6th December 2019   Edition One.
In this edition:
Presidents Message,

Christmas trees – Beecroft Scouts – this coming weekend,
Ahimsa – 40th Anniversary,
Recent Development Applications,
Hornsby Council eNews,
Councillor Emma Heyde's Latest Newsletter,
Latest Police Reports.
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Message from the President
This will be our last eNews for this year.  Over the past year I have attempted to produce an eNews about every three weeks, much more frequently than the pre digital age when the Trust printed a newsletter about four times a year. I have found that there is always something to report on and in this edition there is no exception.
With the current bushfires and predicted dry summer, I strongly recommend that you download the ‘Fire near me” app on your electronic devices if you haven’t done so already. CLICK HERE
I have as yet, had no feedback from Dominic Perrottet’s office on various outstanding matters. What with the current bushfire crises, I will delay contacting his office until the new year.
The police reports this month contain some useful statistics and is worth reading.
Hornsby Council’s eNews advertises the Development Application for the proposed earthworks at the Hornsby Quarry site. If you are interested in this unique 40ha asset then make a submission. I however, will not be commenting, as I am the community representative on the Sydney North Planning Panel, which will be the determining authority instead of Council, I would have an obvious conflict of interest if I made a submission.
Finally, I have registered the Trust again for Clean Up Australia on Sunday morning 3rd March 2020. As in previous years we will once again set up in the Beecroft Village Green.    
I hope you have enjoyed my comments in the eNews during 2019, and I wish all my readers a safe and happy Christmas break.  
Ross Walker OAM
Christmas trees – Beecroft Scouts – this coming weekend
 A message from Beecroft Scouts who will be selling Christmas trees again this year at the Cheltenham Scout hall. CLICK HERE for details.
Ahimsa – 40th Anniversary – Sunday 19th November 2019
The day was a success with people coming and going throughout the day. Ahimsa is the former home of Marie Byles who died 40 years ago. Before Marie died she arranged for the property to be transferred to the National Trust.  Hornsby Council’s Mayor Philip Ruddock and Councillors Emma Heyde and Robert Browne were also able to attend. 

                                                                     Morning tea at the Hut of the Happy Omen

Two relatives of Marie Byles came along to talk about Marie’s life but the surprise was meeting Helen Philips who was Marie’s locum solicitor and later, the purchaser of her Eastwood practice. Helen reminisced about regularly visiting Marie after work at Ahimsa to discuss work matters. Helen sold the practice after she was appointed a magistrate. Helen enjoyed talking to Philip Ruddock about various women who had notable careers in the legal profession.

From left to Right:  Helen Philips former solicitor who worked with Marie Byles, Martin Fallding who organised the day and grew up next door to Marie Byles, the Honourable Philip Ruddock Mayor of Hornsby Council.
Recent Development Applications
The Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust's Web Site now has links to recently submitted Development Applications in the 2119 postcode area.  This page will be updated with every eNews publication.
CLICK HERE To access them.
Hornsby Council eNews – November 2019
 Hornsby Council publishes an eNews and it’s worthwhile for readers to subscribe if you haven’t already done so, CLICK HERE for the November edition.
Councillor Emma Heyde's Latest Newsletter - October 30th
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Neighbourhood Watch Crime Stats for Beecroft and Cheltenham
Latest Police Reports

CLICK HERE  for the latest reports.  Just a reminder that these reports are regularly provided by the Ryde Police Area Command which includes the entire suburbs of Beecroft & Cheltenham.
Annual Memberships for 2019 become due each year in March...
Keep our two suburbs strong and informed by being a member!
To support or join the Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust, please visit our website.
CLICK HERE.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. 
The eNews archives are available HERE.  To subscribe to the eNews: CLICK HERE.The Trust has always had an unwritten policy to assist any resident regardless of their membership status.
Kind regards,
Ross Walker OAM

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