Greetings residents! A warm welcome to all newcomers too.
Attached to this Newsletter (click here)
you will find an Information Sheet which was primarily produced for new
residents but will no doubt be of use to everyone. In case you loose your copy,
the information can be found on our website or please ask any Committee member
After many years we are sorry to announce that Margaret Tutt has decided to
retire from the Committee. Her valued contribution to the community both with
the Association and the Parish Council is greatly appreciated. Margaret’s
retirement leaves a vacancy on the Committee, and if anyone is interested in
joining us, please telephone Gordon Plumb (534279) or Tracey McCartney (534471)
for further information.
SHOREHAM PARISH COUNCIL
By the time that you receive this Newsletter we should have a third Parish
Councillor again – Joan Neave of Old London Road volunteered to fill this
position. We wish her well in her new role.
The Parish Council continue to hold some of their meetings in the Memorial Hall.
Full details are available on their Notice Board (near Fox’s Garage, Orpington
By-Pass), on their website, or from the Parish Councillors themselves.
The Committee continues to carefully monitor all planning applications within
Badgers Mount. There is currently an application to demolish Bowens Folly and
replace it with two large detached houses – we have objected to this because
most of the site is Green Belt land. Other applications of this nature will no
Police Surgeries with our PCSO Dave Birchall are currently being held in
conjunction with Coffee Mornings and are open to all residents to discuss any
Police related problems. Details of dates are usually published in the Sevenoaks
Chronicle and on the Parish Council Notice Board, and the next will be on 13th
October. Surgeries provide a very useful contact between the residents and the
Police. If you are unable to attend the Surgery PCSO Dave Birchall can be
contacted by telephone on 01732 370849.
We have objected to the proposal to completely close the Ticket Office at
Knockholt Station. If you are concerned at this proposal we suggest you also
write to SE Trains Ltd.
Our Summer Event
This was deemed a success by all who attended. Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of
games, tea & cakes followed by an evening barbeque, music and opportunities to
chat with other residents.
We would like to extend our thanks to all those who helped to make this day a
success – we could not have done it without you!
The popular weekly Thursday Coffee Mornings have now been running for a year,
and about 650 cups have been served ! If you are free, why not come along
between 10.30 and 12.00 and join us. Remember also that the mobile library comes
into the car park alternate Thursdays. In October this will be the 13th and
27th. In addition to a range of books, including large print and tapes, videos
can also be hired for £1 each.
Annual Carols Evening
Saturday, 10th December 2005
All residents, including children, are invited to attend this Evening of carol
singing. Light refreshments will be provided. Full details will be available on
posters and tickets will be on sale from the middle of November.
Carol Singing in Badgers Mount
In the week following the above, volunteers are needed to go Carol singing
around Badgers Mount roads to raise funds for a local Charity. If you would like
to take part full details will be announced at the Carols Evening or via our
New Year’s Eve Party
Saturday, 31st December 2005
Following on from the success of previous New Year parties we have again booked
the Memorial Hall and hope you can join us to celebrate. This is an adult only
event and tickets costing £7 each will be on sale from November at Coffee
Mornings or by contacting Gordon or Tracey as above.
A buffet is included in the ticket price but you should bring your own drink and
glasses. The party will start at 8.00 p.m. and finish at 12.30 a.m. We are
arranging music to suit all ages and we intend that sign language will not be
necessary to chat with your neighbour !
AND FINALLY ….
Could we remind all residents of the following:
Dog fouling - this continues to be a problem in spite of the bins which
have been provided. Severe penalties of up to £1000 can now be imposed so please
clear up after your dog.
Fireworks Night - this is fast approaching so please remember to be
considerate of neighbours and animals and ensure that your own pets are safely
Speeding vehicles - there are still inconsiderate drivers on all roads in
Badgers Mount. We are still trying to obtain a reduction in the speed limit on
the Orpington By-Pass and are also hopeful that Kent County Council Highways
Department will install additional islands near the Highland Road junction.