Join us for Christmas Carols

Free hot punch and mince pies plus the Christmas raffle draw.

All donations will go to Crisis at Christmas, helping homeless people in London.

When

12 December 2018
7–8pm

Meet

On the lawn outside Westcombe Court

All residents’ meeting: October round-up

Minutes will now be available to download for all-residents’ meetings.

Here’s the first available from our latest meeting held 16 October 2018.

Download PDF

Seniors’ meet-up at Mycenae House

If you know a senior (or you are one) that would like to meet others in a friendly environment, our local Mycenae House hosts regular meet-ups every Thursday 1–4pm.

The group gathers for a relaxed and informal catch up over tea and cake, which is £1.

For more information, visit mycenaehouse.co.uk or email mycenaeoutreach@gmail.com.

Address

Mycenae House
90 Mycenae Road
SE3 7SE

Keeping safe

Lower the likelihood of theft or damage to your car.

There’s been a spate of broken car windows on the estate and its surrounds, and the advice from local police is to make sure you leave nothing – not even small items of clothing or shopping – on display, as most of the crimes are committed by addicts who are desperate to fund their habit.

The cost and nuisance of replacing car windows usually greatly exceeds the value of the items stolen, so it’s worth the effort.

If you see a crime as it’s happening, please call the police immediately on 999.

Think before you click!

Cyber crime is increasing, with more people reporting phishing emails in recent years. If you receive an email or text message asking you to follow a link to give sensitive information such as a password or bank details, be mindful this is likely to be a scam.

Don’t respond to it, but also don’t ignore it. You can report it by forwarding suspicious emails to nfibphishing@city-of-london.pnn.police.uk or through the Action Fraud website.

Estate inspection: a joint effort

Our estate is due for an inspection from the council in November.

If you’re around and want to voice any concerns or issues affecting the neighbourhood such as fly tipping, communal repairs, and improvements to the estate, this is the time to get involved.

If you’re unable to attend the meeting, please email hello@vanbrughparkestate.com with anything you’d like to bring up.

When’s it happening?

Thursday 29 November 2018
Meet outside Westcombe Court at 10:30am

53 bus service review – have your say

TfL is planning to make changes to bus routes across London, including reducing the frequency and shortening the 53 bus route, which runs through Blackheath.

While the intention is to reduce the amount of buses on the road and make the network more efficient, this revised service could have a negative impact on those with an already long journey to Whitehall.

Read the proposal in more detail, and if you have anything you’d like to contribute, fill out the online survey by 9 November 2018.

About the estate

Designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon and completed in 1963, Vanbrugh Park Estate is set on seven acres with a mixture of dwelling types: an eight-storey tower block with 64 flats, low-rise terraced houses, and maisonettes arranged over garages