentage of landfill in the capital.

New life for a home in Eltham

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Housing press releases

Residents in Spencer Gardens, Eltham, breathed a sigh of relief when one of the properties was sold to a developer.

Exciting plans for Plumstead library and leisure facilities

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Plans to provide Plumstead residents with an exciting upgrade to current library and leisure services came a step closer this week following a successful consultation with residents.

Young Royal Greenwich musicians prepare to hit the high notes at the Royal Festival Hall

Published on Friday, 26 June 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Young performers from across Greenwich were in fine voice when they met on Monday (22 June) for a final whole day's intensive rehearsal as part of their preparation to perform at the prestigious venue

Join us for a Great Get Together in the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Over 30,000 people are expected to attend this year's Great Get Together which takes place on Saturday (27 June) from 11am to 6pm at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Royal Borough of Greenwich launches London's newest cultural destination

Published on Friday, 19 June 2015 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has unveiled ambitious proposals to create a significant new cultural and heritage quarter for London.

Outstanding verdict cements school's turnround

Published on Monday, 15 June 2015 in Education and learning press releases

Millennium Primary School at Greenwich Peninsula is celebrating after being ranked as 'outstanding', just two years after inspectors from Ofsted judged it as 'requiring improvement'.

Royal Borough supports disabled drivers by launching scheme to protect disabled parking spaces

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has won funding from the government to launch a scheme to safeguard parking spaces for disabled users.

Exclusive preview screenings at brand-new film festival

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Leisure and culture press releases

Film-buffs and people new to cinema will be able to experience a brand-new film festival reflecting the borough's status as one of the UK's leading film locations.

New cycle parking rolled out across the borough

Published on Friday, 12 June 2015 in Transport and streets press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is installing brand-new secure bike parking facilities in locations across the borough, to allow cyclists even more access to safe, secure and easy bike storage.