Ground Maintenance

Our ground maintenance is carried out by our contractor, Chris Davey, and his work is carried out to the brief ‘Willowhayne Estate Ground Maintenance Work Schedule’. Maintenance for areas which are not specifically owned by the WRA falls to the owner.
A summary of the ground maintenance schedule is as below.

Gardening Brief

1 – Cross Roads
Ditch: Nettles need weed killing on occasions with weed killer. Top of ditch and area between ditch and ivy needs strimming regularly.
Weeds/rubbish beneath trees needs strimming. Shrubs need pruning on occasions to keep grassed area clear for mowing.
Kerbs: need tidying and edging on occasions

2 – Twitten between Springfield Close and Pigeonhouse Lane
Clear ivy from fence and ensure trees overhanging are trimmed to sensible height to avoid injury to public.
Collect leaves, twigs etc. from path as required. Weed as required.
Ensure pea shingle is reasonable depth to keep puddles etc. away. Weeds in the pea shingle need killing with weed killer and then dead weeds removed probably twice/three times in the growing season
Posts need cleaning painting on occasions.

3 – The Ridings Gate area
Willow tree needs pruning to keep height approx. 6ft from grass to allow safety of public etc.
The gate side with large hedge needs tidying and strimming on occasions
The area with the drop down post needs tidying from weeds etc. on occasions.

4 – The Ridings – Long Island
Weeds around the island between bottom of kerb and road need killing with weed killer and then dead weeds removed probably twice/three times in the growing season.
Trees need pruning once a year possibly autumn time.

5 – The Ridings Island (near the twitten)
Trim Shrubs to keep tidy and ensure that they do not overhang the roadways etc. Strim beneath shrubs to keep tidy.
Weeds around the island between bottom of kerb and road need killing with weed killer and then dead weeds removed probably twice/three times in the growing season.

6 – The Ridings Island (West Island)
Trim Shrubs to keep tidy and ensure that they do not overhang the roadways etc. Strim beneath shrubs to keep tidy. Maintain flower beds.
Weeds around the island between bottom of kerb and road need killing with weed killer and then dead weeds removed probably twice/three times in the growing season.

7 – The Roystons Island
Trim Shrubs to keep tidy and strim beneath shrubs to keep tidy. Maintain flower beds.
Weeds around the island between bottom of kerb and road need killing with weed killer and then dead weeds removed probably twice/three times in the growing season.

8 – Tamarisk Way Gate area
Needs regular attention to keep weeds/rubbish under control.
The hedge inside the estate needs trimming to keep this in a nice tidy shape. Gates/posts need cleaning/painting on occasions.

9 – Angmering Lane Gate
Keep area clear of weeds and rubbish.
Gates/posts need cleaning/painting on occasions.

10 – Greensward Area
The Tamarisk to the right as you enter the greensward via the gate Sea Lane end needs cutting back when required.
Gates at each end sometimes need repairing due to vandalism

11 – Weed Killing (General)
Weed killing will be required twice/three times a year during the growing season – these areas are kerbed areas on the estate that require spraying to maintain a tidy looking estate.

12 – Generally on the Estate
To sweep gravel drives back from the road on a 6/8 weekly basis or when required.

Wildflower project
As part of our ongoing plan to improve the appearance of the greensward and bio-diversity of the area, we have set aside an area of grass for wildflowers, near the western access gate.  In the Spring, the area was seeded with a mixture of ‘Bees and Butterfly’, a flora and grasses mix.  The cost for this project is £672. 

Questions we often get asked

“What happens to the estate’s garden waste?”

All green waste is taken to the Green Waste facility located at Stubbs Copse Woodyard, Crossbush Lane, Crossbush, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PL

“Does the WRA get charged for taking waste to a green waste facility?”

Yes – the charge for trade green waste in 2016 is £12/m3.

“If I have a request for work on the estate, or identify an issue, who do I contact?”

Please contact Hobdens, who will arrange for someone to look at your request and to discuss it with you.

“What are the silver tags for on some of the trees on the estate?”

These identify which trees are owned by the WRA, and are therefore maintained by the estate’s ground maintenance contractor.

“Who do I report a problem to about a dead fox?”

On the 6th June, a resident on Angmering Lane reported a dead fox in one of the ditches to Hobdens.  She enquired as to whether the estate dealt with this type of thing. As an association we are unable to deal with this problem directly.

Problems involving any form of dead animal are dealt with by Arun District Council.  It has a very good form on its website, which can be used for reporting all sorts of street cleaning problems, such as glass, dog fouling, dead animals and the all-important “other” category.  Completion of the form is very easy and we have heard that the Council dealt with the matter extremely promptly.  If any resident notices any problems concerning dead animals, we would ask they complete the online form which is available on Arun District Council’s website, link below.

http://www.arun.gov.uk/clean-streets

Please let Hobdens know if you have sent in this form to ensure that we don’t duplicate your efforts.