Sorted! Try the bin challenge and see if you can sort your waste correctly in record time

Keep our estate clean

We need your help to reduce litter around the estate and ensure our recycling is effective.


If you’re unsure whether an item can be recycled, take it to the waste bin.


If a bin is full, take your items to another one on the estate.


Take bulky waste to the designated areas: outside the caretaker’s office and inside the bin store on the south-east corner of the estate.

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.

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

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.

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.