Care and support guidance for people vulnerable to abuse and neglect

Greenwich council has forwarded safeguarding advice for residents who may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect.

The short guide covers how to keep safe at home from rogue traders and scams, as well as support that you can access if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse.

Download the guide

Happy 100th Birthday, Gwen!

A resident who has lived on the estate since it was built, we wish her a wonderful day.

Greenwich council daily coronavirus updates

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Coronavirus safety advice

  • How can I prepare?
  • What should I do to keep my home safe?
  • What should I do when I’m out and about?
  • What should I do if I start to feel ill?

Follow the link below for advice from doctors and health experts on how to reduce the risk of catching coronavirus, and how to deal with it if you or someone you know has it.

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Coronavirus community help

Are you unable to or concerned about leaving your home because of Coronavirus?

Do you need someone to help with errands because you are in isolation?

Are you missing human interaction during these uncertain times or feeling a little anxious and would welcome a chat?

Find out how we can help

Discover the changing sounds of the sea in a free art installation in Greenwich Foot Tunnel

As part of the National Maritime Museum’s Our Ocean, Our Planet season, artists Emma Critchley and Lee Berwick have created The Space Below, an immersive walkthrough experience in Greenwich Foot Tunnel.

Bringing together sounds from marine animals recorded in oceans around the world, along with human-made sounds, it is their response to the little known issue of underwater sound pollution and how this affects the ability of sea animals to communicate, breed, feed and survive.

The Space Below gives audiences a chance to listen to a rich and fascinating collection of underwater sounds recorded by scientists in oceans around the world.

The installation is open to the public from 7–15 March 2020, 11am–7pm.

Be a part of Open House London 2020

Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to buildings throughout London. With Vanbrugh Park Estate being designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, a practice renowned for designing the Barbican Estate and Golden Lane Estate, some residents may be interested in applying to become a part of this fantastic event.

If you think your home could be a worthy entrant, register your interest – this year’s Open House London takes place 19 and 20 September.

Warning about leaflets put through your letterbox

Royal Greenwich Trading Standards want to warn residents about leaflets put through your letterbox for gardening services or home improvement works.

Rogue companies are in operation in the borough, particularly offering guttering services.

Please be aware that these traders may not be trustworthy, always make sure you get at least three quotes from different traders to ensure you’re not being overcharged.

Advice SAYING NO to rogue traders:

  • SAY NO to uninvited callers
  • SAY NO to cash payments
  • SAY NO to unnecessary repairs
  • SAY NO politely but firmly

Protect others by reporting incidents like this.

If the matter is urgent or the traders are still there, report this to Royal Greenwich Trading Standards as soon as it happens on 0208 921 8223.

Otherwise, call the Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808 223 1133 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm) or report it to them via any of the contact methods on the Citizens Advice website.

All-residents’ meeting

Come along to find out our plans for the VPE community this year, how to get involved, plus meet your neighbours and our local councillors.

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Room 10, 1st floor
Mycenae House
90 Mycenae Road

All welcome

Combe Avenue house for sale: January 2020

An end of terrace house on Vanbrugh Park Estate is currently for sale.

See the full listing.