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Truck loaded with rubbish seized in clean-up action

Published on Monday, 09 October 2017

A van loaded with rubbish was among seven vehicles seized in a drive to rid streets of unlicensed vehicles and tackle fly tipping.

Autumn leaves clear-up

Published on Friday, 29 September 2017

Autumn brings stunning scenes across Royal Greenwich as the trees turn red and gold but also creates a large volume of leaf fall to many roads.

Flower power boosts London Borough of Culture bid

Published on Friday, 29 September 2017

A splash of colour has been added to two of the Glyndon Estate's flowerbeds.

Innovative new E-bike loan scheme helping local people try a new transport experience

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Residents in the Royal Borough are being encouraged to think about how they travel, with the introduction of a new scheme that offers the opportunity to borrow an electric bike for a month.

Sharing Cities consortium meets in Royal Greenwich as new clean air initiative is launched

Published on Monday, 25 September 2017

Over 30 partner organisations in the fields of academia, business and government, from across Europe, met in Royal Greenwich as part of the European Union funded 'Sharing Cities' programme.

'No licence, no vehicle' Royal Greenwich and Police crackdown on illegal vehicles

Published on Monday, 11 September 2017

Two vehicles have been seized and a driver has been fined in an intensive joint operation between Royal Greenwich and the Metropolitan Police.

Streets ahead! Greenwich bucks waste complaints national trend

Published on Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Cleaner streets, faster response times and a more efficient in-house service; these are just some of the recent successes achieved by the Royal Borough's Street Services team.

Fly-tipper caught in the act

Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A fly-tipper on an illegal traveller site in Blackheath has been arrested within minutes of emptying his truckload of rubbish onto the land.

Full steam ahead for Plumstead High Street deep clean

Published on Wednesday, 09 August 2017

A high pressure, chewing gum-removing, dirt-blasting jet washer is being used to clean Plumstead High Street.

New scheme launched in Royal Borough that rewards local people for helping tackle air pollution

Published on Tuesday, 08 August 2017

A new scheme encouraging people to switch from cars to walking and cycling to help tackle local air pollution was launched today (3 August) in the west Greenwich LEN project area.

In Bloom competition puts the green into Greenwich

Published on Friday, 04 August 2017

It's been another year of tough competition and it's time to find out who has the greenest fingers in the Royal Borough.

Operation #PositivePlumstead

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017

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

Award-winning Royal Greenwich Parks

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

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.

Abandoned and illegal vehicles seized during Operation Stop It!

Published on Tuesday, 04 July 2017

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

New Masterplan sets out development vision for Charlton Riverside

Published on Friday, 23 June 2017

An ambitious Masterplan that sets out a future vision for a regenerated Charlton Riverside, in south east London, was formally adopted at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting (21 June) in the Royal Borough.

Green-roof topping out ceremony as new Sutcliffe Park multi-sports centre nears completion

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

Completion of a new indoor multi-sports centre being built at Sutcliffe Park for the Royal Borough of Greenwich has moved a step closer with a milestone 'topping out' ceremony today (21 June).

Drop-in for new Plumstead Library and Leisure Centre design

Published on Friday, 16 June 2017

Designs for the new Plumstead Library and Leisure Centre development will be on view at a drop-in session at Plumstead Library on 29 June.

Cleaner air for the next generation: Air Quality Action Plan published on National Clean Air Day

Published on Friday, 16 June 2017

A landmark strategy for delivering a cleaner and greener Royal Borough of Greenwich for residents has been published on National Clean Air Day (15 June 2017).

Royal Borough celebrates National Clean Air Day: 15 June

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Thursday 15 June is National Clean Air Day and the Royal Borough of Greenwich is proudly supporting the day with a number of events and activities.

Love Plumstead, Hate Litter - a positive campaign for a #PositivePlumstead

Published on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A revitalised, cleaner, litter-free Plumstead befitting of a Royal Borough - this is what the all new 'Love Plumstead, Hate Litter' campaign aims to deliver.

Gardening for Greenwich in Bloom

Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The ever-popular Greenwich in Bloom competition returns this year with five exciting categories in which green-fingered residents can enter their gardens and show local pride in their environment.

Royal Greenwich publishes Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The strategy features a series of landmark policies to protect and preserve these much-loved assets for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

'Did you know' about our anti-littering competition?

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Great British Spring Clean was a great success as local schools, parks groups and Environment Champions rallied together to participate in borough-wide litter-picks and clean-ups.

Free recycle sacks now available in four Royal Greenwich libraries

Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017

From today the four biggest libraries will be providing free recycling sacks.

Royal Borough to run innovative trial to develop 26 tonne electric refuse truck technology

Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been successful in securing funding as part of a consortium which will see a 26 tonne electric refuse vehicle trialled in Greenwich.

We came, we saw, we cleaned

Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Volunteers turned out in force to help #KeepGreenwichClean between the 3-5 March.

Fly-tipper helps secure his own fine

Published on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Thamesmead fly-tipper has inadvertently provided the critical piece of evidence in proving his guilt.

Heavy fines for noise nuisance offences

Published on Tuesday, 07 March 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has successfully prosecuted a business and a household in two separate cases - both for breaking noise laws by playing music too loudly.

Charlton Riverside formal consultation launches

Published on Monday, 27 February 2017

Residents are being invited to participate in our consultation on the proposed Charlton Riverside development.

Greenwich champions needed for Great British Spring Clean

Published on Monday, 20 February 2017

We want individuals, communities and schools to come together and litter-pick as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

Illegal waste carrier fined £1,665 and has vehicle seized

Published on Wednesday, 15 February 2017

An illegal waste carrier has been fined £1,665 and had his vehicle confiscated by the Royal Borough of Greenwich Enforcement Team.

Fly-tipping businesses in Eltham fined £1,600

Published on Friday, 10 February 2017

Four local businesses who dumped waste in an alleyway have been fined £400 each - the maximum penalty allowed by law.

Royal Borough of Greenwich welcomes Mayor of London

Published on Thursday, 02 February 2017

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was warmly welcomed to the Royal Borough today (2 February) by Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Enviro Champ boosts Christmas crackdown on fly-tipping

Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2016

A local Environment Champion is working with residents and Council officers to clamp down on fly-tipping and littering in his local area.

Green light for Greener Greenwich

Published on Friday, 16 December 2016

The seminal strategy for the Royal Borough of Greenwich to address climate change and its impact on the local environment.

Local Environment Champ helps to catch fly-tipper

Published on Tuesday, 06 December 2016

A local Environment Champion has helped the Royal Borough of Greenwich issue its third £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping.

Royal Borough of Greenwich awarded clean air status

Published on Monday, 05 December 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been awarded 'Cleaner Air Borough Status' for its initiatives to improve air quality in the borough.

Topping out celebration marks high point for 1,500 home Woolwich development

Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

During the ceremony, Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, completed the structure of the first apartment block to be built by trowelling the very last piece of concrete.

£800 of fines for fly-tipping business

Published on Thursday, 10 November 2016

A second £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping - the maximum penalty allowed by law - has been issued to another business in Royal Greenwich.

New website for Abbey Wood regeneration

Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2016

A new website has been launched for Abbey Wood providing a central point for residents and businesses to find out more about the exciting regeneration work happening in the area.

Wilton Road public space improvement project

Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Wilton Road in Abbey Wood is set for a range of street and public space improvements, as part of a wider regeneration scheme for the area.

First £400 Fixed Penalty Notice issued for fly tipping

Published on Monday, 19 September 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has issued its first £400 fine for fly tipping since the council became one of the first local authorities to commit to the maximum Fixed Penalty Notice.

Hervey Road playing field planning submission now online

Published on Friday, 09 September 2016

The planning application for the proposed developments at Hervey Road playing fields can now be viewed on the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Planning Portal website.

A Greener Future for Royal Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 25 August 2016

Residents can voice their opinions about environmental issues at four public meetings to be held across the Royal Borough in September.

Early success for Woolwich's Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

Published on Friday, 19 August 2016

Woolwich Town Centre's Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) has already proven a great success with residents and traders reporting a much improved, family-friendly atmosphere.

Healthy eating, healthy living - apply for an allotment!

Published on Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is calling all residents with an interest in gardening!

Have your say on the Sharing Cities programme

Published on Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Royal Borough is looking to local residents and businesses to help shape its new Sharing Cities programme in East Greenwich and Greenwich Peninsula.

Royal Borough announces plans to improve air quality and create £2m Low Emission Neighbourhood

Published on Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching two new documents for consultation today (21 July), the Greener Greenwich Strategy and the new Air Quality Action Plan.

Fierce fines for fly-tippers

Published on Monday, 20 June 2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is launching a concerted campaign to tackle fly-tipping head-on in the borough.

Eltham High Street Public Realm Improvements information drop-in session

Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2016

An information drop-in session for people to find out more about the £6.6 million public realm improvement scheme being carried out in Eltham High Street is being held on 2 July.

St George's Garrison Church gets a clean up

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016

The historic St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich got a spruce-up thanks to a partnership between the council and a local voluntary trust.

New future for Spray Street gets the green-light

Published on Friday, 20 May 2016

The Royal Borough's plans to bring a new lease of life to the area around the covered market in Woolwich have taken a step forward after approval was given at last night's cabinet meeting.

Donate your old laptop

Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2016

As of last week you can donate your old laptops, game consoles, routers and mobile phones at a number of libraries across the borough.

Still time to switch and save

Published on Friday, 06 May 2016

Householders in the Royal Borough of Greenwich could make significant savings on their energy bills by registering for the Big London Energy Switch (BLES) this month.

Information Centre for Eltham Town Centre improvements opens

Published on Wednesday, 09 March 2016

The Royal Borough has opened a project information centre for any residents who would like to view the many improvements that Eltham will be receiving in the coming months.

Royal Borough in landmark new planning policy to make affordable housing viability studies more transparent

Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Landmark planning policy approved by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Big savings for residents on energy bills

Published on Friday, 19 February 2016

Royal Borough of Greenwich residents have signed up for lower fuel prices in the latest round of the Big London Energy Switch.

£11.2 million of investment for Plumstead

Published on Friday, 19 February 2016

The investment will deliver a state of the art, combined library, leisure and cultural facility at the heart of Plumstead.

Have your say on future development

Published on Monday, 15 February 2016

Local people are asked to help shape future development in the Royal Borough by sharing their ideas and views in a new consultation.

Take care of your neighbourhood

Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The new year is all about resolutions so why not make one to help keep your local neighbourhood clean and tidy?

Unsafe and overcrowded hotel ordered to cease operating

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016

A hostel which crammed 60 beds into two upstairs floors has been told to close in order by the Royal Borough.

Thames Water smart meter visits

Published on Friday, 08 January 2016

Thames Water starts door-to-door visits to tell residents about a smart metering programme this month.

Christmas and New Year's bin collection dates

Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Make sure you take note of the change of bin collection days over the festive period.

Eltham 99p store fined £23,000 after mice found to have gnawed through food packaging

Published on Friday, 27 November 2015

A 99p store in Eltham has been fined £23,566 after food that had been nibbled by mice was found on sale in the store.

Westcombe Park residents to be given noise reduction barriers

Published on Friday, 27 November 2015

Residents whose homes back onto the busy A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach road are to have noise reduction fencing fitted at the end of their gardens.

Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn

Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Green Chain is packed with things to do, most of which are free!

Road repairs team win top green award

Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015

A team of young people learning how to repair minor roads in the borough have scooped a top environmental award.

New powers help to tackle fly-tippers

Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2015

The Royal Borough has used new powers to seize vehicles suspected of dumping waste illegally as part of its ongoing crackdown on fly-tipping.

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