Repton Park Family Funday Festival

Save the date – Saturday, 6th July 2019

The RPRA are organising a Family Fun Day in conjunction with Haven House and First Port.

This is planned to run from 12:00 to 17:00 and will be for residents of Repton Park, their family and friends only.

Tickets are expected to be priced as follows:

In advance: Adults £6 and Children £4
On the Day: Adults £8 and Children £5

Vbubbleubar, Inflatable Sumo Wrestling, Penalty Shootout, Balloons, Facepainters, Music, Burgers, Sausages, Vegetarian Options, Tea & Cake, Ice Cream, Cocktails, Beer & Wine and more are planned.

Further details will follow.

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Box Hedge Caterpillars Update

The first sighting of the return of Box Hedge Caterpillars has now been seen on the Development.

Please review the last posting on how to deal with the problem of Box Hedge Caterpillars here.

Or please check out the following links:

RHS – Box Tree Caterpillar

European Boxwood & Topiary Society – Box Tree Moths

Country Life – How to Get Rid of Box Moth Caterpillars

First Port will be liaising with MBS, the Development’s gardeners, on arranging relevant spraying etc. for communal areas (not private gardens).

Please let the gatehouse know if you spot any signs of the Box Tree Caterpillars/Moths.

Thank you

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Meeting Minutes Published

The Minutes of the following meetings are now available on the website:

RPRA Committee meeting of 1 May 2019

RPRA/First Port interim meeting of 22 May 2919; and

RPRA Major Works Sub-Committee meeting of 23 May 2019 

See meeting minutes.

The next committee meeting will take place on Thursday 13th June 2019. Please contact the Secretary at contact if you would like to attend as observer

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Nordic Walk around Repton Park & Claybury Woods

Redbridge Council in partnership with RPRA and First Port, are hosting a Nordic Walk and associated History Talk about Repton Park on Saturday 20 July 2019 at 10:00am.

The walk will last for two hours and will be lead by a qualified Nordic Walking coach who is part of Redbridge Council’s Sport & Health Team.

Nordic walking is a total body version of walking and exercises the upper body by use of specially designed poles (they look like ski poles). It is suitable for non-athletes and people of all ages. The walk will be at a steady pace with lots of breaks and some light exercises along the way.

The History Talk will focus on Claybury Hall and its amazing parkland designed by Sir Humphrey Repton, which later became Claybury Asylum and now Repton Park.

There are only 30 spaces available at this first event which is also open to Redbridge Council’s Nordic Walking Group, but if it is a success, we will arrange more events with Redbridge Council who are keen to facilitate them. Spaces are on a first-come first served basis and must be booked through the Eventbrite website using the link below.

If you don’t have walking poles, they can be loaned to you on the day.

We hope to see some of you on the day.
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Vodafone Reception Problems

We have been informed by a resident that they have had severe problems with their Vodafone mobile phones while at home, or inside Repton Park.

Vodafone have informed them several times that the “technical” problem has been dealt with, only to then review and say they’re still looking at the problem. Several of their staff have told them they would “own” the problem and keep them updated, only to never get back to them.

They would like to know if anyone else has been having the same problems. They do not believe they are the only ones to have suffered in losing calls/messages etc over this period, so there were hoping to hear from other residents and see what, if any, compensation Vodafone have offered them.

They have now had the complaint escalated to their senior people who will (apparently) come back within a week. However their internal procedures don’t allow them to get a copy of this complaint, or even a message to say it’s being looked into! Depending on the result of this they will be seeking assistance from the ombudsman.

So they would like to see which other residents have been “fobbed off” by Vodafone. They realise some people might have simply taken being ignored, however if there are lots of residents as they suspect, it will add to the strength of the complaint.

If you would like to supply further information, please contact Gavin at drdrew@hotmail.co.uk

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Gardens

After Repton Park’s success in last year’s Redbridge in Bloom competition it has been decided to enter Repton Park under the best community display category again.

A lot of hard work goes into the upkeep of the communal grounds on Repton Park so we are hoping to achieve the top spot again this year. We are very proud of the grounds at Repton Park and the importance of keeping the standards high.

With the lighter evenings and spring approaching, we take this opportunity to remind everyone that front gardens should be kept tidy and maintained at all times in keeping with the high standards throughout the development. We encourage residents to continue the hard work from last year and produce some lovely displays again that you can be proud of.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful displays during the summer months.

 

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