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 nfibphishing@city-of-london.pnn.police.uk 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.

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, our local councillors and members of the Greenwich council.

The agenda

  • Estate maintenance and repairs
  • Residents’ welfare and personal safety
  • Outings and recreational activities

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

Join us

Tuesday 16 October 2018
Room 10, 1st floor
Mycenae House
90 Mycenae Road

Learn a new skill for free

Get access to employment and skills programmes.

Who is it for?

All residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

What do I get?

Opportunities to train in accredited and unaccredited courses, gain an apprenticeship, and access to local jobs.

Find out more

Telephone 020 8921 2440 or visit Greenwich Local Labour and Business.

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.

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Discover the latest news, useful information and history about life on Vanbrugh Park Estate.