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This is where you will find up to date notices and information about the Willowhayne Estate

Stop press updated June 2022.

Volunteers needed to close Angmering Lane gates

The team that closes and opens the Angmering Lane gates on Sundays needs more volunteers to join the rota. In the estate-wide referendum on gate closures in January 2019, 145 properties voted for weekend gate closures. If you voted for it, please make it happen by joining the team. Contact Hobdens if you’re willing to share these duties on a rota basis.

The Queen’s Jubilee

The board is planning to plant a tree to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Further information was provided in the May 2022 newsletter and will be updated in due course.

Board membership changes

Guy Folland and Alan Clarke have resigned from the board. The board thanks them both for their valuable contributions to the WRA’s work, and sends them all good wishes for the future.
The board is pleased to announce that Mike Allen has been co-opted onto the board as the new director for communications. Mike – the managing director of a publishing company – and his wife moved to the estate from London about a year ago.

Annual General Meeting

Arrangements have been made for the 2022 AGM. Further information is given in the Residents’ area of this website.

Drones

The board has received a number of complaints about drones flying over Willowhayne properties and invading the privacy of residents. In some cases, drones have been used by estate agents to take aerial shots of properties for sale but such pictures inevitably include adjacent properties, causing annoyance to their owners. Complaints have been made to the estate agents concerned.

Another drone has been reported by several residents, lingering over their gardens in the southern part of the estate. This invasion of privacy has caused distress and resentment in the area. The board strongly disapproves of the use of drones over the estate and calls upon any owners of drones to respect their neighbours’ privacy and to refrain from flying drones over the estate.

Barbecues

Smoke from barbecues tends to waft across neighbours’ gardens and can result in mistaken complaints to the board about bonfires. If you are having a barbecue in your garden, please try to minimise the amount of smoke emitted and extinguish the barbecue when you have finished cooking. Remember that we have several residents on the estate who suffer from severe respiratory problems, and smoke causes them great distress.

Shared road space

For the safety of all road users, residents are urged to ensure that they, their visitors and contractors adhere to the 20mph speed limit and comply with other road signs. Under the Highway Code walkers are advised to walk on the right hand side of the road, facing oncoming traffic, so that they’re not surprised by silent cycles and electric vehicles coming up behind them.

There have been reports of near-misses on the estate roads during the hours of darkness with drivers only seeing pedestrians at the last minute. Pedestrians are advised to make themselves clearly visible by wearing high-visibility clothing and carrying a torch when walking or jogging on roads in the dark.

Recreational vehicles 

Residents are politely reminded that no recreational vehicles, caravans, motorhomes, camper vans or similar large vehicles may be parked anywhere on the estate. This requirement is listed as Rule 9 under the Rules section of this website.

E-scooters 

East Preston Parish Council’s news bulletin of 28 January 2021 warned that it’s against the law to use a privately owned e-scooter. Privately owned e-scooters may only be used on private land that’s not accessible to the public and with the landowner’s permission. E-scooters are therefore not permitted anywhere on the Willowhayne Estate. For more details, go to the government website

The board continues to receive complaints from residents about e-scooters being used on estate roads, but the WRA is not able to patrol the roads.