Update June 2015
The new village gateway signs have
been installed along the A224, Orpington Bypass and Old London Road.
Village Gateway Signs
26th April 2013
Local KCC councillor Roger Gough has documented the
latest updates on his website.
Road safety plans
Kent County Councillor Roger Gough came to Badgers
Mount today to receive the BMRA's appeal for road safety report on behalf
of Kent County Council.
The comprehensive report provides a wealth
of local information to enable KCC to consider various options to make the
A224 running through Badgers Mount and The Old London Road safer for the
local community to use.
The report includes a variety of traffic calming
suggestions for the council to consider.
28th September 2012
View the full
BMRA Road Safety Appeal [SDC
View the A224 and Old London Road
Traffic Survey Results [SDC
The BMRA have arranged to present their Appeal for Road
Safety Measures, together with the petition, to Roger Gough our Kent
County Councillor. This will take place at 12.30 pm on Friday 28th
September at the Millennium sign, or alternatively if the weather
is unfavourable in the Memorial Hall. We are hoping our district
councillor, John Grint, and the Sevenoaks Chronicle will be in attendance
to support the campaign. Roger Gough will also hand a copy of the Appeal
to Kent County Council who are responsible for the A224 (Orpington By
Pass) and Old London Road. Could residents arrive early at say 12.20 to
allow time to prepare for the photographs.
Residents are welcome to
attend to show their support for road safety and traffic calming measures
following the tragic fatal accident involving one of Badgers Mount's
long-standing residents, Peter Howlett.
Sue Wyatt BMRA
26th September 2012
The BMRA share the concerns of residents over the safety
of their roads following the serious incidents recently on the A224
Orpington Bypass and the Old London Road.
The Badgers Mount
Residents Association has set up a working party, to prepare a Report on
the speed limits of Old London Road and the Orpington Bypass. Sue Wyatt, a
BMRA member and Shoreham Parish Councillor and Eric Raven, former
Chairperson of the BMRA are reviewing the situation on our behalf. Eric,
has extensive professional knowledge of road usage, given his career as a
Driving Instructor. The BMRA are very fortunate to be able to call upon
his specialist knowledge in this instance.
The BMRA initiated
an investigation into the road safety of Badgers Mount after the tragic
accident of a long standing resident, Peter Howlett. Sue and Eric have
received information from concerned residents which helped them draft
their findings. They have written an extensive report, including
recommendations, which have been approved by the BMRA. They will shortly
submit the report to Kent County Council for their consideration.
A petition is being arranged, which will be included within the report to
Kent County Council, and volunteers representing the BMRA will be calling
on every household within the next few days to obtain signatures in
support of the campaign.
If you have any information about safety
issues on these two roads and would like to discuss them with Eric, please
contact him on; firstname.lastname@example.org
We will keep you updated.
(Chairperson – BMRA and Shoreham Parish Councillor)
22nd September 2012