We wish you all a very Happy Easter and would like to extend
a warm welcome to all new residents of Badgers Mount.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, 13th May in the
Memorial Hall, commencing at 8.00 pm. All residents, whether long established or
new to Badgers Mount, are welcome to attend. At present we have at least one
vacancy, so if anyone would like to join us they will be made more than welcome.
Either Gordon (534279) or Tracey (534471) will be more than happy to give you
further information on how to join us. Refreshments will be provided during the
evening – come along and meet your neighbours!
Following the success of last year’s Barn Dance, the Committee has arranged
another for Saturday 8th May in the Memorial Hall, from 8.00 pm. Music will be
provided once again by The Hatted Hens, and their caller gives instructions for
each dance. Reservations can now be made with Gordon (as above) or at the
Thursday Coffee Mornings. Please make your reservation as soon as possible, in
order that the buffet supper can be arranged. The cost will be £7 per person
(including the buffet supper). Please bring your own drinks and glasses, and tea
& coffee making facilities will be available if you prefer.
Coffee Mornings are still held on Thursdays between 10.30 am and 12 noon and all
residents are welcome to come along for a chat over a cup of coffee (or tea if
preferred). To clarify possible confusion in the Shoreham Post, the mobile
library calls into the Hall Car Park on alternate Thursdays between 10.45 and
11.20 am. Their next visits are on 8th and 22nd April.
Summer Garden Party
Following the success of the Garden Party at Oaklea, Highland Road two years
ago, Dr. Mary Bliss has kindly offered to allow us to host a similar event this
year on Saturday, 10th July 2010 between 2 and 6 pm. Oaklea is located off the
track into the woods from Badgers Road and will be signposted on the day.
However, if you are unsure of its location please contact us or check out the
‘House locator’ page on our website. We will be serving tea/coffee, soft drinks
and cakes throughout the afternoon. All residents (adults & children alike) are
invited to join us for afternoon tea and a chance to explore this large
interesting garden with its tree house, swings, croquet lawn, tennis court
(please bring own racquets and balls) and additional activities for children.
Parking is extremely limited so please walk if you are able. Donations of cakes
will be gratefully received on the day at Oaklea (a.m. preferably). There is no
charge for this event but to gauge likely attendance for catering purposes
please contact us, and also let us know if you will bringing a cake. Please
remember to look for posters reminding you of this event nearer to the date.
There have not been any significant applications for new developments recently,
only a few applications for extensions and a revised application for the chapel
and associated buildings on the Watercroft Woods woodland cemetery site.
The draft SDC Local Development Framework document (which is a proposal for how
Sevenoaks COULD provide 1500 additional homes by 2026) has caused some concern
and confusion as it includes the Orpington Bypass part of the Foxs Garage site
(although listed as London Road!) as a potential housing development location
for 18 houses. However, you will recall that the application made in 2008 for 14
houses was refused as SDC considered this to be over development of this site.
We have made appropriate comments to SDC. Currently, permission has been granted
for a replacement car showroom. There is also a pending application for change
of use of part of the rear workshop building to create an MOT Centre.
One of the most frequent complaints at the Police Surgeries, and during other
discussions with residents, relates to speeding vehicles, particularly on Old
London Road. We asked in our last newsletter for volunteers to trial the new
speed indicator device, and so far only one other resident has volunteered, so
we now have two but the police say we should have 3 person teams operating the
system – anyone else who wishes to volunteer to assist should contact Gordon,
Tracey (details as above) or the website for further information.
KNOCKHOLT STATION PARKING
Because of complaints about commuters parking close to junctions, particularly
at Wheatsheaf Hill and at the bus stops, Sevenoaks District Council recently
proposed introducing charges for parking in London Road either side of Knockholt
Station and one hour parking restrictions beyond Wheatsheaf Hill to stop all day
parking. This would have meant that residents could not take all day trips to
London starting after the rush hour without a long walk, and commuters would
park in Badgers Rise and Old London Road in front of Badgers Mount houses. There
is also the possibility that the train service would be reduced if the number of
users declined significantly. We commented that it was only necessary to put
yellow lines at the junctions and bus stops and that the rest of the proposal
was unnecessary. The SDC committee agreed with us and the many other objectors
and this is the only part of the proposal which is to be implemented.
MEMORIAL HALL AGM
The Memorial Hall AGM will be held on Friday 30th April at 8.00pm. Please come
and support your Hall
...and finally, we have received a number of comments, principally about garden
waste but also other rubbish, being deposited along the bank on the east side of
the Orpington Bypass. Please can we remind ALL residents to dispose of all waste
in an appropriate manner to avoid the risk of incurring a fine.
BMRA CONTACT DETAILS
Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471
News Archive - started Summer 2000