7th June 2019   Edition One.
In this edition:
Presidents Message,

Trust Autumn Walk 23rd June,
History Group Book Launch,
Opening Day, Sporting facilities,
Scam Watch,
Update from Councillor Emma Heyde
Police Reports.
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Message from the President
Both the State and Federal elections are now done and dusted and we are settling back into our regular routines. The Trust’s constitution places me as President in a very enviable position, whereby I am not allowed to comment!  However, jokes aside, I sincerely wish to congratulate both Dominic Perrottet and Julian Leeser, and also John Alexander in the Seat of Bennelong, for their election as our State and Federal representatives respectively. I look forward to working collaboratively with all three over their terms in office. As a matter of interest I have already contacted Dominic’s office, seeking a meeting to discuss a number of local issues that require urgent attention.
While I’m on congratulations, Dorothy Doolan received the 2019 Sustainability Award from Parramatta City Council last week for her contribution to Ray Park bushland and its heritage. Dorothy, together with her team of volunteers, has achieved environmental miracles in returning the native bushland to Ray Park with its surrounding network of creeks. Dorothy is an amazing organiser and, as anyone who has come into contact with her knows, we are extremely fortunate to have such a tireless volunteer. A well deserved award for Dorothy.   

Ross Walker OAM
Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust Annual Autumn Walk –
Sunday 23rd June 2019

 The Trust will be holding its annual ‘autumn’ walk slightly later this year, on Sunday 23rd June 2019. The walk will commence at the new grandstand facility at Cheltenham Oval at 2pm. The walk will briefly explain how and why the facilities have been built where they are before moving onto the discontinued  haulage road that comes in from Kirkham Street. The walk will continue into Chilworth Reserve before returning to Cheltenham Oval where our traditional afternoon tea will be provided. The walk will include points of interest that are both historical as well as recent. There is always so much to learn about our local bushland, so come along and be surprised.
All welcome. A hat, stout walking shoes and water are recommended. The walk will proceed regardless of the weather.
The Beecroft Cheltenham History Group Book Launch –
Saturday 29th June 2019.

WW1 Letter of James Blackwood: A Beecroft Son at war and at peace.
The launch will occur on Saturday 29 June at 11.00am in Beecroft Presbyterian Church, where James Blackwood appears on the Honour Roll.
Julian Leeser, the Federal Member for Berowra and Phillip Ruddock, the Mayor of Hornsby Council, will both be present.  Morning tea will be served afterwards. For catering purposes an RSVP to would be appreciated.
Julian Leeser assisted the Beecroft Cheltenham History Group in obtaining a financial grant for this history project.

Cheltenham Oval Sporting Facilities Official Opening –
Sunday afternoon 30th June 2019

The various sporting clubs of Beecroft with the support of Hornsby Shire Council will hold a special ‘Back to Beecroft’ afternoon carnival to officially open the new recreational facilities at Cheltenham Oval. Everyone is invited. Further details of events will be promoted through the various sporting websites including Beecroft Soccer, Beecroft Netball and Beecroft Cricket. The Trust will publicise further details as they come available.

Scam Watch
Many of us are continually receiving unwanted phone calls from scammers telling us our computers or our internet is about to fail because errors have been detected etc. etc.
A very clever technician at Kaspersky Labs has played along with the scammers to uncover just what it is they intended to do.  To read the details CLICK HERE.
Latest Update from Councillor Emma Heyde
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.

Apologies for the error in our last eNews.  We included a very old and outdated link to a prior Police Report.  To read the correct report which includes the possible discovery of human bones in a drain: CLICK HERE 
Annual Memberships for 2019 became due at the
Annual General Meeting 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

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