After our last newsletter was distributed, Liz Dallimore
(535080) volunteered to join the committee and we extend a warm welcome to her.
However, due to pressure of other commitments and interests, Dave Bonnage has
resigned from the committee so we again have at least one vacancy. If you are
interested in joining the committee please contact Gordon (534279), Tracey
(534471) or email us via the website for further information.
Please be advised that our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday,
13th May 2010 in the Memorial Hall. Further details on this will appear in our
We are very sorry to report that a well known longstanding resident, Joyce
Pitt-Payne, died on 28th December just three weeks before her 97th birthday. She
was a member of the Residents Association Committee for many years before
finally standing down at the 2004 AGM. She was also a member of the Memorial
Hall management committee, the Road Maintenance Fund committee, a longstanding
WI member and an active Conservative Party committee member. Her funeral service
will be held on Thursday 14th January at 12.00 noon in St Margarets Church,
Macmillan Coffee Morning
The Macmillan Coffee morning again raised £220. Thanks to all who helped,
attended or donated to this worthy charity.
Carols & Entertainment Evening
The Carols & Entertainment Evening on Saturday 5th December was thoroughly
enjoyed by the 36 people who attended.
New Years Eve Party
Due to the various bugs around at the moment, a number of people who had said
that they would attend were unable to. However, the 25 who did come enjoyed an
evening of dancing and the chance to catch up on the gossip with friends who
they do not see very often.
Coffee Mornings continue to be 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 between 10.45 and 11.20, and their next visit will be
Following the success of the Barn Dance last summer, we are proposing to arrange
another for late Spring. Further details of this will appear in our next
We have asked Shoreham Parish Council if they can provide some more salt bins in
strategic locations across the whole of Badgers Mount to help keep our roads
safer and usable in the severe winter weather conditions. Since February 2009 we
have been asking SPC to request KCC to refill the salt bin in Milton Avenue but
to date this has not materialised. We have also recently advised them of the
salt levels in all bins following the snow fall before Christmas and hope they
will be refilled swiftly. Where bins are installed, the salt is provided for use
on roads, not on private drives which are your own responsibility. Salt should
be distributed in a thin layer similar to the action of the gritting lorries. If
possible, it is more effective and easier to remove most of the snow when it is
still loose and then it is only necessary to use a thin sprinkling of salt to
remove the last patches of ice. A lot more salt would be required to melt a
thick layer of snow or ice.
The next police surgery will be on Thursday 25th March from 11.00am to 12.00
noon in Memorial Hall. PCSO Jane Wright will be pleased to discuss and give
advice about any concerns you have about crimes, suspicious vehicles and callers
etc. All residents are welcome to attend the Surgery which is held during our
weekly coffee morning.
Badgers Mount - Planning Applications
There have only been a few planning applications for general extension work in
Badgers Mount since our last newsletter. However, the application for a
replacement car dealership building on the Orpington Bypass frontage of Foxs
Garage has finally been approved after a last minute adjustment to the building
The lawful development certificate for the woodland cemetery at Watercroft Woods
opposite Badgers Rise was eventually granted. This means that the owners of this
site could continue with the development as originally granted on appeal in 1995
despite considerable opposition. This could include a chapel, car park,
maintenance buildings associated with woodland burial plots. Further details of
this application (SE/08/02894/LDCEX) can be found on the SDC planning website if
you want to know more.
One of the most frequent complaints at the Police Surgeries, and during other
discussions with residents, is concern over speeding vehicles, particularly on
Old London Road. We asked in our last newsletter for volunteers to trial the new
speed indicator device, but not one response was received. Does this reflect
just how much residents really care about speeding vehicles? There is still a
chance for you to volunteer and if you are interested please contact Gordon or
Tracey as before
MILK DELIVERIES & MUCH MORE!
Did you know that the Dairy Crest milkman that delivers to homes in Badgers
Mount can also deliver over 150 daily essentials to your door too? If you would
like to find out more about this service and support this valuable community
asset please contact Dairy Crest at www.milkandmore.co.uk or contact them on
01689 827511 (our local depot).
BMRA CONTACT DETAILS
Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471
News Archive - started Summer 2000