Website News Update
EDF Energy - Pole and overhead cable replacement
will have noticed that a number of electricity poles and overhead cables are being replaced
around Badgers Mount. EDF notify residents in advance when they will
have their power cut off while the cables are being transferred to the new
poles, and whether access is necessary to their premises or meters when
reconnecting. They include such advice as setting fridges and freezers to
their lowest temperatures before the power is disconnected and not opening
the doors more than necessary.
*UPDATE* 4th/5th OCTOBER SCHEDULED EDF POWER OUTAGE
Informed by EDF that due to a fault that's come to light as they started
work, some of the Highland Road properties have had their power
EDF contact details
Changes to REFUSE / RECYCLING collection
Changes from week commencing 16th August.
Sevenoaks District Council are only writing to those residents that will be affected.
Full details are here on the
July BMRA Newsletter
Welcome to our Summer newsletter and to all new
residents of Badgers Mount – we hope to meet you all at our forthcoming
Garden Party (details below).
A good number of residents attended our recent AGM at which the existing
committee were re-elected for another year. Richard King also volunteered
to join the committee and was duly elected by those present. Our Committee
now comprises 10 members as follows:
Gordon Plumb (534279)
Tracey McCartney (534471)
Chris Lucas (534143)
Len Cottle (534304)
Myra Marshall (534745)
Mary Bliss (534278)
Zena Belton (534566)
Eric Raven (535171)
Liz Dallimore (535080)
Richard King (533979)
At the AGM the question of renaming the Orpington Bypass was raised again.
To gauge interest from those who will be affected, a slip is attached to
this newsletter. Please return completed slips to either Len Cottle (Marchwood,
Orpington Bypass) or the Memorial Hall letterbox (kitchen door facing the
Bypass) or by emailing us via our website.
Most residents will recall that in 2004 the committee transferred
ownership and insurance liability of the Millennium Sign to Shoreham
Parish Council. Recent discussions with the Council regarding the
deterioration of the sign has resulted in their decision to provide a
replacement in the near future. This will be very similar to the current
sign but only the Spring picture being used on both faces.
SUMMER GARDEN PARTY
Saturday, 10th July 2010
A Summer Garden Party will once again be held between 2 and 6 pm at Oaklea,
Highland Road by the kind invitation of Dr. Mary Bliss. Oaklea is located
off the track from Badgers Road into the woods. Additional signs to the
party will start at the top of Badgers Road. However, if you are unsure
please contact us or check out the ‘House
Locator’ page on our website. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes,
biscuits etc will be served. Any donations of cakes will be gratefully
received on the day at Oaklea (am preferably). There is no charge for this
event but to gauge likely attendance for catering purposes please contact
Gordon, Myra or the website and also let us know if you will be bringing a
A quiz with all of the questions about Oaklea, for all the family to take
part in is being organised as part of the afternoon’s activities. It would
be great to see as many residents as possible take part whilst exploring
this interesting garden which featured recently in the Channel 4 series
‘Genius of Britain’, being the former home of Mary’s brother, Professor
William Hamilton, an eminent Evolutionary Biologist. An information
pamphlet on Bill produced by the Shoreham & District Historical Society,
together with some of their other publications, will be on sale.
Children are especially welcome to come and explore this large garden
which includes a tree house, swings, tennis court (please bring own
racquets and balls) and croquet lawn. As the field behind Oaklea has just
been cut, it is available for parking as space near the house is limited.
Better still for those living closer, please walk if you are able.
Our recent Barn Dance attracted 41 people who thoroughly enjoyed dancing
to the music of the Hatted Hens. Another Barn Dance has been suggested for
BONFIRES & NOISE NUISANCE
Now that summer is here, we make the usual request about trying not to
cause a nuisance to your neighbours by having smoky bonfires, allowing
dogs to bark all day or playing loud music in the garden. Your neighbours
are entitled to enjoy their homes and gardens just as much as you are
entitled to enjoy yours without nuisance from them.
TOTS & TODDLERS GROUP
A new Tots and Toddlers play group has recently started in the Memorial
Hall on Monday mornings between 10.15 am and 12 noon. If you are
interested in taking your child, please contact Kerry Richardson on 0797
3853675 for further information or just go along and join in the fun (but
not on 5th, 19th and 26th July)! It is intended to run through the summer
holiday, when older siblings will also be welcome.
*UPDATE* - Due to very low numbers attending, the Tots and
Toddlers Group has closed.
Badgers Mount residents attended the recent PACT meeting in Well Hill and
amongst other matters, were advised of the presence of the highly invasive
Japanese Knotweed in Well Hill. This weed grows up to 3m high with
hollow stems similar to bamboo, spreads rapidly – one plant can spread to
the area of a tennis court in one year – and is extremely difficult to
eradicate once established. It can damage paving and tarmac, and sometimes
even structural damage to buildings. It was recently reported that some
mortgage lenders have refused mortgages where Japanese Knotweed is present
in the garden. Gardeners were advised to keep a look out for this in their
locality and seek expert advice on its removal. When disposing of any, it
is classed as controlled waste and must be handled and transported in
accordance with regulations.
The next police surgeries will be on Thursdays 8th July and 2nd September
from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon in the Memorial Hall during the Coffee
Morning. PCSO Jane Wright will be pleased to discuss and give advice about
any concerns you have about crimes, suspicious vehicles and callers etc.
BMRA CONTACT DETAILS
Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471
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