Here you will
find information for all residents at Thorndon Hall. This will
include ground rules for residents as well as any notifications from
the residents' committee. It will include information on the
parking, future works to the estate and house, proposals and
FUTURE PLANNED & PROPOSED
WORKS RULES &
Window Cleaning Schedule
remember to check the notice boards within the respective blocks on a
regular basis for the dates of your routine window cleaning.
All dates are subject to weather conditions and may be moved accordingly.
Living at Thorndon Hall is a great priviledge for us all and a lot of
hard work goes on behind the scenes by Alan, Jay and Pauline (and the
directors) to keep the estate looking tip top and to keep everything
working smoothly for the benefit of us all.
In order to keep this momentum we do ask that residents adhere to the
few key rules set out in our leases that make sure the quality of
living here is maintained and improved upon. We understand that there
might be exceptions and we try to be as flexible as possible, but we do
have to make sure that the running of the estate is done keeping the
interests of the majority in mind. So the following list is a gentle
reminder of what we would like residents to respect.
Commercial Vehicles & Garages
per the terms of our leases in order to preserve and maintain the
residential environment of the estate any commercial vehicles owned by
residents are not allowed to be parked in the residents parking areas
or in the garage / car wash areas. If you have a commercial vehicle
(van or taxi) it must be parked in your garage or outside of the estate
grounds. The only times commercial vehicles are allowed on site is
during day time when carrying out works to properties. Also remember
that if you rent out an apartment or cottage you must include the
garage in the letting.
ask that every resident and visitor to Thorndon Hall parks with
consideration for the other residents. Every property on the estate
comes with at least one garage to park a car, the main car park to the
south of the house and the east cottage car park are the only other
places allowed for parking. We understand that sometimes parking spaces
can be limited due to visitors and residents not parking considerately
or an increase in car numbers so we allow temporary overflow parking in
the garage areas, as long as cars are moved to the main car park when
spaces allow as early as possible the next day. Parking in the overflow
areas or inconsiderately in the main car park (taking up excessive
space or parking at angles across bays) will result in
residents/visitors getting warning notices and warning stickers applied
to their car. These will not be easy to remove. You have been warned!
items of household rubbish such as mattresses, vaccum cleaners and
televisions have been placed in the bin rooms. As I am sure you can
understand these items fall foul of the council's definition of general
household waste. Any items that are
not bagged as standard household bin waste must be taken to the public
rubbish dump or collected by the council at the request of the
resident. The council will not collect this waste and it has to be
disposed of by ourselves. You can always ask Ricky (Estate Manager) for
advice if you need to clear some furniture etc. and he will be happy to
point you in the right direction.
No Smoking in Common Areas
safety reasons and also to maintain a pleasant living environment for
all residents smoking
is prohibited in the common parts of the buildings in the estate.
Of course residents are allowed to smoke in their own properties but
to be considerate of their neighbours by not smoking next to other
residents windows and doorways. We also ask smokers not to mark or litter the estate with their dog
Dog/Cat Bins & Leashes
are happy to welcome pets to Thorndon Hall, and many of us reside with
our trusty old friend whether it be a dog, cat or goldfish etc., but we
we do have certain rules that must be followed by residents if they
wish to have one. It is written in everyone's lease that within the
estate grounds all dogs must be kept on a leash. We acknowledge that
these pets do need to go to the toilet and so we have installed two pet
waste bins in the grounds for dog and cat owners to use.
Please note that if a resident is found to be
allowing their dog or cat to
foul the grounds
without clearing up after it then the estate reserves the right as per the leases to
permission for that resident to have a pet. We also ask you to be
considerate to your neighbours and try not to let your pet toilet close
to the apartments and entrances. You have been warned!
General Information Request
History of Thorndon Hall - If any one has any information on the
estate prior to it being converted into apartments we would welcome
photos or information for the compilation of our history section of
the house and estate.
- We are moving the estate into the 21st century and looking to
email residents with updates on works or any notices to do with the
estate such as window cleaning, painting etc. Can you please make
sure that you notify us or Hera of you email so we can keep you
Ideas for the future -
with many homes Thorndon Hall and its estate evolves with the needs and
demands of the residents. That is why if you have any ideas you would
like to propose then we would like to hear from you. Ideas currently
put forward include creating a communal BBQ area in the woods, a multi
use/tennis play court next to the western garage block, or ommunal
meeting room, gym and sauna installation in the basement. Obviously we
are limited by funds and regulations so if any resident is interested
in making a contributional legacy to the estate we will be more than
happy to discuss it.