There are not many endearing moments at local council meetings but last night’s City of Fremantle meeting had some cute moments about the plans for a pocket park in Hilton.
A very brave and articulate 10-year-old girl addressed Council and urged members to approve the plans, and mothers of other children read out letters written by them.
Another ten-year-old wrote that the new small park would enable them to meet new people from the suburb and meet other families.
But the laugh of the night came from an eight-year-old boy who wrote that without the park life would be boring forever.
One mum mused that while her introvert child wanted to stay at home, the extravert one wanted to go out, and it would be much safer if she could let him go to a park nearby, rather than to another park that required crossing a busy road.
Council unanimously voted to approve the pocket park.
Men are not as tough and macho as society would like us to believe. There are many men who suffer in silence and isolation from depression and other mental health problems because they are too ashamed to admit to having problems.
The ManKind Project hopes to help address men’s issues, so check out the details on the poster below.
They meet on Thursday May 4 at 7 pm at A Place To Be, 4A preston Point Road, East Fremantle.
The City of Fremantle has adopted a Marriage Equality Proclamation to support same gender marriage, which no doubt will delight the gay and lesbian community in Freo.
The proclamation supports mariage equality irrespective of sex, sexuality or gender identity.
Councillor Doug Thompson said that as someone raised as a Catholic he had not put much thought about it and had questioned if local government should get involved in it, but he now believed it was essential that the support started at local community level.
Other Councillors expressed they believe that same sex marriage in Australia is inevitable as it will snowball from local level.
It is very important that the community connects with its youth and try to find out how they tick, what they desire, and that we listen to the many innovative ideas they have, so today is a good day to do that at the Fremantle skate park on the Esplanade.
National Youth Week 2017 is closing in spectacular style at our very own Esplanade Youth Plaza. A local lineup of musicians, DJs and WA’s best skateboarders surrounded by chill zones and food vans from 12-4 pm today.
The SWITCH ( Fremantle youth advisory council) will also be hosting a Ferris Forum – jump in for a ride and share your opinion on the forums hot topic.
– Skate Comp 12-4pm *‘Game of Skate and Best Trick’
– Ferris Forum 1pm -3pm
Propel Youth Arts WA Fremantle SWITCH
– Parkour 1pm – 2.30pm (8-11yr) & 2.30pm-4pm (11yrs+)
– Silent Disco
Local DJs programmed across three channels.
– Game Vault 1pm-3pm
– Roving Circus
– Music 3pm
– Food vans and chill zones available all day.
School holidays are upon us again and all these gorgeous kids deserve special treats of course.
There is plenty on in Freo from Hatchiko at Spareparts Theatre to a Bunny Hunt organised by BID. There is also the very special tours of the Ocean Warrior, the Sea Shepherd ship that saves whales!
If that is not enough, a trip to the Shipwreck Museum and Roundhouse are also fun, and educational and the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is coming up next weekend.
Congratulations are due to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt who announced at Council meeting this evening that his partner Emma is expecting a baby.
I adore babies as I believe they are the true miracles of this world so I am truly delighted for Emma and Brad!
Opening of the new children’s playground at the Paper Bird children’s bookshop and Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Sunday February 19 from 9-11.30.
They are launching the new courtyard and joining with the rest of the Moores Building to create an open arts precinct.
Art studios will be open, including the Moores Gallery Studios Resident Artists, and free kids activities: 9am Wild Movement Perth will run a nature play session, 9.30am Story Time, 10am Inkling Art Space open workshop + Great food & coffee from Moore & Moore Cafe. See you there!
The well-established Moore&Moore cafe and the one-year-old Paper Bird children’s book shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street have combined their talents to create a Nature Play area in the courtyard of the gorgeous heritage Moores building.
The courtyard of the M&MN has always been very Freo and cosy but by linking it with the courtyard of the lovely bookshop is has become even more special, so parents check it out. Nice to have a safe playground away from traffic in the old inner city.
Very good to hear also that the sales of children’s books has increased by 15 per cent in the last year. I have always been an avid reader and love it when children read instead of sitting in front of the TV, X Box or the computer.
Reading inspired me to travel, made me aware of other cultures and gave me a great escape while increasing my common knowledge. It also made me interested in languages and writing. I wrote my very first poem the day John F Kennedy was shot.
The Fremantle Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street is holding a Kids Nature Play event from tomorrow December 21 to January 20.
There will be a nature play area, market stalls, children’s entertainment, games, craft and more and it’s FREE, so take the kids for some hours of fun in the beautiful heritage building.
The coffee and food at M&M is very good and the staff delightful! They are my mates.