President's Report The
past month has been very busy and August is likely to be similar.
Picnic for Trees was a success. From my position as MC, it
couldn’t fail. We had Hornsby Council digging the holes in the ground
days before and providing the plants. We had the full support from a
number of local community groups, together with live music from Michael
Bianchino. To cap it off we had Graham and Sandra Ross helping with the
planting. But I believe the key to the success was the attendance of the
Mayor of Hornsby Council. Philip Ruddock’s presence sent a clear
message to our local community that Council does care about our
environment and does support our united community.
Melaleuca Phillip Ruddock Vince Del
Gallego Emma Heyde Graham Ross
Latest news from our State Member for Epping Mr Damien Tudehope Our
Member for Epping Damien Tudehope has provided the latest details on
proposed bus movements when the Macquarie train line closes. Click here
Community Catch-up with Julian Leeser, our Federal MP for Berowra Residents may have received a flyer in their mail box from Julian. On Saturday 18th
August 2018 he will be available for a chat in the lower arcade 6-8
Hannah Street Beecroft between 9 am and 11am. He has asked for a
RSVP by phone 9980 1822 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Update on Approved Seniors Housing at 6-8 Malton Road Beecroft Development
is underway with the construction of the Seniors Housing
development. There has been substantial email correspondence
between Hornsby Council and nearby residents over the extensive hoarding
around the site and the extra driveways constructed in the street.
The Trust has been advised that Council staff supported the hoarding to
minimise trip hazards in the street and the extra driveways are
temporary for the construction period only in order to better manage
truck movement in Malton Road.
Upcoming History Talk – “History with a Cuppa” - For those interested in local history, there is a talk in three weeks. The topic is,Their
Past Revealed - stories of Pioneer Burials in St Paul's Cemetery,
Carlingford. Also there will be a brief mention of other private and
demolished cemeteries of the area. The Guest Speaker is Judith Dunn. 2.00 pm Sunday 26th August, 2018 at theGirl Guide Hall, Plympton Road, Carlingford.
RSVP: 23rd August, 2018 to Dorothy Doolan from the Ray Park Heritage Group on 9876 5713 or email@example.com
Hornsby Council Matters Hornsby Council currently has two surveys open for comment. One is on sports grounds and the other on painted commercial buildings. There is a draft sportsground strategy for you to comment on till early September. Click here.
The commercial building colour scheme survey is driven by the way a
certain chemist chain is painting their buildings a bright yellow. In an
indirect way, it is a form of advertising. Click here.
Hornsby Council has been holding a number of Community Forums,
where residents can meet and speak to our Councillors. Last year
it was at North Epping, two months ago it was in A Ward at Berowra. This
month it is B Ward’s turn at Pennant Hills Bowling Club on Thursday night 23rd August from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. While the focus will be on B Ward, residents of Beecroft and Cheltenham are welcome to attend. Click here.
Lastly Council wants to talk about waste matters. Council staff will be at Beecroft Place outside Woolworths this Friday 10th August from 10 am to 2pm . Click here.
Beecroft Cheltenham Scout Group Beecroft Cheltenham Scouts are having a fertilizer and garden supply drive. CLICK HERE to view their brochure. Orders close on 12th August for delivery on Saturday 18th August.
Scouts Group currently has Scouts, Cubs and, most recently,
Joeys. They are planning to commence a Venturer Unit early
next year thus providing activities for children
aged from 5 to 18 year, across all sections.
Media Information from Ryde Police Area Command CLICK HERE
Planet Ark National Tree Day Planet Ark is organising another National Tree Day on
Sunday the 12th of August at Plympton Rd. CLICK HERE for the information brochure
or visit www.treeday.planetark.org
Community War Memorials Funding from NSW Government The
Trust has been successful in being awarded a $3,000 grant from the
Veterans Affairs Office in the NSW Department of Justice. The funding is
awarded for a condition assessment of the memorials in the War Memorial
Park at Beecroft, including advice on the proposed relocation of the
memorials and their individual conservation requirements. The Trust will
be working closely with Hornsby Council who will be carrying out the
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eNews has become our main method for disseminating information to the
community. Currently we have over 1040 email addresses, up from 900 two
months ago. We encourage residents who receive the eNews to tell
their neighbours and friends. The eNews letter is available to all
who subscribe. Trust Membership is not a requirement.
The eNews archives are available HERE. To subscribe to the eNews: CLICK HERE.
At this stage, the Trust will continue to distribute the printed bulletin as not everyone uses the internet. We
are continuing to looking for volunteers who like walking and who may
be able to distribute approximately 100 Bulletins a couple of times per
year, as this is all done by kind members of our community. If you are
able to help out, even as an occasional fill in person, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trust has always had an unwritten policy to assist any resident regardless of their membership status.