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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.

Lest We Forget

Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2015

The Royal Borough of Greenwich joins together in remembrance for those who lost their lives in two World Wars.

Young people's chance to be heard

Published on Monday, 12 October 2015

Young people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich are being urged to step forward and seek nomination to serve on a local body that gives a voice to young people's concerns and priorities.

Greenwich memorial plaque for murdered soldier

Published on Monday, 14 September 2015

Following the tragic death of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich in 2013, Royal Borough of Greenwich has announced that a memorial plaque will bear his name.

Campaign to tackle domestic violence and abuse

Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The campaign highlights the negative effects of domestic abuse on young children.

Scams advice and warnings for Royal Borough residents

Published on Monday, 27 July 2015

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.

Flying the flag for award-winning parks

Published on Friday, 24 July 2015

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

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

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

Royal Borough helps more households to put Families 1st

Published on Friday, 10 July 2015

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

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

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

Published on Monday, 22 June 2015

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

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

£3,000 fine for smuggled vodka in Royal Greenwich

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015

An off-licence owner from Plumstead was caught selling bottles of vodka that had been smuggled into the country without any excise duty being paid.

Chance to discover Magna Carta's Greenwich connections

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015

On Sunday (14 June) it will be exactly 800 years since one of the world's most important documents was signed.

Exhibition will showcase local artistic talent

Published on Friday, 05 June 2015

Works of art by people with learning disabilities will go on display from Monday 15 June to Friday 19 June in The Woolwich Centre to mark Learning Disability Week.

Trader fined £4,700 after illicit tobacco found in lining of his jacket

Published on Friday, 22 May 2015

A trader who offered illicit Polish tobacco for sale has been fined £3,250 plus £1,520 costs, after a sniffer dog discovered cigarettes and rolling tobacco hidden in the lining of his jacket.

Packed week will celebrate vital role of carers in the community

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015

The vital role played by carers in the local community across the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be celebrated with a wide-ranging programme of events during National Carers' Week (8 to 14 June).

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