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Royal Borough of Greenwich

Royal Borough of Greenwich
The Woolwich Centre
35 Wellington Street
SE18 6HQ

Telephone: 020 8854 8888

About us

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is an Inner London borough in south-east London, England. Taking its name from the historic town of Greenwich, the London Borough of Greenwich was formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of the former area of the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich with part of the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich to the east.

Our vision and values

We are committed to promoting equality, and the quality of life for all our citizens.

As our plans for urban regeneration and economic revival come to fruition, our overriding priority is to ensure that all residents and communities within the borough are able to grasp the opportunities before them, fulfil their potential, share in the benefits and make Greenwich a place where people want to live, work, learn and visit.

Our vision for the borough is strongly aligned to visions set out in the Greenwich Strategy.

When exercising our duties and responsibilities, we aim to:

  • ensure delivery of high quality, value for money services
  • protect the vulnerable and promote independence
  • promote equality in all sections of the community and celebrate diversity
  • challenge discrimination in our own operations
  • listen to our communities, especially the voices of young people
  • provide a model of open, democratic local government
  • foster high levels of achievement among our citizens and institutions
  • develop effective partnerships with all the agencies that impact on the lives of Greenwich residents
  • maximise our impact as a local authority, as a partner with business, the voluntary sector and other public agencies.
  • Our commitment to equality

    Royal Borough of Greenwich is firmly committed to tackling discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and good community relations in Royal Greenwich.

    Our commitment applies to all areas of our work including service provision and commissioning, employment, regulation and in our roles as landlord and community leader. We will work with our partners in the private, public and community sectors to achieve our objectives. We believe that the diversity of Royal Greenwich is one of our greatest assets and should be celebrated and valued.

    Our equality policy sets out our key commitments and who is responsible for ensuring they are implemented. The policy is currently being redrafted and will be published here as soon as it has been agreed by the Royal Borough.

    Our statutory responsibilities

    The Royal Borough is required by the general public sector duty of the Equality Act 2010 to "have due regard to the need to":

    • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
    • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
    • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

    The duty applies in respect of:

    • age
    • disability
    • race
    • gender
    • religion or belief
    • sexual orientation
    • gender reassignment
    • pregnancy and maternity
    • marriage and civil partnership (employment only).

    We also have specific duties to publish accessible information each year demonstrating how we have complied with the equality duty, and to publish specific and measurable equality objectives every four years.