Environment and planning press releases

'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.

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 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.

Royal Borough urges residents to take up money saving energy scheme

Published on Thursday, 24 September 2015

Royal Borough residents are being urged by the Council to sign up to a collective scheme encouraging large numbers of people to save money by switching energy suppliers at the same time.

Eltham Cinema complex gets the go-ahead

Published on Friday, 18 September 2015

The Royal Borough’s plans for a new cinema complex in the heart of Eltham Town Centre have been given the go-ahead at a Planning Board meeting last night.

London's biggest single development approved at Greenwich Peninsula

Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2015

The Royal Borough of Greenwich Planning Board has approved a landmark planning application for one of the largest new developments in London.

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.

Council's Planning Board gives permission for cruise liner terminal development

Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Planning Board has resolved to grant planning permission for a development that will see London's first passenger cruise terminal built in the borough.

Rockliffe Gardens Refurbishment

Published on Friday, 17 July 2015

Rockliffe Gardens looking better than ever.

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.

Help the Royal Borough to recycle more

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015

The Royal Borough has outperformed the London average for recycling rates in the last two years as well as achieving the third lowest percentage of landfill in the capital.

New life for a home in Eltham

Published on Monday, 29 June 2015

Residents in Spencer Gardens, Eltham, breathed a sigh of relief when one of the properties was sold to a developer.

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.

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