RMG Annual Maintenance Charge notice

RMG

Customers registered on the RMG Living and receiving paperless correspondence, will have received notification that the annual maintenance charge for Woodilee Village Estate 2018/2019 is now due. Customers who receive hard copy correspondence will receive their request for payment by post shortly.

As RMG have experienced delays in preparing and issuing this year’s budget which was due 1st May, this recent charge is showing as due for payment now. RMG would urge all Owners to make payment of their share of the annual maintenance cost as charged, at the earliest opportunity, to ensure they continue to hold sufficient funding for the estate. Please do however note that RMG will allow a standard period 30 days for customers to make payment. To clarify, the charges due for payment for the year 01/05/18 – 30/04/19 are £191.67 in total. This is the amount you should pay for this year. If you have an outstanding balance on your account from previous years, RMG will write to shortly about the recovery of these unpaid charges.

You may find it helpful to spread the cost of the annual maintenance charge over 9 monthly payments by direct debit. You can contact RMG Customer Service Centre on 0345 002 4499 if you would like to arrange to pay your account by direct debit or click on the MAKE A PAYMENT link within your account on RMG Living. This will allow you to pay by debit or credit card, or set up a direct debit payment arrangement online. On your RMG Living statement of account, you will currently see some additional, recent itemised entries. Please note that from now on, you will see individual items of expenditure detailed on your account as these are processed by RMG Scotland. This will provide you with greater visibility of costs as they are incurred by the Woodilee Village maintenance fund and your individual share of these. Please note that you are only requested to pay your share of the maintenance charge and sinking fund which has been invoiced to you, and not the itemised items that will show on the account with NO DUE DATE.

Community Council Boundaries & Woodilee

Lenzie Community Council

Woodilee Residents Association and Lenzie Community Council have been in discussions regarding the Community Council boundaries that apply to Woodilee. It is apparent the current Community Council boundaries are around 20 years old and bear no relation to the layout of housing in Woodilee, with houses falling under Kirkintilloch Community Council or Waterside Community Council boundaries and currently none under Lenzie Community Council. The Community Council boundaries serve to define the area for which each Community Council takes responsibility, and do not determine ward or school catchment. The clear definition of Community Council boundaries offers residents the opportunity to become members of, and participate in, an identified Community Council for that area. Community Councils represent the residents to the local council on a range of issues, including the statutory right to be consulted on applications for planning permission and in communicating the aims and concerns of the community they serve.

If you’d like to find out more about what a Community Council does, please follow this link : www.communitycouncils.scot/what-is-a-community-council.html

To find out more about what the Lenzie Community Council in particular do, please follow this link : lenziecommunitycouncil.org.uk/home/about/what-we-do/

Woodilee Residents Association are keen to see the estate boundaries re-aligned with a single, active Community Council to ensure the entire Woodilee community is properly represented within East Dunbartonshire Council. Aligning with Lenzie Community Council will allow for clearer and more effective communication between the represented parties.

Lenzie Community Council is a very active group giving due consideration to planning concerns and local environmental issues. Every year the Lenzie CC runs the Lenzie Gala Day, the New Year Jog and the Christmas Lights Switch On, all examples of just some of the events Lenzie CC members organise for the benefit of the
community.

Find out more about Lenzie Community Council on their website: www.lenziecommunitycouncil.org.uk

To understand how the residents of Woodilee would like to be represented in the Community Council structure of East Dunbartonshire, the Residents Association and Lenzie Community Council have produced a short survey and posted it to all Woodilee residents (via the factor RMG). This will allow us to determine the views of Woodilee and action accordingly. Please return one survey per household. A majority rule will apply. Please return completed surveys to the ballot boxes located in The Old Gatehouse or the Deaf-Blind Scotland Offices no later than WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY 2018.

2017 Meeting Minutes and Issues List

Following on from the well attended inaugural meeting of the Woodilee Residents Association, the committee has now been formed, met, and started to work through the list of issues raised by local residents in collaboration with RMG.  The minutes from the meetings held to date, and the list of issues can be found below.

Inaugural Meeting – September 2017

Minutes – September 2017

Committee Meeting – October 2017

Minutes – October 2017

Latest Issues List (and updates)

Issues List – November 2017

Broadband Speed Poll

We are keen to understand how widespread the problem of slow internet speeds is in Woodilee so have created a quick poll to help.  One response per household please, and if you don’t know what your download speed is you can use a free tool such as SpeedTest.net.

Select the most appropriate response, then click on the “Vote” button below.

What is your broadband download speed (Mbps)?

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The Association has been formed!

Well, that’s the easy bit done…

In excess of 100 people turned up for the inaugural Woodilee Residents meeting which was held this evening at Lenzie Academy, with over 180 residences voting in favour of the Assocation being formed (primarily in advance via proxy voting).  We are delighted to report that 20 individuals put themselves forward to form the committee which will meet in the coming weeks to assign roles and deliver a constitution.  While the primary function of the Association is to work with the factor (RMG) we are confident other initiatives will be considered and progressed (e.g. review of broadband provision, bus service, events, etc).

Thanks to :

  • Melissa Syme from RMG for hosting the meeting, summarising the work the factor do and fielding questions from those who attended
  • the members of the steering group who worked to get us this far by securing votes through door knocks and online campaigns
  • those residents who either turned up tonight or passed on their proxy vote

We hope that the Association will help deliver a better environment for us all, but we will need the continued support of all residents to prosper.

Further updates will be issued in due course via Facebook and the woodilee.org.uk web site.

Information Required

We’re looking for your help to :

  • compile a list of suppliers used by builders to help residents procure services and materials as used when the properties were initially built.  This includes (but not limited to) suppliers of kitchens, bathrooms, doors, flooring, roof tiles, bricks, sanitary ware, light fittings, ironmongery, etc.
  • source original marketing brochures produced by the builders.

If you can help in any way please contact us.

Formation of the Woodilee Residents Association

A group of residents from the Woodilee estate are in the process of attempting to form a committee. If you would like to participate, find out about meetings planned, or simply receive updates, please sign up to the mailing list by clicking here. No date for the inaugural Woodilee Residents Association meeting has been decided (i.e. where the group will be formed and committee members elected), but advance notice will be given via postal mailing, this website, Facebook and on a notice expected to be placed at the village Spar shop.

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