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After our last newsletter was distributed, Liz Dallimore (535080) volunteered to join the committee and we extend a warm welcome to her. However, due to pressure of other commitments and interests, Dave Bonnage has resigned from the committee so we again have at least one vacancy. If you are interested in joining the committee please contact Gordon (534279), Tracey (534471) or email us via the website for further information.

Please be advised that our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, 13th May 2010 in the Memorial Hall. Further details on this will appear in our next newsletter.

Joyce Pitt-Payne

We are very sorry to report that a well known longstanding resident, Joyce Pitt-Payne, died on 28th December just three weeks before her 97th birthday. She was a member of the Residents Association Committee for many years before finally standing down at the 2004 AGM. She was also a member of the Memorial Hall management committee, the Road Maintenance Fund committee, a longstanding WI member and an active Conservative Party committee member. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday 14th January at 12.00 noon in St Margarets Church, Halstead.

SOCIAL EVENTS       Calendar

Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Macmillan Coffee morning again raised 220. Thanks to all who helped, attended or donated to this worthy charity.

Carols & Entertainment Evening

The Carols & Entertainment Evening on Saturday 5th December was thoroughly enjoyed by the 36 people who attended.

New Years Eve Party

Due to the various bugs around at the moment, a number of people who had said that they would attend were unable to. However, the 25 who did come enjoyed an evening of dancing and the chance to catch up on the gossip with friends who they do not see very often.

Coffee Mornings

Coffee Mornings continue to be held on Thursdays between 10.30 am and 12 noon and are open to all residents. The mobile library calls into the Hall Car Park on alternate Thursdays between 10.45 and 11.20, and their next visit will be 14th January.

Barn Dance

Following the success of the Barn Dance last summer, we are proposing to arrange another for late Spring. Further details of this will appear in our next newsletter.


We have asked Shoreham Parish Council if they can provide some more salt bins in strategic locations across the whole of Badgers Mount to help keep our roads safer and usable in the severe winter weather conditions. Since February 2009 we have been asking SPC to request KCC to refill the salt bin in Milton Avenue but to date this has not materialised. We have also recently advised them of the salt levels in all bins following the snow fall before Christmas and hope they will be refilled swiftly. Where bins are installed, the salt is provided for use on roads, not on private drives which are your own responsibility. Salt should be distributed in a thin layer similar to the action of the gritting lorries. If possible, it is more effective and easier to remove most of the snow when it is still loose and then it is only necessary to use a thin sprinkling of salt to remove the last patches of ice. A lot more salt would be required to melt a thick layer of snow or ice.


The next police surgery will be on Thursday 25th March from 11.00am to 12.00 noon in Memorial Hall. PCSO Jane Wright will be pleased to discuss and give advice about any concerns you have about crimes, suspicious vehicles and callers etc. All residents are welcome to attend the Surgery which is held during our weekly coffee morning.

PLANNING       Badgers Mount - Planning Applications

There have only been a few planning applications for general extension work in Badgers Mount since our last newsletter. However, the application for a replacement car dealership building on the Orpington Bypass frontage of Foxs Garage has finally been approved after a last minute adjustment to the building size.

The lawful development certificate for the woodland cemetery at Watercroft Woods opposite Badgers Rise was eventually granted. This means that the owners of this site could continue with the development as originally granted on appeal in 1995 despite considerable opposition. This could include a chapel, car park, maintenance buildings associated with woodland burial plots. Further details of this application (SE/08/02894/LDCEX) can be found on the SDC planning website if you want to know more.


One of the most frequent complaints at the Police Surgeries, and during other discussions with residents, is concern over speeding vehicles, particularly on Old London Road. We asked in our last newsletter for volunteers to trial the new speed indicator device, but not one response was received. Does this reflect just how much residents really care about speeding vehicles? There is still a chance for you to volunteer and if you are interested please contact Gordon or Tracey as before


Did you know that the Dairy Crest milkman that delivers to homes in Badgers Mount can also deliver over 150 daily essentials to your door too? If you would like to find out more about this service and support this valuable community asset please contact Dairy Crest at or contact them on 01689 827511 (our local depot).


Gordon Plumb 534279
Tracey McCartney 534471


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