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(September 2008)

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Welcome to our autumn newsletter. We hope you all had an enjoyable summer in spite of the unseasonable weather!


It will soon be time for committee members to collect the annual subscriptions to the Association. These remain at £1 per person, with a maximum payable of £2 per house.

We have asked Shoreham Parish Council if they could provide a Bus Shelter for the Sevenoaks bound stop near Badgers Rise. We hope that this will be erected before Christmas, subject to finalisation of some details.


Summer Garden Party

Approximately 70 people enjoyed the afternoon at Oaklea consuming vast quantities of tea and delicious homemade cakes, playing croquet and exploring the garden – some people even saw the deer in the adjacent field. Our thanks go to Dr. Mary Bliss for her hospitality.

Macmillan Cancer Support
Coffee Morning

This special coffee morning, held on Thursday 25th September in the Memorial Hall raised £220 for this excellent charity, an increase of £40 on last year. Thank you to all who attended or donated to this worthy cause.

Carols & Entertainment Evening
Saturday, 13th December 2008

This year Green Street Blues (the ladies ‘barber shop’ singers who use the Hall as their base) will be joining us, entertaining and leading us in seasonal songs and festivities. We hope you will be able to join us from 7.30 pm. Wine, soft drinks and light refreshments will be served during the evening. Admission will be £3.00 for adults, £1.00 for children. Reservations (so that we know how many people to cater for) can be made at the Thursday Coffee mornings, by telephoning Gordon (534279) or via the website.

New Years Eve Party

The Hall has also been booked for the usual New Year celebrations from 8.00 pm on 31st December 2008. Tickets cost £7 each (adults only) which includes a buffet supper but please bring own drinks and glasses. Reservations as detailed above.


The recent appeal against refusal of planning permission for 33 flats on the Orpington Bypass part of the site was dismissed, and the appeal against refusal of permission for 14 houses on the same area has just been withdrawn. Although the replacement car dealership was refused it is understood that the developer is in discussion with SDC on this proposal.

The appeal against refusal of the lawful development certificate for the storage containers was also dismissed. The containers were stolen before the appeal was considered!!

Complaints were recently received about the graffiti that has appeared on the garage hoardings. The committee advised the owner and police of this.

At present, nothing definite has been heard about any further proposals for the Old London Road part of the site.


The October Parish Council meetings will be held in the Memorial Hall on Thursdays 2nd and 16th at 7.45 pm. All residents are welcome to attend and may comment on planning applications as they are being considered by the planning committee. There are also public question time sessions where general matters or concerns can be raised. These are the last meetings in Badgers Mount for this year. Full details and agendas can be seen on the Parish Council notice board on the Orpington Bypass opposite to Badgers Road.

Shoreham Parish Council has recently negotiated with Kent Public Rights of Way Department for the surfacing of the footpath between Highland Road and the steps leading down on to the Orpington Bypass and this work has just been carried out.


Eagle eyed walkers amongst us may have spotted that the condition of the Millennium Sign (now the responsibility of Shoreham Parish Council) has deteriorated recently. We have discussed restoration of this with the Council and several options are being considered


Following the request in our last Newsletter, Eileen Woledge has volunteered to take over as the Hall bookings secretary from the 2nd November. Eileen can be contacted on 534338 if you wish to book the Hall after this date. Until then, please continue to contact Barry Saunders on 534536.

There are some weekday sessions available for hire if you wish to make use of your only local community facility.

Planning permission has been granted for the proposed storage extension to the Hall. If all goes well, the Hall committee hope that the building work will begin in March 2009.


A Communion Service is held on the fourth Sunday of each month in the Memorial Hall. From October 26th these will start at 4.00 pm. Following each service tea and cakes are served.


We have now been advised by SDC that the refuse vehicle can stop at either Highland Road or Badgers Road junctions with the Orpington Bypass. The next collections are due on Saturdays 22nd November 2008 and 21st February 2009 between 11.15 am and 12 noon. Items that will NOT be accepted can be found on the SDC website or by contacting them on 01732 227000.

...and finally, as this is the last newsletter of the year we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471


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