This Month's Topics
- Committee News
- Lake Meadows
- Club Connection
- Forthcoming Events
- Restaurant Review
- Money Matters
- Coach Trips
Annual General Meeting
We are excited to welcome Jonathan Baggs, Area
Community Relations Manager (Surface East) from Crossrail to be our
our AGM on May 20th.
We will be asking him to talk about how the idea of Crossrail was
what the benefits of Crossrail to the people of Billericay will be.
project will definitely impact on the journeys of everyone who uses the
so we want to know how we should use the service to best advantage and
new service will fit into existing timetables.
If you are interested do come along – 20th May –
8pm – Emmanuel
And if the speaker doesn’t tempt you maybe the cakes and refreshments
to May's Resident.
usual we have a great mix of information, things to do and places to go. The coach organisers,
Yvonne and Kathleen,
have responded to the popularity of two of their current coach trips by
on not one extra coach but in one case two extra.
They don’t want people to be disappointed as
the popular trips book up really quickly.
I was delighted to hear
about the Wind in the Willows trail at Hanningfield and
it will be a trip out for our grandson.
I have already taken out the book to read about Toad’s exploits to
him. It must also be bluebell time in
AGM time for BDRA. Do
come along and support your Association, hear about
Crossrail, meet new members of the Committee.
Come and give us feedback about the last year, let us know about
anything happening we would be interested in telling all residents. As
belong to an Association is about engagement and communication.
See you there.
I haven’t put in a
letters page this month but am prompted to let you know
about my experience last week. As you know as an Association BDRA likes
support local businesses. With this in
mind I needed my ID authenticated by a solicitor to open an account.
I duly went to the nearest solicitor to
Waitrose with my passport, driving licence and a current utility bill
hand. I was politely received in
Reception but then when I stated the nature of my business was told
that as the
solicitor doesn’t know me it is policy to only authenticate ID for
do and have done business with. Obviously I expected to pay for the
time. I was surprised and dismayed by
this response and hoped that this was not the policy of all solicitors
I walked to the next
solicitors, Fisher Jones Greenwood and was welcomed by two
receptionists. They were happy to grant my request and I only had to
wait a few
minutes. However in that few minutes another enquirer came in to ask
updating her will. It reminded me that I need to update mine and you
guessed that I know which Billericay solicitors I am giving my business
Could be YOU!
Area Secretary for the
Due to the pending retirement of our West Area Secretary we are looking
someone who could give a couple of hours a month to managing the
of the Resident, managing membership and administration for the West
Billericay. If you
have the time and
would like to be part of the Area Secretarys’ network then do ring
on 657125. She would love to hear
28 Houses in Quilters
Please call Sheila Pullin on 657776 if you can help.
Houses covering Marlborough Way, Rutherford Close,
Houses in Grosvenor Gardens
Please call Paul
Farrow on 625126 if you
12 Houses Dedham Road/Dedham Close
Please call Helen Hill on
636024 if you
Is there anyone who can give a few hours collecting subs in Queens Park
South Green. It would not need to be until the warmer weather and
evenings are upon us. If
you can help
please contact Paul Farrow (Queens Park) on 625126 or Pam Heazel (South
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