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MEET BRAD AND JOSH IN THE BURBS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, democracy, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on February 20, 2018

 

The monthly Mayor in the Suburbs is a new initiative by Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, who tomorrow, Wednesday February 21, will be at the new South Beach basketball court between 11am and midday to answer questions, and hear your thoughts and suggestions.

Next month it will be at a different location, that will be announced on the Mayor’s blog and City of Fremantle website.

Fremantle Federal MP Josh Wilson is also doing something similar, so keep up to date with the locations of his Open Air Office on his Facebook page.

When politicians go out of their way to come your way and meet you it shows they genuinely want to communicate with the community. Take advantage of it!

Roel Loopers

FREE SUNDAY CONCERTS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, culture, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 18, 2018

 

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Kiltir from the Reunion Island is performing at the free concert at the Fremantle Arts Centre this afternoon from 2-4pm.

It is a band of brothers who live to spread the tradition of Maloya, one of two major music traditions on Reunion Island, through an infectiously energetic display of dance and musical prowess.

And the free Harbour Sounds concert on the deck of the Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay is on from 5pm.

Also on this afternoon is the Laneway Party 2nd birthday of the Federal Hotel in William Street.

Have some fun, have a dance, connect with your community, make new friends!

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE ANNUAL ELECTORS MEETING

Posted in city of fremantle, community, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 17, 2018

 

An advanced notice that the Fremantle Annual General Meeting of Electors will be held this coming Wednesday, February 21, at the Fremantle Townhall at 6pm.

It will be followed at 7pm by the Strategy and Project Development Committee.

Have your say!

 

Roel Loopers

COUNCIL BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE

Posted in children, city of fremantle, community, dogs, local government, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on February 15, 2018

 

The FPOL-Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee of the City of Fremantle met in North Fremantle last evening.

The Dog Exercise and Prohibited Area Policy item on the agenda attracted many speakers who walk their dog in Frederick Samson Park and who were not at all happy with the proposed restrictions, with one of them saying that council was barking up the wrong tree.

Councillor Rachel Pemberton, who has a very cute little dog herself, said that maybe the policy was heavy handed. There are Bush Forever sites that allow dogs on a leash and we need more clarity on how we handle the bush and how we handle the walkers, with or without a dog, she said.

It was decided that a site visit by some Councilors and workshopping was needed before the Elected Members could make a proper decision, and the item was deferred.

The lease of the Evan Davies building upper level above the Dome cafe for bar and restaurant will have to be confirmed by full council. Mayor Brad Pettitt said he had expected a more cultural kind of outcome, but was assured by Director Tom Griffiths that live music events were planned.

The request for special parking permits for residents of the Warders Cottages is also still unresolved with Councillors being worried about setting a precedent for future residential development which does not supply parking, so officers will need to consider all the implications first.

The idea is that residents could be offered a yearly parking permit for CoF carparks at 50% discount.

It is probably prudent to check how much commercial carparks like Queensgate are charging annually for long-term parking, and also to consider if small business owners in Fremantle should also be offered the same courtesy, because quite a few of them park their car all day while they are attending their shop.

It is disturbing to hear from one Warders Cottage resident, who contacted me, that the State Heritage Office in a letter to prospective buyers of the cottages had suggested that the City of Fremantle might supply them with parking permits,

Just before the FPOL meeting was the Library Committee meeting, so interesting to hear that the Toy Library has now been made available to Cockburn and Melville residents as well.

Roel Loopers

JOIN FREMANTLE SOUTH CITY PRECINCT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2018

 

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Do you or friends live in this area and would be interested in joining the South City precinct group

They will meet this Thursday February 15 from 7pm at the Fremantle Primary School (Science Rooms). There is plenty to discuss!

Roel Loopers

 

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GARDEN PARTY AT CANTONMENT HILL

Posted in cantonment hill, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on February 5, 2018

 

Garden Party on Cantonment Hill

The Friends of Cantonment Hill are organising a Garden Party at the new Tuckfield Oval playground this Thursday February 8 from 3-5pm.

This is a good opportunity to get to know your neighbours and community and to enjoy the great views over Fremantle Port and the Rainbow sculpture.

Roel Loopers

LADIES SKATE NIGHTS AT YOUTH PLAZA

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fitness, skating, Uncategorized by freoview on February 4, 2018

 

Ladies skate nights 16+

 

There will be Ladies Skate Nights for 16+ the next three Tuesday of February: 6, 13, 20.

So get your skates on all you gorgeous Freo females and head out to the Esplanade on Tuesday evening.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS AVAILABLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on January 31, 2018

 

COF Arts Grant February 2018

 

The City of Fremantle Community Arts Grants period for applications opens on February 1, so take advantage of the opportunity

Artists, arts organisations and community agencies are invited to apply and funding is available for arts projects and/or activities in any art form or practise taking place in the City of Fremantle.

For more information visit https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/community/arts-community-grants or call 08 9432 9999.

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BIG CROWD AT FREO’S ONE DAY CONCERT

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on January 28, 2018

 

 

 

They came out of nowhere at 4.30pm this afternoon to enjoy the City of Fremantle’s ONE DAY concert event at the Esplanade.

It officially started at 2pm but most people decided to stay away until the national performers came on the stage.

The Djuki Mala group from Arnhem Land got the message across when they performed Zorba the Greek during their dancing performance. Two of the oldest cultures in the world, and it was fun!

It was a real delight to see so many Aboriginal people at the event and the call for Change The Date was very strong, as it was in Melbourne where 60,00 people marched!

Roel Loopers

P.S. I am as disappointed as regular Freo’s View readers are, as I would have liked to show you more photos. Unfortunately I do not get issued with a media pass by the City of Fremantle for events, so it was very limiting to try to take photos in a packed crowd.

I pride myself on the high standards of my photography and refuse to just take amateur happy snaps, so left early.

FREMANTLE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Posted in city of fremantle, community, homeless, mental halth, Uncategorized by freoview on January 26, 2018

 

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A Fremantle individual and a group received the WA Premier’s Citizen of the Year 2017 award from Mayor Brad Pettitt today at the City of Fremantle’s citizenship ceremony at Fremantle Oval.

Fremantle Citizen of the Year Simone Ryan pioneered the successful Imagined Futures initiative which aims to address the complex needs of at-risk young people as they transition into high school. She is also Co-chair of the South West Metropolitan Partnership Forum’s Vulnerable and at Risk Youth Working Group and a youth counsellor with Palmerston Association.

Active Citizenship award winner Street Friends Pop-Up Street Shop is a free weekly volunteer-run service that provides disadvantaged people in the Fremantle community with healthy food options, toiletries, clothes, blankets and friendly company.

The award was received by Ruth Marshall who started the group.

Roel Loopers

 

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