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3rd May News Update
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Old London Road, Badgers Mount and Halstead roadworks/resurfacing and white lining
(between Watercroft Road and south to the roundabout at the junction with the A224).
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Hello – may we wish you all a very early but Happy Easter!

COMMITTEE NEWS

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, 12th May in the Memorial Hall, commencing at 8.00 pm. All residents whether long established or new to Badgers Mount are welcome to attend. 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!


Newsletter Delivery

Following our last Newsletter 8 residents (in addition to those on the Committee) expressed an interest in having their Newsletters via email. We have been in contact with Shoreham Parish Council about the possibility of their Newsletter being delivered in this way but regret to inform you that they do not wish to take up this offer.

Due to the very low uptake of residents interested in emailed newsletters we have decided that this is not viable at the present time and will therefore continue to deliver paper copies to all households.


Garden boundaries

Several residents have expressed concern over the erection of a fence in the woodland area at the top of Milton Avenue. The Committee are currently corresponding with the owner of the adjacent property for removal of this. We hope that this matter will shortly be resolved.


Garden Rubbish

Several complaints have also been received regarding the dumping of garden rubbish on verges and public areas around Badgers Mount. We would remind you that this is not acceptable as it spoils the area and devalues all properties, including your own! It is also considered to be flytipping which can lead to substantial fines. Sevenoaks District Council offers a garden waste collection service, or alternatively it can be taken to the Household Waste Site at Sundridge if you are unable to dispose of this appropriately within your own premises.


Re-naming of the Orpington Bypass

Following analysis of the consultation slips by Orpington Bypass residents on the change of name of their road there were a wide variety of suggested names. By the time you receive this Newsletter residents living on the Orpington Bypass will have been further consulted on their preference of the two suggested names that the Committee felt were most appropriate. These being Mildmay Avenue and Hamilton Way. Mildmay Avenue was chosen because the area was originally part of the Mildmay Estate. Hamilton Way was selected in acknowledgement of Bill Hamilton, a resident of Badgers Mount who was a Professor of Evolutionary Biology and considered a successor to Charles Darwin.


SOCIAL EVENTS

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. The mobile library calls into the Hall Car Park on alternate Thursdays between 10.45 and 11.20. Their next visits are on 7th and 21st April.

Future Events

Due to the very limited response to holding an event to celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding it was decided that this would not be viable. However, we would like to hold a summer event for all residents. Further details on this will be in the next Newsletter. All suggestions are welcomed!!


POLICE SURGERY

The next police surgery will probably be in June but details have not yet been finalised. Keep a watch out for posters nearer the time. PCSO Jane Wright will be pleased to discuss and give advice about any concerns you have about crimes, suspicious vehicles and callers etc. at any time. Her contact details are on the back page of the Shoreham Post.

MOD SITE

F M Conway have been granted a Lawful Development Certificate for the use of the MOD site for storage and distribution. However this only applies to the inner area and storage is restricted to the existing buildings only, with no open air storage. We expect that they will appeal against this severely restricted use of the site. We are monitoring the situation of this site very closely. SDC have also made a Woodland Tree Preservation Order covering the whole site.


KNOCKHOLT STATION PARKING

The yellow lines which SDC agreed to install over a year ago have just been installed. Parking on both sides of the road continues to be a problem. As the road is actually in Halstead Parish Council’s area, they are keeping an active watch on the situation.


SHOREHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Elections for Shoreham Parish Council will take place on Thursday 5th May. We have three seats on the Council, and all of our present councillors are standing down. If you would like to be involved with the Council, why not stand for one of the seats. To obtain information on how to apply, you can either speak to the Clerk of the Council or Ian Bigwood at Sevenoaks District Council, 01732 227242. Nominations must be submitted by noon on 4th April.


VILLAGE SIGN

New Village SignYou may recall from our June 2010 Newsletter that a replacement village sign was being arranged by Shoreham Parish Council. Ownership and insurance liability of the sign was transferred to the Parish Council in 2004. We are advised that the new sign has now been delivered and it will hopefully be erected shortly.

The Committee entered into considerable discussion with the Parish Council concerning the replacement sign. The original sign had winter and spring pictures on its two faces but the new sign will only be using the spring scene. In part this was because of the cost but it was also due to the fact that the deterioration of the winter scene made it more difficult to replicate.


OTHER AGMs

Road Maintenance Fund
The Road Maintenance Fund AGM will be held on Thursday 28th April at 8.00pm in the Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall
The Memorial Hall AGM will be held on Friday 6th May at 8.00pm in the Memorial Hall.
 

BMRA CONTACT DETAILS

Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471
Full contact details on the BMRA Committee page.

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