GreenSquare Estates

Ridgeway Farm, Swindon

This page is for GreenSquare Estates customers at Ridgeway Farm, Swindon.


Click on the icons below to find out more about the area we look after, the frequency of our grounds maintenance, and your rentcharge and how to pay.

Important notice

MONDAY 29 JULY 2019

On a recent site visit, our contractor spotted a great crested newt in one of the attenuation ponds at Ridgeway Farm. As the great crested newt is a protected species, it would be a criminal offence for GreenSquare or our contractor to cut the grass around the ponds. We are waiting for an ecology report to find out when we can continue works in these areas.

For more information and guidance on protected newts, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/great-crested-newts-protection-surveys-and-licences.

 


Site plan

Clicking on the icon below open a large PDF version of the site plan.

We manage all the green areas on the development as well as the swales, hedgerows, shrub beds, trees, footpaths and children's play areas. Weekly inspections of the play areas will take place to ensure they remain safe at all times.


Ridgeway Farm

Service schedule

This table shows the estate management we have responsibility for and the frequency of our service.


Reference Works required (once transferred) Visits p.a.
Play area Visual inspection 26
Physical inspection 12
Boundary maintenance 2
Sinking fund 0.1
Amenity grass Mowing 16
Existing trees Annual maintenance ad hoc
New trees Annual maintenance ad hoc
Hedgerows Cutting 1
Strim base 2
Litter Bin emptying 52
Litter picking 16
Footpath Annual maintenance 2
Attenuation swales Strim to banks 2
Remove obstructions 0.5
Brook Strim to banks 1
Remove obstructions 0.5
Other Street furniture, block paving - sinking funds etc. -
Shrub beds Weeding 2
Re-mulching ad hoc


Completed works


Date Works
03/04/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
03/04/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
03/04/2019 Bin emptying
10/04/2019 Bin emptying
16/04/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
17/04/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
17/04/2019 Bin emptying
24/04/2019 Bin emptying
30/04/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
02/05/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
02/05/2019 Bin emptying
09/05/2019 Bin emptying
16/05/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
16/05/2019 Bin emptying
20/05/2019 Weeding to play area shrub beds
20/05/2019 Landscaping works and seeding
20/05/2019 Bin emptying
21/05/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
30/05/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
30/05/2019 Bin emptying
30/05/2019 Weeding to play area shrub beds
04/06/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
06/06/2019 Bin emptying
13/06/2019 Bin emptying
17/06/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
17/06/2019 Mulch to play area shrub beds
19/06/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
20/06/2019 Bin emptying
24/06/2019 Tree work
28/06/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
28/06/2019 Bin emptying
30/06/2019 Tree and shrub works
03/07/2019 Repair works to play area equipment
03/07/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
04/07/2019 Bin emptying
04/07/2019 Weed and feed to grass
08/07/2019 Clearance to drainage headwalls and gullies
10/07/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
10/07/2019 Bin emptying
17/07/2019 Bin emptying
23/07/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
24/07/2019 Bin emptying
31/07/2019 Bin emptying
02/08/2019 Cut and bale of field
07/08/2019 Bin emptying
08/08/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
13/08/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
13/08/2019 Bin emptying
21/08/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
21/08/2019 Bin emptying
22/08/2019 Work to existing and new trees
29/08/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
29/08/2019 Bin emptying
02/09/2019 Weedkiller application to new border planting
05/09/2019 Weeding to existing shrub beds
05/09/2019 Bin emptying
06/09/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
10/09/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
10/09/2019 Bin emptying
17/09/2019 Bin emptying
19/09/2019 Hedge cutting
24/09/2019 Routine site cut and litter pick
24/09/2019 Bin emptying
26/09/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
01/10/2019 Bin emptying
08/10/2019 Bin emptying
09/10/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
15/10/2019 Bin emptying
22/10/2019 Bin emptying
25/10/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
29/10/2019 Bin emptying
04/11/2019 Hedge cutting
05/11/2019 Bin emptying
07/11/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
12/11/2019 Bin emptying
19/11/2019 Bin emptying
26/11/2019 Bin emptying
27/11/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
03/12/2019 Bin emptying
10/12/2019 Bin emptying
17/12/2019 Bin emptying
18/12/2019 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
24/12/2019 Bin emptying
31/12/2019 Bin emptying
07/01/2020 Bin emptying
14/01/2020 Bin emptying
15/01/2020 Strim and cut to wild grass corridor
17/01/2020 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
31/01/2020 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
14/02/2020 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
28/02/2020 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
13/03/2020 Play area safety inspection and repairs where necessary
21/01/2020 Bin emptying
28/01/2020 Bin emptying
04/02/2020 Bin emptying
11/02/2020 Bin emptying
18/02/2020 Bin emptying
25/02/2020 Bin emptying
28/02/2020 Plant new trees x 9
28/02/2020 Plant new shrubs x 20
28/02/2020 Plant 20m hedge whips
28/02/2020 Coppice of willows around lake
03/03/2020 Bin emptying
10/03/2020 Routine site cut and litter pick
10/03/2020 Bin emptying
17/03/2020 Bin emptying
23/03/2020 Installation of signage
23/03/2020 Routine site cut and litter pick
24/03/2020 Bin emptying
31/03/2020 Bin emptying

 

Estate rentcharge

The Estate rentcharge is a fixed fee that each homeowner pays towards the upkeep of the open spaces and associated features. Your first payment will be taken on legal completion, and thereafter annual invoice will be issued to you at the start of the following billing year (usually in March) and follows the schedule attached to your Plot Transfer Document TP1.

This charge is payable by all households and has been carefully calculated to maximise value for money and reflect the costs of the maintenance programme.

The Estate rentcharge can be paid by bank transfer, Direct Debit, over the phone, or by cheque, and we will contact you regarding the collection of this amount.

The Estate rentcharge ensures that the open spaces where you live are properly maintained and managed for the future, to optimise the enjoyment and use for all as the landscaping matures.

We will commence services on instruction by the developers, which will usually be prior to completion and occupation of all new homes on the development.

Payments can also be made by cash, cheque, BACS, or, our preferred option of, Direct Debit.