Welcome to this Autumn edition of the Beaconsfield Banner for 2018. The Banner is available on the BPA website www.beaconsfield.org.au and on mobile phones. In addition printed copies are available at the Post Office, Beaconsfield Community Complex, local businesses and it is displayed on the Community Noticeboard. I hope you enjoy reading the Banner which continues to inform residents on what is happening.
The Interactive Touchscreen Project for the Beaconsfield Honour Board and World War I soldiers is well advanced and the unit has been delivered and installed. There are some matters still to be completed including software issues and updates. Special thanks to the Committee members who have voluntarily committed countless hours to this project and also for the work done by our IT consultant Barry Hyde. Hopefully, all matters should be finalised shortly and the unit is fully operational in time for Anzac Day. For those interested, there will be an official opening of the Touchscreen Unit, date to be advised. The project has been mostly funded by a Grant from the Commonwealth Government Department of Veterans Affairs.
Carols by the Creek was held on Sunday 17 December at Bob Burgess Reserve. It was a wonderful evening, large numbers attended, perfect weather and a really varied programme. This event is presented by Beaconsfield Baptist Church with Beaconsfield Progress Association and thanks to all those who helped out on the night and to the sponsors.
The Christmas Window Competition run by BPA was a great success with approximately 100 people and 24 businesses participating. The winners were announced at Carols by the Creek. A big thank you to the Baxter and McCormick families. The competition promoted BPA with retailers and the community should have long term benefits.
Beaconsfield Progress Association Inc. is the voice of the community and is always willing to advocate on township matters to Councils, Government and Government Authorities. Recent matters include the Glismann Road draft precinct plan being tabled at the Cardinia Shire Council Meeting and plans for adoption, a master plan being prepared for O’Neil Road Reserve and a contractor has been appointed to construct the Skate Park at Holm Park Reserve.
The Beaconsfield Banner is produced by Committee members on a voluntary basis, however we need advertising revenue to cover BPA administration costs and printer’s costs. We need to hear from any businesses that would like to advertise in future quarterly editions and also from groups to provide community articles of interest. If you have any enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to P. O. Box 217 Beaconsfield Vic 3807. For more details see the Correspondence section of the Beaconsfield Banner.
The Beaconsfield Anzac Memorial Service this year will be held on Sunday 22 April 2.00pm at the Cenotaph, Cnr. Woods Street and Old Princes Hwy. We look forward to you joining us for this special event.