Turfing Works in Chester Terrace

Further to my email on 6 August 2021, and the feedback which I have since received, I would like to take this opportunity to inform all residents that we will be undertaking turfing works in Chester Terrace garden. These works will commence on Monday 18 October 2021 and will last approximately x1 week. There will be x2 areas reinstated as lawn. The exhausted rose bed as previously discussed along with the area where the Ash tree was removed (please see the plan below). This will provide much more useable space for all garden users. Please note that the garden will still be available for use during the period of works.

Waterloo East and Sterling Square Gardens Lawn Renovation Works

We wish to advise you that from Monday 11th October for a week, Autumn lawn renovation works are to be carried out in Waterloo East and Sterling Square CEPC gardens. These works will involve aeration, scarification, overseeding and fertilization of the lawns and will require the use of large machinery. All appropriate Risk Assessments and Method Statements have been approved by the CEPC along with further COVID 19 Site Specific Control Measures. Whilst this work is being undertaken both these gardens will be closed for use, however Waterloo West garden will still be open. We will strive to keep disruption to a minimum for garden users.

Once the work is complete lawns areas will be cordoned off for non-use to allow the newly seeded areas to establish. We would appreciate if you would please heed these cordons. We apologise for the inconvenience these works may cause you, but the benefit will soon be seen and enjoyed by all.

Residents Forum 7th October 2021

Update Friday 1st 2021

The Commission’s Residents Forum will take place on Thursday 7 October 2021.  Doors open at 18:00 with the agenda starting at 18:30 to conclude by 20:30. The event will be held in the Herringham Hall at Regent’s University London, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, NW1 4NS.

The Forum will be an opportunity to address some of the strategic issues that impact the Commission’s Regent’s Park estate.  The final agenda is attached along with details of how to access the event and relevant housekeeping.  Please note that we do not intend to discuss individual issues relating to specific terraces.

There will be time to meet and share light refreshments with other residents, in line with the current government guidelines for Covid-19.

We look forward to seeing you.

Cambridge Gate Three Graces Statues

Following the first stage of the investigative surveys and modelling, we have now uploaded to the CEPC’s website the Cambridge Gate Three Graces Condition Report, Paint Analysis Report, Cleaning Test Results, Cover Meter Survey, Photograph Survey as well as the Conservation Estimate Cost.

The link to these documents is Cambridge Gate – CEPC

Bearing in mind the potential costs outlined and that at 31 August 2021 there was £18,829 in the Cambridge Gate Garden Fund, we intend to review the options for carrying the work in order of priority and/or on a phased basis. Options could include focusing on the statues most in need of requiring repair first, omitting some of the works such as to the plinths or undertaking one set of plinth and statues at a time over a number of years.

If you have any comments on the approach to the works, please let us know by Tuesday 26 October 2021.

Park Crescent Garden Path Renovation Works

We wish to advise you that new metal edging is being installed in Park Crescent gardens week commencing 18th October 2021. This will involve excavations, cutting of metal, hot works and welding and will run for approximately two weeks with an expected end date of Friday 28th October 2021.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the work Park Crescent gardens will be closed to all garden users during this period on Health and Safety grounds. All appropriate Risk Assessments and Method Statements have been approved by the CEPC. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Gloucester Gate Garden Path Renovation Works

We wish to advise you that new metal edging between the lawn and gravel path is being installed in Gloucester Gate garden week commencing 25th October 2021. This will involve excavations, cutting of metal, hot works and welding and will run for approximately a week with an expected end date of Friday 29th October 2021. Unfortunately due to the nature of the work the garden will be closed for use during this period on Health and Safety grounds. All appropriate Risk Assessments and Method Statements have been approved by the CEPC. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Hanover Terrace Border Renovation Works

We wish to advise you that in early October work by the gardens team will commence on the renovation of the entrance border coming into the Hanover Terrace. This work will mirror the redesign that was undertaken at the exit border of the terrace in Spring 2020. It will entail the renovation of overgrown shrubs, cultivation of the border area by adding tonnes of organic matter and planting new shrubs, herbaceous perennials and spring bulbs. All terrace garden redesigns on the estate are guided by CEPC’s Planting Principles. This document can be found on our website www.cepc.org.uk.

As custodians of the estate and the historic landscape of Regent’s Park, these principles have been created to ensure that integrity of planting from the Nash period of design in the eighteenth century is retained across all terrace gardens when renovation or replanting is undertaken. This work will take 2 -3 weeks with minimal impact on garden use and access to the terrace. We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause you, but the benefit will soon be seen and enjoyed by all.

Cumberland Terrace Garden drainage issues

There has been an ongoing issue with flooding in the shared private garden at the front of the Terrace. I have recently had a surveyor and specialist contractor looking at the drainage on the terrace. We have discovered through CCTV of the drains from the road gulley’s that there are some blockages restricting the lines, potentially causing the flooding to occur.

I have spoken with Thames Water as these are their assets and I have arranged for them to come to the terrace before end of the day on Thursday 19 August 2021, to undertake further investigation.

Apologies for the late notification as this is a 48hr response from Thames Water. I would like to take this opportunity to assure all residents that there will be minimum disruption and the garden/Terrace which will still be available for regular use.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions.

York Terrace West – Railing Refurbishment

Further to the notification emails sent in June 2021 to all York Terrace West residents regarding the proposed railing works, I can confirm that works to the railings will commence on Monday 16 August 2021. Some initial landscape works have commenced, with the removal of a small section of privet hedge. Full screening has been put in place to maintain privacy and will remain until the new planting has established post railing refurbishment works.

I would like to take this opportunity to assure all residents that during the period of works we will minimise disruption as much as possible and the garden will be available for regular use throughout this period. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns regarding these works.

Turfing in Chester Terrace

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Head of Landscape for the CEPC.

During a Gardens Committee tour last year, it was suggested by the Head Gardener that a redundant rose bed in the gardens should be returned to a lawn area. Please see image attached. This would provide more useable green space in the garden for all residents to enjoy. We are planning to carry out these works as part of the autumn lawns programme.

If anyone has any questions or thoughts regarding these works, please do not hesitate to contact me.