A residents association... and more
The Hanger Hill Garden Estate Residents Association (HHGERA) works on behalf of everyone who lives on the Estate. It also manages some of the communal gardens and service roads (those that are collectively owned by the houses part of the Estate). A separate management company manages the Estate's blocks of flats.
HHGERA acts on behalf of everyone who lives on the Estate - whether in houses or flats - as our official representative in the local community with Ealing Council and other organisations.
The Association has a high profile and is committed to protecting the quality of life and visual standards of this Conservation status garden estate. It is run entirely by volunteers so your support in these aims is encouraged and welcomed.
Hugh Richards is the 2022/23 HHGERA Chair and Kate Crossland Vice-Chair. Click here for a full list of officers of the Association, here to contact the Chair or here for links to the minutes and documents from our 2022 Annual General Meeting. You can find copies of all recent Newsletters and AGM minutes on this site at hhgera.com/documents-archive.
The Association's objectives, set out in a new constitution approved in 2019. are to:
Maintain and protect the amenities and character of our unique Garden Estate as a Conservation Area via the HHGE Conservation Panel and as a member of the London Borough of Ealing Conservation Area Forum
Review all planning applications on the Estate and the adjacent industrial parks and to oppose any detrimental developments
Implement measures to improve residents' personal and property security through the Estate’s Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, in liaison with the Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Group based in our Ward
Represent the Estate at Ealing Council meetings of the Hanger Hill Ward Forum, the Conservation Areas Forum, the Community & Police Consultative Group, etc.
Represent the Estate with Ealing Council and Transport for London on local transport development – residents parking zone, street lighting, commuter traffic controls, etc.
Strengthen the Estate as a community, for instance by organising social events to help residents to get to know each other and sharing information on crime prevention
Communicate regularly to all residents via the website www.hhgera.com, a seasonal Newsletter and at the Annual General Meeting with an annual report and accounts.
Houses Management Board
Within HHGERA, a Houses Management Board works voluntarily on your behalf, as the managing agent for Hanger Hill Garden Estate Residents Ltd (HHGER Ltd), the company which owns the Houses communal gardens and service roads. There is an annual maintenance budget of around £20,000 to cover 3rd party liability insurance, looking after and improving the Estate gardens (but not those of the blocks of flats), service road and security gates repairs and maintenance, and boundary fences repairs. An annual service charge is levied on all Houses to pay for this expenditure.
Click here if you are thinking of buying or selling a house on the Estate for important information about the Deed of Easement that must be signed to formalise the relationship between individual house owners and HHGER Ltd.
Flats management company
The blocks of flats on the Estate have their own management company, Hanger Hill Garden Estate Ltd, which owns the flats freehold and looks after maintenance, parking etc of the blocks. Its website (http://hangerhillgardenestate.co.uk) includes a link to the rules governing matter such as noise, windows and parking.
The 2022 residents association and Houses Management Board AGMs were held on March 24th. The meetings approved all reports, budgets and accounts, proposals and nominations. Other key decisions were to hold the HHGERA subscription at zero and the Houses service charge at £60, and to approve some minor proposed changes to the HHGERA Constitution. Click here for the minutes and here for the agenda and meeting papers. The AGM minutes and agenda from 2021 and all supporting documents can be seen by clicking here.