Welcome the warmer weather with open arms and get ready to enjoy your shared outdoor spaces. We want you to have a fantastic time while also being mindful of your neighbours and prioritising safety. To ensure that everyone has a great experience, we have some friendly reminders about what you can and cannot use in the communal areas.
Swimming and paddling pools, as well as hot tubs, are not allowed in communal areas. This rule is in place to prevent any potential risks to children or other residents. Please note the current hosepipe ban that is currently in effect, which includes a ban on using hosepipes to fill swimming pools & hot tubs, watering gardens and cleaning cars. Please be advised that the fine for breaking this law is £1000.
When using barbecues, please ensure that they are never left unattended while lit, cooking, or cooling. Additionally, barbecues should not be used on balconies, and they should be kept away from sheds, fences, trees, shrubs, or garden waste. Gas cylinders should be stored away from direct sunlight, and after use, both the barbecues and cylinders should be put away and not left in communal areas. Make sure to allow barbecue coals or charcoal to cool down before disposing of them, and always dispose of all rubbish and packaging responsibly.
Trampolines and any fixed or temporary play equipment, including slides and swings, are not permitted in communal gardens. This rule is in place to guarantee a safe environment for everyone. Please remember to store any garden furniture after each use and refrain from leaving it in the communal garden to ensure the safety of all residents.
Our Tenancy Management team will be actively monitoring the communal areas and removing any equipment that is not permitted. If you have any doubts about what you can and cannot use, please don't hesitate to contact your Housing Officer, who will be more than happy to assist you.
While the evenings can still become chilly, we want to remind you to exercise caution when using mini heaters. Always make sure to purchase products with a British Standard and CE Mark (see below) and avoid placing bags or shopping near heaters. Position them high up, away from pets and children, and never leave them unattended. Please remember to switch off the heaters at night.
Lastly, don't forget to protect yourself from the sun! Remember to wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and stay hydrated while enjoying the beautiful weather.
If you have any further questions or need additional information, feel free to reach out. Enjoy your summer!