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We wish you all a very Happy Easter and would like to extend a warm welcome to all new residents of Badgers Mount.


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!


Barn Dance

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

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.


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.


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.


Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471


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