BEECROFT AND CHEL­TENHAM DIS­TRICT CIVIC TRUST

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ROSS WALKER GOOD NEWS FOR ENEWS

The Beecroft Chel­tenham Civic Trust’s Enews is con­tin­u­ing to work well, de­vel­op­ing into an ex­cel­lent medium for con­vey­ing in­for­ma­tion to the lo­cal com­mu­nity. Res­i­dents are be­ing in­formed of is­sues rel­e­vant to Beecroft and Chel­tenham in a timely man­ner and in a way that the old printed bul­letin was un­able to achieve.

Such has been the vol­ume of requests from lo­cal com­mu­nity groups seek­ing pub­li­ca­tion that we’ve been av­er­ag­ing two Enews per month. I’ve been en­cour­ag­ing re­cip­i­ents of the Enews to pass on the Trust’s details to their friends and neigh­bours, who are likely to be in­ter­ested in re­ceiv­ing it. Cur­rently we have over 1000 email ad­dresses on our data­base but there’s still 60% of 2119 res­i­dents who are not as yet ben­e­fit­ting from re­ceiv­ing our eNews.

We’ve also had to es­tab­lish a new web­site as the old one had be­come dys­func­tional. With var­i­ous se­cu­rity con­straints at­tached to the old site, we found it eas­ier to walk away from 2119.org and cre­ate a new bcct2119. com.au web­site. If any­one has tried to contact me at the old email address and has re­ceived no re­ply, that is the rea­son. My new email address is pres­i­dent@ bcct2119.com.au .

The coun­cil elec­tions are done and dusted now. It was good to see a number of women seek­ing elec­tion as can­di­dates in both Hornsby and Par­ra­matta Coun­cils. We need a bal­ance in our Coun­cils.This amal­ga­ma­tion process has cre­ated a lo­gis­ti­cal prob­lem for the Trust that was not en­vis­aged by the lo­cal com­mu­nity at the time.In the fu­ture the Trust will have its hands full com­mu­ni­cat­ing with two coun­cils now that close to a third of Beecroft is un­der Par­ra­matta Coun­cil’s con­trol. The Trust is look­ing for­ward to work­ing with all the newly elected coun­cil­lors.

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 pres­i­dent@2119.org.au

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