History of the BDRA
Billericay Residents Association was formed
The proposed development north of the railway line caused concern to the people of Buttsbury who formed the Sunnyville Residents’ Association which eventually became known as the Buttsbury Residents’ Association. Shortly afterwards the journal “Buttsbury News” made its appearance as the Association’s means of communication with its members.
The Billericay Residents' Association journal “The Mayflower” was started
3rd March 1978
In anticipation of electoral boundary changes which removed Buttsbury Ward the two Residents’ Associations decided to merge to form one to represent the whole of Billericay. Thus on Friday 3 March 1978 the Billericay District Residents’ Association was born.
1st May 1978
The new Association launched its own newsletter - The Resident - which was, and still is circulated to all members.