Cumberland Place Garden – Tree Felling Works

We wish to advise you that on Wednesday 11th August 2021 tree work to the large Laburnum tree located in the garden by the balustrade the south side. This work has been approved by Camden Council Tree Officers. The tree is being felled as it has a split fork and is in major decline.

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 our tree surgeons will manage the safety of this work in the garden. If required please kindly follow any requests made by them.

We apologise for the inconvenience these works may cause to residents. Should you require any further information or assistance then please do not hesitate in contacting the CEPC.

Kent Terrace – Gully Cleaning

As you are aware, we are currently carrying out the gully cleaning across the estate. We are writing to inform you that in order to complete the gully cleaning at Kent Terrace, we would be grateful if all residents could park on the garden side of the terrace and not over a drain on Tuesday 3 August 2021.

If you are unable to park in Kent Terrace because of this, we have arranged temporary parking at Sussex Place North & South which will be available for you to use from 8am to 5pm on the above date.

We hope that the above is clear however, if you have any queries, please contact the CEPC Surveyor on 07940 470998.

CLEANING OF STORM DRAINS & GULLIES

From Monday 2 August 2021 our cleaning contractor, One Complete Service will be cleaning out all the storm drains, gullies and drainage cannels in all Terraces and Mews using a large vacuum tanker lorry. This is being done to reduce flooding over the winter months. We anticipate that it will take about two days to complete.

The vacuum tanker will require access to all the gully pots. Therefore, we kindly ask you not to park above or on top of any gully grate and/or drain cover because they need to be accessed and/or lifted to allow the vacuum hose to suck out the contents. You may be asked by our staff to move vehicles to facilitate access. If this is required, your assistance would be greatly appreciated and will help reduce the cost of these works.

The CEPC thanks you for your cooperation during these works and apologises for any inconvenience they may cause.

Should you require any further information or assistance please do not hesitate at all in contacting the CEPC via: info@cepc.org.uk or 020 7935 8049 or 07774 938 715 (24 hrs)

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

• The Outer Circle carriageway and park side footpaths will be closed from Hanover Gate to Macclesfield Bridge on Wednesday 21 July 2021, for the Independence Day celebrations at Winfield House. The road closure will be in place from 15:00 – 22:30. Pedestrians can still use the footpath on the western side of the Outer Circle.

• During the road closure the Metropolitan Police have asked if Residents and guests in vehicles could please enter/leave your property via Macclesfield Bridge.

• To allow the Police to maintain maximum security within the cordon, can you please forward a list of everybody who will be visiting your property including guests or tradesmen, including vehicle type, colour and registration number?

• If you have a security post or housekeeper, can you please provide a telephone number the Police can call to verify anyone who arrives unexpected and is not on the list.

The CEPC thanks you for your cooperation during this closure and apologises for any inconvenience that this may cause. martyn.floodgate@cepc.org.uk or 020 7935 8049 or 07774 938 715 (24 hrs).

Parking Suspension Cambridge Gate

We are writing to inform you that all parking within Cambridge Gate will be suspended on 19 July 2021 to allow for our contractors to undertake essential excavation work to the road ahead of the resurfacing works that will happening later in the year.

To accommodate these excavations, we have arranged temporary parking at Cambridge Terrace which will be available for you to use from 8am to 5pm on the above date. We appreciate that some residents may have a problem with moving vehicles, but we have been advised from the contractors that the road must be clear of all vehicles in order to carry out the work effectively. If the contractors are unable to carry out the necessary works due to the road not being clear, we may incur extra costs which will ultimately be borne by ratepayers.

We hope the above is clear however, if you have any queries, please contact the CEPC Surveyor on 07940 470998.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Proposed railing works

Further to the notification email sent last week to all York Terrace West residents regarding the proposed railing works, we have received comment from some residents about the timing and impact of proposed 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. The scope of works is to remove the railings from the pavement side of the garden and load them onto a vehicle to be taken for full refurbishment off site. Whilst the railings are being refurbished, new plinths/foundations will be laid for the railings and a small York stone wall constructed as per the existing completed sections already in the garden. Once refurbishment of the railings is complete, they will be returned and installed onto the new plinths.

The garden will be available for regular use throughout the works. All works will be limited to the existing fence line boundary of the garden and will have no impact on the main use of the general garden areas. Full screening will be put in place to maintain privacy once the section of hedging at the railing line has been removed and will be in place until the new planting has established.

Regarding timing of the work, 2020 has been very hard for all regarding COVID 19 and many works have been delayed. This includes the quintennial painting which we understand is now expected to be completed in September/October 2021. We have planned for this section of railing work to finish at the same time as the painting and feel this is the least disruptive manner in which to do the works. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns regarding these works.

Chester Terrace Ballustrade

Further to the meeting on 17 March 2021 and my subsequent letter of 5 May 2021 with the notes of the meeting, we have uploaded to the CEPC’s website the Quantity Surveyor’s cost for the further variation of Option 1, being Option 1B. This is for a new balustrade designed to be demountable. The Scheme Proposals and Pricing Document has also been updated and uploaded.

Please note that Option 1B does not include the cost of wall/foundation replacement, which is costed elsewhere, but does include the assumption that in year 5 the balustrade would be taken down and reinstated. It is implicit in taking down and reinstating the balustrade that the issue of the foundations would be addressed at the point it was taken down. This is in contrast to the other iterations of Option 1 where it has been assumed there will be ongoing repairs over 20 years but no major repairs to the wall/foundations.

The link to these documents is https://www.cepc.org.uk/residents/chester-terrace-resident-ratepayers-meeting/ They are numbered 7. and 8. respectively.

Refuse Issues – Park Square East

It has been brought to our attention that over the last few weeks an enormous amount of rubbish has been left on the pavement overnight. Whilst we appreciate that Camden Council only collect your rubbish on a Friday morning, leaving this rubbish overnight is now attracting more urban wildlife to come and spread it across the pavement in a rather unpleasant way. Where possible, please can we ask that rubbish is either placed in a bin close to your property, or that it is put out on the

morning of collection in order to ensure that our environment can be kept clean, tidy and pest free. If your collection has been missed, please report this on the Camden website at the earliest opportunity. Their policy is to arrange for a collection within 24 hours of the notification.

Dog fouling and use of lawn

Following on from the email sent out to all residents at Kent Terrace last week, a small black dog has been seen wandering around the terrace garden. Please could we remind that If you are a dog owner, that the CEPC’s Garden Regulations state that dogs are not allowed to foul in beds, lawns or permitted access to terrace gardens, regardless of any intention to clear up afterwards. Dog fouling makes maintaining your garden areas a very unpleasant task for the gardeners and constitutes a health hazard. It is dangerous as contact with dog excrement can cause toxocariasis, an infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and even blindness or seizures. We do not expect CEPC Gardeners to work in such conditions.

Please can you ensure that all family members, household staff, contractors and visitors are aware of the relevant Garden Regulations. A copy of which can be found at https://www.cepc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Regents-Park-Terrace-Garden-Regulations.pdf.

Please could I also remind all residents that the lawn areas are currently undergoing lawn renovations and are closed to users (signage has been erected on the lawn areas detailing this). Excessive wear through personal training or heavy footfall will not allow the seed to successfully germinate and grow. Please can all residents keep off the lawns until reinstatement is complete and the signage has been removed by the gardeners.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Quinquennial Painting : Licence & Parking

As we approach the start of the Quinquennial Painting season on 1 May, this is to remind all ratepayers and residents that a CEPC licence is required for scaffolding that encroaches on our pavements or roadways and all scaffolding on the estate must be alarmed with a 24-hour contact number displayed. Any ladders in use on the properties during the day, must be secured at night preferably out of reach. During the Quinquennial Painting season parking on the estate can become more difficult, so this is also to remind all ratepayers and residents that while each property may request a single contractor’s permit, these are only granted when there is sufficient space for them to park. The blue five-hour visitors permits may not be provided to contractors for their commercial vehicles or for the private vehicles of their team who might wish to use them to travel to and from the estate. The CEPC would appreciate you ensuring that your contractors understand and adhere to the points set out above and also the estate working hours as indicated under Contractors on our website www.cepc.org.uk where further information on licences is also available.