Ground Maintenance

Our ground maintenance is carried out by our contractor, Chris Davey.  His work schedule is listed below.  Maintenance for areas which are not specifically owned by the WRA falls to the owner.  We also request that owners help to maintain the appearance of the estate by cutting their verges and keeping gravel from drives swept back off the roads.

Ground Maintenance Schedule 2018 (PDF)

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 – we have to pay the appropriate rate at the time.

“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 trees owned and maintained by the estate.

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

Problems involving any form of dead animals on the estate are dealt with by Arun District Council; not by the WRA. There is a form on the Council’s website www.arun.gov.uk/clean-streets which enables the reporting of dead animals and any other street cleaning issues.  Our experience is that the Council does respond promptly to issues reported in this way. If you do report an issue, please let Hobdens know.