ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
All residents are invited to attend the AGM which will be held on Thursday, 10th
May 2007 in the Memorial Hall starting at 8.00 p.m. Refreshments will be served
before and after the meeting.
Vacancies exist for at least two Committee members according to our
Constitution. It would be good to have representatives from Badgers Rise, Crest
Close and Old London Road on the Committee as currently these roads are not
covered. If you would like to volunteer to join us please contact Gordon
(534279) or Tracey (534471) for further information.
As requested by some residents, the Committee have arranged a Barn Dance evening
for Saturday, 28th April 2007 in the Memorial Hall, from 8.00 until 11.30 pm.
Tickets are now available (from Gordon as above or at the Thursday Coffee
Mornings) at a cost of £6 which includes a Buffet supper. Tea/Coffee making
facilities will be provided but please bring own drinks and glasses if you would
Most recent applications have been for extensions and similar small works.
Two items that we are monitoring which are not yet formal applications are: (a)
the possible redevelopment of Fort Halstead, where there is a suggestion that
the site could accommodate 1500 housing units and 1.25 million square feet of
industrial space, similar to Kings Hill at West Malling! (b) the pre application
consultation to Shoreham Parish Council for another mobile phone mast on the
Orpington Bypass, this time near Badgers Road opposite the garage. We have asked
the Parish Council to advise the applicant that there would be very strong
opposition to a mast in this location.
SPEEDWATCH & ROAD SAFETY
The new speedwatch camera is now in use on Old London Road. In the first one
hour session, 20 vehicles were recorded exceeding 50mph, with one at 62, which
then accelerated away.
A meeting was held recently with the Parish Council, Kent Highways and Arriva
Buses to discuss the safety issues for those alighting buses opposite Badgers
Rise, as mentioned in our last Newsletter. It was agreed that undergrowth which
is obstructing sight lines on both sides of the bus stop will be cut back and
this should improve the situation, hopefully making the road safer to cross at
In the near future, traffic count and speed monitor units will be installed on
Old London Road and the Orpington Bypass to provide up to date data on the
vehicles using these roads.
Yet again, reports have been received of dog excrement left on roads and
footpaths. Two places which have been particularly mentioned are Milton Avenue
and the footpath beside Foxs Garage where there is a dog waste bin available.
Also, some was recently seen only 10 metres from the waste bin in Highland Road.
Please remember that you can be fined up to £1000 for failing to clear up after
These continue to be well attended but, of course, all residents are welcome.
Coffee mornings are held each Thursday between 10.30 and 12 noon in the Memorial
Hall. The number of residents using the Mobile Library service has also
increased. The library van comes into the car park on alternate weeks between
10.45 and 11.20 am, the next visits are 12th and 26th April respectively.
On 26th April PCSO Dave Birchall will be holding his Police Surgery during the
coffee morning. If you have any concerns that you wish to raise please come
SHOREHAM PARISH COUNCIL
Please remember that all residents are welcome to attend Parish Council
meetings. Locations, dates and times for these are posted on the Parish Council
Notice board situated on the Orpington Bypass, and on the Councils website.
Generally, there is a meeting of the Planning Committee followed by the main
meeting on the first Wednesday of each month, and on the third Wednesday there
is a meeting of the Amenities Committee followed by the Planning Committee. At
each meeting there is a public session where residents may raise concerns.
A new Council will be elected on 3rd May. We understand that our present
councillors are standing for re-election, but new blood is always welcome. If
you wish to stand, nomination forms must be returned by 4th April.
The Parish Council are still advertising the post of Lengthsman for Badgers
Mount and Well Hill. If you are interested please contact the Parish Council
YOUR MEMORIAL HALL
The Memorial Hall AGM will take place on Thursday, 24th May at 8.00 pm with the
new Rector, John Benson in the Chair. Please come along and meet him and take an
interest in the only facility that Badgers Mount has.
Anyone who burns wood and wants to stock up for next winter can help clearing
the footpath between Highland Road and the bend in Milton Avenue where there is
a considerable amount of timber brought down in the recent gale or cut down to
allow the power cables to be reinstated. If you can make use of this, please do
so. Last year a group of residents worked hard to clear accumulated debris, and
Shoreham Parish Council then paid Sevenoaks District Council to take it away, it
would be a pity to do this again if you could use the wood.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter!
Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471
News Archive - started Summer 2000