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 Autumn 2002 Newsletter

To open this Newsletter we would like to extend a warm welcome to all new Residents of Badgers Mount.


At the AGM in May 2002 three new Committee members were elected –
 Trevor Simmons, Brian Butler and June Begg.  We welcome them to the Committee. 

 The Officers are now –

  • Chairman – Gordon Plumb

  • Vice-Chairman - Margaret Tutt

  • Treasurer – Chris Lucas

  • Secretary – Tracey McCartney.

The Road Representatives for 2002/2003 are as follows –

  • Badgers Rise & Old London Road NorthJune Begg (533156).

  • Old London Road South & Crest CloseBrian Butler (534283).

  • Orpington By-Pass WestLen Cottle (534304).

  • Orpington By-Pass East–Joyce Pitt-Payne (534344).

  • Milton Avenue–Tracey McCartney (534471).

  • Badgers Road–Myra Marshall (534745).

  • Johnsons Avenue–Chris Lucas (534143).

  • Christies Avenue & Sandersons Avenue – Trevor Simmons (534454).

  • Woodlands View–Alison Chase (532065).

  • Highland Road West–Gordon Plumb (534279)

  • Highland Road East–Margaret Tutt (534404).


If you have any queries or suggestions please speak with your Road Representative.  Any issues raised will be discussed at the next available Committee Meeting.

One of the most significant items raised at the AGM concerned the former Travellers Site at the end of the Orpington By-Pass.  The Committee are continuing to monitor this situation and are in correspondence with Sevenoaks District Council in an attempt to get this Site cleared.


All Parish Councils throughout the UK are currently considering ideas for their Parish Plan for the next 10 years.  At present, we have four volunteers representing Badgers Mount on the Parish Assembly to help with the construction of the Parish Plan which is aimed at improving facilities and future needs within our area. 

However, more volunteers are desperately needed if Badgers Mount is to have a fair representation within the Plan.  If you would like to take part or require further information on what is involved please speak with Len Cottle or Trevor Simmons.  

The Meetings for the Parish Plan are held at approximately 6 week intervals however, it is not essential that you attend each Meeting.  If you have any proposals/suggestions for discussion but are unable to become a volunteer please submit these in writing to any Residents Association Committee Member who will pass them to the volunteers attending the next Meeting.

We understand that all households will shortly receive a Questionnaire to complete and return to the Post Office relating to the Parish Plan.


The November Meeting of the Council will take place in the Memorial Hall, Highland Road on Thursday, 14th November 2002 at 8.00 p.m.  All residents will be made welcome and an open session held for Badgers Mount residents to raise any issues they may have.


The Entertainment Sub-Committee of the Association is organising the programme of events listed below.  Please make a note of these dates in your Diary.

Saturday, 21st September 2002

Adult Disco

To be held in the Memorial Hall between 7.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m.  Tickets are £5 each which includes a Buffet Supper but please bring your own drinks and glasses.  Tickets are available now from the Post Office.

Friday, 4th October 2002

Whist Drive

To be held in the Memorial Hall at 8.00 p.m. entrance on the door is £1.50.  Refreshments will be provided and a Raffle will be held during the evening.

Saturday, 16th November 2002

Party & BBQ Evening

To be held in the Memorial Hall/Car Park from 7.30 p.m. until 11.30 p.m.  Look out for further details on this event nearer the time.

Saturday, 7th December 2002

Carol Singing Evening

This annual event will once again be held in the Memorial Hall at 7.30 p.m.   Further details as this date approaches.

The Committee are also proposing to organise a New Year’s Eve Party, Children’s Afternoon Party and Valentine’s Barn Dance to be held on 15th February 2003.  Full details of these events in the next Newsletter.

If you have any suggestions for future social events please let Brian Butler at the Post Office know.



Following the considerable interest from residents wishing to receive some basic First Aid instruction we are endeavouring to arrange for the Red Cross to provide courses for this.  Please watch the Website and Notice Boards for further details.


Recent Planning Applications submitted for the erection of a house on Green Belt Land in Highland Road and for a Telecomm Mast adjacent to Woodlands View were opposed and have both been rejected by the Sevenoaks District Council.


The Library continues to come to Badgers Mount on alternate Thursdays stopping by the Public Footpath Sign (opposite to the Hall) on Orpington By-Pass.  The next visit will take place on 19th September 2002 from 10.15 to 10.30 a.m.


This continues to be a problem on ALL Badgers Mount roads.  We would ask residents to adhere to the speed limits set for individual roads and be vigilant for pedestrians and animals.

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