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Fernwood Residents Association

Maintenance Strategy Grp

The Maintenance Strategy Group was set up by the Parish Council in 2014 in order to examine the maintenance charges and legal arrangements with First Port (formerly OM) and Barratts David Wilson Homes, and also to monitor the effectiveness of the service being provided. Membership is from the Parish Council, the Residents’ Association and other nominated residents. The Group meets monthly and has also had meetings with the local MP, Robert Jenrick MP and with First Port, the maintenance service provider.

In 2015, the Parish Council resolved that it wanted to take ownership of the open spaces in order to manage the maintenance. Meetings are being held with Baratts David Wilson Homes, First Port and Newark and Sherwood District Council with this aim.

First Port confirmed all additional charges that can be levied and these are shown below in Useful Documents. (1 September 2015)

The Group wrote to all directors of Barratt Homes regarding the unexpected and excessive charges. The letter and the response is attached below, with Barratts brushing off all complaints!