To start our Newsletter
we would like to welcome all new residents to Badgers Mount.
social events have taken place since the last Newsletter, a
Quiz Night, 2 Whist Drives, a New Year Celebration and a Barn
Dance. All of which were well attended and enjoyed by
all present. We hope to hold other similar events throughout
the year so please watch out for notices/posters.
important dates are THURSDAY, 30th MAY 2002 for the Annual
General Meeting of the Association and MONDAY, 3rd JUNE
2002 for our Golden Jubilee Celebration Day.
Notices for these are attached to this Newsletter.
special event also took place in December 2001 – the unveiling
of the long awaited Village Sign by Mrs Joyce Pitt-Payne.
Over 100 people attended the unveiling and the Committee sends
it’s thanks to all those involved with the Sign from Mrs Pat
Cash who had the original idea, Mr Tavener who did the artwork,
Mr Dolley who erected the Sign, Mr & Mrs Butler in the
Post Office and others too numerous to mention.
the Committee has 9 members. However, under the terms of its
Constitution it should have a minimum of 10 we therefore,
require at least one volunteer at the Annual General Meeting
to be elected. If you would like to volunteer or would
like further information on the work of the Association please
contact Gordon Plumb (534279) or Tracey McCartney (534471).
the AGM the newly elected Committee will have an opportunity
to meet with Phil Hobson, Chairman of the Shoreham Parish
Council. We hope to put forward ideas for suitable projects
within Badgers Mount, as funding may be available from the
Council. If YOU have any suggestions for projects
(i.e. extra rubbish bins, benches, footpath maintenance etc.)
please WRITE to our Secretary at Sett Point, Highland
Road prior to 20th June 2002. For your information
we have recently received a contribution from the Parish Council
towards our Jubilee celebrations and the Hall Committee have
had a grant towards the re-surfacing of the Hall Car Park.
Our thanks go to Len Cottle and Trevor Simmons, our two Parish
Council representatives who assisted in securing this financial
we have received several complaints concerning the deterioration
of roads, footpaths and verges around the Mount caused by
litter, dog fouling. vehicles driving and parking on verges
and the inconsiderate and highly visible dumping of garden
rubbish (see advert for wheelie bins below!). There
have also been recent incidents of graffiti outside the Memorial
Hall and on salt bins, road signs etc. It would be appreciated
if all residents concerned would give more thought to solving
the above problems to make Badgers Mount a place to be proud
The speed of vehicles
along roads on the Mount also continues to cause concern.
Can we please re-iterate the speed limit of 20 m.p.h. and
ask you to remind your visitors of this.
As the Summer approaches may we also give a timely reminder
that Bonfires should not be lit before 8.00 p.m. or before
dusk at other times in the year to be considerate to your
Please contact any Committee Member if you have any issues that
you wish to have raised at a Committee Meeting.
Council have a Scheme for the collection of garden rubbish
via wheeled bins. They offer the purchase of a bin for
£25, yearly permit for £50 and collection of rubbish fortnightly.
If you are interested please contact the Council on 01959
565489/490 for further details.
have also received details of a Free Tree Scheme from The
North West Kent Countryside Project. They offer the
chance of a free tree for you to plant in your garden and
further information can be obtained on 01322 294727.
have been asked to mention that Shoreham Parish Council will
be holding a Jubilee Celebration in Shoreham on Tuesday, 4th
June. Further details on this can be obtained from Mary
Inniss on 01959 524853 if you require further entertainment
following our own celebrations in the Memorial Hall on Monday,
we please also remind you of the Mobile Library service.
The library stops in the Hall Car Park on alternate Thursdays
at 10.30 a.m.
Attached to this Newsletter is a Questionnaire regarding local
transport issues on which we would be glad to receive your
Last but not least the Association now has it’s own Website www.BMRA.info which is a
regularly updated source of local information. It’s brand
new with some further development still going on. All Newsletters
are archived on the site, along with other local links. If
you have access to the Internet please take a look.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
ON THURSDAY, 30th MAY IN THE MEMORIAL HALL AT 8.00 P.M. –
Wine, soft drinks and savouries will be available after the