Estate survey update

Late 2018

Residents request introduction of speed bumps, CCTV by the garages and marked car spaces.


VPERA conduct estate-wide survey. 77 households respond, between 70–80% are not fussed or support each change.

March 2019

VPERA discuss outcomes with Greenwich council. Their response:

  • Will investigate costs to introduce speed bumps.
  • Cannot support CCTV due to installation and maintenance costs, and doubts of effectiveness. Make sure you take highest precautions to ensure your garage is secure.
  • Will monitor parking via visits from the Tenancy Enforcement Officer as there was strong opposition by some households to marking Yorkstone.

Next steps

We’ll update you on further developments online, via noticeboards and at the all-residents’ meetings.

For more information, contact or the council’s Community Participation Team at

About the estate updated with 1960s articles

We’ve updated the history section of this site with links to download two articles written about Vanbrugh Park Estate. Both were published in November 1965 – two years after building was completed – and feature many interesting photos of the estate at the time.

All residents’ meeting: February round-up

The minutes from February’s all-residents’ meeting are now ready to download.

VPE greeting cards for sale

Resident Gillian Fairbanks has created a wonderful series of lino prints depicting three scenes around our estate.

  • Six cards for £6
  • Includes x2 of each print
  • Inside of cards are blank
  • Proceeds go to the Vanbrugh Park Estate Residents’ Association

To buy a set, contact Martina at 62 Combe Avenue or email

Let’s talk about life on our estate

All-residents’ meeting

Find out about (and get involved in) what’s happening on and around VPE, plus meet other neighbours and our local councillors.

The agenda

  • Report on the residents’ survey
  • Update on the recent estate inspection
  • Upcoming events for 2019
  • New residents’ association members
  • Finance report

To add a topic for discussion, text or call VPE secretary Martina on ‭07715 214200‬.

Join us

Tuesday 19 February 2019
Room 10, 1st floor
Mycenae House
90 Mycenae Road

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 or email


Mycenae House
90 Mycenae Road

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.

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 or through the Action Fraud website.

Raising funds to bring residents together

Our Residents’ Association chairman, Stephen, is running 10km this Sunday 21 October at Greenwich Park to raise funds for more activities that bring our community together.

The main focus will be to help residents that are isolated, such as single parents, their children, and the elderly.

Stephen’s goal is £300 (and he’s nearly there), so if you can, chip in for this good cause!

Donate now


Congratulations to Stephen who completed the run in under an hour! He’s raised £350 so far, but it’s not too late to donate – simply follow the link above.