As a result of the rapid development
which was taking place in Billericay the two Residents’ Associations
decided it was necessary to have representations on the District
Probably the highlight of the Association’s life occurred in 1979 when its candidates on the District Council elections won all nine seats and thus held the balance of power in the Council Chambers, for three years, and the offices of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council during that period.
addition it was represented in the County Council in Chelmsford.
The fortunes of the Association suffered a temporary reversal in the period 1965/67 when there were no RA representatives on Basildon District Council. However by the time the plan for the development of Queens Park was published in 1967, two RA candidates had been elected to the District Council.
A group of Billericay people, including BDRA, formed a Steering
Committee which ran the successful campaign for the creation of
Billericay Town Council and the nearby parish councils.