29th March 2019 Edition Three. In this edition:
Federal Elections in May 2019,
ANZAC Day Ceremony,
BCCT Trust's Autumn Walk,
Destruction of Heritage Cottage 3-5 Copeland Road Beecroft.
President’s Report The
newly elected Trust committee met earlier this week and I was
re-appointed as the President for a third year. Other appointments are:
Janet Hayes, Vice President.
Michael McAuley, Secretary.
Nina Mital, Treasurer.
Bill Rankine, Parramatta Council Liaison officer.
Ram Bhat, Hornsby Council Liaison Officer.
Brian Shirley, Web site and eNews officer.
also have our Facebook sub-committee consisting of Clarissa Luxford,
Deirdree Wallwork and Stephen Jenke. I’m pleased that there is such a
strong and willing team involved in the Trust. At last week’s
Beecroft Probus meeting, I was asked what the greatest achievement of
the Trust since its inception in 1964 has been. After a moment’s
hesitation I simply said the continued success of the Trust in serving
the needs of our local community.
By the time you receive this eNews my wife and I will be overseas on a
holiday for five weeks and Janet Hayes will also be away for two weeks.
Other members of the committee will be managing the Federal Meet the
Candidates meeting in early April.
Ross Walker OAM
The forthcoming Federal Elections - reminder The Trust has booked the Beecroft Bowling Club (Beecroft Club) in Copeland Road for a “Meet the Candidates” evening on Monday 8th April 2019, commencing at 7.30pm sharp. This
is traditionally an event where the Trust invites all candidates for
the Federal Seat of Berowra to address the residents of Beecroft and
Cheltenham. The meeting will follow a similar format to previous
years with each candidate given a 5 minute time frame to present their
views, followed by a formal Q and A segment. Supper will be provided
following the meeting at 9.15pm, providing the opportunity for residents
to chat informally with the candidates till 10pm. The Trust will have
the bar closed for the evening.
Beecroft ANZAC Day Ceremony, Thursday 25th April This is always a very special ocasion and everyone is welcome.
Assembly for a short march to the Cenotaph will begin at 2.45pm near the
children’s playground at the entrance to the railway station.
The Anzac Day Service will begin at 3pm at the Cenotaph.
Afternoon tea will be served in the Community Centre after the Service.
Update from Emma Heyde Click Here for the latest newsletter from Hornsby Shire Councillor Emma Heyde.
Heritage Cottage Destroyed In
1838 a farmer’s cottage was built near the corner of Copeland Road and
Pennant Hills Road. This building was perhaps the oldest building in the
The cottage was the subject of a heritage order.
In the course of building of an over 55 development(at 587 Pennant
Hills Road), the heritage building in March/April 2018 was
demolished-contrary to the original development approval.
The developer in July 2018 (shortly after the demolition of the heritage
building came to light ) lodged a development application for
reconstruction of the cottage.
Needless to say, the demolition of this heritage farmer’s cottage originally built in 1838 is a loss to our history.
The Trust is keen to speak urgently to anyone who remembers the farmer’s
cottage before its demolition. If you remember the cottage before its
demolition in March/April 2018, please ring our Secretary Michael
McAuley on 0409 115981 or email mmcauley@selbornechambers,com
The Trust Autumn Walk 23rd June – Advance Notice Residents of
Beecroft and Cheltenham are very fortunate to live in a healthy,
bushland environment. After all we are custodians of this special asset
and to fully appreciate its value the Trust has been regularly holding
autumn and spring walks through our bushland for over 50 years. We
intend to continue the tradition.
On Sunday 23rd June the Trust will be hosting the Autumn Walk. Details to follow in future eNews.
Scam Watch We have had reports of a new Scamthat has criminals posing as NBN employees. Click Here for more information.
Latest Police Reports
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.
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