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BMRA Newsletter - Spring 2018
Spring at last, after some very cold spells. The
woodland flowers are a few weeks late and the bluebells are only just coming
out. They should be at their best in the near future – do try and see them, both
in our surrounding woods and in Andrews Wood and across the valley on the ridge
overlooking Shoreham – second exit on the right down Shacklands Road for the
Badgers Mount Resident reaches 100!
Many of you living at Badgers Mount will know long term resident, May Elcombe. What you may not know is that May is soon to celebrate her 100th birthday. We're sure that all residents will join us in wishing Many Congratulations and Happy Birthday to May.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Residents Association will take place in the Memorial Hall from 7:30 pm on Thursday 10th May. Refreshments will be provided, and the Agenda is on the back of this Newsletter.
The Residents Association is looking for someone to establish a social media presence for them. We hope to move into the 21st century – if you are interested, e-mail the BMRA Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Vodafone Mast
Vodafone have installed a new mobile phone mast by the M25 in the field to the North of the bridleway continuation of Badgers Road. This has meant the passage of many heavy lorries. The contractor has agreed with the Road Fund that they will carry out a full clean of the road, all areas of surface damage will then be fully repaired to match the existing and all damage/degradation to the banks and verges are to be reinstated and made good with topsoil and turf. The Road Fund is also reserving the right to hold Vodafone fully responsible should any defects be detected following a full year of weather seasons. These repairs will be carried out at no cost to the Fund.
The police have warned us about an expected upsurge of Summer-related thefts, such as tools or barbeques stolen from unsecured garden sheds. There also have been several thefts of number plates from cars parked on roads and driveways in the area; you can easily obtain anti-theft nuts and bolts from shops such as Halfords.
Broke Hill Re-development
As has been reported previously, the land belonging to the Broke Hill Golf Club opposite Knockholt railway station has been bought by a property developer and proposed to Sevenoaks District Council (SDC) for 800 plus houses; special dispensation will be needed as this land is part of the Green Belt. SDC are tasked by the government with building around 12,000 new houses within the next 20 years or so, and have only found previously used or brown-field sites for around half of this number. As a result they have to consider 5 previously untouched (green-field) sites and Broke Hill may be one of these. The Halstead Green Belt Future group has been formed to encourage the community to have a say in the future of the local Green Belt. A representative will be present at the BMRA AGM on May 10th should you want more information. It is understood that information leaflets will be distributed in May to all houses.
The footings have now been laid for the bottom semi-basement floor and the front vehicle movement area has been laid. This will allow some staff vehicles and lorries to enter the site and hopefully help to reduce the congestion experienced at times. Many thanks to the workers on the site for helping several residents’ vehicles to manoeuvre during the recent snow and ice.
BADGERS MOUNT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
THE 54th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, 10th May 2018
IN THE MEMORIAL HALL, HIGHLAND ROAD from 8.00 PM prompt
Refreshments and nibbles available from 7.30 pm
(1) Apologies for absence.
(2) Minutes of the 53rd Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, 10th May 2017 to be agreed. Draft Minutes can be found on the local website www.badgersmount.net/bmra and some hard copies will be available for study before the meeting.
(3) Matters arising from the minutes and not covered elsewhere.
(4) Presentation of the Chairman’s Report including:
a. Report on F M Conway Ltd matters (Trevor Simmons)
b. Report on Planning matters (Gordon Plumb)
c. Report on Entertainment matters (Zena Belton)
d. Neighbourhood Watch
e. Jenkins Neck Wood
f. Update on proposed local housing developments
(5) Presentation of the Accounts, Treasurer’s Report and appointment of the Auditor.
(6) Appointment of the Committee:
(1) Chairperson (2) Vice-Chair (3) Secretary (4) Treasurer and minimum of 4 members
(7) Any Other Business
The AGM will then close and there will be a presentation by the Halstead Green Belt Future Group
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