NEXT market on Sunday 18 November …. pack your picnic basket and enjoy the lush green grass!!
Stallholder enquiries: 07 5551 0361
Beechmont Area Progress Association Inc (BAPA) scheduled a General Meeting for Monday 8 October 2018 commencing 7 pm at the Old School Beechmont (aka Beechmont Community Centre) on the roundabout.
Members and interested parties welcome.
Beechmont Area Progress Association Inc (BAPA) invites Expressions of Interest for the operation of the Headmasters Café and Gallery
The Headmaster’s Cottage, as part of the Old School on the Beechmont roundabout, was established as the local Café and Gallery a few years ago offering great coffee, cake and light meals. A fabulous meeting place for both locals and tourists. The availability of strong Telstra 4G mobile service and free Wi-Fi for the Café patrons makes it ideal for accessing the internet on a portable device.
Local artists and artisans have been encouraged to exhibit their work within its walls proving to be a draw card for art lovers and students.
The site boasts an Op-Shop, a Community Garden as well as a separate class room building, which is hired out to local groups for craft groups, yoga and the like.
Expressions of Interest are invited for the operation of the Headmasters Café with its aim to serve the community. Submissions can be emailed to the BAPA Secretary on
Please consider the following in your submission:
- What does a Community Café mean to you?
- Are you a local and do you support community activities?
- What ideas or concepts do you see improving the growth of the café?
- How would these ideas involve BAPA and the local community?
- Why do you think you are a person most suited?
BAPA is an incorporated ‘not-for-profit’ organization and has a number of dedicated volunteers who may be able to assist in various roles.
Closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 19th September, 2018.
Who was Nell Scott?
Ever wondered as you drive by the little park in Beechmont (that is named Nell Scott Park) — who exactly was Nell Scott?
This park is located on the Beechmont & Binna Burra roads between the fire shed and the community centre at the Nerang, Canungra, Binna Burra roundabout.
Nell Scott was a remarkable person, who operated, for 53 years from 1922 to 1975, the “unofficial” Beechmont Post Office (which was located near the park).
Not only did Nell Scott run the Beechmont post office for over 50 years, she was awarded with a Certificate as a ‘Record and in Appreciation of Patriotic Response to the Call of Country by Service with the Volunteer Air Observer Corps’ for her services during World War II, as an official aeroplane “spotter” indentifying any aircraft passing over.
In June 2012 Mrs Iris Rankin (herself from an original Beechmont pioneering family) requested Beechmont Area Progress Association (BAPA) approach Council for permission to place an information plaque, on a rock plinth, detailing Nell Scott’s contribution to Beechmont.
Six years ago BAPA did approach Council and the usual answer from Council was given, “sure if the Community creates it, installs it and & pays for it, there is no Council budgeted money for items such as these at Beechmont”.
At the BAPA meeting on 13 August 2018 this matter was once again discussed and BAPA will now endeavour to gain a community grant to make this happen, however we need some help from you the Beechmont Community because all our information on Nell Scott has been gleamed from the “Taming a Plateau – A history of the Beechmont District” a publication complied and edited by Robert Longhurst, first published in 1992. Please see attached document that was created in June 2012 for Council.
If you know any additional details regarding Nell’s significant pioneering contribution to Beechmont or you can help in anyway please make contact with BAPA, by phone 07 5551 0361, by post or email (email@example.com) or personally visit the Beechmont monthly Market (3rd Sunday of each month) at the Community Centre 1835 Beechmont Rd and make yourself known to a BAPA member.
Beechmont Area Progress Association Inc, also known as BAPA, had an amicable General Meeting last night at the Beechmont Community Centre. To some of us better known as the “Old School Beechmont” on the roundabout. Some 21 people attended. Draft minutes will be available within short on the BAPA website http://bapa.beechmont.org.au/bapa
The next General Meeting has been set for Monday 8 October 2018 commencing 7pm at the Old School Beechmont (Beechmont Community Centre).
We are looking forward to running great workshops at Art Zest on 28th October
Jane Milburn Mindful Mending
Cindy Wood Basket Weaving
Shannon Hunter Felted Flowers
Paula Peeters Nature Journaling Nature to name a few …
We are still looking for Stall Holders and Food Vans so spread the word ….. apply for the application to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Old School on the Beechmont roundabout is due for a bit of new signage. The site is well known as both the “Beechmont Community Centre” and The “Old School” with the Headmasters Cafe as a prominent landmark now. Home of the monthly Beechmont market, the OpShop and a host of community activities. An artist impression looks like this:
BAPA Working Bee – Sunday 24 June – 9am~12pm
The Beechmont Area Progress Association is having a working bee at the old school site on Sunday 24th June. We will be cleaning up the area below the tennis courts by removing all unwanted plants and making the area more mowable and easier to maintain.
We will also be weeding gardens along the fence line and tiding gardens up throughout the site as well as the old sandpit area.
We are looking for volunteers to help, we will need people to weed, whipper snip, blow leaves, de-nail the old decking. We also need bodies to water blast the pathways and the shelter shed.
There will be some equipment there but if you have any of the above you are willing to bring please feel free.
Morning tea will be provided and the café will be open.
Looking forward to seeing many members there.
Vice President BAPA