Greenwich

Community and living press releases

Fresh funding for great grassroots projects

Published on Monday, 11 December 2017

Community groups across the borough are invited to apply for funding for local projects under the Council's newly created Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund.

Don't be a victim of seasonal crime spike

Published on Friday, 08 December 2017

The Safer Greenwich Partnership is warning residents to be extra vigilant whilst out and about enjoying festive celebrations or shopping to ensure they do not get targeted by thieves.

Strategy launched at first Voluntary and Community Sector conference

Published on Monday, 27 November 2017

Over 150 people attended the Royal Borough of Greenwich's first voluntary and community sector conference yesterday (23 November).

LGBTQ+ community celebrated at event celebrating 50 year anniversary

Published on Thursday, 16 November 2017

The colours of the rainbow flag lit up Woolwich Town Hall during an event marking 50 years since homosexuality was partially decriminalised.

Greenwich schoolchildren's hard work to get a valued war memorial listed was celebrated

Published on Monday, 13 November 2017

Pupils from Eltham Church of England Primary laid a wreath at Eltham War Memorial to celebrate its listing on Friday 10 November.

Remembrance services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich joins together in remembrance for those who lost their lives in war and conflict.

#GreenwichTogether for Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published on Tuesday, 03 October 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will be launching a week of activities between 14 to 21 October as part of national Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Forever Young Festival 2017

Published on Thursday, 07 September 2017

A free festival designed to celebrate the older generation is coming to Charlton.

Bottle it! Reduce the Strength Campaign boosted in Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017

'Reduce the Strength' - a borough-wide campaign to limit the availability of cheap, high strength alcohol in shops - had a major boost on 18 August with a campaign day in Trafalgar Road, Greenwich.

First stage of foot tunnel bye-law changes agreed

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017

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.

United to #StopKnifeCrime

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

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

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

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

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

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.

Royal Borough waives child burial and cremation fees

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017

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

Crackdown on criminal behaviour

Published on Thursday, 08 June 2017

Anti-social behaviour and criminal activity are being rooted out of communities after Closure Orders banning anyone from entering or residing at a property have been served on two households.

Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day returns

Published on Thursday, 08 June 2017

Community spirit and the fact that we are stronger together will be celebrated at this year's Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day.

National retailers caught selling blades to underage customers

Published on Friday, 19 May 2017

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

Anti-knife crime campaign boosted in Operation Sceptre 8

Published on Friday, 12 May 2017

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.

Results of the Civic Awards 2017

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017

Extraordinary people who have made outstanding contributions to the Royal Borough of Greenwich were honoured at the Civic Awards 2017.

#BeBoldforChange this International Women's Day

Published on Thursday, 02 March 2017

To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is proudly working with the Her Centre, Housing for Women, and LifeLine BaSIS to host a special #BeBoldforChange event.

Royal Borough celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

Published on Monday, 27 February 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has partnered with Global Fusion Music and Arts to host two special events on Sunday 5 March at Charlton House to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.

Greenwich comes together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in several ceremonies hosted by the Royal Borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Queen's Honours for Royal Greenwich Residents

Published on Friday, 06 January 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is congratulating five local people who have been awarded in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

'Shoplifters beware' says Safer Greenwich Partnership

Published on Monday, 21 November 2016

The Safer Greenwich Partnership is putting shoplifters on warning. We are reminding businesses to be especially vigilant against thefts as the Christmas season approaches.

Residents urged to attend Safer Greenwich meeting on 1 December

Published on Monday, 21 November 2016

'Safer Greenwich' is a new, independent organisation which is run by and for residents.

Lessons from Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Royal Borough has staged a series of community events aimed at tackling hate crime as part of a special week of action.

Royal Borough supports London-wide crackdown on knife crime

Published on Friday, 21 October 2016

The Royal Borough has taken wide-ranging measures this week in support of Operation Sceptre 6, the Metropolitan Police crackdown on knife crime running from 17-21 October.

Awards and praise for beautiful gardens

Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2016

It has been another year of tough competition at this year's Greenwich in Bloom contest.

Final Countdown to Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published on Wednesday, 05 October 2016

This Monday 10 October, the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be launching a week of activity as part of the national Hate crime Awareness Week campaign.

Tall Ships Trainee drop-in sessions - sign up for a new personal challenge

Published on Friday, 09 September 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is looking for sail trainees to join the crew of a fleet of Tall Ships, sailing to Portugal from Saturday 15 April to Sunday 30 April 2017.

One month to go until Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published on Wednesday, 07 September 2016

In one week from this Saturday (10 September), the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be launching a week of activity as part of the national Hate Crime Awareness Week campaign.

Statement from Greenwich faith community leaders following the recent incident in France

Published on Tuesday, 02 August 2016

The Leader of Royal Borough of Greenwich, Cllr Denise Hyland, has welcomed a statement from Greenwich faith community leaders following a recent terror attack in France.

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Published on Monday, 01 August 2016

World Breastfeeding Week kicks off on 1 August, raising awareness and celebrating the benefits of breastfeeding for new parents.

Bellissimo Beresford Square!

Published on Monday, 25 July 2016

Mouth-watering and healthy new food stalls have come to Beresford Square, Woolwich.

Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to combat street drinking and anti-social behaviour

Published on Thursday, 07 July 2016

A new power has been added to the Royal Borough of Greenwich's arsenal in tackling street drinking and anti-social behaviour.

Swift action on anti-social behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 06 July 2016

A tenant who repeatedly caused a nuisance to his neighbours and his community has been served a closure order on his property for his reckless behaviour.

Greenwich Together: Standing up against hate crime

Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Report any hate crime to the police and contact us if you need support.

Council unites with Greenwich LBGT community to condemn Orlando shooting

Published on Monday, 13 June 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has expressed deepest condolences to the people of Orlando, USA, following a mass shooting at a gay club in the early hours of Sunday 12 June 2016.

Over 100 businesses signed up to the London Living Wage in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016

One hundred and four businesses in Greenwich have achieved accreditation as Living Wage employers and have committed to paying their workers no less than £9.15 an hour.

Royal Borough crime rates fall by 17.4 per cent

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has welcomed new figures showing a 17.4 per cent drop in crime rates for the royal borough.

Bureau de Change scam warning

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016

Residents are asked to be especially vigilant for scammers purporting to be from high street banks claiming that Euros have been fraudulently deposited in their accounts.

Nominate your 'veteran of the year'

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016

Do you know a military veteran who lives in the Royal Borough who deserves special recognition?

Tall Ships Festival 2017 - one year to go

Published on Wednesday, 13 April 2016

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.

The Queen's 90th Birthday Beacons

Published on Friday, 08 April 2016

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

Anti knife crime campaign parents' evening

Published on Friday, 01 April 2016

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

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.

Five given the Freedom of the Borough

Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

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

More buildings assessed for their accessibility

Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

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

Royal Greenwich celebrates 10 years supporting Fairtrade

Published on Thursday, 03 March 2016

On 29 February Royal Greenwich celebrated its 10th year of supporting for Fairtrade with an event at the Town Hall enjoyed by over 200 local school children.

World book day in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 26 February 2016

There is plenty of fun and dressing up in store for youngsters this week to mark World Book Day on 3 March 2016.

Wash and brush up for Queen's 90th birthday

Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

Royal Greenwich will be wearing its title with pride this June when the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday.

Fight for rights is highlighted

Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2016

The experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and their fight for rights are highlighted in a series of events to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) History Month.

Holocaust victims remembered

Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich remembered the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in a ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January, at the Town Hall, Woolwich.

Get Safe Online

Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Millions of people in the UK are defrauded by internet and phone scams every year - and the council is urging everyone to be aware of the tricksters.

Victims to be remembered at Holocaust Memorial Day event

Published on Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich will remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in a ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at 10.30am on 27 January, at Woolwich Town Hall.

Time to nominate your local heroes

Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2016

People who have made outstanding contributions to everyday life in the Royal Borough will be publicly honoured in this year's Civic Awards 2016.

The Mayor joins local Irish pensioners for a festive meal

Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

The Mayor joined in the Christmas celebrations by dining with the Irish pensioners at the Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath for a festive meal organised by the Irish Community Services.

Young people honoured for keeping services on track

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

Young people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich who help to assess the quality of health and support services have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

Inspections confirms strong improvement in Youth Offending Service

Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Greenwich's Youth Offending Service has become one of the top three in England after showing a strong improvement over the last four years.

Reminder of support for domestic abuse victims

Published on Monday, 07 December 2015

Victims of domestic violence are being reminded of the help available in the run up to the festive season when cases of abuse tend to peak.

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