5th March 2021. Edition One. In this edition:
President's Message, Clean up Australia,
BCCT Annual General Meeting 2021,
Beecroft War Memorial update,
Chesalon Resedential Care Facility,
Hornsby Shire Council's March eNews,
Newsletter from Julian Leeser MP,
Recent Development Applications,
Latest Police Reports.
Message from the President The Trust’s Annual General Meeting on Monday 15th
March is fast approaching, so this is likely to be my last message as
President. I have enjoyed the honour, and accepted the
responsibility. I have tried to represent the local community and
support the aims of the Trust’s constitution, namely to preserve and
protect the heritage and bushland qualities that make our suburb
special. I have had some wins and some losses. And some issues are still
unresolved including the M2 noise issue and the Cheltenham haulage road rehabilitation.
I’m optimistic that our State Member Dominic Perrottet will be able to
make an announcement about the haulage road at the AGM.
For the Trust to remain strong and to be representative of our community
we need volunteers to step up and join the committee. It is equally
important that I step down as President, as is required by the BCCT
constitution, so others can step up and contribute. The Trust
desperately needs a stronger representation of residents living in the
section of Beecroft that now falls within Parramatta City LGA. So those
living south of the M2, please consider joining our committee.
I wish to note the passing of a community ‘activist’ , Mary Jo Reeve.
Mary Jo regularly attended Trust meetings for many years. She always had
something to say about making the community better. She will be missed.
Condolences to Dr Tom Reeve and the extended family.
Hopefully I will see you at the AGM, on Monday 15th March at the Beecroft Presbyterian church. Please consider nominating for the committee!
Clean Up Australia 2021 Clean Up Australia is on this Sunday 7th
March at the Beecroft Village Green, 9am to about midday. As in
past years, the picnic table next to the children’s playground will be
used as the meeting place and to drop off the collected rubbish. The
usual protocols will apply, such as children to be accompanied by adults
and participants should wear sensible footwear, gloves and a hat.
Collection bags will be provided.
Clean Up Australia 2019
2021 Annual General Meeting March 15th The Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust will hold its 2021 AGM on Monday night March 15th at the Beecroft Presbyterian Hall, located between Mary and Welham Streets Beecroft, commencing 7.30pm.
It is a large hall and hopefully we will be able to conduct a proper
meeting instead of a virtual meeting. Guest Speaker will be the Mayor of
Hornsby Council, the Hon Philip Ruddock AO.
For the Trust to maintain its value a constant stream of new faces is
required on the committee. So, if you appreciate and value your suburb,
please seriously consider joining the committee. Nomination forms are on
the Trust’s web site but you can also nominate on the night.
Beecroft War Memorial update Repairs
to the Beecroft war memorial should be completed very soon. The
memorial is approximately 100 years old and, being constructed from
sandstone, has weathered over time. The recent repairs have been more
extensive than Hornsby Council had anticipated, but it should be good
for another 100 years!
Alterations and Additions to Chesalon Residential Care Facility A
Development Application DA124/2021 has been lodged with Hornsby Council
by the owner Thompson Health Care for substantial alterations and
additions. Chesalon is heritage listed, originally the home of the
Arnott family. The proposed changes are significant and the Trust
has concerns regarding a number of matters including height, bulk and
heritage. While submissions close this week the Trust encourages
residents who have concerns about the proposed development to lodge an
objection. A number of adjoining owners, including the Trust, were not
notified for some reason, so there is likely to be a number of late
Hornsby Shire Council's March eNews Council's eNews can be viewed HERE
Julian Leeser MP. Newsletter dated February 5th2021 The Trust's policy is that we will publish submitted newsletters from any of our elected representatives. CLICK HERE
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 become due in March... CLICK HERE
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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.