Hello – Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter and also to new residents who
have recently moved to Badgers Mount.
Several changes have taken place within the committee structure that you
need to be aware of. After 11 years as Chairman Gordon Plumb decided it
was time to retire from this post. Eric Raven volunteered to take over
this role. Len Cottle has been succeeded as Vice-Chairman by Liz Dallimore
and Gordon has taken over as the Treasurer from Chris Lucas. All of these
changes were agreed with immediate effect. If you need to speak with the
Chairman please now telephone Eric on 535171.
Renaming of the Orpington Bypass
Following a poll of all Orpington Bypass residents sent out with the last
newsletter, only 18 responses were received. 11 were in favour of a change
of name and 7 against. This fell short of the majority that is required by
SDC to consider a request to change the name so this has now been put on
hold for the foreseeable future.
Mysterious Pole on the Polhill Roundabout!
After prolonged enquiries we have finally ascertained that the Pole which
suddenly sprung up in mid July on the verge of the roundabout is to be
used by Kent Police for an automatic number plate recognition camera. This
is part of a county wide scheme to deter criminal activity.
The next surgery will be held at Polhill Garden Centre on Friday 21st
October between 10 and 11.00 am. All are welcome to join PCSO Jane Wright
under a gazebo at the front.
Macmillan Coffee morning
The Macmillan Coffee morning raised £190. Thanks to all who helped,
donated or attended this worthy charitable event.
The following events are being organised by the Conway sub-committee to
raise funds for the Fighting Fund:
Saturday, 8th October 2011
Tickets cost £8 per person available from Gordon (534279) or Tracey
(534471). See your September Conway newsletter for full details! Please
advise us if you are coming, whether individually to make up a team on the
night or as a team, so that we can arrange refreshments and set out the
correct number of tables!
Christmas Fair 2-4.30pm
Sunday, 4th December 2011
We are organising a Christmas Fair for residents. Come and buy your
Christmas gifts, cards, wrapping paper, books and much more besides from
us. This will be raising funds for the Fighting Fund. There will be plenty
to see and do for adults and children alike plus lots of tea, coffee and
cake available during the afternoon. Some stall space is still available
if anyone is interested and has a product they would like to sell. Please
contact Gordon or Tracey as above.
We are having Christmas Cards produced featuring scenes of Badgers Mount
which will be on sale at the Christmas Fair and the weekly Thursday coffee
mornings from late November.
It has been proposed that we hold an exhibition and sale of local artists
work with a view to a contribution from sales being put to the Fighting
Fund. If you are an artist, sculptor or photographer and would be
interested in exhibiting please contact Eric Raven on 535171 for more
The following annual Christmas period celebrations will once again be
organised by the main BMRA committee:
Carols & Entertainment Evening
Saturday, 10th December 2011
We hope you will be able to join us for our annual Christmas celebration
in the Memorial Hall from 7.30 pm. Admission will be £3 for adults, £1 for
children and light refreshments will be served during the evening. Please
contact Gordon (534279) or the website to reserve spaces.
New Years Eve Party
Our New Year celebration will start at 8.00 pm on Saturday, 31st December
2011. Tickets will cost £10 each (adults only) which includes a light
buffet supper but please bring your own drinks and glasses. Last year’s
party with a live Barn Dance band was very successful and we are planning
to have a similar event again this year. Again, please contact Gordon for
tickets and reservations.
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations 2012
No responses were received following our request for ideas in the last
newsletter. We still intend to hold a celebration of some sort so if you
DO have any ideas PLEASE contact Eric or Tracey or the website as soon as
A flyer with proposed events in Halstead is enclosed to which Badgers
Mount residents will be invited.
*NEW* The Queen's
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
PLANNING FOR THE WINTER!
A new Salt Bin has been installed and filled at the junction of Charles
Road/Highland Road by Shoreham Parish Council. The other salt bins will
shortly be topped up. Following last year’s heavy snowfall we contacted
Kent Highways concerning the provision of Salt Bins on the Orpington
Bypass and Old London Road. Unfortunately, these roads do not meet their
Winter Conditions Policy criteria and they have refused our request for
MEMORIAL HALL COMMITTEE VACANCIES
From 31st October 2011 (or earlier).
The position entails receiving and confirming enquiries for hire of the
Hall, issuing hiring contracts, passing details to the Treasurer and
issuing keys to occasional hirers.
From 31st December 2011 (or earlier).
The position entails managing the finances of the Memorial Hall, including
receiving hiring fees, returning deposits, paying accounts etc and
preparing reports for committee meetings and the annual accounts for the
It is possible that the positions could be combined into a single role, in
which case a small remuneration may be available.
The positions would suit someone who spends a lot of time at home and
would like to help with the running of the Hall.
For further information, contact either
Rev John Benson 01959 532133 or
Gordon Plumb 01959 534279
BMRA CONTACT DETAILS
Gordon Plumb – 534279
Tracey McCartney – 534471
Full contact details on the BMRA Committee
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