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About CPMCL

Columbus Point (Management Company) Limited (CPMCL) is a private company, limited by guarantee, with no share capital. It was set up in 2001 by the original developer of an area of Eastbourne's Sovereign Harbour to oversee the management of the water feature and to collect payments for the feature's upkeep from over 350 covenanted local property owners. The local property owners are also members of the company CPMCL by virtue of their covenant. For further information about CPMCL, including its Memorandum & Articles of Association, please contact CPMCL's appointed Company Secretariat, HML Group. Contacts...

CPMCL and the Water Feature Handed Over to Residents. CPMCL should have been handed over to the property owners' control when the last property on the development was sold; for various reasons that did not happen and it remained in the hands of the developer. It was not until  March 2015 that CPMCL, and thus the management of the water feature, was transferred from the developer to the local property owners; at the same time the freehold of the feature was transferred to CPMCL.

Property Management Agents. The management agents are appointed by CPMCL and their role is to oversee the feature's maintenance and to invoice and collect the monies from the local property owners for the feature's upkeep. They also act as the CPMCL Company Secretariat. Before the handover to residents' control, the then directors of CPMCL appointed the company Fell Reynolds as managing agents. This arrangement continued until September 2018 when the HML Group were appointed managing agents for the feature. Contacts...

Company Directors

Current Directors. The CPMCL Memorandum and Articles of Association allow for seven member directors. The current four directors are: Jean Addington, Christine Allan, Philip Hunt and Colin Lockett.

Join the Board. With succession planning and induction, it is important to fill the remaining director vacancies as soon as possible.

If you would like to know more about how much time and commitment would be required to be a director, if you are curious about why the Water Feature exists and annoyed about how much it costs and having to pay for it; and if you want be involved in influencing decisions the board makes, feel free to contact the directors (Contacts... ) to have an informal chat.