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Calling all Residents in Scrub Rise and Frithwood Lane

And anyone within easy walking distance. We can offer you some gentle exercise and an opportunity to get to know some lovely people. How can you resist such an offer to be part of a wonderful group of road reps taking their exercise in all parts of Billericay, Great Burstead and Little Burstead? Go on get in touch with your area membership secretary Sheila on 657776 or  and say you would love to deliver the Resident.

Are they ready?
I was interested to read that the new 12 sided pound coin will be in circulation from the end of March and the old pound coin will cease to be legal tender on 15th October. Two issues came to mind. What are councils, carparks and supermarkets doing to change their existing slots to take the new coin? Also how many pound coins are there in piggy banks ?  I heard that in one local carpark that they are not yet able to take the new 5 note. All these hidden costs of progress!

Eyes on the ground ?
Spot the rubber traffic log strips They have been seen in Cavell Rd, Prince Edward Rd, Thynne and Greenway. Anyone know what is going on? What are highways planning? Will we be the last to know?  Anyone spotted strips elsewhere?

Have you noticed
Virgin Media are laying cables near David’s Walk and up Hickstars? Looks like faster Broadband s on its way. Again is it happening anywhere else in the town and does anyone have inside information about timelines and coverage?

Website whizz?
You will see from Committee news that we are looking to update our website. If you are someone who knows about designing websites and would like to be part of our committee for this project we would love to see you. Just to be clear we just want someone who understands what is needed and what is possible not someone to build the site i.e some up-to-date expertise which would help us. Contact if you are interested.


Let us know about  how we can improve the BDRA website and if you can help.
Please don’t be limited by what we have in this month’s edition do let the Editor know about any other concerns, plaudits and where we can pat people on the back.
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Chris Wade
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Great Burstead
Billericay CM11 2RX

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