Fosslands Farm Management Company Limited is a non-profit making, private company, registered at Companies House, and wholly owned by the residents of the Fosslands estate within Earswick village. Each household has one share in the company; there are 125 shares in total.

The Management Company is primarily responsible for keeping in good order and condition all private amenity areas on the estate, most notably the village green, the two grassed areas of land at the front of the estate adjoining Strensall Road and the two passageways linking Whitelands to Lockhouse Lane and from the village green to the village hall.

Maintenance of this land involves carrying out all necessary inspections, mowing of the grassed areas, trimming, pruning, repair and replacement of trees and bushes and, of course maintenance of the Maypole.

The Management Company is also required by law to arrange Public Liability Insurance in relation to the Amenity Areas, for the auditing of accounts and for the provision of other regulatory returns to Companies House.

All households (regardless of when the property was purchased) have a legal obligation to pay the Management Company their proportion of the maintenance expenses. This is calculated at 1/125th share per household.

This Deed of Covenant is included in each resident’s Property Transfer details.

Current Directors:

Derek Jones, 41 Earswick Chase, Earswick, York YO32 9FZ

Susan Yeowart, High Garth House, The Village, Earswick, York YO32 6SL

Diane Ridley, 15, Earswick Chase, Earswick, York, YO32 9FZ

Company Secretary:

Tim Mudd, Mudd & Co, 5 Peckitt Street, York YO1 9SF

Fosslands Update February 2019

Unaudited financial accounts for the year 2017-2018 are available and if any Fosslands resident would like a full copy could you please contact Derek Jones. Due to the relatively low value of the company there is no legal requirement for the accounts to be audited.

A copy of the year end accounts had been posted to all residents.

For the current year, ending June 2019 the Management Fee is £130 for those residents who paid before the 31st June and £155 for those who paid after this date.

A full survey of all the trees on Fosslands Farm Management property has been completed and where required remedial works have been carried out.

Work will take place in April 2019 to remove ground brash and thin out and remove dead trees in the small wooded area to the right of the front of the estate.

An on-going programme of inspection and maintenance has been agreed with Bartlett Tree Surgeons

The Maypole will also be repainted in Spring 2019 and work undertaken to assess the cost of repainting the railings around the village green.

Maintenance of the grassed areas will continue to be carried out by Andy Hill Garden Maintenance Limited and Mudd & Co. will continue to act as our Managing Agents.

You will have probably noticed that the village green, and several residents gardens, has been severely damaged in some parts. This is due to large birds such as Rooks and Crows trying to get under the grass to feast on the Chafer bugs that live just below. Nothing can be done about this at the present time but hopefully the areas affected can be treated in early Spring and again in late Summer to try and prevent this happening again. A quote of over £10,000 has been received to carry out the remedial work on the village green. Other options are being pusued.