to the Association’s Autumn Newsletter. The Association held
it’s Annual General Meeting in May 2001 in the Memorial Hall,
Highland Road and 32 members attended this with apologies
from 13 others.
Committee changes took place during the latter part of 2000
and the early part of 2001. Trevor Simmons resigned as Chairman,
followed by June Begg and Dawn Cooper. However, following
these sudden resignations we were able to co-opt two further
members namely Chris Lucas and Alison Chase. Although Gordon
Plumb had stated before the AGM that he did not wish to continue
as Chairman, he has now agreed to continue for another year,
principally due to a revised work location making travel less
the AGM no further members were elected to the Committee and
thus the Road Stewards for 2001 are as follows:-
PLUMB (534279) one half of Highland Road.
McCARTNEY (534471) - Milton Avenue and Johnsons Avenue.
TUTT (534404) Other half of Highland Road.
CLARKE (532987) crest Close and half of Old London Road.
MARSHALL (534745) Badgers Road.
PITT-PAYNE (534344) One side of Orpington By-Pass.
COTTLE (534304) Other side of Orpington By-Pass.
LUCAS (533312) Badgers Rise and half of Old London Road.
CHASE (532065) Sandersons Avenue, Christies Avenue and Woodlands
Committee currently has 9 members but should, under it’s Constitution,
have 10. If you think that you would like to join us and
make YOUR Community Association as effective as possible please
contact any Committee Member.
Committee has arranged the following Social Events. Please
make a note of these in your diary and come along to the Memorial
Hall and enjoy yourselves:-
13th OCTOBER 2001
PM FOR 8.00 PM
of up to 6 people answer questions on a variety of subjects.
Tickets £5 per person - includes Ploughman’s Supper but please
bring own drink. Contact Gordon Plumb (534279) or Tina Bennett
(533809) to reserve your place. Don’t worry if you haven’t
got a full table of 6 there are usually other people in a
similar situation prepared to make a ‘scratch’ team.
6th DECEMBER 2001
turn up on the night. Entrance £1.50, which includes tea/coffee
and biscuits. Organised by Dennis Inwood, who also holds raffle
during the evening. Dennis also organises a monthly Drive
at Halstead for anyone who catches the bug!
8th DECEMBER 2001
annual Carol Singing Evening that takes place in the Memorial
Hall. Tickets for this will be on sale nearer to the date
so watch out for the Posters!
permitting we will also be carol singing around the roads
during the following week – more details to follow.
12th JANUARY 2002
to the success of the last two years’ New Year Celebrations
we are arranging for another evening of dancing, singing and
good food on the above date. More details on this will follow
in due course.
20th APRIL 2002
realise that this is quite away ahead yet – only the date
has been agreed so more details will follow nearer the time.
GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION
year marks the Queen’s Jubilee. Various national social events
are being organised but we haven’t yet decided what form the
Badgers Mount event will take so if you have any ideas or
would like to help organise something please let the Committee
Sevenoaks Mobile Library parks in the Memorial Car Park every
other Thursday. The next two dates are October 11th
and October 25th – each between 10.00 am and 10.15
am. PLEASE try to use this service wherever possible, as we
will lose it if it continues to be poorly attended.
on the Village Sign is slow at present. The Sign is now complete
and ready for erection. Planning Permission has finally be
granted BUT insurance of the Sign proves awkward. The Committee
are actively doing all that they can to resolve this situation
and hopefully the Sign will be erected before the end of 2001!
Committee is also working hard to try and effect a reduction
in speed along the Orpington By-Pass. We have also requested
Pedestrian Islands (similar to those at the end of Badgers
Road) for the Highland Road end of the By-Pass.
we will be able to report back with positive news on these
issues in our next Newsletter.
has been pointed out to the Committee that several dogs roam
freely on the Mount. As you can appreciate this is dangerous
to vehicles driving on the Mount and extremely unsafe for
the animals concerned. Can we please ask that you try to
ensure that your dog is kept securely within the curtilage
of your own grounds.
were several complaints during the Summer months of people
being smoked out of their gardens by inconsiderate neighbours
lighting bonfires in the afternoon or early evening. Please
be considerate of others and not light bonfires before 8.00
p.m. in the Summer and before dusk at other times in the year.
Badgers Club was formed some 25 years ago as a monthly social
gathering for retired gentlemen. They ‘ring the changes’
with talks in the Memorial Hall, Pub Lunches, outings etc
and challenge the W.I to Darts matches. Numbers have never
been high, but have recently decreased to a level when it
may not be viable for them to continue any further. More
members are urgently needed and if you would like more information
about becoming a member, please contact Dennis Inwood (534320)
or Barry Saunders (534536) as soon as possible.
if you feel that you have any matters that you would like
to have raised at an Association Committee Meeting please
write to our Secretary (Tracey McCartney) c/o Sett Point,
Highland Road. We will raise all written issues at our next
available meeting and report back to you threafter. Please
remember that for the Association to remain effective it must
have an input from it’s members – we await hearing from you!!