Rubbish Collections, Train and Bus Timetables, Council information, etc.
Please get in touch if you notice any mistakes as things do change over the years!
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY - POWER CUTS
UK Power Networks maintain all the local electrical supplies.
Thames Water are the local water provider.
Phone - 24 hour 'leak line' 0800 714 614
maintain the local gas supply.
Phone - 'smell gas' Emergency number 0800 111 999
Princess Royal University Hospital
(Farnborough) - 01689 863 000
Accident and Emergency (A&E)
Sevenoaks Hospital - 01732 470 200
Minor Injuries Unit
NHS 111 Service
The NHS non-emergency number. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones
POLICE & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
For contact details and more NHW and police information see the Badgers Mount Policing page.
COUNCILS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Badgers Mount Parish Council
District Council: Sevenoaks District Council
District Councillors: John Grint & Gary Williamson
County Council: Kent County Council
County Councillor: Nick Chard (Sevenoaks West)
Local MP: Michael Fallon
Refuse and Recycling - Normal collection days are:
|Highland Road (& Charles Rd)||Monday|
|Old London Road||Friday|
Collections following a Bank Holiday are normally a day late, but this may
differ, particularly over Christmas and the New Year.
Collection times can be variable, so SDC recommend that bags should be
left out by 7am.
There is also a garden waste collection.
Full details on recycling and rubbish on the SDC website: Refuse, recycling and garden waste collection times
SDC and the Parish Council also provide a Rubbish Freighter Service four times a year - see the Calendar for details.
View travel information/directions to Badgers Mount via road, rail and bus.
Arriva stopped the 402 bus service on the 23rd July 2017!
431 BUS - New service started 24th
Go-Coach have introduced a new 431 bus service running between Orpington and Sevenoaks.
Knockholt Station is about two-thirds of a mile towards Orpington along the Old London Road from Badgers Rise (about a 15 minute walk) and has services to London and Sevenoaks.
KNOCKHOLT STATION LIVE DEPARTURES & ARRIVALS
The above link enables you to view the live status of the train arrivals/departures for Knockholt station using the SE Railway website.
Knockholt railway station is actually in Halstead. When it was opened in the 1860s it was called Halstead but people confused it with Halstead in Essex so they renamed the station Knockholt, which is a few miles away.
Also some say the tunnel and steep sidings at Knockholt station were the inspiration for Edith Nesbit’s The Railway Children. Edith Nesbit lived at Halstead Hall for three years during the 1870s.
There are numerous footpaths and walks around Badgers Mount.
Explore the local woods or walk to Halstead or go further into Shoreham or Well Hill.
View Local Footpaths on an OSMAP.
There are two letter boxes in Badgers Mount – one in Badgers Road and one next to the bus stop in Old London Road near Badgers Rise and the footpath linking to Orpington Bypass.
There are also two on the Halstead border which are fairly close and have an afternoon collection - one in Shoreham Lane near the roundabout and one on the corner of Watercroft Road and Old London Road (Heverswood).
Last Collection Times
Old London Road: Monday to Friday 9.00am Sat 7.00am
Badgers Road: Monday to Friday 9.00am Sat 7.00am
Heverswood: Monday to Friday 4.15pm Sat 9.30am
Shoreham Lane Monday to Friday 4.15pm Sat 9.00am
A later collection is made at 6.00pm from Sevenoaks Post Office, South Park
SHOPS & POST OFFICE
The Badgers Mount Post Office and local store in Old London Road closed in 2004.
In Halstead, Hancocks Newsagents (see their
local business advert for
opening times) sells newspapers and magazines and a variety of
confectionery, groceries etc. Halstead
Post Office moved into Hancocks in 2014, and provides all Post
Office services including car tax and foreign currency.
Polhill Garden Centre (see their local business advert) has a farm shop and a butchers along with many other companies in their Shopping Village.
It's not always easy to find a property in Badgers Mount as many houses only have house names rather than numbers - this Badgers Mount houses locator/map can help.
The Memorial Hall (village hall), at the junction of Highland Road and Orpington Bypass, is the centre for social activities, and is
available for hire for meetings, parties etc.
Contact details for hiring the hall.
Regular weekly classes etc. include:
Ballet, jazz, ballroom dancing
Pilates and yoga
ROAD MAINTENANCE FUND
Visit this page for more information on the Road Fund (for maintaining the surface of the unadopted roads east of the Orpington Bypass).
The Badgers Mount Women's Institute have their own webpage: www.badgersmount.net/wi
The nearest primary school is in Halstead.
View links to all local primary and secondary schools.
Halstead Nursery (on the same site as the primary school) caters for pre-school children - see their local advert
The KCC mobile library van stops in the Memorial Hall car park on alternate Thursdays, from 10.45 to 11.20, during the coffee mornings.
There is a weekly Thursday coffee morning held in the Memorial Hall.
BROADBAND in BADGERS MOUNT
local BT Exchange serving Badgers Mount is in Knockholt.
ADSL and VDSL(FTTC) is available in our area. See the broadband page for more details
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Please get in touch if any of these external links fail so I can update them!
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