The accounts for the year ending Dec 2019 were distributed in October. Two items in particular have caught peoples eyes, an expense of £3400 on playground maintenance and nearly £4000 on tree surgery.
The official response of HML on the playground maintenance:
“Crest have documents showing the safe install of equipment dated May 2017, with a 12 month defect period. Between that install/sign off and the inspection in 2019 and subsequent works; playground standards have changed and hence the works required.
Therefore, Crest have refused to cover the cost of the works as they felt they did what was required of them and Service charge should cover the costs, hence them being covered in the accounts.”
More detailed information about the tree surgery work is still being investigated.