An estate in Abbey Wood is set to get a “long overdue” refurbishment after a spate of anti-social behaviour.

Greenwich Council has earmarked £1.3m for “refurbishment, repairs and associated works” at the Flowers Estate.

The revamp has been based on a number of complaints about anti-social behaviour.

According to council documents: “Concerns were raised at resident consultation meetings regarding broken glazing to communal balustrades and external redecoration of previously painted surfaces.

“Further to these complaints and concerns, council surveyors undertook extensive surveys of the existing blocks in Flowers Estate from which a comprehensive schedule of works and specifications were prepared, which form part of the tender/contract documentation.”

Teresa Pearce, MP for Erith and Thamesmead, said this was good news for residents.

She said: “ I very much welcome this investment in the Flowers Estate. Residents have been asking for this for a long time and it’s long overdue.

“A number of residents are also hoping to develop a ‘flowers for the flowers’ scheme where they can have community planting and flower beds, I hope that the council will be working with them on that.”

The work will be carried out by City Heights, which provided the most “economically advantageous tender” for the job.

The 17-block Flowers Estate has nearly 320 homes in it.