Following lengthy negotiation with Bellway, we have now secured funding for six benches, 3 litter bins and an additional dog waste bin for the central communal area between Eagle Rise & Aqua Verde. These were all on original plans however Bellway had, for reasons unknown, missed installing them before leaving site.
The seats have armrests and are made from environmentally friendly recycled materials, require minimum maintenance (they are weather resistant and will never need painting) and have a vandal-resistant robust design. The litter bins are a slim and compact outdoor version that will include a cigarette stubber plate and the dog waste bin will replicate the others found across the development.
In order to expedite the process, Bellway will transfer funds to the RMC (via POD Management) meaning we can progress with the ordering and installation so that we will not have to wait for Bellway to schedule in the work with their contractor. The funds cover the cost of the benches & bins plus installation by Channels Estates (Ground Maintenance Contractor).
Demand for outdoor ‘street furniture’ of this kind is high however everything should be fully installed and ready for use by the end of September at latest. 🙂
Andrew Wright, Director
Channels (Chelmsford) Management Company Ltd