Communal gardens rules and key requests

Rules for the use of the Co-op’s communal gardens and information about how to request a key to access the gardens

Triangle Green and Broadhurst Green communal garden rules

The Triangle Green and Broadhurst Green are private communal gardens, owned by the Fairhazel Co-operative. Please show consideration for others in the gardens and do not cause any nuisance or disturbance at any time.

All those using the gardens (henceforth referred to as keyholders) acknowledge and undertake to abide by the following rules:

Security and maintenance
  1. Garden keys remain the property of the Fairhazel Co-operative. No key can be copied.
  2. A garden key may not be lent to any person who is not a resident of the Fairhazel Co-operative.
  3. The loss of a key must be reported to the Fairhazel Co-operative Office. A charge will be made for the replacement of the lost key. Replacement is at the discretion of the Fairhazel Co-operative.
  4. Keys are to be returned to the Fairhazel Co-operative Office when the keyholder vacates their property. Keys must not be passed on to new residents.
  5. It is the responsibility of any person entering or leaving the garden to ensure that the gate is closed behind them. It is forbidden to prop the gate open without the permission of the Fairhazel Co-operative.
Entertaining, parties and barbecues
  1. All entertaining, parties, and barbecues must be over by 11pm (9pm on Sundays). A time later than those stipulated can only be approved by the Fairhazel Co-operative.
  2. Any keyholder intending to host a gathering of more than 12 people must seek written permission two weeks in advance from the Fairhazel Co-operative Office.
  3. Written permission from the Fairhazel Co-operative must also be sought for the use of fireworks.
  4. The loud playing of music or the audible use of radios or other sound systems in the garden is prohibited, unless authorised by the Fairhazel Co-operative.
  5. Any keyholder inviting guests into the garden is responsible for those persons’ behaviour in the garden.
  6. For any activities that necessitate public liability insurance, keyholders will be responsible for making their own
  7. Keyholders are welcome to have barbecues, however, disposable barbecues are banned. Barbecues should only be used on the lawn area, not on paths or benches or the courts, and must be supported above the lawn – do not burn the grass. At no time and under no circumstances should charcoals be disposed of in the garden. Barbecues are not to be left in the garden.
  8. Please take your rubbish home with you. The bins are for occasional litter.
  9. Please take all personal belongings with you when you leave the garden.
  10. The Fairhazel Co-operative is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings. Removal of unattended personal belongings left on the green is at the Fairhazel Co-operative’s discretion. Items left out in the garden unattended may be removed, and disposed of, by the Fairhazel Co-operative.
Anti-social behaviour
  1. Excessive shouting, swearing, spitting, drunkenness and other forms of anti-social behaviour are prohibited.
  2. Wilful or careless damage to the garden or private property is prohibited. Keyholders responsible for damage will be charged by the Fairhazel Co-operative for any remedial work.
  3. Smoking and other heat or flame-based items (such as sparklers) are not allowed on the tennis and open play courts. This is a fire risk.
Children
  1. Keyholder’s children are very welcome in the garden.
  2. Parents and carers are responsible for the care and behaviour of their children. Excessive and continuous levels of shouting and screaming disrupts the enjoyment of the garden by other residents. Parents are reminded to encourage their children to understand that the garden is a shared place and to show consideration to others.
Football and drones
  1. The playing of football on the Triangle Green is prohibited.
  2. The flying of drones on both the Triangle Green and Broadhurst Green is prohibited.
Dogs
  1. No dog may be brought into the garden except resident dogs on leads. Residents must clean up after their dogs.
Garden waste removal
  1. Tenants Garden Groups must make arrangements to have garden waste removed or composted after the maintenance of the bedding area.

All residents are encouraged to enforce these rules and are entitled to courtesy and co-operation when doing so.

Any breach of these rules by keyholders, their family or guests may result in the withdrawal of permission to enter the garden or more severe sanctions depending on the severity of the offence.

The Fairhazel Co-operative may, through its Management Committee, vary the terms of these rules as and when necessary.

Last updated November 2018

Communal Mansion Block Garden Rules

A garden in front of a Fairhazel Co-operative mansion block is for the use and enjoyment of tenants living in the attached building. Please follow these rules when making use of the gardens.

It is up to tenants living in each mansion block to agree between themselves how and by whom they will maintain their communal garden. Where there is dispute, or when no tenant wishes to take responsibility, tenants should contact the Fairhazel Co-operative’s Office.

Before tenants make changes in a communal garden, they should consult with the other tenants living in the building before proceeding. If the change is significant then the Gardens and Grounds Sub-Committee must be consulted.

Maintenance
  1. Lawns and hedges are maintained by the Fairhazel Co-operative staff. These can be maintained by tenants with agreement from the Office.
  2. Trees and bike racks are maintained by specialists on behalf of the Fairhazel Co-operative and should not be maintained by tenants.
  3. Garden borders and plant containers should be maintained by tenants living in the building.
  4. Plant containers must not block access to mansion building entrances or pathways.
  5. Plants must not cause damage to Co-op buildings, paths and other structures.
Garden waste removal
  1. Tenants must make arrangements to have garden waste removed or composted.
  2. Trees and bike racks are maintained by specialists on behalf of the Fairhazel Co-operative and should not be maintained by tenants. Tenants to notify the office if trees need attending to.
Entertaining, parties and barbecues
  1. All entertaining, parties, and barbecues must be over by 11pm (9pm on Sundays). A time later than those stipulated can only be approved by the Fairhazel Co-operative.
  2. Any keyholder intending to host a gathering of more than 12 people must seek written permission two weeks in advance from the Fairhazel Co-operative Office.
  3. The playing of music or the audible use of radios or other sound systems in the garden is prohibited, unless approved by the Fairhazel Co-operative.
  4. Any keyholder inviting guests into the garden is responsible for those persons’ behaviour in the garden.
  5. For any activities that necessitate public liability insurance, keyholders will be responsible for making their own
  6. Keyholders are welcome to have barbecues, however, disposable barbecues are banned. Barbecues should only be used on the lawn area, not on paths or benches, and must be supported above the lawn – do not burn the grass. At no time and under no circumstances should charcoals be disposed of in the garden. Barbecues are not to be left in the garden.
  7. Please take your rubbish home with you. The bins are for occasional litter.
  8. Please take all personal belongings with you when you leave the garden.
  9. The Fairhazel Co-operative is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings. Removal of unattended personal belongings left on the green is at the Fairhazel Co-operative’s discretion. Items left out on the green unattended may be removed by the Fairhazel Co-operative.
Anti-social behaviour
  1. Excessive shouting, swearing, spitting, drunkenness and other forms of anti-social behaviour are prohibited.
  2. Wilful or careless damage to the garden or private property is prohibited. Tenants responsible for damage will be charged by the Fairhazel Co-operative for any remedial work. 
Dogs
  1. No dog may be brought into the garden except resident dogs on leads. Residents must clean up after their dogs.
Drones
  1. The flying of drones on both the Triangle Green and Broadhurst Green is prohibited.

All residents are encouraged to follow these rules when using the front communal gardens and are entitled to courtesy and co-operation when doing so.

The Fairhazel Co-operative may, through its Management Committee, vary the terms of these rules as and when necessary.

Last updated August 2018

Apply to become a keyholder to the communal gardens

Members of the Fairhazel Co-operative as well as private residents living around the Triangle and Broadhurst communal gardens may apply to become a keyholder, giving them access to the gardens.

Please contact the Fairhazel Co-operative to submit an application. You will need to agree to abide by the communal garden rules and pay a fee for the key. Private residents will need to provide proof of residence.