Bakers Mill Update

August 2017

The news, the information and the facts about where you live from your Bakers Mill Community Association (BMCA).  Email address: news@bakersmill.co.uk

The Culvert

As many of you know there is a culvert that runs from the Mill Race under the green, around the edge of Bakers Court and to the pond. This has not been inspected or maintained since it was built over 10 years ago (and there may be some parts of the culvert that are older than this). The culvert runs below the Managed Land that is maintained by the residents (such as the main grass area and the border area in front of Bakers Court). So we think residents are responsible for it’s maintenance, but we are working hard to confirm this.

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Bakers Mill Update May 2017

Bakers Mill Update:
May 2017

The news, the information and the facts about where you live from your Bakers Mill      Community Association (BMCA).  Email address: news@bakersmill.co.uk

Parking and the River Stour Trust Visitor Centre

There have been complaints about events at the Visitor Centre, especially with regard to parking. Unfortunately, as we all know, some people will park their car without                            consideration for others. We have not been able to stop some residents of the estate    doing this, so it is unrealistic to expect that the Trust will be able to stop all visitors from being equally inconsiderate.

We have been chatting to the Trust about the challenge of parking when they have events. The Trust wants to work with us all to stop parking problems. They tell everyone who books the Centre (in writing) that there is limited parking on-site and will do what they can to make this more prominent. We suggested it might help if we knew in advance of future bookings.

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Bakers Mill Update February 2017

The news, the information and the facts about where you live from your Bakers Mill            Community Association (BMCA).  Email address: news@bakersmill.co.uk

Friends of Bakers Mill

A BIG thank you to everyone who has given a donation to the BMCA. We are planning to use some of the money to buy plants for the grounds.

HML Ashton Chater

The committee has been disappointed with the way HML has been communicating with everyone on the estate. We felt that the recent bill for service charges was sent later than it should have been and has been addressed to the wrong people in some instances.  We wrote to HML and have had an apology and a commitment to get it right in the future. Continue reading

Bakers Mill Update October 2016

The news, the information and the facts about where you live from your Bakers Mill            Community Association (BMCA).  Email address: news@bakersmill.co.uk

October Get Together and AGM

Don’t forget that the AGM is on Thursday October 27th at 7pm at the River Stour Trust Visitor centre. Find out what we have been up to and afterwards have a chat to your neighbours with cakes, wine, beer and refreshments. If you think you would love to help, nomination papers have been popped through the doors. We are hoping for new members to help out with everything.  We would love help with the following: Continue reading

June 2016

Homes & Watson

The owner of Homes and Watson has decided to retire and has therefore sold his company to HML Ashton Chater.  You should be receiving a letter from HML explaining more, but in the meantime we shall be monitoring the new company closely.  Our contract renewal with H&W is February 2017 and we expect our current Terms & Conditions to remain unchanged until then.  Lee Prentice (Chairman) has spoken with Head of Property Management, a meeting with him and the committee at Bakers Mill is being arranged for late July. We have also been assured that we will be keeping our current property manager.

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April 2016

Gainsborough Trail Footpath Link

We hear that Babergh are still exploring how to get Gainsborough Trail footpath link open as they would like to get this link built.  We are told that they are doing all they can to get agreement with the Anglers Association.  We will let you know if we hear more. Continue reading

February 2016 Update

Gainsborough Trail Footpath Link

We have been doing our best to find out what is happening with the proposed path and bridge that will link the estate with the Great Cornard Country Park. We know that the Council are saying that they still want to go ahead with this but to do so they need to  purchase public access to the land on the other side of the fence. This land is owned by the Sudbury and Long Melford Angling Association, who we are told do not want to give this access. They have stated that are not interested in selling the land at the present time. Babergh have made a number of offers to the anglers and are now considering tougher   action to get the link completed which remains a key priority for them.

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January 2016

The news, the information and the facts about where you live from your Bakers Mill Community Association (BMCA).

Hi. At the AGM last year it became obvious that not everyone knew what was happening on the Estate. So this year we will be publishing this news update regularly.

What Happened in 2015?

Play Area

A Health and Safety inspection of the play area found that several pieces of equipment were unsafe. To replace the faulty equipment would have upped everyone’s service charges.   As few people who live here use the play area, it was agreed that the unsafe equipment would be removed. The area has been reseeded with grass and safety bark has been laid around the two pieces of play equipment that are safe to use. Continue reading