Nell Scott Park – Beechmont

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 (info@beechmont.org.au) 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.

Nell Scott Park BAPA to SRRC June2012.pdf

 

Beechmont Area Progress Association Inc (BAPA)

Beechmont, Tuesday 14 August 2018

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).

 

Beechmont Art Zest Fest – 28 October 2018

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 artzest4211@gmail.com

“Old School Beechmont” – also known as “Beechmont Community Centre”

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

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.

Glyn Edwards
Vice President BAPA

BAPA Annual General Meeting at the Beechmont Community Centre on Monday 23 April 2018 – 7pm

Beechmont Area Progress Association Inc (BAPA)

Dear BAPA members,

Please be advised that our next Annual General Meeting is scheduled for:

Monday 23 April 2018 comencing 7pm

at the Beechmont Community Centre,

1835 Beechmont Road, BEECHMONT QLD 4211

 Agenda

An agenda will be issued in good time before the meeting.

Election of officers

As per the BAPA constitution all members of the current management committee shall retire from office at this AGM. Nominations for new candidates must please be lodged by close of business on Monday 9 April 2018.

Forms for nomination of new candidates are can be downloaded from http://bapa.beechmont.org.au/meetings/2018-04-23

A list of candidates will be issued one week before the meeting.

Should any of the candidates be unavailable or withdraw at the AGM then nominations for new candidates may be taken from the floor.

for Beechmont Area Progress Association Inc (BAPA)

Ger Vloothuis (Secretary)

0408 379 233