Fosslands Farm Management Company Limited is a non-profit making, private company, registered at Companies House, and wholly owned by the residents of the Fosslands estate within Earswick village. Each household has one share in the company; there are 125 shares in total.

The Management Company is primarily responsible for keeping in good order and condition all private amenity areas on the estate, most notably the village green, the two grassed areas of land at the front of the estate adjoining Strensall Road and the two passageways linking Whitelands to Lockhouse Lane and from the village green to the village hall.

Maintenance of this land involves carrying out all necessary inspections, mowing of the grassed areas, trimming, pruning, repair and replacement of trees and bushes and, of course maintenance of the Maypole.

The Management Company is also required by law to arrange Public Liability Insurance in relation to the Amenity Areas, for the auditing of accounts and for the provision of other regulatory returns to Companies House.

All households (regardless of when the property was purchased) have a legal obligation to pay the Management Company their proportion of the maintenance expenses. This is calculated at 1/125th share per household.

This Deed of Covenant is included in each resident’s Property Transfer details.

Current Directors:

Derek Jones, 41 Earswick Chase, Earswick, York YO32 9FZ

Susan Yeowart, High Garth House, The Village, Earswick, York YO32 6SL

Diane Ridley, 15, Earswick Chase, Earswick, York, YO32 9FZ

Company Secretary:

Tim Mudd, Mudd & Co, 5 Peckitt Street, York YO1 9SF

Fosslands Update August 2020

Unaudited financial accounts for the year 2018-2019 are available and if any Fosslands resident would like a full copy could you please contact Derek Jones. Due to the relatively low value of the company there is no legal requirement for the accounts to be audited.

A copy of the year end accounts had been posted to all residents.

For the current year, ending June 2021 the Management Fee is £150 for those residents who paid before the 31st June and £175 for those who paid after this date.

An on-going programme of inspection and maintenance of all the trees has been agreed with Bartlett Tree Surgeons

The Maypole and the railings around the village green have recently been repainted.

Maintenance of the grassed areas will continue to be carried out by Andy Hill Garden Maintenance Limited and Mudd & Co. will continue to act as our Managing Agents.

Reseeding has been carried out on most parts of the village green that was damaged by birds and chafer bugs. Further reseeding will be carried out in the current year.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on holding large public meetings there will be no AGM this year (2020). Instead a summary of the accounts will be posted to all residents.

The Management Fee for 2021-22 will remain unchanged at £150 (£175 for payments received after the end of June 2021.)