This Month's Topics
- Natural World
- Lake Meadows
- Local Plan Response
- Forthcoming Events
- Money Matters
- Committee News
- Coach Trips
Watch this space
have dropped the pebble in the pool, what will be the outcome?
The Consultation is over. BDRA have made your feelings known about the proposed changes to Basildon District Council. Now we hold our collective breath to see what happens next. . A summary is available here and our full response is here.
Neil Sumner has updated us on the plan’s threat to biodiversity and the natural world we can expect in Billericay and its environs. As I write this it is Budget day and there are reports about the Government encouraging local councils to plan for housing on the edges of towns because of their lack of success with a new town at Ebbsfleet. We are part of a bigger picture however it must not stop us from making our voice heard.
I went to the Civic Service where the theme was loneliness and isolation. On page 9 there is an opportunity to be part of making a difference for elderly people who live alone. From the success of their first group they would like to set up another group. It is a delightfully simple concept which brings joy to the participants and the volunteers.
BDRA 90 The Time Capsule
Here are some more hopes and fears to be placed in the Time Capsule. The capsule will be sealed in the Autumn so you still have time to send your hopes and fears to me at email@example.com.
· It is widely acknowledged that Billericay is an even better place to live than it was ten years ago
· BDRA raises it profile and its membership to where it was forty years ago
A grammar school is established within Basildon Borough
· The quality of life has deteriorated because Basildon BC approved building up to 1,800 new homes without properly addressing infrastructure needs.
· The crime rate in Billericay becomes a real problem
· Billericay Town FC wins the League and gets promoted, but comes straight back down again (as happened last time)
You will see in Committee news that Maureen Dann has served as Secretary to
the Associations Executive Committee for 27 years. This is truly magnificent
dedication to BDRA and the town. Maureen has provided the continuity
required to keep the committee working well, raised awareness of issues
which need to be addressed and generally kept us all on track. Thank you
Maureen for being such a star.
We will be celebrating our 90th anniversary on 18th May at the Emmanuel Archer hall starting at 7.30pm.
After the business of the meeting we will be welcoming a speaker from The Homes and Community Agency who will speak about housing in Essex and how need is perceived. You will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Followed by cake and refreshments with the star being a 90th Anniversary celebration cake.
Can Can you Help?
Road reps for:
7 Houses in Grosvenor Gdns
Please call Paul Farrow on 625126 if you can help
4 houses in Oakwood Drive
29 houses in Copford Close, Feering road, Jackson mews, Kelvedon Close & Kelvedon Road.
Please call Helen Hill on 636024 if you can help
The Willows, The Oaks, Copperfield, Beams Way, Foys Walk, Paddock Close.
Please call Pam Heazel on 413865 if you can help.
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