Newsletter 15 February 2023

February 15, 2023
    Are you up for an afternoon of live music? If the answer is yes then Oakleigh Brass will be performing a mix of tunes in the Hester Canterbury courtyard on Sunday 5 March from 2:30pm (weather permitting). Sign Up form will be available soon.
    You will be in very good company on Tuesday 21 February at 7:30pm in the Hester Class Cinema. Daniel Craig, Kate Hudson and Edward Norton combine on a Greek Island where murder is on the menu. Grab your favorite drink, your favorite seat and your favorite treat for a night of relaxing pleasure.
    Yep, it’s that time again! CAKE TIME. Join us all in celebrating those February babes on Wednesday 22 February at 3pm in G.02.

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Recently we sourced information and a quote for the installation of two EV Car Charges for the basement car park, an initiative born from the question of what if a resident purchased an electric vehicle? This is an addition to our offerings that Hester Canterbury and BASScare are very much behind, however the responsibility for this initiative to power up now lies with you the residents, as for this to be viable we would need to see the addition of an EV vehicle sitting environmentally proud in a basement car space, or at least be advised that you are awaiting delivery.

Just a reminder that our resident green thumb Martin will be conducting a Worm Bin Demonstration for all residents in the correct use and what to place in the bins, so bring your curiosity and food scraps next Wednesday 22 February at 10:30am to the middle (South) refuse room. I would personally like to thank on behalf of our worms all those residents that are using the bins. We should see the benefits of the worms hard work in the coming weeks.

Opera In The Park — Canterbury Gardens Saturday 18 February at 6pm. If you are interested in an evening of stars in our beautiful local park, resident Jennifer is looking for company, so please let her know.

Week Four of the Summer Menu starts on Monday 20 February.
Please place any orders by 1pm the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!

It was seriously concerning last Tuesday when we had a Fire Alarm go off throughout the complex, that I only counted seven residents outside the building heading for the Evacuation Points. Though it turned out to be an unexplained false alarm, there was no announcement prior to the alarm activating to indicate that it was a test, therefore ALL residents on-site should have taken it as a genuine alarm and made all effort to evacuate the building. I know the alarm speakers are situated in communal areas outside the apartments only, however even with my questionable hearing, I heard it standing outside the entrance to Faversham House.
Refresher information will be relayed to all residents regarding what to do if you hear the fire alarm and location of Evacuation Points soon. In addition, we will also conduct a Test Fire Drill at a time when the majority of residents are present. If in doubt to whether it is a test or not, play it safe and evacuate.

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your patience and consideration during Stage One of the floorboard replacement, that is progressing along famously. The new floorboards are now in place and we are just awaiting the joinery to be installed and for some patch work, which they are saying should be towards the end of next week. I will put my hand up and take responsibility for part of the delay to the schedule as I told the Contractors that they were unable to work on the weekends. As most of you would already be aware, the temporary Residents Lounge is now open for business and fully operational in Apartment G.02 of the West Wing, where you can enjoy Morning Teas, Friday Happy Hour, and just a good old fashion chat and catch up. You can also find the daily newspapers there also. Most items you’ll require are either on the benchtops or in draws, such as cups, knives, cake forks and sundries.

Have a wonderful week and take care.