NML Rules & Regulations

NML is a private company limited by guarantee without share capital. Its sole objective is the management of the private property belonging to NML at Netherne-on-the-Hill. The property is comprised of extensive areas of land, leisure centre and a village hall. In addition, NML also owns a football pitch, a cricket pitch and the site of a telecoms mast, but these are let to third parties.

Under NML’s Articles of Association, the Board may from time to time make such rules or bye-laws as it may deem necessary or expedient or convenient for the proper conduct and management of the Company.

Those rules and bye-laws are summarised on this page. They have been established for the benefit of the village as a whole.  We will add any new rules and bye-laws to this list when new policies are considered necessary.

A plan of the extensive grounds owned and maintained by NML is attached (See pink shaded areas on the following link: Map of NML land).

1. Use of Motor Powered Vehicles on NML land.

All land owned by NML is private. Unless you have the prior permission of NML, it is prohibited to use motor powered vehicles (such as mopeds or quad bikes) on any of the footpaths or common land owned by NML.  The only exception to this rule is that visitors to the cricket club may use the access road from Hedgefield Villas to park behind the pavilion.

2. Horse riding.

 Horse riding is not permitted on NML land.

3. Camping.

Unless you have the prior permission of NML, it is prohibited to camp on NML land.

4. Barbecues (BBQs).

 Unless you have the prior permission of NML, it is prohibited to have a barbecue (BBQ) on NML land.

5. Use of Leisure Centre by debtors.

If a member is in debt to NML (by not being up to date with their NML service charges and/or annual estate rent charges), and does not have have an agreed repayment plan, the Board reserves the right to suspend that member’s access to the Leisure Centre until such time as they have either paid off the debt or agreed a repayment plan.

6. Commercial dog walking on NML land.

A village wide consultation on commercial dog walking on NML land took place in July 2015. The result of the consultation was that commercial dog walking on NML land is to be permitted, but under a licensing scheme with terms and conditions. The full terms and conditions are set out in the  licence documentation (click this link for the full Licensing arrangements) and include the following:

– Only licensed commercial dog walkers are permitted to use NML land. They must abide by the rules and regulations set out in the licence documentation.

– All dogs to be kept under control or on a lead when walked by the commercial dog walker on NML land.

– The maximum number of dogs to be walked at any one time by the commercial dog walker is to be no more than four.

– All fouling of dogs walked by the commercial dog walker to be cleared up and placed in the appropriate bins provided.

– The commercial dog walker must not cause annoyance or nuisance or interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of other persons using the land.

– Up to date P.I. Insurance certificate to be produced by the commercial dog walker to NML annually.

7. General.

Everyone using NML land for recreational purposes is expected to exercise a duty of care, refrain from making excessive noise and take all litter home (or use the litter bins provided around the estate).