8th August 2018   Edition One.
In this edition:
Presidents Report,
Latest from Damien Tudehope,
Update on Malton Rd,
History Talk,
Council matters,
War memorial funding.
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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      David Elliard

Ross Walker

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

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 the Girl Guide Hall, Plympton Road, Carlingford.
RSVP: 23rd August, 2018 to Dorothy Doolan from the Ray Park Heritage Group on 9876 5713 or

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.

The Beecroft 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
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


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 specific works.

Annual Memberships for 2018... CLICK HERE
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The 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. 

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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

The Trust has always had an unwritten policy to assist any resident regardless of their membership status.

Kind regards,
Ross Walker

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