Council and democracy press releases

New mayor inaugurated in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017

Councillor Peter Brooks was officially installed as the new Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich last night (24 May) at a ceremony held in the Chapel at the Old Royal Naval College.

Five granted Freedom of the Royal Borough

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017

Five local people have been granted the Freedom of the Borough in recognition of their long-standing service.

Your vote matters

Published on Thursday, 11 May 2017

Residents are reminded that they must be registered to vote in order to have their say at this year's general election on Thursday 8 June.

Full house for Leader and Deputy Leader Question Time

Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017

Over 70 residents, eager to give the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich a Question Time-style grilling, filled the Town Hall on Wednesday night (25 April).

Greenwich's independent Fairness Commission delivers key recommendations

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The recommendations are to improve mental health support, benefit sanctions, and debt services.

Queen's personal message sets sail from Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival

Published on Sunday, 16 April 2017

Her Majesty the Queen has written a letter to the people of Canada which will be delivered on board vessels taking part in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

Two prosecuted for misusing family Blue Badge parking permits

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017

In separate prosecutions by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, two women have been prosecuted for misusing Blue Badge parking permits issued to disabled family members.

Large turnout at Better Together meetings

Published on Tuesday, 07 March 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's latest series of Better Together meetings saw more than 200 residents share their views on what matters to them most.

Royal Borough of Greenwich sets Council Tax rates

Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has set its Council Tax rates and budget for the coming year.

Former Mayor Philip Graham passes away

Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is sending condolences following the sad news that a former Mayor has passed away.

Greenwich: Our Future Together holds public workshop

Published on Monday, 30 January 2017

Greenwich: Our Future Together is inviting members of the public living or working in the borough to a workshop on 23 February 2017 to talk about their experiences of the local community.

You said we did

Published on Friday, 27 January 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Better Together meetings have got underway for 2017.

Better Together is back!

Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The local meetings for councillors and residents return this month.

Royal Greenwich campaign to keep Woolwich Barracks in Woolwich

Published on Friday, 16 December 2016

Seventeen councillors from across the political spectrum proposed a Motion to oppose the closure of the Woolwich Barracks in 2028.

Eltham North by-election results

Published on Friday, 11 November 2016

A by-election for one seat in the Eltham North ward was held on Thursday 10 November 2016.

Notice of by-election for Eltham North Ward and call for nominations

Published on Monday, 10 October 2016

A by-election will be held on Thursday 10 November 2016 for Eltham North Ward for the election of a new councillor.

Partnership Power

Published on Friday, 07 October 2016

An alliance of partners across the public, private and third sectors has been forged in the Royal Borough of Greenwich today (7 October) with the specific aim of working together to tackle poverty.

Listening to residents for a Better Together borough

Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016

A packed house, lively discussions and a flurry of submitted suggestions finished off September's series of Better Together meetings.

Lord Kerslake to chair the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Fairness Commission

Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016

In an all-out effort to tackle social and economic inequality, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has established an independent Fairness Commission, Greenwich: Our Future Together.

Better Together for September

Published on Monday, 12 September 2016

The Council is running sessions around the borough to listen to feedback from residents.

Royal Borough remains committed to a strong and stable future following Brexit vote

Published on Friday, 24 June 2016

The council has outlined its ongoing commitment to growth, regeneration and economic opportunity for the Royal Borough and its residents.

First African Mayor Inaugurated in Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016

Councillor Olugbenga Babatola was officially installed as the first African Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich on Wednesday 25 May at a ceremony held in the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich confirms new Cabinet posts and appoints a new Mayor and Deputy

Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016

The decision to appoint the Mayor and Deputy was taken at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 18 May.

Glyndon Ward by-election

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016

A local by-election for one seat in the Glyndon ward was held on 5 May 2016.

Council meeting streamed live

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016

On Wednesday (18 May), the annual council meeting in Royal Greenwich will be streamed live via the council's website.

It's the final countdown

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016

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.

High Court challenge to Enderby Wharf cruise liner terminal

Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

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

Voter registration deadline looms

Published on Monday, 11 April 2016

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.

Heroes of Greenwich receive their Awards

Published on Monday, 21 March 2016

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.

Protection of services for the vulnerable sees first rise in Council Tax in Royal Borough for nine years

Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2016

Royal Borough of Greenwich residents will see a rise in Council Tax in 2016/17, as the council commits to protect services for the most vulnerable in the borough.

Register to vote to have your say

Published on Friday, 26 February 2016

Local residents are reminded that they must be signed up to vote in order to have their say at this year's elections.

Big decisions live

Published on Monday, 15 February 2016

Important local decisions, such as April’s proposed rise in council tax, can now be viewed as they are made.

Budget decisions will protect social care services

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016

Vital social care services for vulnerable adults and children would be protected under the budget recommendations agreed by the Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday 27 January.

Five to get freedom of the Royal Borough

Published on Friday, 29 January 2016

Five local people are to be given the Freedom of the Borough for their long-standing service to the area and its residents.

New Year message from the Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Creating job opportunities for local residents, expanding leisure and library facilities and revamping some of the borough's high streets will be among the priorities for 2016.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Cabinet reshuffle

Published on Monday, 07 December 2015

Portfolios change for Council's Cabinet.

Greenwich expresses its solidarity

Published on Friday, 20 November 2015

Residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich have been showing their sympathies with the citizens of Paris by signing a book of condolence.

They Will Be Remembered: Woolwich Memorial Dedicated on Armistice Day for Eleven Local Heroes

Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Eleven local heroes were remembered at a poignant service today at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month at St George's Chapel in Woolwich.

Royal Borough contractor wins highest standard for vehicle safety

Published on Wednesday, 19 August 2015

One of the Royal Borough's most commonly recognised contractors has been awarded the highest possible standard for vehicle safety.

Abbey Wood consultation

Published on Friday, 07 August 2015

People who live in and travel via Abbey Wood are being invited to help shape important plans to improve one of the key local streets close to the station.

Easier access to online council services

Published on Monday, 03 August 2015

More services are being added to the Royal Borough's website making it even easier for residents to access information and pay bills online.

Royal Borough celebrates 50-year link

Published on Monday, 08 June 2015

The Royal Borough marked a 50-year friendship with the Slovenian town of Maribor last week.

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