The land within the Kingsway, Queensway and Hemmingwell estates in Wellingborough has now be transferred over to us from the Borough Council of Wellingborough (BCW) to ease confusion from local residents.
Since our formation in 2007, the BCW have been responsible for some parts of land within these estates and we have been responsible for the other parts, which has often caused confusion for many of our customers and local residents regarding who maintains what land. This meant that many residents were often unsure to who report issues such as flytipping and other estates enquires to.
From now on, all enquires regarding the land within the Kingsway, Queensway and Hemmingwell estates should be reported to us. Wellingborough Norse (the estates management company who used to work on behalf of BCW) will continue to maintain the land previously owned by the council up until April 2022 – after which the land will be managed directly by Greatwell Places (our estates management team).
The land transfer also includes some commercial premises such as shops and a community centre within the estates, as well as the former sports field in Nest Lane.
Denise Lewis, our executive director, said : “This is a really exciting opportunity for us and we hope that this will clear up any confusion that our customers and other local residents have when it comes to ownership of land. Within the next couple of years, our plan is to ensure that we can adopt a single, consistent and good quality standard for grounds maintenance services and deliver on planned environmental improvement across these estates.
“This also brings potential opportunities for us to build more new homes in the area to help tackle the housing crisis. I would like to thank the Borough Council of Wellingborough for their support and working in partnership on this project over the last five years”.