Completed consultations

From 20 Jul 2023 to 25 Aug 2023

Have your say on the Draft Street Trading Policy 

We are proposing to update our Street Trading Policy to help better manage street trading in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  

We’re asking residents, businesses and anyone else who might be affected to share their thoughts on the Draft Street Trading Policy by Friday 25 August at 11.59pm.  

The draft policy sets out the Council’s approach to: 

  • Street trading licenses 

  • Pavement and Forecourt trading licenses 

  • Trading via ice cream vans 

Please view the Draft Street Trading Policy document below and send your comments by email to
The proposed policy aims to provide a clear, consistent service for users, balancing the needs of street traders with those of residents, workers, shoppers, visitors and anyone else using the streets.  

All comments received by Friday 25 August will be considered by the Council. 

From 14 Jun 2023 to 21 Jul 2023

We want to promote greater independence for our children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or those who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).   

You can help us make positive changes to the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s policy on travel assistance, ensuring we spend money as wisely as possible while giving more flexibility and choice to parents/carers and families. 

Our consultation runs from 14 June to 21 July 2023. Make a difference and have your say.

From 19 May 2023 to 14 Jul 2023

We are interested to know your views on the level of support that should be offered to residents who are underoccupying; to help and support them into properties which are more suitable to their needsa nd to increase the flow of larger homes back into circulation for larger families in housing need.

From 01 Jun 2023 to 25 Jun 2023

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and the LTA have announced a partnership to invest in and refurbish public park tennis courts in Royal Greenwich. In total, six park tennis venues will be renovated, with investment of £300,000 helping ensure that quality facilities are available for the local community.    

Starting with Bostall Gardens, this investment will see many of our existing park tennis courts brought back to life for the benefit of local communities through renovation works, and improved court accessibility with new gate-access technology and booking systems.  

We want to ensure the newly refurbished courts are accessible to as many local people as possible. If you’re a resident in the Bostall Gardens area, we would like to hear your thoughts on how we can encourage you to take up, come back to or keep playing tennis. 

Have your say.

From 24 Apr 2023 to 02 Jun 2023

In England, councils can reduce business rates with a hardship relief. The Royal Borough of Greenwich is currently reviewing its discretionary scheme to reduce business rates on the grounds of hardship, but we need your feedback.  

The purpose of the hardship relief scheme is to support rate payers by helping reduce their rates in exceptional circumstances.   

When deciding on applications, the Council is considering using a range of criteria All factors must be taken into account to enable us to reach a fair, reasonable and proportionate decision.  

Section 49 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 provides billing authorities with the discretion to reduce business rates “to such extent as the authority thinks fit”; where it is satisfied that: 

  • The ratepayer would sustain hardship if the authority did not do so; and 

  • It is reasonable for the authority to do so, having regard to the interests of persons subject to its council tax. 

We are seeking your views on which criteria to use when considering whether to reduce rates for businesses that may need it in Royal Greenwich.