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Green Jacket Close Regimental Properties

Let me first introduce myself, if you don’t already know who I am, my name is Andy Spalding (Ex WO2 RGJ), I am the Property Manager for all Regt properties throughout the Regt, but I’m also the Estate Manager for Green Jacket Close here in Winchester, which I want to talk about.


A lot of people within the Regt or antecedent Regiments, don’t or haven’t even heard about Green Jacket Close and I’m hoping that you will pass this information down to your association and anyone else that you feel will benefit from knowing about it, and letting them to apply to live there if they wish.


There is a waiting list for Green Jacket Close and is prioritized by the needs of the person who is on the list. The list is controlled by me, but the Regt trustee makes the final decision on who would get the property once it becomes available.


Here is a bit of information about Green Jacket Close

1. Green Jacket Close consists of 21 units off Stanmore Lane, Winchester. Details are:

a. 3 x semi-detached 2-bedroom houses, built in 1904

b. 10 x 1-bedroom flats, built in 1904 and converted in the 1960s

c. 2 x 1-bedroom flats, 2 x 2-bedroom flats, and 4 x maisonettes, built-in 1966


2. Application

a. It is quite acceptable to apply to be put on the waiting list before the age of 60 is reached. Applicants should apply to the Rifles Secretary Finance, RHQ the Rifles, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TS.

b. Applicants should bear in mind that the homes are covered by a Trust Deed, regulated by The Charity Commissioners. As such, the Rifles Benevolent Trust is required to allocate vacancies to those in need of assistance.


3. Charges

Applicants should be aware that all properties are unfurnished, and residents pay their own Council Tax, water rates, and utility bills and a maintenance charge of approximately for the properties are as follows:

a. 3 x semi-detached 2-bedroom houses = £353.08 per month

b. 13 x 1-bedroom flats = £278.94 per month

c. 2 x 2-bedroom flats, and 4 x maisonettes = £319.15 per month


I have attached an application form and the eligibility form for anyone who served in the Rifles or one of its forming or antecedent Regiments if they wish to apply to come and live in Green Jacket Close.


If anyone has any questions or knows of anyone in need, please pass my details on to that person and I will see what I can do.


Thank you all in advance.


Regards

Andy Spalding


Andy Spalding I Estate/Property Manager I RHQ RIFLES, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, WINCHESTER, SO23 8TS I Mil: 94271 5135, Civ: 01962 828535, Mobile 07543 221733 I Email: gjc@the-rifles.co.uk

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