Drains update November

Update from Andy Eglinton RBG

Hi all,

Just to give you an update following the recent CCTV surveys to the drains across the estate, generally the drain runs are in good condition only requiring cleaning and de-scaling, some minor repairs are required to which I am raising orders for.

I will letter the relevant properties when the order is raised and I speak to Hardy Drainage as to the sequencing of the works.

I haven’t forgotten about the slight leak to the access door in the undercroft at Combe Mews, I have spoken to Hardy drainage who will address the issue when next on site ( imminently ).

Further update from RGB re stairways to all mews properties

20th September 2023

Hi all,

I am writing to you with regards to the concerns that have been raised by some of the residents regarding the waterproofing of the external stairs to blocks 2-20 Combe Avenue, 9-21 Vanbrugh Park Road & 1-19 Combe Mews, this matter has now been referred to our planning department and there will be a revision to the finish of the waterproofing system to ensure that it is more in keeping with the existing concrete appearance.

Once I have more info on this matter I will update you accordingly.



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Drains / gutters update

BDM Works Services Ltd will begin cleaning the gutters across the Estate on Thursday 31st August 2023.

A letter will be delivered to every property.

Hardy Drainage are currently putting a programme in place regarding the drain CCTV surveys.

Looking After Our Estate

Council Repairs

Click here for the Council repairs site

If you experience difficulty with this process please email hello@vanbrughparkestate.com

Update: RGB Estate Maintenance

On 1 Aug 2023, at 07:50, Andrew Eglinton wrote:

Good morning all,

Following drainage surveys / repairs to 1-19 Combe Mews I am writing to let you know that I am raising an order for our drainage contractor Hardy Drainage to carry out CCTV surveys to the rest of the estate, all blocks of houses and blocks 2-20 & 9-21.

The houses will be surveyed block by block basis only requiring access to the rear gardens / manholes.

I will be in touch in the very near future to schedule this work probably coming to site to carry out a door knocking exercise to update residents, arrange access etc, this is quite a big task and will try our best to work with all the residents to complete this work.

Any defects to the drainage systems identified from the surveys will be scheduled and repaired.

Paving the way

It would be difficult not to notice there's some work being carried out on the Estate.

A company called Riney is replacing the paving slabs.

You should receive a letter from the site supervisor, but here's a copy if you need it:

Riney Letter

A problem with drains?

Starting at Combe Mews which has drainage problems in very urgent need of repair, the Council is going to check and fix problems with the drains across the Estate.

The Committee knows about some other problems with the drains and pipes on the Estate, however we'd like to hear from anyone who is aware of any other blocked or leaky drains or pipes.

Please contact us at: hello@vanbrughparkestate.com

Ward Councillor Surgery times

If you would like to share a concern in person with a Councillor, their surgeries are on the first Saturday of each month as follows:

10 am-11 am at Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, SE3 7SE


1pm - 2 pm at the Community Cafe (Age Concern), 11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA

There's no need to make an appointment

The Councillors are: Leo Fletcher, Mariam Lolavar and Christine St Matthew-Daniel