Newsletter 18 May

May 17, 2022

Important Dates

  • The blue stone walkways and garden beds were scheduled to be cleaned this week. Unfortunately due to staff illness this work has had to be re-scheduled for Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May. Please be very careful when walking around all outdoor areas because hoses and chemicals will be in use in these areas.
  • Thursday, 21 May at 7:00PM
    Hester Canterbury Monthly Dinner. As can be appreciated there is a minimum number of people required to attend the monthly dinner for it to be viable cost wise. Due to this number not being achieved this month’s dinner will be cancelled.
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Hester Newsletter 18 May

Housekeeping Notices

  • Some residents have requested to have their internal windows cleaned. The window cleaners will be back on site on Friday 20 May. If you would like to have your internal windows cleaned please add your name to the sign up sheet at reception by noon Thursday 19 May. 


  • Don’t forget the last Monday of every month there is an informal craft group get together in the private dining room from 2:00pm onwards. This month’s date is Monday 30 May. 


  • 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 in public and continue to sanitise your hands frequently. It has been predicted to be a bad flu season this winter, so please get your vaccine as soon as possible.


  • Over the years there has been regular feedback from residents fearful that they would be unable to hear the alarms or the warning system in an emergency situation. It has also been a concern to residents that prior to the regular scheduled testing of the FIP (Fire Indicator Panel) that it is very difficult to hear the announcement made over the loud speaker system. Therefore consideration has been given to installing an emergency warning speaker in each of the Hester Canterbury apartments. This is seen to be a very worthwhile action and a very positive safety measure for BASScare to take concerning the well being of all residents, especially those challenged with hearing issues. Please note there will be NO cost to any individual, the cost incurred will be funded by the LTMF (Long Term Maintenance Fund). This will mean that when announcements or the Fire Indicator Panel is activated it will be very loud and could cause alarm especially if triggered in the middle of the night.(It is not possible for the speakers to be adjusted to individual residents’ requirements). Your safety is to be held as the highest priority over any such temporary discomforts in an emergency situation. If you have any feedback it is welcomed and management is happy to meet and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Alternatively you can also discuss the matter with any of the Residents’ Committee members. There will be more information on this matter in future newsletters.


  • Don’t forget Saturday 21 May is election day and polling booths will be open from 8.00am to 6.00pmm. The closet polling booth to Hester Canterbury is the Holy Trinity Church, 177 Union Road, Surrey Hills West.

Week Two of the Autumn Menu starts on Monday 23 May.
Please place any orders by lunchtime the Thursday before.
Bon Appetit!