Crowthorne Residents Update

Residents Update                                                                                          October / November 2018

Landscaping – Old Wokingham Road
Our contractors are shortly to commence landscaping along the Old Wokingham Road boundary of Buckler’s Park, from Hatch Ride to Ellis Road. These works will begin on the 12th November and will last for approximately 3 weeks. For the safety of our team the works will require traffic lights between 9am and 4pm each day.

On site spine road, water courses and ponds
The streams entering our site continue to flow at very low levels due to the relatively low rainfall this year; this has subsequently impacted on outflows from our site into neighbouring watercourses, which remain extremely low.

Housebuilding – Phase 1
We continue to welcome new residents to Buckler’s Park every month with a significant number of the first phase of new homes now occupied. The development access opposite Ellis Road has been opened for residents’ use.

We have new homes under construction at different stages of build from foundation to finishes with between 2 & 4 new homes started per week.

House building – Phase 2
We have now commenced construction of our phase 2 homes including roads and sewers. Residents may notice an increase in activity around access B near Hatch Ride, with piling works starting in November and ongoing until January 2019.

The SANG in now open with a number of circular routes and walks available.

Major milestones
Community centre planning application: first stage submission made.
School planning application: first stage submission made.
Final submissions will be made for both projects before the end of the year.

Social Value
Legal & General Homes and the team have been working hard to make a difference to the community around Buckler’s Park as part of our commitment to Social Value. We are pleased to report on just some of the projects we have been involved with in 2018:

– Help with the build and funding for the Big Red Bus project at Oaklands Junior School

– Our first quarterly Social Value grants made to 3 charities, totaling £2000

– Sponsorship of the Crowthorne Family Fun Day

– Sponsorship of Crowthorne Carnival

– Employees helped out redecorating Edgbarrow Secondary School

– Providing new Crowthorne High Street Christmas lights

Safety & Security
Our site is patrolled by security including support from a canine team. As ever, we would, however, like to take this opportunity to remind residents that whilst all reasonable precautions are taken, building sites can be dangerous places and no-one should ever enter the building site unless accompanied by a Legal & General representative.

We would also, therefore, ask parents to ensure their children are made aware of the dangers and are instructed not to enter the site at any time unless doing so under the full supervision of our site staff and wearing full personal protection equipment.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank residents for their patience and understanding with us whilst we undertake the development.  Our team continue to work hard to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum always.

The next residents update email will be issued in December.