Houses service road repairs
Read on for important information about the project to repair the concrete surface of the service road running behind odd numbers odd nos. 3-11 Vale Lane, 41-231 Princes Gardens and 49-83 Tudor Gardens inclusive.
The owners of houses on the Princes Gardens outer loop will shortly receive invoices for their share of the cost of repairs to the service road running behind their homes. Some odd numbered houses on Vale Lane and Tudor Gardens can also expect bills.
The reason for the extra invoice (ie on top of the £60 houses annual service charge) is that capital projects such as this need to be paid for by the properties directly concerned, rather than from HHGERA reserves.
This service road hasn’t been maintained for many years and the concrete surface is breaking up badly in some places. It has to be fixed so rubbish and recycling trucks can get through and residents can access their garages safely.
The working group that has been organising this project has identified the areas most in need of repair (see map) and met six specialist contractors on site. (We can’t resurface the whole length because it would cost millions of pounds and there is no Council or government funding because it is owned indirectly by residents.) Three companies have been invited to tender.
Please support the HHGERA volunteers who are organising this work by:
Taking note of this information and any HHGERA circulars that come through your door;
Paying the invoice promptly when it comes; or
If you’re a tenant, forwarding this information to your landlord or agent, and sending their details to email@example.com.
Click the links below to key documents:
Notice of intention to carry out works, delivered to all affected houses ahead of Houses Management Committee annual general meeting (AGM) alongside agenda and other papers
Paper on funding mechanism for the project, as approved by the AGM
Initial estimates by contractors (based on smaller areas than shown in the updated map above and different detailed specifications):
Contact us if you would like to be involved:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or if you would like to join the working group that is organising the project. Your residents association is run by volunteers and relies on everyone to keep the Estate running smoothly.