This is where you will find up to date notices and information about the Willowhayne Estate
Annual gate closure
In order to preserve our right to close the estate gates, we will be closing the Angmering Lane gate on Saturday 23rd September 2017 and the Ridings gate on Sunday 24th September, between 08.00 – 18.00.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017
The Minutes of the meeting can now be found on the website under ‘Residents Area > Previous AGMs’
Successive AGMs have highlighted concerns over speeding on the estate and its potential impact on the safety of all road users, including vehicle drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. The Board has decided to address the concerns which were raised at the 2017 AGM by forming a Working Group, which it is hoped will provide options for consideration.
Ideally we would like to have one member per road. Whilst several residents have already volunteered, we do have some roads not represented. It is hoped that the group will hold its first meeting in September, so if you would like to volunteer to be part of this group, please let us know, via Hobdens.
Willowhayne Estate rules
As requested at the AGM, residents are reminded that the rules for the Willowhayne estate can be found on the website under ‘Functions > Rules and Regs.’ A summary of these rules can also be found in the September 2017 newsletter.
Western Entrance to the Greensward
Due to difficulties experienced by some residents in accessing the Greensward via this gate, the closer has now been removed.
We are still looking for more people to come forward and take on the responsibility of becoming a WRA Director. Full Board meetings are normally held every two months and Directors generally give around four hours a week on top of that. To find out more, please do get in touch with us, via Hobdens.
Grass verges – reminder
We would remind anyone who is considering the possibility of planting, growth, walls, fences or any other obstruction on the verge outside their property, of the need to check with Hobdens first – to ensure what you are planning is permissible. In the majority of cases there is a requirement to leave a clear grass verge of at least 15 feet wide. All residents of the Estate have a right of way over this area, so it must not be obstructed by planting or growth. Please therefore check before you do anything on your verge.
Security on the Estate
During the month of June, there were a spate of car break-ins on the estate and a shed was broken into. All of the incidents were reported to the police and our Security firm was alerted. We understand that some of these cars had been left unlocked. Our advice would be to keep your vehicles locked overnight to deter opportunist thefts, and to leave it unlocked may invalidate an insurance claim. As well as informing Hobdens, please always report any break-ins to the police as it may result in extra patrols.
Keeping in contact
As part of our efforts to streamline procedures and communications, Hobdens has asked residents to supply an email address. Email addresses will only be used for the purpose of sending future invoices, individual correspondence or where we need to collectively send communications. Details will not be used for any purpose other than WRA business and will most certainly not be put on any marketing list! If you are happy to provide your email for these purposes, please send your details to Hobdens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Door to door traders
If you have been approached by door to door traders and feel concerned in any way, please report directly to the police. It would be helpful if you could copy Hobdens in on the correspondence so that Willowhayne residents are kept aware of any possible issues.