These private Gardens are accessible only to Owners of property in the streets called Drumsheugh Gardens who have a right to access through their title deeds. No exceptions are permitted under the DGUC Constitution. Owners pay an annual fee to contribute to the upkeep of the Gardens. A key can be issued to owners (one key per household) upon request through the Contact page on this website and the payment of a refundable deposit. You are required to provide proof of ownership/address and your key number is recorded.
The Factors representing the DGUC are Charles White (www.charleswhite.co.uk and 0131 446 6975) who are responsible for the issuing of notifications and collecting annual fees on behalf of the Committee.
Guidance for Dog Owners:
The DGUC welcomes responsible dog owners. We ask that everyone should respect the fact that the Gardens are there for the pleasure of all residents, some of whom access the Gardens with young children. We provide bags and bins for the collection/disposal of dog mess, aiming to maintain an environment that is suitable for all.
WhatsApp Group: DGUC Members created/manage a 'Doggy Group' for Owners, to communicate issues related to dogs and their access to the Gardens. It is not mandatory to join, but we encourage dog owners to provide their details (name and mobile phone number) through the Contact page on this website. We can then keep you up to date with information we wish to share about dog-related matters and news (and Gardens events/contracting works during which we would ask you to restrain your dog on the leash).
Dog guidelines appended to the DGUC Constitution (available to valid Owners via the Contact page on this site):
The Gardens are often used by families and businesses particularly throughout summer months. They are as much encouraged to enjoy the environment as any other users, on the proviso that they have an entitlement to the use of keys. The DGUC merely asks that they respect the environment and that rubbish is disposed of in a responsible manner, respecting others around them and the needs of subsequent visitors.
Occasionally certain contracting works are required to be carried out in the Gardens, ranging from regular grass cutting, leaf gathering and similar maintenance works and/or planned alterations, through to more major matters such as the removal of dead trees and/or the pruning of tree limbs deemed to be required by our Tree Consultants. When major works are due to be undertaken, the DGUC will display signs on gates and other strategic positions, forewarning anyone using the Gardens (and pedestrians/vehicle owners on the perimeter) of the pending works to ensure that Health & Safety issues are observed. We ask you all to take care, especially with dogs restrained on the lead, while such activities are undertaken.
The DGUC allows a limited number of events to take place for a modest fee. These have included weddings, corporate entertaining, annual parties, charity fund raising and photoshoots. If you do wish to use the Gardens for an event please consult the DGUC well in advance by using the Contact page. Anyone using the Gardens for events will be asked to ensure noise levels are kept to a minimum, respecting the mainly residential nature of surrounding properties. They will also be asked to clear up rubbish and remove any equipment immediately afterwards, avoiding damage to grass, flora & fauna, gates, railings/furniture.
Participation in Garden Development:
Resident's participation in Garden maintenance is encouraged, but only under the guidance of DGUC members who are responsible for the allocation of expenditure. The DGUC builds financial reserves, in the interest of stewardship/preservation, to protect the Gardens and ensure they remain aesthetically pleasing for all.