Hebble Wharf Residents & Owners Association (“the Association”) exists to represent the interests of apartment owners and residents at Hebble Wharf.
To be most effective, a residents’ association needs to be formally recognised by their landlord – in this case, by the owners (or head leaseholders) of the Hebble Wharf block. By law, landlords must ‘recognise’ and consult with residents associations.
Given the expectation that the head lease on Hebble Wharf will, at some stage, be sold by the current owners Waterfront Wakefield (Hebble Wharf) Ltd, the Association is prioritising the need to ensure that we achieve formal recognition status before this happens.
As a result, we have adopted a modified constitution that complies with the conditions required to achieve formal recognition status, as set out by the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA).
Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the Association are:
- To represent the interests of apartment owners living at Hebble Wharf or managing their apartment in the block;
- To preserve and improve amenities for residents and apartment owners ;
- To work in partnership with the Management Agent to achieve our aims, and
- To represent the interests of residents and owners in consultation with the Management Agent and other bodies.
The Association aims to be non-party political and non-sectarian.
Who can become a member of the Association?
Full voting membership of the Association is open to all apartment owners living at Hebble Wharf and to apartment owners who may live elsewhere. Full membership provides one vote per apartment in any decisions that may require a vote.
To apply for full membership please complete an on-line application form which will be forwarded to the Chair and Treasurer.
Owners of more than one apartment may hold a maximum of two votes, to ensure a balance of representation. The Association wants to involve everyone in the block and will actively encourage people to give their views and get involved in meetings and events.
There is an annual subscription of £10 for voting membership, and membership will cease if the annual subscription remains unpaid after a reasonable period. Subscriptions will be renewable annually, following the AGM.
If you live at Hebble Wharf but are not an apartment owner, you are eligible to become an honorary member, for which there is no subscription payable. Honorary members are entitled to attend and speak at Association meetings, but do not have voting rights. We hope that many tenants will become honorary members and join us at our general meetings and any planned events. Tenants wishing to join the Association can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association is run by a Management Committee elected initially at a Special General Meeting and subsequently at each Annual General Meeting.
The Committee is made up of Officers, including a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, and ordinary members, ideally including both owners and tenants.
The following people were appointed to the Management Committee at the Annual General Meeting on 4 June 2018:
Chair Norah Keany-Corr (Resident & apartment owner)
Vice-Chair Imran Chouglay (Resident & apartment owner)
Treasurer Andrew Wright (Apartment owner)
Secretary John Hodgkins (Apartment owner)
Co-opted members of the Committee (initially co-opted as Honorary Members with effect from 16 January 2019)
Member Yvonne Berns (Resident & apartment owner)
Member Howard Dodgson (Resident & apartment owner)
This website is managed by John Hodgkins, who can be contacted via the Association’s email address at email@example.com
Meetings of the Association
The business of the Association will be conducted at General Meetings, which will be open to all residents and to apartment owners.
The Association will publicise general meetings and events to all residents in the Hebble Wharf block in order to involve all members and hear their views.
All members of the Association will be entitled to speak and vote at General Meetings.
The Constitution of Hebble Wharf Residents and Owners Association can be downloaded here.
Data Protection Policy
A copy of the Association’s Data Protection Policy can be downloaded here.