Month: January 2007

New gas mains

New gas main - Ashworth Mansions, Maida Vale

A new gas main is being laid to block  7 (flats number 75 to 83). The new pipe will be laid across the garden and then up the lightwell; hence the scaffolding. Residents in block 7 have been notifed individually. Transco is responsible for making good. 

Philip King

Managing Agent

Repairs to high level parapet

The scaffolding you will notice above block one (corner of Ashworth Road and Elgin Avenue) will be used to repair the high level parapet and associated cornicing which has been letting in water. The work should be finished within 14 days.

Philip King

Managing Agent

Residents meeting

As announced at the residents’ general meeting in October, a further general meeting will be held on 24th April to provide a forum for raising any questions on the service charge accounts to September 2006 and for further discussion of the long term plan.

Long term planning

At the residents’ general meeting in October last year a draft long term plan for the maintenance and management of Ashworth Mansions was discussed. We now intend to further flesh out the plan to provide a solid foundation for management over the next few years. The Directors are holding a long term planning meeting on 27th February and it would be most helpful to have lessees’ and residents’ feedback, comments, suggestions etc prior to that meeting.  We therefore invite you to contact us with any ideas, general or specific, which you would like incorporated into future plans. Please address your comments to the directors via the website email address, by speaking to, emailing or writing to the managing agents or by letter handed to Daron. If you would rather have a one to one meeting with a director to discuss your suggestions, please let us know and we shall do our best to arrange a mutually convenient time. We are also planning to circulate a survey/questionnaire. After the meeting on 27th February the Directors will compile a further written plan for consideration by the lessees/residents and for further discussion at the residents’ general meeting on 24th April.

John Sutcliffe Chairman

Bike Sheds

Racks and new door fittings have been ordered for the bicycle sheds in the garages in Biddulph Road. These facilities are open to all residents by registration with Daron.

Water Mains

The water mains contracts for pump installation and connection are now going out for tender. Once the tenders have been returned and evaluated there will be a further 30 day statutory consultation period. At that time the Board will be circulating a fact sheet intended to answer lessees’ questions about the system, connections etc. Please contact us at , or via the managing agents, with questions you have so that we can make the briefing as comprehensive as possible. The Board will be appointing a project manager to oversee the contract.

Update on interior redecorations

It is anticipated that the refurbishment of the common parts will be completed by the end of January/early February. A comments book is maintained by Daron and comments may also be addressed via the website, the managing agents or Andrew Manook, the project manager, who is onsite usually on Friday mornings. The main decorating contractors will be completing snagging as soon as the carpets and electrics are completed. Please make sure that any comments you have are received in the next two weeks as there will be no opportunity to rectify problems after the end of the month.

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