Vanbrugh Park Estate summer party

The VPE committee are excited to see you again for an afternoon of games, face-painting, music and conversation. For kids and adults of all ages.

We’ll have live music from VPE’s The Kimberleys, plus we’ll bring out the barbecue, and provide food and soft drinks for all.

When

Saturday 31 July 2021
2–5pm

Where

On the lawn below Westcombe Court

Open City film about VPE

As part of Open City’s film series VPE residents Phineas (director of Open City) and Pete talk about living on the estate and how the buildings and landscape work to create a pleasant living environment.

Find out more on the Open City website

Archive footage of VPE

Thanks to Rob from Westcombe Court for sharing this video of the estate in its early days. German guests are taken on a local tour as a part of the London Borough of Greenwich’s Civic Week in 1966. The estate is featured from 2:40 to 3:36.

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

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Coronavirus community help

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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.