Newsletter 11 May

May 11, 2022

Important Dates

  • The blue stone walkways and garden bed edging will be cleaned on the following dates Monday 16 and Tuesday 17. Please be very careful when walking around all outdoor areas because chemicals and hoses will be in use.
  • Thursday, 21 May at 7:00PM
    The Hester Canterbury monthly dinner. The sign up sheet is now available at the reception desk, and this month’s offerings is on an Asian theme.
  • Don’t forget Election Day is Saturday, May 21. If you are planning a postal or absentee vote, please organize this now. More details overleaf.
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Housekeeping Notices

  • In the near future we will be organizing to get a photo record of all residents who have returned their paperwork concerning the “Direction Regarding NON USE of the Defibrillator”. To ensure your wishes are complied with, these photographs will be displayed near the defibrillator opposite the resident mail boxes. If you do NOT wish to have the defibrillator used on you in an emergency, please ensure that you return the relevant paperwork to Alexia promptly.
  • While most of the COVID restrictions have been lifted by the government, Hester Canterbury residents are in one of the most vulnerable demographics particularly as winter and flu season are imminent. It is highly recommended as best practice that all residents wear a face mask when out of the building and in public. Please continue to sanitize your hands frequently. It is important to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible. We all have a part to play in keeping our community safe.

Week One of the Autumn Menu starts on Monday 16 May.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

Some Important Information Concerning The Upcoming Election on Saturday May 21 2022

Unfortunately this year due to the current COVID environment the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is unable to provide face-to-face mobile polling services at Faversham House for the upcoming Federal Election.

All Hester Canterbury residents have the following four options:

  • If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can register now to become a General Postal Voter. This means you will receive a postal vote once ballot papers are available from April 26 (applications close 18 May 2022).
  • Residents can apply for a once-off postal vote (applications close 18 May 2022),
  • Residents can visit a pre-poll voting centre,
  • Residents can visit a polling place on election day (Saturday 21 May 2022).

The Australian Electoral Commission are encouraging voters to use the AEC online services wherever possible. Please see the links below-

Voting options to vote/

General Postal Voter application

Postal Vote application (online form)

For all general enquiries you can contact the AEC Election Contact Centre on 132326.