About

Social Committee


The Social committee organises social events for the residents and any profit made helps to support the upkeep of the Heronsgate Hall.

These events are always well supported and promote a good community spirit on the estate. Information about forthcoming events is circulated to residents through regular emails, flyers or patch reps. who can always be contacted to gain further information.


Last year, the social committee and the wider community put on a quiz night, safari supper, concert, art fair, horticultural show, bonfire night, carol singing round the lanes, and a carol service.

Contact social@heronsgate.org for details


Lanes Committee

The lanes are private roads and repairs are organised by the Lanes Committee. Road maintenance is expensive and residents are invited to pay an annual subscription to the Lanes Committee to help maintain a certain standard for all road users. The lanes fee currently remains at £290 for 2021/2022 payable in April to the treasurer, and is reconsidered and agreed at each AGM.


Residents are politely requested to try and keep any hedges closely trimmed where they face the lanes as clearance is essential in times of emergency for fire engines and ambulances. Also, certain stores, building firms and removal contractors will not send their vans into Heronsgate because overgrown hedges damage the paint work of their vehicles. If you are having any deliveries or building work of a heavy nature it would be helpful if you could mention that you live in Heronsgate so that lighter, smaller delivery vehicles can be used. If you could also mention it to a member of the Lanes Committee it would be appreciated as continual use of the lanes by heavy trucks quickly damages the road surface and can be disruptive to neighbours.


Finally, there are many young children and pets in Heronsgate, so please ask any visitors to keep to the 15mph speed limit.

contact: lanes@heronsgate.org

(or treasurer@heronsgate.org to pay your lanes fee)


Heronsgate Hall

The Heronsgate Hall is maintained by the Heronsgate Association and is available for hire by the residents. It was originally a Methodist chapel but it is now used for social functions in the community and is let to Heronsgate Nursery School during term time.

To hire the hall, contact hallhire@heronsgate.org

For all other enquiries, contact hall@heronsgate.org

Field

Birdwood Field is private land, available to the Residents, and is situated at the end of  Halifax Road, linkingto Nottingham Road. It is also used for functions such as community barbecues or fairs. The field may also be hired by residents for use as an overspill car park when parties or weddings are held on the estate.  Please notify neighbours of any forthcoming events and possible noise!

The nearest playground for children is situated at the Swillet, opposite Rickwood Cars.


Contact field@heronsgate.org


Neighbourhood Watch

Heronsgate is a neightbourhood watch and smartwater area.

contact watch@heronsgate.org

Residents Committee


The Association was founded in 1947 and all residents are entitled to become members of the association. The community is served by various committees who seek to serve the interests of the residents and try to preserve the unique historical nature of the estate.


Volunteer members of the Association form the Heronsgate Residents Association Committee, which meets at regular intervals four to five times a year, to discuss issues of importance within the community and also to hear reports from various sub-committees.


An annual General Meeting is held in July for all residents to attend. Reports are then produced by the various sub-committees on events and developments over the previous year, including a financial report outlining money collected at events and money spent on behalf of the community. These reports are subsequently approved by the residents.

Contact chair@heronsgate.org