Newsletter August 2019

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August 2019

Welcome to the August edition of the Blagdon Bull newsletter.

So far, 2019 has seen many succesful charity events taking place at Blagdon and raised funds for such good causes.  This has included the Wooden Spoon Charity, Scoliosis UK, Red Cross, Hospice Care and the Stannington Church.

Abba Concert Update:

The Abba tribute concert was a large event that took place on the 15th of June. It was an awful night weather wise but it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the evening and dancing, even in the rain! There were over 400 people at the concert and the church raised £7,000 which is amazing.  The Stannington church pass on their thanks to everyone that attended and supported the event.

Old Blagdonian's Update:

Our Old Blagdonian's hosted one of their coffee mornings on the 18th of June and raised a further £80 towards Scoliosis UK.  Jill Tindale has added the kind donation to the proceeds from her sponsored walk in May.

Macmillan Open Gardens:

The Macmillan, Open garden event is due to take place on the 1st of September, from 12 noon, until 4.30pm.   This particular event is to thank the Macmillan carers and to try and raise money to go to the charity who depend on donations to allow them to offer critical care for people.

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Cricket Season:

The cricket season runs until September time and there is a game every Saturday at Blagdon.  Tenants can spectate at home games, so why not take a wander up to the cricket field, to watch the games.


Office opening hours/Emergency contacts:

The Blagdon estate office is open Monday-Friday, 9am until 5pm for any enquiries, reports of repairs, estate type issues.  The office number is: 01670 789621.

In an emergency please contact:

Gas Emergencies

If you smell gas telephone: 0800 111 999. Turn off the gas immediately at the meter, contact emergency gas service to ask them to attend.


If you suffer a power cut telephone: 105 (free).  This is the national emergency number and they will put you through to your local electricity network operator.

The managing Agent, Matthew Williamson lives on Blagdon and is available for all other estate emergencies, out of hours.  His mobile tel is: 07824 437940.  Matthew will assess whether or not to call contractors out on a case by case basis.


Blagdon Rent Dates - Reminder:

Rent is payable, in advance on the following dates:

2nd February

12th May

1st August

11th November

Therefore, rent should be paid on or before the quarter day regardless whether or not you have received the invoice from the Estate office. The office cannot accept cash payments for rent and if you do have issues, or difficulties paying your rent on time, please contact this office in confidence.

Dates for the 2019 events at Blagdon:

Old Blagdonians Coffee Morning - Thursday, 10th October

Macmillan Open Garden Event  - Sunday 1st September. Organisers, Bob & Lyn Downer.

For event timings and further details keep an eye on the respective charities' websites and the estate website.



The White Bridge remains closed.  Scaffolding has been put in place to have the bridge surveyed ahead of repairing it.



Clockroom Visitors, reminder:

Visitors to the Clockroom are kindly asked to park in the wooded area car park, behind the office. Parking in the Courtyard is for disabled visitors access only. If you are visiting the clockroom at night, please could we all be mindful there are tenants that reside in the vicinity and keep any noise to a minimum.


Hot/Cold Food Delivery:

At the Estate office we are still contemplating whether or not to have a hot/cold food delivery service a couple of times a week. If any tenants (residential or commercial) would be interested in such a service, or knows anyone that would like to offer hot and cold food e.g. sandwiches etc. for sale and deliver them to the office twice a week, please email details to:


Residential & Commercial lettings:

We welcome the new residential and commercial tenants to Blagdon. We wish them all the very best in their new properties.

New applicants for properties can apply through the estate website "lettings" section to be added to the waiting list or contact the office on tel: 01670 789621 to register your details.





Reminder about security & cameras:

Blagdon Estate is private and access is "by appointment only".  The Estate has CCTV operating which was recently upgraded.  We have Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and if you would like to have your car registration details added to our system, inform Jill in our reception.


Dog Walkers:

The walled garden is very popular with dog walkers and unfortunately there has been an increase in dog mess within the garden. Signage has been put in place and we request that you please clean up after your dog.


Tree felling and timber operations are ongoing on the this estate.  Please take care whilst you are out and about and observe the signs.

Danger Signs


If you have any comments, or anything you would like to see included in the bi-monthly Blagdon Bull newsletter, please feel free to send me an email for consideration.

Blagdon's website is another source of information and we often advertise rental properties on there for anyone that is looking to live on the estate.


The next edition of the newsletter will be in October 2019.


Kind Regards,

Claire Scott

Estate Administrator