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.
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.
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. Fortnightly inspections of the play areas will take place to ensure they remain safe at all times.
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|
|Existing trees||Annual maintenance||ad hoc|
|New trees||Annual maintenance||ad hoc|
|Attenuation swales||Strim to banks||2|
|Brook||Strim to banks||1|
|Other||Street furniture, block paving - sinking funds etc.||-|
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.