Council housing block and Bull pub set to go for Woolwich leisure centre

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A block of council housing is set for demolition as part of plans for a new leisure centre in Woolwich on the site of the current Wilko store. Greenwich Council’s cabinet will decide on Wednesday whether to flatten Troy House, which houses over-55s, as part of the scheme which will see the Waterfront Leisure Centre […]

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  • Three-year-old jet washer to be mothballed as part of Greenwich Council cuts

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    A £31,000 jet-washing machine bought just three years ago with money from Transport for London is set to be taken out of regular use as part of a programme of austerity cuts. The machine was bought as part of a 18-month long, £6.5m programme to revamp Eltham High Street, which was funded by TfL and […]

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  • Wilko to quit Woolwich as leisure centre plan gathers pace

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    853 exclusive: The homeware chain Wilko is to leave Woolwich later this year with Greenwich Council planning to turn its site into a new leisure centre, 853 can reveal. While the leisure centre plans have been around for some years, the future fate of one of Woolwich’s most popular stores has been a mystery to […]

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  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital workers scared to challenge smokers outside baby unit

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    Staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital are wary of challenging people who smoke outside the hospital entrance, the hospital’s boss has admitted. Ben Travis, the chief executive of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, told a panel of Greenwich councillors on Thursday that staff had reported “difficult experiences” when challenging smokers, who stand outside the entrance, which […]

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  • Former council leader to be quizzed on Plumstead Slade toilet café

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    Greenwich Council’s former leader Denise Hyland is to be asked to appear before a scrutiny panel to discuss the controversial conversion of a public toilet in Plumstead into a café. The Slade café opened in October 2018 after the council spent more than half a million pounds refurbishing the former conveniences opposite Plumstead Common. While […]

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  • Invitation to tender Activity Plan Consultant

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    The Brunel Museum has been successful in receiving a development grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for The Brunel Museum Reinvented, an exciting project marking Phase II of the Trustees’ 10 year Master Plan.  We are now seeking to engage a suitably qualified consultant/team to develop an Activity Plan, in line with the Heritage […]

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  • Polluters to cough up as Lewisham Council backs new parking charges

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    New parking charges have been approved by Lewisham Council in an attempt to improve air quality and tackle the climate emergency.   The new banded prices, which were agreed by elected mayor Damien Egan and his cabinet last night, will come into effect in April. They mean drivers of electric cars who need parking permits […]

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  • Greenwich Council tax set to go up by 3.99% in April

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    Council tax in Greenwich borough is set to rise by almost four per cent from April under new budget plans outlined today. Bills will be hiked 3.99%, including a 2% increase to cover spiralling social care costs as the government places more of the burden for this on council tax payers. A band D bill […]

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  • Make it your New Year’s Resolution to join the plastic pollution revolution!

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    A group of Year 9 Gillotts School students have channelled their energy and passion into joining the plastic pollution revolution and invite you to join them this New Year! Working alongside the Education Team at the River & Rowing Museum, the group devoted 12 hours to complete the volunteering section of their Bronze Duke ofRead More

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