As you may be aware, Network Rail are conducting a vegetation management clearance along the railway line.
Following a meeting with Network Rail, our agent has been able to obtain an agreement for the removal of several trees on our joint boundary which pose an unacceptable risk to both the railway line and a liability for the Company.
This agreement will allow us to start work from Monday 1st March 2021 whilst Network Rail have contractors on site.
This is an exceptional opportunity to get this work completed with their consent and without their exceptional charges for closing the line and provision of a special watching brief.
However, we will address the felled timber will be removed at a later time.
It is vital that members do not enter the woodland while this work is in progress.
Parents are requested to take particular care and not allow their children into the woods for the next 2 weeks.
As a result of the current lockdown, neighbouring families have been found walking in the woodland. We have had to remind them that this is private property and asked them to leave. Unfortunately, should they have an accident in the woods, the Company could be held liable. Please do remind people of this if you witness anyone in the woods, especially during periods of woodland works.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Please be advised that the annual tranche of woodland work will take place this week through to next week, possibly longer subject to weather conditions.
Woodsmiths will be in various areas of the whole woodland attending to trees identified in our annual survey as requiring attention and the scope of work has been agreed with our managing agent, Michael Greet of Savills.
For safety reason, members are requested to keep out of the woods during the next two weeks.
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Jane West (Number 15 WRP)
on behalf of the Board of Directors
All members should have a paper copy of the Christmas newsletter through their doors now. To download a pdf copy, click here.
Savills UK Ltd, acting as Company Secretary, have posted all residents an invitation to the annual AGM which is taking place here:
Churchill Suite, Carlyon Bay Hotel
Thursday 14th September 2017 @ 7pm.
Refreshments will be available from 6:45pm.
Included in your invite was the draft agenda and unaudited service charge accounts for the year ending December 2016.
Hope to see you there!
Following discussions regarding parking at the entrance of our road at the last AGM, the Board has been working with our Parish Council and Ward Councillor Tom French.
A pilot scheme to alleviate the situation on several residential roads including Wheal Regent Park has begun with the distribution of parking cones.
We have received twelve cones and it has been agreed with our local PCSO Julie Carpenter that these will be placed on the road between 10am and 5pm each day during August and the results monitored.
I am very grateful to Malcolm Carter who has volunteered to take charge of the cones and their placement.
We hope that this measure will be successful. If members have any comments, please contact me.
All members should have a paper copy of the Christmas newsletter through their doors now.
There has been a revision to the bank details from Savills which has been included in the electronic version (pdf). To download a copy, click here.
In 2012 the wood was the subject of a Statutory Plant Health Notice requiring the company to remove all Rhododendron plants within the wood, which took place during 2012/3, clearing significant areas of undergrowth. Subsequent to this, in a bid to improve the wood which had not been actively managed for many decades and which was in poor condition, we started the process of producing a Woodland Management Plan under the guidance of the Forestry Commission, resulting in the plan being approved in 2015. As part of this process, the necessary felling licences were issued by the Forestry Commission.
The Forestry Commission advised us that the approved WMP and felling licences that result from it supersede any Tree Preservation Order (TPO) restriction and allow the company to carry out works to trees as approved under the licence without submitting individual applications to lift the TPO – this is the current position as we understand it. The work being carried out under the WMP involves clearing the non-native trees/invasive plants, damaged or malformed trees, scrub, debris and self-seeded plants and replanting the bare ground with an lowland oak woodland species list as approved by the Forestry Commission. The result will be a vastly improved woodland.
The first phase of the works took place in 2015, the 2016 works taking place this week. We have budgeted for 1-2 weeks work per year. The Council’s Environmental Health Team have been made aware of the works as they may involve burning of brash and production of a small amount of smoke – they have confirmed that they have no concerns. In addition, the local fire brigade have been made aware of the works in case their services are required.
In additional to these works, the company carries out tree safety surveys due to the proximity of dwellings, railway line and public highways, carrying out recommended works on dead, dying and diseased trees as directed by an arboriculture surveyor to reduce the risk the members of the public and neighbours.
Jeff Franklin (No 30 WRP) has taken over the management of the NHW scheme for the road with 16 residents currently signed up.
Arrangements are being made to replace the 3 signs on the designated lamp posts throughout the estate.
A couple of reminders
- If you are leaving your property empty, please let a neighbour know and leave a number where you can be contacted.
- Please remember that the neighbourhood watch is a two-way street, if you have any information that you feel would be of benefit to the police or community, do not hesitate to contact the police or Jeff as you see fit.
Our managing agent has moved offices with effect from the 27th April 2016.
With immediate effect, all correspondence show be addressed as follows:
Crannies Wood Management Company
73 Lemon Street
Chris Anderson, agent for CWMCL, would like to inform all members that on 21st April 2015, Smiths Gore and Savills (UK) Limited announced their intention to merge their rural practices into a single business. It is expected that this merger will complete at the end of May.
Both firms were founded in the mid 19th Century as land agency practices. Smiths Gore is proud of its achievements in developing the firm into a leading national provider of rural property services. Savills has meanwhile become a major real estate advisory firm, listed on the London Stock Exchange with an international network of more than 600 offices and associates. The two firms’ UK rural practices are similar in size and the combined rural business will operate out of 54 offices, from Fochabers and Aberdeen in the North, to Truro in the South West and Maidstone in the South East.
The merger of the two firms’ rural businesses will have a number of clear benefits for clients, drawing on the depth of our combined rural foundations, the strength of Savills real estate services and the natural geographical fit between the two firms. This will result in an exceptional national service, providing clients with the opportunity to take advantage of the widest range of skills and services on offer in the rural sector. Our clients will benefit from the pooling of talent from both firms and the merger will also enable our staff to share in a huge wealth of knowledge and to develop areas of expertise across a greater breadth of disciplines. In addition, existing teams and their skills will be strengthened where required, ensuring that they are properly resourced and structured to service each client’s requirements.
It will be business as usual for both firms’ clients, who will continue to be serviced by the same staff, with no changes to the support that is provided to CWMCL.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Chris directly via email email@example.com or 01872 274646.