Annual Residents Meeting

This years Annual Residents Meeting will be held on

26th March at 6:30pm

at The Montpeliano Restaurant, 1st Floor

All residents are invited to attend. Some light refreshments will be served.

The Montpelier Square Garden Committee manages the square garden on behalf of the residents. According to the rules we operate under there can be no less than three and no more than nine committee members at any one time. If more than nine nominations are received then a written poll will be conducted.

If you would like to join the committee for the 2012/13 year then please use the form attached below to nominate yourself for election. The nomination deadline is March 12th. Please return completed forms to Number 8.

CommitteeMemberNominationForm (PDF)

These are the minutes of last year’s meeting:

ARM_2011 (PDF)

Montpelier Square Fire

On Thursday last, Feb 16th, a fire broke out in No.7 Montpelier Square.

No. 7 after fire

The property was badly damaged but thankfully no-one was injured.

Twenty firefighters were on hand to tackle the blaze which took almost two hours to get under control. Their prompt efforts are to be applauded as the fire was contained and no damage occurred to the adjoining houses.

Someone posted a youtube video…

Annual Precept Charge

The precept charge for 2012/2013 will be £604.50 per house. The total charge is £28,000. This is a fall of 20% compared to the charge for the current year.

Uniquely in the borough of Westminster, our precept charge is added to the council tax demands sent to each house on the Square. (We are our own line-item in the annual accounts of the city council.) Westminster is thus responsible for collecting our annual maintenance fees. This may be very convenient but we pay a charge of 4% for this service because they assume a collection rate of 96%.

Most houses on the square are in Council Tax Band H (the highest) and these houses will pay £634.50 next year. Houses in lower bands or carrying partial or complete exemptions will pay correspondingly less. The consequence of these exemptions is that although there are 52 properties on the square (48 in Band H, 3 in band G and 1 in Band D) the effective costing approximates to 45 houses.