Banksia Bus Trip to Taree & Luncheon Cruise on The Manning River Banksia Grove Residents had a great trip to Riverwood Downs
A lifestyle Village for the young at heart
From the Manager s Desk
Hi Everyone …. Welcome to the December 2019 Issue of the Banksia Grove Gazette ... Well the Festive Season is almost upon us … It’s time to dust off the Chrissy Lights. … Last year’s Christmas light displays were amazing … let’s do it even better this year … Let’s make Banksia Grove Village shine bright !!! To make it a bit more exciting … there is a $100 Gift Voucher up for grabs for the most festive lights/decorations in Banksia Grove Village. … so let’s have some fun … let’s get decorating !!! As you can see from the photos Melbourne Cup Party 2019 was a great success. Thank you to everyone who was involved in organising such a great day and helping with setting up and cleaning up afterwards. And also a big thankyou to Pat & Marilyn for running the Sweeps!!! Don’t forget our Banksia Grove Christmas Party is coming up on Saturday 7th December. And our Christmas Raffles on Thursday 12th December. Many prizes up for grabs including 28 hams, also pork, turkey, chickens in addition to our normal prizes !!! With many residents having friends and family visiting over this period, just a few things to keep in mind so everyone stays safe and has an enjoyable Christmas/New Year. • All children visiting the village MUST be accompanied by an adult at ALL times. This includes the pool area as well as the rest of the village. • Please ensure your visitors park in the visitors parking and all residents please keep your own car in your carport. • Keep in mind we are not pet friendly so if you have friends and family that have pets please ensure you advise them of this, so they leave their cute fluffy friends at home where they are safe • Most of all stay safe and healthy and enjoy the Festive Season !!! During the Christmas/New Year period our office will be closed from Tuesday 24th December 2019 at 2pm and re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 9:30am. Geoff our groundsman will be onsite each day except the Public Holidays. During this period garbage pickup days remain the same—Monday & Friday.. On behalf of Management and Staff at Banksia Grove Village, we would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas & Safe, Happy & Prosperous New Year !!! Lions Club Christmas Cakes & Puddings are now in stock and available for purchase from the office. Remember, stocks are limited—so don’t miss out!!!
Enjoy the Festive Season and Stay Safe Everyone. Cheers … Maria & The Banksia Team
The Banksia Grove Gazette is now viewable online at www.banksiagrovevillage.com.au under the heading ‘News’
December 2019 Issue / Page 2
Banksia Grove Christmas Party
Saturday 7th December 2019 6:00pm Start Banksia Grove Community Hall $35.00 / person Baked Leg Ham / Turkey Breast Jacket Potatoes / Baked Pumpkin / Vege Combo Garden Salad / Coleslaw Mixed Bread Rolls / Butter Fresh Fruit Platters Trifle served with individual Plum Puddings Apple Strudel served with Fresh Cream
Complimentary Glass of Champagne on Arrival BYO Drinks Entertainment by Emile Santa
December 2019 Issue / Page 3
Christmas / New Year Office Hours
BANKSIA GROVE VILLAGE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR HOLIDAY PERIOD FROM Tuesday 24th December 2019 at 2:00pm AND RE-OPEN Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 9:30am
Banksia Grove Christmas Light Display Competition
Let’s get into the Spirit of Christmas It’s time to dust off the Chrissy Lights And make Banksia Grove Village shine Bright !!! Closing date for judging is Friday 20th December Winning Home will receive a $100 Bunnings Gift Voucher
December 2019 Issue / Page 4
Lions Club Christmas Cakes & Puddings Are Now In Stock and Available from the Office
The Lions Christmas Cake and Pudding program has been a major fund raising project of Lions Australia since 1965 and raised more than $56million. The proceeds from this project are donated back into the community on great causes including Blindness Prevention and Vision improvement projects, Medical Research, Children’s Mobility Foundation, Eye Health Program, Hearing Dogs, Disaster Relief, Aged Care, Drug Awareness, Youth Programs.
If you would like to purchase a yummy Christmas Cake or Christmas Pudding Please contact Maria at Banksia Grove Office or Phone 4965 1611 Stocks are limited—so don’t miss out!!!
December 2019 Issue / Page 5
Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2019
December 2019 Issue / Page 6
Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2019
December 2019 Issue / Page 7
Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2019 Winners Are Grinners
December 2019 Issue / Page 8
Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2019 Winners Are Grinners
December 2019 Issue / Page 9
Four Ingredient Christmas Cake in the Slow Cooker
The most important part of making a Christmas cake is making sure those rich festive flavours have time to infuse. The slow cooker cake allows this to really happen in the cooking process, rather than allowing your cake to sit for months. Let's face it, most of us don't make out Christmas cakes months ahead, but this cheat isn't just easy, it's a last-minute fix to the Christmas cake conundrum. You can use any liquid you want, but the one that's causing a sensation uses Baily's Irish cream and chocolate milk. That said, you could use all Irish cream, all chocolate milk, or even add some whisky or apple juice to the mix.
Ingredients: • 1kg mixed dried fruit (look for a mix that includes peel and glace cherries) • 2 cups chocolate milk • ⅔ cup Bailey's Irish cream • 2 cups self-raising flour
Put your mixed fruit, chocolate milk and Bailey's into a bowl and mix to combine. Cover and soak for at least 4 hours, but overnight is best. Grease & line your slow cooker with a double layer of baking paper leaving the paper to come up the sides so you can use it to lift your cooked cake out. This is a very important step. Double lining stops sticking. Mix your flour into the soaked fruit until well combined. Pour the mix into your lined slow cooker and cook, covered, on low for 4-6 hours, depending on the size of your slow cooker. Note: This recipe also works if you put the cake mix into a lined cake tin and then sit it in the slow cooker with water 2/3 of the way up the side to steam the cake. It makes for a fudgier cake that is closer to pudding, but is also delicious, and works of you have a larger slow cooker or an oval cooker rather than a round one
December 2019 Issue / Page 10
Lillian’s Farewell & Thankyou
Thankyou Kay Dewhurst for my pre-wedding & farewell party in the hall. Also all her helpers and Rebecca and Sarah Moane for their decorating. What would our Village be like without these thoughtful people. I have been living here for 7 years and loved every minute of it. Everyone is so friendly and caring. Well, that’s what living in a Village is all about. Make friends and watch out for each other. I am going to miss you all BUT I am entering a new phase of my life. LOVE for the most beautiful man has stolen me away. I, or should I say WE, will be back to see you all periodically as we both have family down here. You ALL are part of my extended family. Wishing everyone ‘All the best for Christmas’ and ’Happy New Year’ I’m leaving a Lillian Weston but will see you again as Mrs Don Raines. I won’t change, only my name will.
Thankyou & Cheerio, Lillian XXX
December 2019 Issue / Page 11
Christmas Craft Day
Some of our residents decided to organise a Christmas Craft afternoon to get Crafty and make some Christmas decorations with bits and pieces they had lying around. Although not a great number of residents attended - the enthusiasm was terrific … and along with our usual craft ladies the results were tremendous.
Not just Christmas ideas flourished - another idea came about be- cause one resident was going to attend a Gender Reveal Party - See the
resulting wreath ...
You can just about make anything with bits and pieces & a glue gun!
We have Arts and Crafts every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm in the Community Hall. Come along and find your hidden talents. Everyone Welcome !!!
December 2019 Issue / Page 12
Complimentary BBQ & Fun Day at Banksia Grove
Complimentary BBQ & Fun Day with Entertainment for Residents and their families Sunday 15th December 2019 at Banksia Grove Village We will start off with a Market / Garage Sale in the Community Hall from 9:00am Come & browse before the Barbecue If you wish to have your own stall it is $5 per table (See the list in the hall) If you have something you wish to donate a special table of donations will be there and all fund raised will go to our Rural Fire Brigade
The BBQ starts at 12:30am So come along for a Complimentary BBQ lunch
Entertainment by Ship-O-Fools who will present the ‘Willy Doodrop Show’ which starts at 12:30am Loads of fun and laughter for the young and old Bring along family & friends—It will be a great day out
December 2019 Issue / Page 13
Banksia Grove Residents Committee 2019-2020
Welcome to our New Residents’ Committee 2019-2020
Jessica Walker Site 173
Dot Harland Site 43
Patricia Marion Site 125
Judith Tyler Site 135
Committee Member Melanie Tanglao Site 5 Committee Member Robyn Stewart Site 156 Committee Member Colleen Gordon Site 88
December 2019 Issue / Page 14
Residents Association Membership Form
Banksia Grove Residents Association .Inc
I / We would like to
Become a member of Banksia Grove Residents Assoc. Inc. Renew my / our membership of Banksia Grove Residents Assoc. Inc
I acknowledge that by joining the Association I will be covered by the Association Insurance, will be entitled to any discounts available for functions and I will be entitled to vote at the meetings of the Residents Association. Yearly Membership Fees are due for renewal in June each year. Please print your name/s and site number below, sign and return to the Treasurer Judith Tyler / Site 135 / Mail Box 135 together with your Yearly Membership Fee for 2019-2020 of $3.00 per person
The new Newcastle & Lake Macquarie 2019/2020 Business Directory/Phone Books have been delivered to Banksia Grove.
You can pick up your free copy at the Community Hall in the Newspaper Box outside the entrance to the Hall
December 2019 Issue / Page 15
Brand New Homes—Site 32 and 33 Banksia Grove
One of these New Homes could be yours for $249 , 000 ( or as little as $199,200 using our shared equity facility**) Some of the many features include:
Modern design kitchen with a dishwasher, electric oven and gas cooktop
Plenty of bench space and storage cupboards including a good size pantry
Open plan living with tiles throughout the lounge/dining/kitchen area
Both bedrooms are carpeted with built-ins and ceiling fans and the main bed- room also features an additional walk in robe for extra hanging/storage space
The 2-way bathroom is spacious with toilet & shower & is tiled floor to ceiling
There is also a separate second toilet
All windows have modern vertical blinds
It also features a built-in internal laundry, covered carport and clothesline out the back The walls are double gyprock with acoustic batts and sound screen insulation in the walls
For more information call Maria today on 02 4965 1611
** Shared Equity ** For more information call Maria on 4965 1611
December 2019 Issue / Page 16
Brand New Homes—Site 33 Banksia Grove
December 2019 Issue / Page 17
Vi l l age Ac t i v i t i es
LAWN BOWLS * * * NEW START TIME * * *
GENTLE CHAIR EXERCISES
MORNING PRAYER SERVICE (1st Tuesday of the month)
CRAFT BRING YOUR OWN
SCRABBLE / GAMES / CARDS AFTERNOON (EVERY Thursday) EVERYONE WELCOME!!!
MEAT RAFFLES (2nd Thursday of the month)
LAWN BOWLS * * * NEW START TIME * * *
MOVIE ARVO AT THE COMMUNITY HALL (EVERY 2nd SUNDAY) Check the noticeboards for upcoming movies
December 2019 Issue / Page 18
Vi l l age Ser v i ces
MEALS ON WHEELS
HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH BETWEEN 10AM & 12 NOON (RUBBISH MUST BE IN STRONG PLASTIC BAGS) MORNING PRAYER SERVICE 1ST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 9AM ~ COMMUNITY HALL HOME ICE CREAM (FORTNIGHTLY)
MEALS ON WHEELS
NEWSPAPER ~ EXAMINER (COLLECT AT ENTRANCE OF COMMUNITY HALL) MOBILE LIBRARY ~ COMMUNITY HALL 10AM TO 10.45AM)
MEALS ON WHEELS
HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH BETWEEN 10AM & 12 NOON (RUBBISH MUST BE IN STRONG PLASTIC BAGS) GREENWASTE COLLECTION AFTER HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH (PUT INTO GARBAGE BAGS)
DOOKA’s SEAFOOD (Fortnightly)
December 2019 Issue / Page 19
Res i den t s Feedback
As SCHOOL HOLIDAYS are just around the corner …..
A few things have been brought to our attention by you, our Residents, and we have been asked to put out a friendly reminder of a few village rules we need to keep in mind to ensure our village and residents are safe and happy at all times: • All Family and Friends Visiting the Village and using the facilities must be in the presence of a Resident , particularly the swimming pool and recreational areas. • As parking spaces are limited within the village, you must park your vehicle only in your own carport. Visitors parking spots are available for use only by visitors, tradespeople, doctors and emergency vehicles. • Keep in mind animals ARE NOT permitted in the village as Banksia Grove IS NOT pet friendly. If you have friends and family that have pets they MUST NOT be bought into the village . Please ensure you advise them of this, so they leave their cute fluffy friends at home where they are safe. • TAIL-GAITING is not permitted under any circumstances , especially when entering and exiting the village through the security gate. This is not only extremely dangerous to drivers, but could also cause significant damage to the function of the electronics of the security gate. • All vehicle operators within the village must obey the 10km/hr speed limit and other traffic signs at all times. Any vehicle operator that fails to comply with the obligation may be banned from driving within the confines of the village. Please make sure to remind any of your visitors to the village. • Lawn mowers and electrical or mechanical power equipment may only be used for the maintenance and repair of your premises for short periods between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. The same hours also apply to general tradesman or handyman noise. • All children visiting MUST be accompanied by an adult at ALL times • As you are all aware we do have security cameras at the gate
• And last but not least … Take Care, Stay Safe & Enjoy your village lifestyle!!!
A lifestyle Village for the young at heart
December 2019 Issue / Page 20
Important Notice—To Flush—Or NOT to Flush
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS
There has recently been articles in the media about supposedly ‘flushable’ wipes. One company claimed their wipes were made of specially designed material that would disintegrate like toilet paper when flushed—these claims were WRONG and the company was fined $700,000. It has been advised that there is no such thing as ‘flushable’ wipes So please BIN it—don’t FLUSH it . Our contractors have suggested we put out a reminder to all residents to be diligent and do not flush any wipes or non-bio-degradable materials. Also please be extra careful of anything that could find it’s way down kitchen and bathroom sinks and drains.
Flushing wipes and other non-bio-degradable items can cause major and costly plumbing issues in your home …. So please remember ….
DO NOT FLUSH
December 2019 Issue / Page 21
Banks i a Grove F i r e Wardens
FIRE WARDENS FOR BANKSIA GROVE VILLAGE For the 2018/2019 Season
Thank you to all of the Fire Wardens who have Volunteered their time and services for the Residents at Banksia Grove Village.
Secondly, a big thankyou to our Fire Wardens and Geoff & Allan, our Groundsmen, for their fantastic effort helping out in recent times. A great job was done by all—It is much appreciated!!!
Thank you for keeping our Village and our Residents Safe.
All of our Fire Wardens have been issued with Hi-Vis Vests so they can be easily identified. Our Safety Evacuation Plan is located in the Community Hall for everyone to see. Should you have any queries please contact our Fire Wardens or Banksia Grove Office for more information.
Warden for Sites
Site 1 to 26 Site 37 to 88 Site 90 to 105
Col Lawrie Pat Morris
0448 117 266
0488 286 828
Site 108 to 130
0416 324 990
Site 131 to 142
0408 630 908
Site 143 to 155
4965 0231 0427 824 317
Site 156 to 169
Site 170 to 181
December 2019 Issue / Page 22
Banksia Grove Safety Evacuation Plan Refresher
FIRE WARDEN’S EVACUATION PLANS SUMMARY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
• FIRST POINT OF EVACUATION from your home is to the Community Hall
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU: Your current medications A bottle of water Any important papers Your Mobile Phone
BEFORE LEAVING: Make sure all windows and doors are closed All external awnings and blinds are rolled up Gas bottles are turned off
• IF YOU INTEND TO DRIVE to the hall, please park in the very front visitors carpark
• IF WE HAVE TO LEAVE the Village we will organise buses to the next point of evacuation.
• EVACUATION NOTES are displayed in the Community Hall on the side of the Cupboard in the kitchen for all Residents to read BUT PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THEM.
December 2019 Issue / Page 23
Banks i a Grove Mon th l y Ra f f l e
At Banksia Grove Community Hall The 2nd Thursday Of every month
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * C H R I S T M A S R A F F L E S Thursday 12th December 2019 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * There will be lots prizes on offer including * 28 Hams * Porks * Turkeys * Chickens As well as our normal meat trays ...
Ticket On Sale 6:30pm … Draw starts at 7:00pm A Special appearance by our very own * * * BANKSIA BELLES * * * Come along for a night of fun & entertainment Bring some drinks & nibbles and stay afterwards and enjoy a drink with your friends.
December 2019 Issue / Page 24
Gentle Chair Exercises
Light Movement/Gentle Chair Exercises At The Community Hall Come One … Come All For … Fun … Friendship … Fitness Every Tuesday 10:00am to 11:00am
Followed by a Cuppa If you would like to
join us and need a lift to the hall Please contact Dot at Site 43 or ring on 0427 934 530
December 2019 Issue / Page 25
Community Transport—Port Stephens
December 2019 Issue / Page 26
Spring Schedule—Day Tripper Calendar
December 2019 Issue / Page 27
Tours with Port Stephens Coaches
December 2019 Issue / Page 28
Saturday Night Social Night
Saturday Night Social Night
The Banksia Grove Community Hall All Welcome ! Free Social Night!
Come and join us for a games night on Saturday evenings around 5.30pm Bring a plate of something to share, and your own drinks. We have cards, darts, pool, shuffleboard, as well as Rummikub and Scrabble. Or you can bring your own games.
December 2019 Issue / Page 29
Port Stephens Mobile Library Timetable
December 2019 Issue / Page 30
Banksia Grove Village
Village Problem Resolution And Matters Relating to The Residents Committee Association Protocol
Banksia Grove Village is a lifestyle village here to be enjoyed by all who resides here. At Banksia Grove Village our aim is to work with you and your Residents committee to provide a happy, safe sociable village.
If you have any concerns please adhere to the following rules and procedures for a favourable outcome to all parties.
All Queries, matters and correspondence for the Committee is to be addressed to the committee in writing. All correspondence must be dated, signed and received in the Presidents post box (Box 173) Seven (7) days prior to the next scheduled committee meeting for the matter to be raised and discussed at the next meeting. All Other issues regarding the Village, rules, complaints, incident reports and any other matters NOT related to the Residents committee must be submitted to the administration office in writing or placed in the office post box Eight (8) signed and dated.
PLEASE RESPECT THE PRIVACYAND REFRAIN FROM KNOCKING ON ANY OF COMMITTEE
MEMBERS DOORS UNLESS IT IS AN ABSOLUTE EMERGENCY .
Please remember these people are volunteers who have kindly given up their time and efforts to make your village a sociable and enjoyable place to live .
December 2019 Issue / Page 31
COME ALONG & JOIN US FOR A GAME OF SOCIAL DARTS ALL WELCOME MONDAY & FRIDAY 1PM - 4PM
December 2019 Issue / Page 32
Darts Results - October 2019
4th...Oct .. 2019 : Closest to the Bull... .... Team B ... Peter D, bish & Eddy … Games played... 18 played with team B winning 10 to 8. 100's scored,.... 10 today, Highest score, ... 132 to Ken Lowest score to bish with 2 Shanghai's..... 3, two to eddy, one to Col .... Most games ... bish with 5 ...... . Cheers from ” Zero “ Ken ....Team A : Ken, Col & Eddy B . Ken, Peter D & Bob. Played ... 19 games, with team B winning 11 to 8.... 100's,.... 11 today, ..... Shanghai’s,... 5, 2 to Peter D, 1 each to Eddy , Col & bob ... Highest Score to Ken with 129 ... Lowest,... to Peter D 3. ... Most games, Peter D with 8 .. ..... Cheers from ” zero “ 11th...Oct .. 2019 ..... Closest to the Bull, bish ......Team A : bish & Ken ....Team B : Pe- ter D, & Bob ..... Played . 19 games were played with team B winning 10 to 9 .... Shanghai’s to .... Bob with 2, Ken & bish, 1 each , ..... 100’s : 9 were scored today ... ... Highest Score to Bob with 126 ..... Lowest score to bish with a 2 .. Most games,... to Bob with 7 . ..... Cheers from ” zero" 14th... Oct .. 2019 ... Closest to the Bull bish ........Team A : bish , and Col ...... Team B : Dave and Peter D … Played : 16 games, with each team winning 9 a piece ..Shanghai’s 1 to bish, ...100’s : 10 today ....... ....... Highest Score to Bob, Peter D & bish with 140 each ..... Lowest score to Dave with a 2. Most games...... bish with 6 ..... Cheers from 'zero ' 18th... Oct ... 2019 ......Closest to the Bull.... Ken ... Team A : Ken, Eddy, Peter D & Bob .....Team B : Dave, Col & bish ..Played : 18 games were played with team A win- ning 11 to 7,..... 100's... 7 scored today, ....Highest score....... To Peter D with a 160. ...lowest score... Eddy with 2 ..Shanghai's... Col, Bob & bish, 1 each..... ...Most games... Bob with 5. ..... Cheers from 'zero' Ken ... . Team A : Ken, Peter D & Ed- dy ..Team B : .. Dave, bish & Col .....Played .. 17 games were played with Team A winning 11 games to 6. .....100's... 8. ...Highest score... To Ken with a 125. ...Lowest score.... lowest score, Col with 1. ...Shanghai's... Four one each to Ken, Eddy, 21st...Oct .. 2019 .......Closest to the Bull... 25th... Oct .. 2019 .... Closest to the Bull Ken ... Team A : Ken, Eddy & Bob B : Peter D, bish & col .... Played 20 games were played with Team A winning 14 games to 6. Highest score... To Bob with 3 in tripple 20 for a big 180. ... Shanghai's,... three, one each to Eddy, Bob & Peter D ... Lowest score to Bob with 3 ...Most games ... To Eddy with 6. Cheers from 'zero' 28th... Oct... 2019 ... Closest to the Bull . was Eddy. ...Team A : Eddy, Dave & bish ...Team B: Ken, Peter D & Col. Played... 21 games were played with Team A winning 11 to 10. ... 100’s ... 8 were scored today. .. Highest Score, to Ken with 125 ... Lowest score to bish with a 3. ... Shanghai's... Seven, 3 each to Eddy & Peter D, one to ... Team ...100's... 18. ... 7th... Oct .. 2019 ... Closest to the Bull... Eddy .... Team A Eddy, bish & Col ...Team Dave & bish. ...3 in a bed... Dave into tripple one ... Most Games to Ken with 5 .... Cheers from 'zero'
...Most Games... Peter D & Eddy with 5 each
..... Cheers from 'zero'
December 2019 Issue / Page 33
Dooka’s Christmas Seafood Orders
Medium King Prawns $35.00 per Kg Oysters $20.00 per Jar (Approx 28)
PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN ORDER IN ADVANCE Please phone Darryl 0411 670 755 to Order
ORDERS MUST BE PLACED & MONEY PAID TO MARIA IN THE OFFICE By 12noon Friday 20th December 2019 All Orders will be delivered to Banksia Grove Village On Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th December 2019
December 2019 Issue / Page 34
Banksia Grove — Sunday Arvo at the Movies
Our next movies showing are
Sunday 8th December 2019 ‘ Palm Beach’ Starring
Bryan Brown Aaron Jeffrey Jacqueline McKenzie Heather Mitchell Sam Neill Greta Scacchi Clare Van Der Boom
Sunday 22nd December 2019 ‘Downton Abbey’ Starring Matthew Goode Maggie Smith
Elizabeth McGovern Tuppence Middleton Michelle Dockery
Come along for a relaxing arvo at the movies Starting at 1:30pm—Everyone Welcome !!! BYO Drinks, Nibblies & Popcorn. Ice-creams will be available for 50c each.
December 2019 Issue / Page 35
Banksia Grove Craft Group
Come Along and Join us join us for a Fun, Creative, Relaxed & Social Afternoon of Arts & Craft
Every Wednesday 1:00pm
Afternoon Tea provided No Experience needed, bring your own, share your skills, get some great tips from our other Crafty Ladies!!!
December 2019 Issue / Page 36
* LIKE NEW * Black Leather Power Recline Chair Bought in December 2018 for $1300 Asking Price $1000 CONTACT Pam Cole - Site 140 - Phone 0427 693 865
Banksia Car Wash Bay Attention All Residents The car wash area has been fitted with A fresh town water tap and hose For residents to wash their cars.
December 2019 Issue / Page 37
Hunter Water Notice
What's Allowed Under Level 1 Water Restrictions?
What can you do?
What can't you do?
Watering lawns and gardens
Use sprinklers at any time
• To avoid the heat of the day, water lawns and gardens by hand held hose before 10am and after 4pm if fitted with a trigger nozzle or device that can be turned off instantly • Use drip irrigation systems before 10am and after 4pm
Leave hoses or taps running unattended
Cleaning external hard surfaces (paths, driveways & concrete)
• Spot clean for safety, health or emergency reasons with a hose fitted with trigger nozzle or with high pressure cleaning equipment
Use a hose for general cleaning of hard surfaces such as paths, driveways and paved areas • Leave hoses and taps running unattended
Washing vehicles, boats and buildings
• Wash vehicles, boats & buildings if using a bucket, high pressure cleaning equipment or a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle Tip: wash your car on your lawn and your grass will benefit
• Wash vehicles, boats and buildings using a hose without a trigger nozzle
Filling private pools and spas
Top up existing pools if using a trigger nozzle or device that can be turned off instant- ly • Fill a new or renovated pool or spa over 10,000 litres capacity by obtaining a permit and using an approved pool cover
Top up an existing pool without using a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle or device that can be turned off instantly • Leave an unattended hose running in a pool Fill a new or renovated pool or spa over 10,000 litres capacity unless you have a permit and an approved pool cover. Apply for a permit to fill a pool
• Help water saving efforts by repairing in- ternal leaks as quickly as possible, such as drip- ping taps or leaking toilets Tip: Fixing a leaking toilet can save you be- tween 10 to 260 litres a day.
December 2019 Issue / Page 38
Family Fun Day
December 2019 Issue / Page 39
Banksia Grove Residents Association Inc.
New Service For Banksia Grove Residents
In regards to a survey put out in January, 2017 for the interest of a carpool to help those residents who need transport to and from appointments. The following people are prepared to give their time, if at anytime anyone else would like to add their names to the list please contact the Banksia Grove Residents Committee.
Please call direct to the following residents who have volunteered their time to help:
Site Contact Number
0427 934 530
0448 117 266
Sales Update—Thinking of selling your home ???
Some exciting news … one of our brand new homes is now Under Contract and we look forward to welcoming our lovely new residents to Banksia Grove when they arrive in November 2019.
With the warmer weather now upon us, the interest in both our new homes and pre-loved homes has increased quite dramatically.
Everyone that comes to Banksia Grove just loves the Village!!! They always comment on how neat and tidy the village is and how well looked after everyone’s homes are …. and how friendly all our residents are ! It really is a credit to you all! If you are thinking of selling or relocation plans are in your future please feel free to drop into the office or give Maria a call on 02 4965 1611 for a no obligation chat or a current valuation on your home.
December 2019 Issue / Page 42
The Tomago Bowling Club Courtesy Bus picks up here at Banksia Grove Village Every 2nd Friday at approx. 4.15 pm Come along & have a great night with Raffles, Free music entertainment, Great Bistro, Club Facilities & a friendly & social group from Banksia Grove.
December 2019 Issue / Page 43
Tuesdays at Banksia Grove Community Hall
EVERY TUESDAY AT 1:30pm Books cost $10 each There will be cash prizes of $5 and $10 plus a LUCKY DOOR PRIZE C’mon down one and all for a fun afternoon
December 2019 Issue / Page 42
Commun i t y Ha l l
The Banksia Grove Community Hall is for the use and enjoyment of all residents be- tween the hours of 9am to 5pm. These hours can be extended by arrangement with the office. To ensure that the hall is a relaxing and enjoyable place for all please ensure the hall is maintained in a clean and tidy condition at all times.
December 2019 Issue / Page 43
Outside House Cleaning Service Available at Banksia Grove Village By Our Resident Bob
During the cooler months I am available for full Outside of House and screen cleaning.
Screens can be cleaned in place or removed and done separately.
The Costs is $95.00 each house
Please phone 4965 1589 to book in the service.
Dry Cleaning Services Complimentary Pick-up & Delivery Service
All clothing items for both male & female as well as Rainwear, Sleepwear, Linen, Doonas, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Curtains, Cushion Covers, Towels, Tablecloths, Car Seat Covers, etc
Simply Ring 4961 2585 by 11AM For Standard Clothing Items to have them delivered
THE NEXT DAY
December 2019 Issue / Page 44
Loca l Pharmacy Ser v i ces
COMPLIMENTARY PICK-UP & DELIVERY SERVICE
Prescription & Pharmacy Lines Delivered Pick up Wednesday AM & Drop Back by Thursday afternoon *Other times by request Personal service provided by our Pharmacists Phone our friendly staff on 4982 9516
Loca l Ser v i ces
December 2019 Issue / Page 45
December 2019 Issue / Page 46
Loca l Ser v i ces — Your Loca l Pod i a t r i s t s
Your local Podiatrists! Melody Seymour (B.Pod). Tim Blair (B.AppSci. Pod. M.A.Pod.A, C ped Au. SMA). Located: Building E,1 Technology Place Williamtown, NSW 2318. Phone: 4989 5151.
Exciting NEWS ✨ Welcome Tim Blair to Coast Podiatry! Tim has over 20 years experience as a private practise podiatrist. Holding a degree in both Pedorthics and Podiatry. He enjoys all aspects of podiatric care with a special interest in sports podiatry, orthotic therapy and paediatrics. Tim spent 15 years in Perth, Western Australia before returning to Newcastle in January 2017 to be closer to his wife’s family as he now has two young children. Registrations include AHPRA Podiatrist and APRB Pedorthist- Modification Category and is a current member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Pedorthic Association of Australia and Sports Medicine of Australia. To book your appointment with Tim please call our clinic at Port Stephens Integral Health on (02) 4989 5151. Coast Podiatry Bulk Billing available for patients with Enhanced Primary Care Plans, registered for NDIS, Close the Gap program, HCF More for Feet Program, registered Medibank pre- ferred provider, Department of Veterans Affairs and Hicaps is available for on the spot claiming. We offer a wealth of experience in all areas of podiatric care. Ranging from General Po- diatry, Home visits, Nail Surgery, Diabetic Footcare and Assessments, Sports and Bio- mechanics.
Common Conditions we treat: •
Corns, Calluses and cracked heels.
* Ingrown and thickened toenails.
Bunions and Arthritic feet.
* Sports injuries. * Children's feet.
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Achilles tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis,
• Heel pain, Arch pain and pain in the ball of the foot. • Back hip and knee pain due to poor foot posture. • Metatarsalgia. And many more!
December 2019 Issue / Page 47
Meals On Wheels
He l p fu l In forma t i on
Village administration hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm
Sales office hours Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm
Contact Information Phone: 02 4965 1611 Email: email@example.com
Thinking of selling your home? If you’re considering selling your home, it’s important to understand all the facts before entrusting anyone with the task. After all, it’s likely to be one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make.
Here are just some of the benefits of selling your home through us -
• We have a unique understanding of the value of these types of homes and the benefits of living in land lease communities such as ours. • Unlike real estate agents, we are specialists and have a full understanding of the new Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act. • We have a database of prospective buyers who are ready to purchase a home. • We have an onsite sales office and our sales team are generally available 5 days a week for tours of the village and inspections of the houses for sale. • Anecdotal evidence suggests that prices achieved by us are higher than what real estate agents achieve. • The new legislation puts various legal obligations on to the vendor and their agent. We will ensure you comply with these requirements. • You won’t have to worry about solicitor fees and we will arrange for a new site agreement for the buyer of your home. • You’ll benefit from our significant marketing and promotional efforts.
• We will ensure a smooth handover of your home to your buyer.
So If relocation plans are in your future, or if you would just like to discuss the opportunities, drop in to the office or give Maria a call on 02 4965 1611 for a no obligation chat.
IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY Fire, Police, Ambulance RING 000 If urgent assistance is needed after hours please call (02) 4965 1611