Welcomes & Uplands Road Association
Information

The Committee
 
Position
  Name(s)
 
 
Chairman
  Colin Brown
 
 
Secretary
  Richard Russell
 
 
Treasurer
 Jan Scully
 
 
Members
  Michael Lott - Uplands Road representative
Robin McCallum
Marion McKelvie
Stuart Prior


Planning
If you have any queries with regard to planning or tree preservation orders we refer and recommend you to the KENDRA & LBC sites to avoid duplication on procedures and known developments along the roads. Are you extending, building or moving? Are heavy trucks expected? The committee review the recent applications and will comment on, even object to, certain developments. We are particularly conscious of damage done to the road by heavy trucks. With this in mind please download the letters (pdf documents) below that we request you discuss with your contractor.


Levy
This is levied and paid by all the 'frontagers' along Welcomes, Uplands and adjoining roads. Spur roads maintained by the Council pay 50% of the full road levy. It is voted upon annually at the AGM and the funds applied in accordance with the constitution. The levy is based on the Council Tax Band of the property. In the event of arrears - fortunately there are few amongst us who enjoy the benefits but do not contribute to their upkeep. We seek to recover these and resort to the courts only as a last resort. Under Halsall v Brizzell the legal commentary stated 'the users of the roads contained in the deed...are bound by this deed, if they desire to take it benefits'. In another case Wilkinson v Kerdene the commentary stated 'a party may not take the benefit of a covenant (in their title) without also accepting the burden which goes with it'.
 
The current rates are:-
 
  Band D
£65
 
  Band E
£80
  Band F
£94
  Band G
£108
  Band H
£130
 
If you pay by standing order please remember to amend the amount payable - this will save our Treasurer a lot of work requesting the 50% increase due.


Road History
The obligation is recorded in the deeds of the properties. But who were the Original Owners of Welcomes Road? The best evidence we have is from Conditions of Sale Welcomes Farm on 13th May 1862. An extract is as follows?
"Mr MARSON (Kenley House) and the late owner of Welcomes Farm (Mr Thomas KEEN) covenanted with each other that a new road (called 'New Road' to Kenley i.e. Welcomes Road) which has been made at their joint expense, should from time to time and at all other times there after, be maintained and kept in repair by, and at the equal expense, and of that or their respective heirs, appointees or assigns, owners for the time being of the lands through or over which the said new road has been made."
It reads that this was agreed in 1853. The new owner of Welcomes Farm from 1862 to 1896 was Mr George CUTT. The land started to be sold off in the 1890s. Mr John YOUNG purchased Kenley House & lands in about 1865 and within a few years sold off building plots at the bottom of Welcomes Road and the remaining estate was sold in 1927.
  An Old Map of Kenley


Kenley Safer Neighbourhood Watch
Please click here for further information.


New Residents
Often solicitors request details on the committee's operations. Please contact the secretary who will provide the necessary information.


Our Constitution
To read Our Constitution please click here .


Our GDPR policy document
To read our policy document on GDPR please click here .


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