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Welcome to the May Resident. The picture above is part of the quiz of places round Billericay which will be part of our BDRA 90  contribution to the Summer Fest on July 10th.  If you want to win a prize we urge you to come along and use your knowledge of Billericay to locate the 10 pictures. Also as part of BDRA 90 we will be showing an exhibition of the town and district that we have been involved in over the 90 years.
To show appreciation for our volunteers and to hear what it is like to be a road rep and area rep we are having a celebration tea to which they have been invited. I would ask them to let Maralyn Buchanan know if they are able to come.  It will be lovely to see as many people as possible who get the Resident to you after I have done my bit. There is an area secretary I would especially like to give a ...

Star Mention.

To Helen Hill who  has been an Area Secretary for a number of years making a very valuable contribution to ensuring people in the East of our area receive their Resident. She keeps meticulous records to help the road reps to serve their rounds and is happy to hand these and her knowledge to a successor to make the transition as seamless as she can. Thank you Helen for your commitment to BDRA and we offer you our best wishes for the future. We hope you are able to come to the celebration tea so people can thank you in person.

AGM 18th May at 7.30 in the Emmanuel Archer Hall  Laindon Road
Housing Crisis - What Housing Crisis?
The Speaker will be Claire Astbury of the Housing Federation

Can Can you Help?

Area Secretary for East Area
whose main role is the the admin for the distribution of the Resident and the main point of contact for a team of road reps. We are looking for someone who is committed to the aims of the BDRA, is computer literate and has great organisational and communication skills. If you are interested in further details please email your details to

Road reps for
32 32 houses
The Willows, The Oaks, Copperfield, Beams Way, Foys Walk, Paddock Close.  
Please call Pam Heazel on 413865 if you can help.

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


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