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Construction hopefuls brush up their skills to secure a new career

Published on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 in Jobs and careers press releases

A group of young construction hopefuls in the Royal Borough of Greenwich have been given a small taste of some of the work they can expect as they seek apprenticeships in the industry.

Ward budget funding making a difference in Shrewsbury Park

Published on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

Deputy Leader Cllr Danny Thorpe unveiled a new drinking water fountain on Sunday 9 July at Shrewsbury Park in Shooters Hill.

Royal Greenwich joins fight to stamp out illegal tobacco

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017 in Business 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.

It’s not too late to paint for #PositivePlumstead

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

The Royal Borough is still looking for budding artists to design a beautiful mural to cover the spiral wall of Pettman Underpass in Plumstead.

Report criminal landlords

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017 in Housing press releases

All residents living in rented accommodation deserve to be in a property which is safe, secure and properly maintained with at least a basic provision of modern facilities.

First stage of foot tunnel bye-law changes agreed

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has agreed to start the process of updating the bye-laws that control the use of Greenwich and Woolwich foot tunnels.

Royal Greenwich asks 'Is this love?' in thought-provoking domestic abuse campaign

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017 in Advice and benefits press releases

A positive and thought-provoking campaign promoting healthy relationships and the resources available to victims of domestic abuse has been launched in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Operation #PositivePlumstead

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough conducted an intensive enforcement operation in partnership with the Metropolitan Police on Wednesday 19 July in Plumstead.

£1m innovation fund to lead the way on meeting needs of looked after children

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 in Health and social care press releases

An award from the Department for Education's innovation fund will help the Royal Borough of Greenwich and five other south London boroughs lead the way on meeting the needs of looked after children.

Award-winning Royal Greenwich Parks

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

Twelve parks in the Royal Borough of Greenwich have been recognised by the prestigious Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.

United to #StopKnifeCrime

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is partnering with schools, agencies and the Metropolitan Police in a united message to stop knife crime.

Staying safe

Published on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 in Community and living press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is reminding residents of the best ways to help you and your belongings stay safe during the summer months.

People with learning disabilities invited to have their say at special event

Published on Monday, 17 July 2017 in Health and social care press releases

Over 100 people with learning disabilities were able to speak directly to senior staff from the Royal Borough of Greenwich at the first 'Have Your Say' day.

Royal Borough confirms business rates relief scheme for local small businesses

Published on Friday, 14 July 2017 in Business press releases

A business rates relief scheme that will help local small businesses has been approved by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Come along to the Greenwich Jobs and Skills Fair

Published on Thursday, 13 July 2017 in Jobs and careers press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is running an exciting new Jobs and Skills Fair.

Council disappointment over Plumstead betting office ruling

Published on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The Council's planning refusal for a betting office in Plumstead has been overturned.

Lamborghini driver pleads guilty to misusing stolen Blue Badge

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 in Transport and streets press releases

A Lamborghini driver has been fined for using a stolen Blue Badge following a successful prosecution by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Fly-tipper fined £500 within 24 hours of the offence

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 in Community and living press releases

A £400 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) has been issued to a resident in Royal Greenwich for fly-tipping. The resident was also ordered to pay £100 towards the clearance of the fly-tip.

£1.95m funding for innovative domestic abuse project

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 in Advice and benefits press releases

The three year project will transform help for children and families experiencing domestic abuse.

Royal Borough waives child burial and cremation fees

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017 in Community and living press releases

Burial and cremation fees for children up to and including 17 years of age are being waived to assist families coping with bereavement.

Planning approval for second wave of Meridian Home Start new homes given

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017 in Housing press releases

Planning approval for 32 new homes to be built by Meridian Home Start was given by the Royal Borough of Greenwich Planning Board this week (6 July).

Royal Borough's adult learning rated 'Good' by Ofsted

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017 in Education and learning press releases

Following inspection in May 2017, the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Adult and Community Learning provision has maintained the grade achieved in the previous inspection back in May 2013.

Free summer courses and activities for young people

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017 in Education and learning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has joined up with charity Futureversity to offer over 40 free courses for youngsters over the summer holidays.

Deputy Mayor of London visits Cherry Orchard Primary School

Published on Wednesday, 05 July 2017 in Education and learning press releases

The Deputy Mayor of London for Education and Childcare visited Cherry Orchard Primary School today (5 July 2017) to see first-hand staff and students' efforts to promote healthy eating.

Abandoned and illegal vehicles seized during Operation Stop It!

Published on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 in Environment and planning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Metropolitan Police seized 12 vehicles during 'Operation Stop It!' last week.

Fraudster ordered to repay over £135,000 for illegally subletting

Published on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 in Housing press releases

A 50-year-old man from Charlton has been ordered to pay over £135,000 in compensation for illegally subletting a housing association property for 12 years.

Give your views on new gate design for historic Garrison Church

Published on Friday, 30 June 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

Designs for new iron gates to be installed at the historic St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich will be on display at the Church for people to comment on.

Community Safety Strategy approved for Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 30 June 2017 in Council and democracy press releases

The Safer Greenwich Partnership has agreed its Community Safety Strategy for the next three years to help make the Royal Borough of Greenwich a safer place.

All Roads Lead to the Woolwich Creative District

Published on Friday, 30 June 2017 in Leisure and culture press releases

A special sneak-preview of what's in store at the new Woolwich Creative District will be showcased over three days next week.

Royal Borough of Greenwich to invest over £11m in children's centres

Published on Friday, 23 June 2017 in Education and learning press releases

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Cabinet agreed to extend contracts of the 23 children's centres in the borough.