Wow, we have two months left till this bizarre year winds down. It has been challenging on many fronts, and will forever be known as the year COVID-19 changed the world. But we have been fortunate. Our home owners conducted themselves in an exemplary manner this year and, because of that, our estate was virtually untouched by the coronavirus
But, of course, the impact of the lockdown on business has been devastating, and very few of our home owners were untouched by its effects. So we encourage you to support local businesses, especially those owned by home owners. To this end, we will showcase our home owners’ businesses in each issue of the Kingswood Buzzard going forward.
Some fabulous news is that we have ﬁnally become the owners of the golf course (yaaaay!) after many frustrating months of delay. The transfer went through on 27 October, and the HOA team is looking forward to this new chapter in the history of our magniﬁcent estate. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our dedicated trustees, and the input of all residents at our Town Hall meetings. Without you guys this would not have happened.
You have probably noticed some changes to our security personnel – not least of which is the smart new Kingswood branding on their uniforms. But some things have stayed the same. After a rigorous extended tender process involving ﬁve big security providers, we have entered into another three-year contract with Fidelity ADT.
Construction of the roads and infrastructure of Phase 4 is progressing well, and the planned completion date of 17 December is starting to look quite realistic. Homes are rapidly being snapped up so, if you are thinking of investing in another property on the estate, you should not delay. Chat to Pam Golding at the Gatehouse.
Our last newsletter of the year will be in December, and it promises to be a real page-turner. We have recently partnered with Estate Living to produce our newsletter, so please let us know what you think of the new format and content. And let us know what you are looking forward to reading in future. This is, after all, your community, and your newsletter.
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I am Amanda Smit, and I am a co-opted trustee on the board of trustees for Kingswood HOA. Kingswood is an extremely fast-growing estate, even despite the very difficult year 2020 has been, with the majority of the year spent in a national lockdown.
We have more than 20 houses currently being built, and we have welcomed more than 10 new home owner families on our lovely estate this year. This brings us to a total of 459 houses.
As a board, we have realised that the demographic of Kingswood Golf Estate is rapidly changing, and our home owners have a vast spectrum of interests. So we have decided to partner with the very competent team at Estate Living to help us reach as many of you as possible, and to provide you with a newsletter that everyone can enjoy.
We have decided on this particular format as our lives are so digitally inclined these days, and – hopefully – this will make it easier for everyone. So, whether you are reading this with your morning coffee at home or at work, or whether you are catching up on some reading while getting to your steps goal for the day on the treadmill, or perhaps you are a new parent trying to stay awake through the midnight pyjama drill, we hope you enjoy this new format and the content that was created especially for you. Thank you to our dedicated and hard-working CEO Willem Jacobs, and the brilliant team from Estate Living, especially Louise Martin and Jaimé-Lee Gardner. I hope that this is the beginning of a long and prosperous journey together.
Please keep healthy and safe out there.
Cheers for now.