BADGERS MOUNT Sevenoaks, Kent

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Local Information for Badgers MountLOCAL INFORMATION
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

Power Cut - Power Outage - UK Power NetworksUK Power Networks maintain all the local electrical supplies.
www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk

Phone 0800 3163 105 or 0333 3232 105

UK Power Networks Twitter accountTwitter: twitter.com/UKPowerNetworks
 
Check online for known power faults by postcode.

View Mobile friendly list of CURRENT POWER CUTS

WATER SUPPLY

Thames Water - Badgers Mount water supplyThames Water are the local water provider.
www.thameswater.co.uk

Phone - 24 hour 'leak line' 0800 714 614

Thames Water Twitter account
Twitter: twitter.com/thameswater

GAS SUPPLY

SGN - Badgers Mount gas supplySGN maintain the local gas supply.
www.sgn.co.uk

Phone - 'smell gas' Emergency number 0800 111 999

SGN Gas Twitter account
Twitter: twitter.com/sgngas

MEDICAL

Princess Royal University Hospital (Farnborough) 01689 863 000
Accident and Emergency (A&E)
pruh.kch.nhs.uk

Sevenoaks Hospital - 01732 470 200
Minor Injuries Unit
www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/sevenoaks-hospital

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
www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/...

POLICE & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

For contact details and more NHW and police information see the Badgers Mount Policing page.

COUNCILS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Parish Council: 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

RUBBISH COLLECTIONS

Refuse and Recycling - Normal collection days are:

Road Collection Day
Badgers Road Monday
Highland Road (& Charles Rd) Monday
Johnsons Avenue Monday
Milton Avenue Monday
Woodlands View Monday
   
Orpington Bypass Tuesday
   
Badgers Rise Friday
Christies Avenue Friday
Crest Close Friday
Old London Road Friday
Sandersons Avenue 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.

TRANSPORT

Road, Bus, Train Travel Directions...
View travel information/directions to Badgers Mount via road, rail and bus.

BUS
Arriva stopped the 402 bus service on the 23rd July 2017!

431 BUS - New service started 24th July 2017.
Go-Coach have introduced a new 431 bus service running between Orpington and Sevenoaks.

View the 431 bus timetable on the Go-Coach website:
 
431 ORPINGTON TO SEVENOAKS 431 SEVENOAKS TO ORPINGTON

TRAINS
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.

FOOTPATHS

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.

POST

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) 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.

HOUSE LOCATOR

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.

MEMORIAL HALL

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
Coffee morning
Dog training
Pilates and yoga
Local organisations

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).

WI

The Badgers Mount Women's Institute have their own webpage: www.badgersmount.net/wi

SCHOOLS

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

MOBILE LIBRARY

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. 

COFFEE MORNING

There is a weekly Thursday coffee morning held in the Memorial Hall. 

BROADBAND in BADGERS MOUNT

The 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

 

House locator - Houses in Badgers Mount
View the latest Badgers Mount planning applications
The Badgers Mount Memorial Hall
Local information
Fix Badgers Mount! Fix My Street reports
Badgers Mount roadworks and travel information
Road, Bus, Train travel directions

Badgers Mount on TwitterTWITTER

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BROKEN LINKS
Please get in touch if any of these external links fail so I can update them!


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