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NEW FREMANTLE ART AWARD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on February 7, 2018

 

art award

 

2018 TASF Art Awards by the Fremantle Artisan Store, Fremantle BID and Silverleaf Investments is to promote emerging and established artist from all mediums. An art event that will be encompassing of all things Fremantle as an arts community represents.

The awards will be open to Western Australian artists only.

The awards will be exhibited between the 4th – 27th May 2018 at The Old Courthouse 45 Henderson Street, Fremantle.

There is a $6000 Prize Pool for:

2D works (painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media) – $1000
3D works (wood, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media) – $1000
Photography – $1000
Jewellery – $1000
Textiles – $1000
Fremantle BID People’s Choice Award – $1000
Important Dates

Entries open Monday 19th March 2018. Entries close Sunday 15th April 2018.
Selected Artwork delivery: Friday 20th April 2018, 10am to 6pm
Exhibition Opening Night: Friday 4th May 2018
Exhibition open to the public: Saturday 5th May to Sunday 27th May 2018 (Open 10 to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday)
For more information, please download the Terms and Conditions and application form at

http://www.the artisanstore.com.au/artawards or email  artawards@theartisanstore.com.au

Roel Loopers

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FATHER CHRISTMAS IN THE FREO MALL

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 16, 2017

 

Father Christmas

 

Hey kids, take your parents, sisters, brothers, friends and grandparents to the Fremantle High Street mall this weekend and have a FREE photo taken with Father Christmas.

There is help on hand to take a photo for you with your own camera or mobile phone.

Santa is in the High Street Mall shop from 11.30am to 3.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and all next week in the Woolstores shopping centre.

This is another initiative by Fremantle BID.

Roel Loopers

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FREO SHOWS WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT

Posted in bid, christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2017

 

 

Not many people who enjoyed themselves tonight at the Fremantle Long Table Dinner in historic High Street would understand the logistics of making the stunning event work.

To feed 800 people is a huge challenge at any given time, but doing it on the street, from different kitchens and with many volunteers, now that is amazing!

Karl Bullers of the National Hotel, the BID team, all the volunteers, and God knows who else was involved in organising this outstanding evening, all should receive the Fremantle Citizen of the Year award. You guys are truly amazing and deserve so much gratitude from the community!!

To do all this to support St Pats and the homeless and needy people is what Christmas should be all about and you all made it a reality. Thank you so much!!

Freo leading the way yet again!

 

Roel Loopers

 

FREO LONG TABLE DINNER ON AGAIN

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on September 7, 2017

 

Long Table Dinner. Nov 30

The Fremantle LONG TABLE DINNER is on again bigger and better this year on the 3Oth of November from 6pm – 11pm

Join the Freo community for a night to remember along High Street in Freo’s historic West End. This year it will be much longer and go closer to the Roundhouse.

There will be 3 course festive dinner with wine, live music, street performances, charity auction and more!

Tickets are $140, but there is already a wait list for this very popular great event.

All profits from this event will go to St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre

This event is a collaboration of The National Hotel, St. Patrick’s Community Support Centre and Fremantle BID.

 

Check out the Fremantle Long Table Dinner Facebook page for more information and ticketing details.

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FREO BID APPOINTS INTERIM CEO

Posted in bid, city of fremantle, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on May 31, 2017

 

Fremantle BID-Business Improvement District has appointed Nicci Workum as the interim CEO of the retail support organisation after the shock resignation of Tim Milsom, who quit after only three months.

Workum will work part-time only from Monday to Wednesday.

She has been working with BID for two and a half years and has been a board member of several NGOs, including the Conservation Council of WA.

Roel Loopers

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MILSOM RESIGNS AS FREO BID CEO

Posted in bid, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 21, 2017

It comes as a shock to me that Tim Milsom, the energetic CEO of Fremantle BID, has suddenly resigned after only three months in the job, giving personal issues as the reason for his resignation.

It is very disappointing that the well-liked Milsom has gone because the City of Fremantle has just prolonged the life of BID, that was deemed not to have performed satisfactory in its first four years.

I have no doubt the appointment of Milsom as the new BID CEO was one of the reasons Council agreed to extend the Business Improvement District model.

I hope you are well Tim!!!!

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE SAFER FOR SHOPPERS

Posted in bid, city of fremantle, crime, law&order, retail by freoview on March 9, 2017

 

The Fremantle BID concierge initiative in the Atwell and Manning High Street malls has been very successful according to the latest figures from Triparty.

  • Anti-social behaviour was recorded 27 times in September 2016, but it was zero in January 2017.
  • Begging of 24 cases recorded in September ’16 was down to 6 in January ’17.
  • Busking went down from 12 in Sept to only 1 in January.
  • Street drinking went down from 5 recorded cases in September to 0 in January.
  • Shop lifting came down from 15 cases in September to just 1 in January.
  •  Sleepers/homeless people down from 16 in September 2016 to only 1 in January 2017.

These are remarkable figures that show that the right actions do make Fremantle a safer place to visit and shop in.

Roel Loopers

 

FOUR DAYS FREO FIESTA FUN

Posted in australia day, fremantle by freoview on January 24, 2017

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Fremantle BID and local traders have collaborated to organise four days of FREO FIESTA fun over the four day long Australia Day weekend.

If you can’t read the poster above go to the http://www.fremantlebid.com website and check it out on line.

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FREO SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN

Posted in bid, children, fremantle, schools by freoview on January 10, 2017

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Come on kids, take your parents and grand parents out for kind of treasure hunt around Fremantle and win some great prizes

It is on from January 14-29 and you can spread it over 2-3 days if you can’t get it all done in one day.

Roel Loopers

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FUTURE OF FREMANTLE BID GROUP IN DOUBT

Posted in bid, city of fremantle, retail, shopping, tourism by freoview on November 5, 2016

The FPOL committee of Fremantle Council will on Wednesday deliberate if it will extend the BID-Business Improvement District that was set up four years ago.

BID has applied for an extension of five years where it would continue to receive the differential rates the CoF charges CBD businesses which are members of BID, but the officer’s recommendation is not to do so and for the City of Fremantle to allocate that money to a few main events that will attract more visitors to Fremantle during the off season period where retailers and the hospitality industry struggle to stay afloat.

Even at the start of BID, when I was a member of the inaugural board, there was concern that staff costs were taking up too much of the allocated money and that there was not much left to significantly support and promote local businesses.

BID has been successful in my opinion with small things like treasure hunts during school holidays, but has failed to make a major impact.  BID did not offer substantially different ideas to create a tangible difference that could not be handled in-house at the City’s economic development and marketing department.

It might be better to have a small BID-like committee of business people and CoF staff that will become responsible for how the differential rate will be spent.

What Fremantle businesses need most is for the city to become a seven day a week shopping destination instead of just a weekend attraction. I believe that is where the differential rate money should be allocated to.

Roel Loopers

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