We wish you all a very Happy Easter and would like to extend
a warm welcome to all new residents of Badgers Mount.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, 14th May in the Memorial
Hall, commencing at 8.00 pm. All residents are welcome to attend. John Ralston,
who is also a Shoreham Parish Councillor, has indicated that he would like to
stand down at the AGM due to other commitments. We would thank him for all he
has done during his time as a Committee member. This leaves us with at least one
vacancy, so 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.
Following requests by some residents, the Committee has arranged a Barn Dance
evening for Saturday 13th June in the Memorial Hall, from 8.00 pm. Music will be
provided by a live band, and their caller will give instructions for each dance.
Tickets and reservations are now available from Gordon (as above) or at the
Thursday Coffee Mornings at a cost of £7 which includes a buffet supper.
Tea/coffee making facilities will be provided but please bring your own drinks
and glasses if you prefer.
Coffee Mornings continue to run during the extension works to the Memorial Hall.
These are held on Thursdays between 10.30 am and 12 noon and are open to all
residents. The mobile library calls into the Hall Car Park on alternate
Thursdays during this time. Their next visit will be 9th April.
new shelter in Old London Road was installed in January. Many residents,
including the school children who use this stop daily, have commented on the
improvement that this has made to their journeys. We have sent a letter of
thanks to Shoreham Parish Council for providing this facility.
NEW PCSO FOR BADGERS MOUNT
Jane Wright has been appointed as the new PCSO for our Village. Jane will be
holding a Police Surgery during the Coffee Morning on 7th May. All residents are
welcome to come and discuss any issues with her.
A further meeting of the above has now been held to progress the items on the
action plan. It is anticipated that Shoreham and Otford Parish Councils will
jointly purchase one of the new expensive speed indication devices which can be
used on Old London Road. The police will also be asked to carry out speed checks
on both roads.
Residents will, by now, have seen that a second hand car dealership and car wash
have opened on the Orpington Bypass part of this site. This has made a great
improvement to the appearance of the building and frontage, but some Badgers
Rise residents are concerned by the removal of trees which screened them from
the garage. We have not heard if an application for 12 houses, mentioned in the
last Newsletter, will be submitted to SDC or not. We will continue to monitor
this and report on any updates as we receive them.
With regard to the Old London Road part of the site, the application made to SDC
for two terraces of 3 houses has been refused. The Committee indicated to SDC
that they have no objection to the houses on the site but we were concerned
about the access and parking arrangements. Refusal was because the application
does not conform with many planning, highway and environmental policies.
The recent AGM was well attended by residents and new co-ordinators have been
elected to save the NHW from closing. We understand that residents will soon
receive a Newsletter from the new Committee.
SHOREHAM PARISH COUNCIL
The Shoreham Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 22nd April in
the Shoreham Village Hall. At this meeting, representatives from organisations
throughout the Parish give short reports on their activities during the last
year. All residents are more than welcome to attend this meeting.
BONFIRES & NOISE NUISANCE
Now that Spring is here we make the usual request about trying not to cause a
nuisance to your neighbours by having smoky bonfires, allowing dogs to bark
continually or playing loud music in the garden or with windows open. Your
neighbours are entitled to enjoy their homes and gardens just as much as you are
entitled to enjoy yours without nuisance from them.
We have received reports that dog owners are disposing of dog waste in bags in
places other than the bins provided. Please ensure that you clean up after your
dog in a responsible way. During a recent trip abroad, a committee member saw
people putting a piece of paper behind their dogs to make clearing up easier.
How about starting a new trend in this country?
The extension to provide a separate cleaners cupboard and additional store, and
bring the disabled access up to the current Building Regulations is now
The Hall Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 8th May at 7.30 for 8.00
pm start. As the Hall is the only community facility we have please make an
effort to attend this meeting which will include the formal opening of the
extension. Refreshments will be served before the meeting.
Thursday 7th May Police surgery
Friday 8th May Memorial Hall AGM
Thursday 14th May BMRA AGM
Saturday 13th June Barn Dance
BMRA CONTACT DETAILS
Gordon Plumb 534279
Tracey McCartney 534471
News Archive - started Summer 2000