12th December 2021.  Edition One.
In this edition:
President's Report,

BCCT eNews,
Meet the Candidates,
Historic letters given to the Trust,
Beecroft Station completion,
Another Seniors development,
5 Wongala Crescent
Lions Club Christmas Puddings,
Julian Leeser's Newsletters,
Recent Development Applications,
Latest Police Reports.
Message from the President
What a year!! Politically speaking we have seen significant changes/shifts such as the appointment of a new Premier, Dominic Perrottet and recent Council Elections across the State. Despite numerous earlier cancellations due to COVID, the 'Trust' managed to organise the  'Meet the Candidates' forum, which provided our residents with 'face-to-face' election information.  Congratulations goes to re-elected Mayor Phillip Ruddock and Councillor  Emma Heyde as they continue their excellent work on behalf of the community. Representation of 'C Ward'  has changed with the election of - Verity Greenwood and Sreeni Pillamarri (and of course Emma) - we hope that now the election is over we can concentrate on Beecroft/Cheltenham community issues and projects. The 'Trust' looks forward to working very closely with these new Councillors. 
The 'Trust' will meet for its last meeting in December and resume its work early next year. We have a lot to get on with!  On behalf of the 'Trust' we hope you and your family/friends have a very happy  prosperous Christmas (holiday season) and a great New Year. 

Best Wishes
Julie ZetlerPresident.
Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust eNews.
The Trust publishes this monthly eNews newsletter.  If you would like to receive this newsletter on a regular basis, please CLICK HERE to subscribe to the eNews.
Meet the Candidates, Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust Public Meeting. 
A successful meeting was held at the Beecroft Presbyterian Church on the 25th of November.
The meeting was streamed live onto the internet and can still be viewed here;

                         Mayor Phillip Ruddock
                                                The Trusts's President, Dr Julie Zetler presided over the meeting.
Three letters: A gift to the Trust.
The Trust has recently been given some papers by the family of John Noble that relate to the early activities of the Trust and which shine a light on almost 60 years of consistent activism, advocacy and collaboration by the Trust. As an example of how local action can happen, be sustained and be successful it is worth looking afresh at these three letters – copies of which can be viewed here CLICK HERE
The Beecroft Station Lift is now available for use

The initial plan for the station was to remove the sloping footpath up to Wongala Crescent.  The Trust was persistent in requesting the ramp be retained. 
With the assistance of our State Member for Epping, Premier Dominic Perrottet, and some lateral thinking by the TNSW engineers, the Trust was able to persuade Transport NSW to retain the sloping footpath leading up to Wongala Crescent.
Another Seniors Development for Beecroft in Penrhyn Ave.
A Development Application has been lodged for Seniors Housing with 33 dwellings in Penrhyn Ave. Beecroft.
The Trust has written to the Hornsby Shire Council objecting to this development.

In general, there is an overall impression that the applicant is seeking maximum yield at the expense of better design, amenity and privacy.
While there is general compliance with the minimum SEPP
requirements, there are a number of issues that are of concern.
The Letter to Council can be viewed here.  CLICK HERE
Beecroft Shopping Village

                                            View from the Rail Station bus stop

Proposed six storey shop top development at 5 Wongala Crescent Beecroft. DA20/2021.
The Trust is concerned with, and investigating the proposed location of an electrical transformer box that is required for this development.
The trust does not want to see a repeat of what happened with the transformer box for the Beecroft Plaza building.  The development will be determined by the Local Planning Panel this coming week. Click here to access plans of the proposed development.
Christmas Cakes and Puddings
The Lions Club is once again this year selling Traditional Christmas Cakes and Puddings.
CLICK HERE for details.
Julian Leeser MP.  Newsletter dated November 20th
The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives
Recent Development Applications
The Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust's Web Site now has links to recently submitted Development Applications in the 2119 postcode area for both Hornsby and Parramatta Shire Councils.  This page will be updated with every eNews publication.
CLICK HERE To access them.
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 2021 became due 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 1090 email addresses.  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,
Julie Zetler

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