Over the past month the Trust has been actively promoting our electronic newsletter sent to over 1000 email recipients. The enews is proving to be very popular, providing the local community with up to date information on our local community. Because it is electronic, we are able to distribute items of interest quickly with minimal expense on a regular basis. We are also fortunate in having a number of residents who supply the Trust with a steady supply of local items for publication. On a personal note I sense it is rekindling a community spirit within our suburb. If anyone wants to receive our enews please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our local State Member Damien Tudehope has announced that the construction of a desperately needed pedestrian lift at Beecroft Station will be funded in the coming State budget. The lift will provide welcome improved access to the station for shoppers, as well as indirectly benefiting the many shopkeepers who have been struggling lately due to the disruption caused by the construction of the new Beecroft Marketplace shopping centre, scheduled to open later this year.
Local residents, led by Emma Heyde, have launched the ‘Bag free Beecroft’ campaign. To encourage the reduction in the use of plastic bags, a group of ladies is also busy sewing cloth bags with the logo “ I’m an old Beecroft bag”. Talking to some of the long term residents, I was informed there was a similar campaign about 30 years ago. The local shopkeepers are supporting the campaign and will be encouraging shoppers to use these colourful cloth bags instead of plastic bags and return them for reuse.
Finally, the Trust is coordinating the annual Picnic for Trees, a community event on National Tree Day at the Beecroft Village Green Beecroft Road on Sunday 30 July 2017 from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. The event, with the generous support of Hornsby Council, will involve tree planting, talks on Sydney wildlife and a free plant giveaway. Guest speakers include Graham Ross from the Garden Clinic, Dr Beth Mott from Birdlife Australia and Deborah Fleet from Sydney Wildlife. The picnic is open to everyone. ________________________________________________________________________
Ross Walker is the President of the Beecroft Civic District Trust. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Trust. Email him at email@example.com