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London Borough of Greenwich
Motto: We Govern by Serving
Shown within Greater London
Status London borough
— Total
Ranked 273rd
47.35 km2 (18.3 sq mi)
ONS code 00AL
Admin HQ Woolwich
— Total (2008 est.)
Ranked 64th (of 326)
4,708 /km2 (12,194 /sq mi)
White British
White Irish
Other White
White & Black Caribbean
White & Black African
White & Asian
Other Mixed
Other Asian
Black Caribbean
Black African
Other Black
(2005 estimates)[1]
Greenwich London Borough Council
Logo of Greenwich London Borough Council
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Mayor Cllr Allan MacCarthy
Executive Labour
MPs John Austin
Clive Efford
Nick Raynsford
London Assembly
— Member
Greenwich and Lewisham
Len Duvall
Coat of Arms
Coat of arms of Greenwich London Borough Council
Official website

The London Borough of Greenwich (pronounced /ˈɡrɛnɪtʃ/ ( listen)) is an Inner London borough in south-east London, England. Taking its name from the historic town of Greenwich, the present borough 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.

Greenwich is one of five host boroughs for the 2012 London Olympics with events due to be held at the Royal Artillery Barracks (Shooting), Greenwich Park (Equestrianism) and The O2-former Millennium Dome (Gymnastics; Basketball).

Greenwich is also world famous as the traditional location of the Prime Meridian, on which all Coordinated Universal Time is based. The Prime Meridian running through Greenwich and the Greenwich Observatory is where the designation Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT began, and on which all world times are based.

To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, in 2012 Greenwich is to become the fourth Royal Borough, due to its historic links with the Royal Family, and its status as home of the Prime Meridian and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]



It was formed in 1965 by merging the former area of the metropolitan boroughs of Greenwich and most of Woolwich (with the exception of North Woolwich, north of the river, which became part of the London Borough of Newham).

The name 'Charlton' was briefly considered for the borough.[3] Greenwich was once turned down for city status, which if it had been accepted the borough would be known as the City of Greenwich, similar to the City of Westminster.

Greenwich and Observatory


The borough lies along the south bank of the River Thames between Deptford and Thamesmead. Because of the shape of the river, the waterfront is extremely long. Travelling south away from the waterfront, the ground swiftly rises: Shooters Hill in the east and the high ground of Blackheath in the west bookend the borough, Eltham to the south of these hills falls away slightly.

Greenwich is bounded by the London Boroughs of Bexley to the east, Bromley to the south and Lewisham to the west, and across the River Thames to the north lie Tower Hamlets and Newham.



The borough's population at a 2005 estimate was 228,100 of which over 77% of the population was ethnically White with more than 1 in 20 residents of African-Caribbean ethnicity and substantial minorities of South and East Asian heritage.


Central Greenwich Town contains a UNESCO World Heritage Site centred on Christopher Wren's Royal Naval College and the Old Royal Observatory.

Civic affairs


The 2009/10 Mayor is Cllr Allan MacCarthy (Charlton ward).

Shaped like an astrolabe, the 18ct gold badge on the Mayor's chain embodies the ‘time-ball’ on the principal building of the old Greenwich Royal Observatory, the meridian line and lines of latitude and longitude. The ‘time-ball’ is set with small rubies.


The Executive is composed of ten Labour members, led by Cllr Chris Roberts (Peninsula ward) who has been Leader of the Council since 2001.

Coat of arms

The hour glass and radiated stars are taken from the arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich and symbolise the position of the borough as the place from which the standard of time is taken. The three cannon barrels, are taken from the arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich and signify the association of that borough with the Royal Arsenal.


The London Borough of Greenwich is twinned with:


Greenwich London Borough Council

Summary of council election results:

Overall control Labour Conservative Lib Dem SDP
2006 Labour 36 13 2 -
2002 Labour 38 9 4 -
1998 Labour 52 8 2 -
1994 Labour 47 8 3 4
1990 Labour 44 12 2 4
1986 Labour 44 12 6 -
1982 Labour 43 16 3 -
1978 Labour 45 17 - -
1974 Labour 52 8 - -
1971 Labour 55 5 - -
1968 Conservative 22 38 - -
1964 Labour 49 11 - -

Greenwich is administered by 51 councillors. The Labour Party currently has an overall majority on the council, holding 36 seats, with the Conservatives holding 13, and the Liberal Democrats 2. Labour has had a majority on the council since 1971.

Map showing the borders of London Borough of Greenwich and its 17 wards

Electoral wards

Since 2002, the borough has been divided into 17 wards, each electing three councillors every four years. At the 2006 elections the Conservatives gained three seats from Labour (two in Kidbrooke with Hornfair and one in Blackheath Westcombe) and one from the Liberal Democrats (Eltham South). Labour gained one seat from the Liberal Democrats (Middle Park and Sutcliffe) and one from an Independent (Abbey Wood).

Ward Members elected in 2002 Members elected in 2006
Abbey Wood Clive Mardner (Lab) Clive Mardner (Lab)
Ismail Danesi (Lab) Steve Offord (Lab)
Steve Offord (Lab) Jagir Sekhon (Lab)
Blackheath Westcombe Alex Grant (Lab) Geoff Brighty (Con)
Annie Keys (Lab) Alex Wilson (Con)
Rhodri Harris (Con) Alex Grant (Lab)
Charlton Janet Gillman (Lab) Janet Gillman (Lab)
Bob Lewis (Lab) Allan MacCarthy (Lab)
Gary Parker (Lab) Gary Parker (Lab)
Coldharbour and New Eltham Dorothy Mepsted (Con) John Hills (Con)
John Hills (Con) Mandy Brinkhurst (Con)
Chris Taylor (Con) Chris Taylor (Con)
Eltham North Dermot Poston (Con) Spencer Drury (Con)
Spencer Drury (Con) Dermot Poston (Con)
Douglas Ellison (Con) Nigel Fletcher (Con)
Eltham South Peter King (Con) Peter King (Con)
Eileen Glover (Con) Eileen Glover (Con)
Mark Pattenden (LibDem) Elizabeth Truss (Con)
Eltham West Mick Hayes (Lab) Mick Hayes (Lab)
Bill Freeman (Lab) Bill Freeman (Lab)
Ray Walker (Lab) Ray Walker (Lab)
Glyndon Don Austen (Lab) Don Austen (Lab)
Paul Tyler (Lab) Paul Tyler (Lab)
John Wakefield (Lab) John Wakefield (Lab)
Greenwich West Maureen O'Mara (Lab) Maureen O'Mara (Lab)
David Grant (Lab) David Grant (Lab)
Jagir Sekhon (Lab) Margaret Mythen (Lab)
Kidbrooke with Hornfair Norman Adams (Lab) Graeme Coombes (Con)
John Cove (Lab) Norman Adams (Lab)
David Gardner (Lab) Andy Jennings (Con)
Middle Park and Sutcliffe Harry Potter (LibDem) Brian Woodcraft (LibDem)
Brian Woodcraft (LibDem) Clare Morris (Lab)
Iain Gerrard (LibDem) Paul Webbewood (LibDem)
Peninsula Mary Mills (Lab) Mary Mills (Lab)
Kuheli Mookerjee (Lab) Dick Quibell (Lab)
Chris Roberts (Lab) Chris Roberts (Lab)
Plumstead Pete Challis (Lab) Angela Cornforth (Lab)
Angela Cornforth (Lab) Kanta Patel (Lab)
Alistair Macrae (Lab) Sajid Jawaid (Lab)
Shooters Hill Michael Hayes (Lab) John Kelly (Lab)
John Kelly (Lab) Danny Thorpe (Lab)
Vicky Morse(Lab) Denise Hyland (Lab)
Thamesmead Moorings Peter Brooks (Lab) Peter Brooks (Lab)
Jackie Smith (Lab) Jackie Smith (Lab)
Peter Kotz (Lab) Peter Kotz (Lab)
Woolwich Common Brian O'Sullivan (Lab) Beverley Jones (Lab)
Rajwant Sidhu (Lab) Rajwant Sidhu (Lab)
Harry Singh (Lab) Harry Singh (Lab)
Woolwich Riverside Barbara Barwick (Lab) Barbara Barwick (Lab)
Terry Hales (Lab) Terry Hales (Lab)
John Fahy (Lab) John Fahy (Lab)

By elections in 2002-2006 Council

Ward Date of by election Member elected
Plumstead 18 December 2003 Kanta Patel (Lab)
Shooters Hill 29 July 2004 Danny Thorpe (Lab)
Eltham North 10 February 2005 Nigel Fletcher (Con)

By elections in 2006-2010 Council

Ward Date of by election Member elected
Plumstead 25 September 2008 Matthew Morrow (Lab)
Ward Members elected in 1978 Members elected in 1982 Members elected in 1986 Members elected in 1990 Members elected in 1994 Members elected in 1998
Abbey Wood Woodrow Clacher (Lab) John Wakefield (Lab) Graham Barnes (Alliance) David Lewis (SDP) David Lewis (SDP) Clive Mardner (Lab)
Arthur Capelin (Lab) Michael Yates (Lab) Terry Malone (Alliance) Terry Malone (SDP) Terry Malone (SDP) Derek Steedman (Lab)
Arsenal Norman Sims (Lab) David Whyte (Lab) Lance Mulcahy (Lab) Lance Mulcahy (Lab) Justin Pierce (Lab) Brian O'Sullivan (Lab)
Avery Hill Anthony Newman (Lab) Edward Randall (Lib Alliance) Edward Randall (Alliance) Edward Randall (LibDem) Edward Randall (LibDem) Mark Pattenden (LibDem)
Blackheath Arthur Rolfe (Con) Arthur Rolfe (Con) John Antcliffe (Con) Geoff Brighty (Con) Geoff Brighty (Con) Geoff Brighty (Con)
James Foreman-Pack (Con) Raymond Hatter (Con) Robin Henderson (Con) Robin Henderson (Con) Chris Phillips (Con) Rhodri Harris (Con)
Burrage Philip Mornington (Lab) James Draper (Lab) James Draper (Lab) Len Duvall (Lab) Len Duvall (Lab) Len Duvall (Lab)
Charlton Roy Preston (Lab) Dave Picton (Lab) Dave Picton (Lab) Dave Picton (Lab) Dave Picton (Lab) David Grant (Lab)
Gurdip Dhillon (Lab) Roy Preston (Lab) Lesley Seary (Lab) Sukhudev Sanghara (Lab) Sukhudev Sanghara (Lab) Sajid Jawaid (Lab)
Coldharbour Eugene Keating (Lab) Thomas Carter (Lab) Thomas Carter (Lab) William Jeavons (Lab) Pete Challis (Lab) Jacques Devaux (Lab)
Ramon Martin (Lab) Paul Richardson (Lab) William Jeavons (Lab) Pete Challis (Lab) Jacques Devaux (Lab) John Kelly (Lab)
Deansfield Terence Jones (Con) Terence Jones (Con) Alec Miles (Con) Alec Miles (Con) Alec Miles (Con) Alec Miles (Con)
Eltham Park Wendy Mitchell (Con) Wendy Mitchell (Con) Wendy Mitchell (Con) Wendy Mitchell (Con) Dermot Poston (Con) Dermot Poston (Con)
Colin Coulson-Thomas (Con) Kenneth Kear (Con) Kenneth Kear (Con) Kenneth Kear (Con) Michael Simpson (Con) Michael Simpson (Con)
Eynsham Alan Brooks (Lab) Philip Graham (Lab) Philip Graham (Lab) John Rastall (SDP) Barrie Groves (SDP) Barrie Groves (Lab)
Derek Dean (Lab) Laura Vincent (Lab) Simon Oelman (Lab) Barrie Groves (SDP) John Rastall (SDP) Ismail Danesi (Lab)
Ferrier David Crowther (Lab) David Crowther (Lab) Serena Lovelace (Lab) James Gillman (Lab) Deborah Smith (Lab) Mavis Best (Lab)
Charles Parker (Lab) Patrick Wells (Lab) Edward McParland (Lab) Edward McParland (Lab) Michael Yates (Lab) Deborah Smith (Lab)
Glyndon Christopher Jeffrey (Lab) Christopher Jeffrey (Lab) Glyn Williams (Lab) Clare Cronin (Lab) Don Austen (Lab) Don Austen (Lab)
Joseph Stanyer (Lab) Glyn Williams (Lab) Steven Morgan (Lab) Satish Rai (Lab) John Wakefield (Lab) John Wakefield (Lab)
Herbert Rees Vaughan (Lab) Rees Vaughan (Lab) Duncan Maxton (Lab) Samuel Coker (Lab) Samuel Coker (Lab) Beverley Jones (Lab)
John Dunbar (Lab) Frank Smith (Lab) Kanta Patel (Lab) Kanta Patel (Lab) Simon Oelman (Lab) Rajwant Sidhu (Lab)
Hornfair James Gillman (Lab) James Gillman (Lab) James Gillman (Lab) Irene Hogben (Lab) Janet Gillman (Lab) Janet Gillman (Lab)
John Austin-Walker (Lab John Austin-Walker (Lab) John Austin-Walker (Lab) Bob Lewis (Lab) Bob Lewis (Lab) Bob Lewis (Lab)
Kidbrooke Allan MacCarthy (Lab) Geoff Brighty (Con) James Coughlan (Lab) James Coughlan (Lab) Norman Adams (Lab) Norman Adams (Lab)
Nigel Edgerton (Lab) Allan MacCarthy (Lab) Michael Rees (Lab) Giles Brennand (Con) Sabiha Shahzad (Lab) John Cove (Lab)
Lakedale Richard Hove (Lab) Victor Farlie (Lab) Richard Norris (Lab) Ashraith Francis (Lab) Adele Gordon-Peiniger (Lab) Carl Boothe (Lab)
Marie Kingwell (Lab) James Coughlan (Lab) Stephen Smith (Lab) Sajid Jawaid (Lab) Sajid Jawaid (Lab) Barbara Barwick (Lab)
Middle Park Hannah Stroud (Lab) Hannah Stroud (Lab) Catherine Jeffrey (Lab) Philip Graham (Lab) Robert Harris (Lab) Robert Harris (Lab)
John Shlackman (Lab) John Shlackman (Lab) John Shlackman (Lab) Robert Harris (Lab) Barry Taylor (Lab) Barry Taylor (Lab)
New Eltham David Hubber (Con) David Hubber (Con) Dorothy Mepsted (Con) Dorothy Mepsted (Con) Dorothy Mepsted (Con) Dorothy Mepsted (Con)
Dermot Poston (Con) Dermot Poston (Con) Dermot Poston (Con) Martin Gooding (Con) Peter May (Lab) Sidney Nicholson (Con)
Nightingale Margrett Bell (Lab) Margrett Bell (Lab) Pete Challis (Lab) Andrew Gordon (Lab Keith Scott (Lab) Keith Scott (Lab)
Palace Peter King (Con) Peter King (Con) Peter King (Con) Peter King (Con) Peter King (Con) Peter King (Con)
Plumstead Common Shirley Silverman (Lab) Maureen O'Mara (Lab) Piara Rahi (Lab) Vicky Morse (Lab) Vicky Morse (Lab) Vicky Morse (Lab)
Rectory Field Norman Adams (Lab) Norman Adams (Lab) Norman Adams (Lab) Victor Farlie (Lab) Irene Hogben (Lab) Angela Cornforth (Lab)
Donald Swan (Lab) Ronald Robinson (Lab) Victor Farlie (Lab) Norman Adams (Lab) Derek Steedman (Lab) Gary Parker (Lab)
St Alfege Peter Bassett (Con) Dot Bigwood (Lab) Dot Bigwood (Lab) Adele Gordon-Peiniger (Lab) Chris Roberts (Lab) Chris Roberts (Lab)
Robert Browne-Clayton (Con) Robert Gosden (Lab) David Clark (Lab) Deborah Smith (Lab) Kanta Patel (Lab) Kanta Patel (Lab)
St Mary Charles Brooker (Lab) Brian O'Sullivan (Lab) Brian O'Sullivan (Lab) John Fahy (Lab) Brian O'Sullivan (Lab) Nicholas McShee (Lab)
Catherine Jeffrey (Lab) Catherine Jeffrey (Lab) Christine Williams (Lab) Brian O'Sullivan (Lab) John Fahy (Lab) John Fahy (Lab)
St Nicholas Margaret Dean (Lab) Benjamin Mansell (Lab) Annette Barratt (Lab) Roger Hook (Lab) Annette Barratt (Lab) Alistair Macrae (Lab)
Benjamin Mansell (Lab) Timothy Barnett (Lab) William Murphy (Lab) Thelma Purcell (Lab) Claudia Slee (Lab) Claudia Slee (Lab)
Sherard Jeff Jeffrey (Lab) Jeff Jeffrey (Lab) Jeff Jeffrey (Lab) Robert Callow (Lab) Mick Hayes (Lab) Mick Hayes (Lab)
Aleyne Friesner (Lab) Aleyne Friesner (Lab) Quentin Marsh (Lab) Quentin Marsh (Lab) Quentin Marsh (Lab) Quentin Marsh (Lab)
Shrewsbury Eileen Sharp (Con) Eileen Sharp (Con) Lewis Sergeant (Con) Lewis Sergeant (Con) Michael Hayes (Lab) Michael Hayes (Lab)
Slade Sydney Kingwell (Lab) Marie Kingwell (SDP Alliance) David Woodhead (Alliance) John Austin-Walker (Lab) Christopher Evans (Lab) Pete Challis (Lab)
Babubhai Master (Lab) David Woodhead (Lib Alliance) Colin Smith (Alliance) Annett Barratt (Lab) David Woodhead (LibDem) Ann Hutchinson (Lab)
Sutcliffe Trevor Smart (Con) Dingle Clark (Con) Dingle Clark (Con) Brian Woodcraft (LibDem) Brian Woodcraft (LibDem) Brian Woodcraft (LibDem)
Tarn Derek Richards (Con) Derek Richards (Con) Derek Richards (Con) Derek Richards (Con) Derek Richards (Con) Terry Malone (Lab)
Thamesmead Moorings Lance Mulcahy (Lab) Edward Claridge (Lab) Don Austen (Alliance) Edward Claridge (Lab) Claude Ramsay (Lab) Peter Brooks (Lab)
Elsie Simmonds (Lab) Lance Mulcahy (Lab) Edward Claridge (Lab) Patricia Claridge (Lab) Peter Kotz (Lab) Peter Kotz (Lab)
Trafalgar Frank Burton (Lab) Frank Burton (Lab) Alexandra Birtles (Lab) Elizabeth Farmer (Lab) Marion Moseley (Lab) Marion Moseley (Lab)
David Cooper (Lab) Claer Lloyd-Jones (Lab) Elizabeth Farmer (Lab) Roger Taylor (Lab) Jim Gillman (Lab) Jim Gillman (Lab)
Vanbrugh Alice McCleery (Con) Jeremy Wise (Con) Trevor Allman (Lab) Dot Bigwood (Lab) Anthony Moon (Lab) Alex Grant (Lab)
Jeremy Wise (Con) Beryl Blackaby (Con) Christopher Fay (Lab) Anthony Moon (Lab) Richard Rudkin (Lab) Dave Picton (Lab)
Well Hall Helen Gardener (Con) Helen Gardener (Con) Philip Dean (Con) Clive Efford (Lab) Clive Efford (Lab) Bill Freeman (Lab)
Kenneth Kear (Con) Alec Miles (Con) Clive Efford (Lab) Philip Dean (Con) Ray Walker (Lab) Ray Walker (Lab)
West William Strong (Lab) William Strong (Lab) William Strong (Lab) William Strong (Lab) William Strong (Lab) Maureen O'Mara (Lab)
William White (Lab) Ephron Williams (Lab) Ephron Williams (Lab) Sabiha Shsshzad (Lab) Jagir Sekhon (Lab) Jagir Sekhon (Lab)
Woolwich Common Philip Graham (Lab) Karen Waters (Lab) Gurdip Dhillon (Lab) Gurdip Dhillon (Lab) Henry Pike (Lab) Gurdip Dhillon (Lab)
Ramanial Naik (Lab) William Jeavons (Lab) Nicholas Smith (Lab) Henry Pike (Lab) Gurdip Dhillon (Lab) Terry Hales (Lab)

By elections in 1998-2002 Council

Ward Date of by election Member elected
New Eltham 23 March 2000 John Hills (Con)
Trafalgar 4 May 2000 Mary Mills (Lab)
Burrage 7 June 2001 Harry Singh (Lab)

By elections in 1994-1998 Council

Ward Date of by election Member elected
Kidbrooke 6 February 1997 John Cove (Lab)
Thamesmead Moorings 16 October 1997 Peter Brooks (Lab)
Ward Members elected in 1964 Members elected in 1968 Members elected in 1971 Members elected in 1974
Abbey Wood Nick Burbage (Lab) Nick Burbage (Lab) John Cartwright (Lab) John Cartwright (Lab)
George Offord (Lab) John Cartwright (Lab) George Offord (Lab) George Offord (Lab)
David Ramsey (Lab) George Offord (Lab) David Ramsey (Lab) Arthur Capelin (Lab)
Academy Graham Dean (Lab) Maurice Pollard (Con) Vivienne Good (Lab) Catherine Jeffrey (Lab)
Catherine Jeffrey (Lab) Olive Wood (Con) Rees Vaughan (Lab) Rees Vaughan (Lab)
Blackheath Ian Davison (Con) Geoffrey Stow (Con) Alexander Middleton (Lab) Darrell Spurgeon (Lab)
Donald Thurley (Con) Donald Thurley (Con) Geoffrey Stow (Con) James Coughlan (Lab)
Charlton Walter Clarke (Con) Margaret Mendez (Con) Elizabeth Costello (Lab) Roy Preston (Lab)
Thomas Smith (Lab) Frederick Mills (Con) Henry Read (Lab) Nigel Edgerton (Lab)
Coldharbour William Brooks (Lab) Minnie Cole (Con) Eugene Keating (Lab) Eugene Keating (Lab)
Dereck Dean (Lab) Evelyn King (Con) Ramon Martin (Lab) Ramon Martin (Lab)
Eastcombe Kathleen Bullard (Lab) Silvio Bertram (Con) Donald Swan (Lab) David Cooper (Lab)
John Saunders (Lab) John Lewis (Con) David Warrell (Lab) Donald Swan (Lab)
Eltham Sheila Bradley (Con) Hector McDonald (Con) Hector McDonald (Con) Wendy Mitchell (Con)
Frank Newland (Con) Frank Newland (Con) Frank Newland (Con) A Rooth (Con)
Eynsham Leonard Heath (Lab) Dereck Dean (Lab) Dereck Dean (Lab) Dereck Dean (Lab)
Norman Sims (Lab) Norman Sims (Lab) John Winter (Lab) Frederick Styles (Lab)
Hornfair Roland Moyle (Lab) Kenneth Johnson (Con) John Austin-Walker (Lab) John Austin-Walker (Lab)
Robert Score (Lab) Arthur Rolfe (Con) Nigel Edgerton (Lab) James Gillman (Lab)
Horn Park Mervyn Jeffrey (Lab) David Hubber (Con) Charles Parker (Lab) Charles Parker (Lab)
Nellie Woods (Lab) Dermot Poston (Con) John Shlackman (Lab) John Shlackman (Lab)
Kidbrooke Gwilym Jones (Lab) Gladys Barry (Con) Margrett Bell (Lab) Henry Read (Lab)
Henry Read (Lab) Anthony de Silva (Con) Ian Smith (Lab) Gwendolene Wheatley (Lab)
Darrell Spurgeon (Lab) Kenneth Valpy (Con) Gwendolene Wheatley (Lab) Ian Smith (Lab)
Marsh Jessie Chrisp (Lab) Stewart Atkins (Con) Frank Burton (Lab) Frank Burton (Lab)
Ada Kennedy (Lab) Tom Smith (Lab) Richard Ille-Smith (Lab) Richard Ille-Smith (Lab)
Middle Park Thomas Blann (Lab) Wendy Mitchell (Con) John Garrett (Lab) Hannah Stroud (Lab)
Hannah Stroud (Lab) Michael Pattenden (Con) Hannah Stroud (Lab) Margaret Dean (Lab)
New Eltham Roger Fyson (Con) Paul Batterbury (Con) Patrick Devine (Lab) R J English (Con)
Winifred Hulbert (Con) Winifred Hulbert (Con) Catherine Jeffrey (Lab) David Hubber (Con)
Leslie Smith (Con) Leslie Smith (Con) Roger Simmons (Lab) Dermot Poston (Con)
Park Henry Coutts (Lab) Dennis Mills (Con) Edward Razzell (Lab) Frank Smith (Lab)
Harry Icough (Lab) Kathleen Ross (Con) Judith Rees (Lab) Margaret Bourne (Lab)
St George’s Peggy Middleton (Lab) Arthur Capelin (Lab) Arthur Capelin (Lab) Margrett Bell (Lab)
Mabel Polley (Lab) Janet Rigby (Lab) Frederick Styles (Lab) Joseph Stanyer (Lab)
St Margaret’s James Dey (Lab) Jack Helm (Con) Alfred Bassett (Lab) Azile Everitt (Lab)
Azile Everitt (Lab) Neil Hughes-Narborough (Con) Ann Campbell (Lab) Alfred Bassett (Lab)
James Hamilton (Lab) Eileen Sharp (Con) Derek Penfold (Lab) Shirley Silverman (Lab)
St Mary’s William Flood (Lab) Edward Chapman (Lab) Edward Chapman (Lab) Norman Sims (Lab)
Ian Smith (Lab) Harry Tatman (Lab) Norman Sims (Lab) Elizabeth Costello (Lab)
Edward Williams (Lab) Edward Williams (Lab) James Spencer (Lab) Derek Penfold (Lab)
St Nicholas Marie Kingwell (Lab) Marie Kingwell (Lab) David Coates (Lab) Richard Neve (Lab)
Richard Neve (Lab) Richard Neve (Lab) Marie Kingwell (Lab) David Coates (Lab)
Hubert Reilly (Lab) Hubert Reilly (Lab) Richard Neve (Lab) Marie Kingwell (Lab)
Sherard Tom Coombs (Lab) Tom Coombs (Lab) Tom Coombs (Lab) Tom Coombs (Lab)
Terry Malone (Lab) Terry Malone (Lab) Jeff Jeffrey (Lab) Jeff Jeffrey (Lab)
Shooters Hill Charlie Miles (Con) Charlie Miles (Con) Charlie Miles (Con) Albert Selves (Con)
Albert Selves (Con) Albert Selves (Con) Albert Selves (Con) Sidney Wayment (Con)
Slade Joyce Carroll (Lab) Percy Conie (Con) Thomas Little (Lab) Sidney Kingwell (Lab)
Daisy Munns (Lab) George Gibbs (Con) Edward McCarthy (Lab) Benjamin Mansell (Lab)
Trafalgar Charlie Scales (Lab) Charlie Scales (Lab) Charlie Scales (Lab) Len Squirrell (Lab)
Len Squirrell (Lab) Len Squirrell (Lab) Len Squirrell (Lab) Charlie Scales (Lab)
Vanbrugh Jim Manners (Con) Jim Manners (Con) Kathleen Brooks (Lab) James Spencer (Lab)
Elsie Pennington (Con) Sidney Wayment (Con) Michael O’Toole (Lab) Dennis Mills (Con)
Well Hall Ernest Bell (Lab) Jean Avery (Con) Ernest Bell (Lab) Ernest Bell (Lab)
Maisie Bradley (Lab) David Liddle (Con) Paul Sudds (Lab) Mrs G A Bonner (Lab)
West William Darvill (Lab) William Darvill (Lab) Margaret Dean (Lab) Kathleen Brooks (Lab)
William Strong (Lab) William Strong (Lab) William Strong (Lab) William Strong (Lab)
Woolwich Evelyn Mansell (Lab) Evelyn Mansell (Lab) Philip Mornington (Lab) J Costello (Lab)
Philip Mornington (Lab) Philip Mornington (Lab) Joseph Stanyer (Lab) Philip Mornington (Lab)

Westminster Parliament

The borough contains the constituencies of:

As of the 2005 General Election, all three are represented by Labour MPs.



The University of Greenwich main campus is located in the distinctive buildings of the former Royal Naval College. There is a further campus of the university at Avery Hill in Eltham, and also, outside the borough, in Medway. Near the main campus at Greenwich, the Trinity College of Music is housed in the buildings of the former Greenwich Hospital.

Sport within the borough

Greenwich has many sports centres and these are run by Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). There are also many clubs including football clubs such as Charlton Athletic which not only trains children but is also a professional football club playing in League One. There are also several Swimming clubs and Rugby clubs. The Council owns and runs one outdoor swimming pool, the Charlton Lido, which is currently closed to the public.


River crossings

There are foot tunnels under the River Thames between Greenwich and Island Gardens in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and between Woolwich and North Woolwich in the London Borough of Newham. The Woolwich Ferry takes vehicle traffic and links the North Circular Road to the South Circular Road which runs through the borough.

Railway stations

Tube/DLR stations


Parks and open spaces

The borough contains the Greenwich Royal Park.


The Greenwich borough is predominantly Christian (2001 Census). The Christian Church is represented by various denominations, among which are Church of England, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Evangelical, Brethren, Pentecostal, Quakers, etc. Non-Trinitarian groups also exist. Besides these there are various other religious minorities including Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus and Jews.

Postcode areas

SE2 (part), SE3 (part), SE7 (all), SE8 (part), SE9 (part), SE10 (part), SE12 (part), SE13 (part), SE18 (all), SE28 (part), DA15(part) BR7 (part).

See also


  1. ^ Data Management and Analysis Group, Greater London Authority, Demography Update October 2007, (2007)
  2. ^ "Greenwich to become Royal Borough". Greenwich London Borough Council. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2010.  
  3. ^ "Names for Nine New Boroughs of London" The Times, September 14, 1963

External links

Coordinates: 51°27′N 0°03′E / 51.45°N 0.05°E / 51.45; 0.05

Simple English

London Borough of Greenwich
Shown within Greater London
Official website
Status London borough
— Total
Ranked 302nd
47.35 km²
ONS code 00AL
Admin HQ Woolwich
— Total (2005 est.)
Ranked 48th (of 354)
4,817 / km²
Ethnicity 77.1% White
11.1% African-Caribbean
6.8% South Asian
1.2% Chinese
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Mayor Cllr Sajid Jawaid
Executive Labour
MPs John Austin
Clive Efford
Nick Raynsford
London Assembly
— Member
Greenwich and Lewisham
Len Duvall

The London Borough of Greenwich is a London Borough. It is in south east London.

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