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FROM THE FREMANTLE FPOL COMMITTEE

Posted in city of fremantle, city planning, community, local government, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2018

 

The needed stabilisation of the North Bank foreshore in North Fremantle created the longest debate of the evening at the Fremantle Council FPOL Committee on Wednesday evening.

Questions were asked why the City of Fremantle should spend money on it when clearly the onus had been on the developers at the time, who went into receivership, to build a seawall to protect the residential properties.

Councillors also made it clear that the City would not be able to spend approximately $ 600,000 on this so it was a long way away from the issues being resolved.

Staff were asked why the elected members had not received more information, as they had requested some months ago when the item came before the committee, so the item was deferred and will come back to council in about three months.

Another long debate was about the implementation of a Sustainable Events Policy, which would demand that plastic water bottles, straws, balloons, styrofoam, polystyrene, etc. would no longer been used at Fremantle events.

The High Street/Stirling Highway project will need EPA approval so that will change things a little but the City is still required to remove FERN from Montreal Street and hand over the site to Main Road by the start of February next year.

The preferred builder for the Fremantle Park sports and community home was approved, as were the well overdue two zebra crossings on Marine Terrace, and the extension of the lease for the South Beach kiosk.

Also approved was that Cleanaway will be responsible for the collection of the new FOGO green organic waste collection.

An offer has been made for the sale of 12 Holdsworth Street, but that was a confidential item, so I had to leave the chambers. This is the building where the Fremantle Dental Clinic is in, which offers a great service to those on pension, concession and health cards, who can otherwise not afford to go to a dentist, so the city should lobby State Government that the dental clinic will remain in Fremantle as it is needed here!

Roel Loopers

GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET ON THIS MORNING!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on November 11, 2018

 

Some new photos I took of the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market last Sunday and a reminder that it is on again today from 8am till noon at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield.

Great fresh produce, breads, pastries, eggs, organic food, breakfast, lunch, coffees.
Farmer Damian‘s animal touch farm will be there and live music and face painting.

Roel Loopers

 

BIG GROWERS GREEN MARKETS TOMORROW

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on October 6, 2018

It is the first Sunday of the month tomorrow and that means that there will be a BIG Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College in Beaconsfield.

I love the new location east of the new buildings as there are so many trees, so heaps of shade to sit under and enjoy a great breakfast with friends and family, while contemplating what to shop for.

There are lots of organic fruits and vegatbles, breads and pastries, eggs, etc. and of course there will be live music, face painting and Farner Damian’s animal touch farm.

The markets are open from 8am till midday at Lefroy Road.

Roel Loopers

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SUPERB NEW LOCATION FOR GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on June 3, 2018

 

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The new, and hopefully permanent, location of the Fremantle GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET, just east of the Fremantle College new building is superb, and the best ever location for the Sunday market on Lefroy Road.

The atmosphere under all the mature trees is a truly delightful and will be much appreciated during the hot summer months as there is so much shade.

I give the Growers Green the inaugural Opinionated Loopy Award for the best market in the Perth metro area!

Well done to market owner Kylie Wheatley and good luck to all the stall holders.

For those from out of town, or new to Freo, the GG is open every Sunday from 8am till midday. Go and support our local traders!

Roel Loopers

BIG GROWERS GREEN MARKETS TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on May 6, 2018

 

 

It’s the first Sunday of the month, so the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Markets will be extra big with the addition of art and craft stalls today.

The Growers Green is loved for its family and dog friendly community ambience where friends catch up for a chat over nice breakfast and good coffee while browsing for fresh produce, fruit and vegetables, breads, pastries, cakes, etc.

There is live music, face painting and more. It’s the perfect and relaxed way to start a Sunday morning.

It’s open from 8am till midday at the Fremantle College, Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield.

Roel Loopers

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GROWERS GREEN MARKET OPEN RAIN OR SHINE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on April 22, 2018

 

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The show must go on, so the Fremantle GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET on the lawn of Fremantle College at Lefroy Road is of course open this morning from 8am till midday for great fresh and organic fruit and vegetables, breads, pastries, yummy breakfasts and coffee, etc.

Parkin attended Poppie is all dressed up to cope with the wet weather, so get out there. It’s is invigorating!

Roel Loopers

Photo courtesy Growers Green!

 

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BIG GROWERS GREEN MARKETS TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on April 1, 2018

 

 

It is the first Sunday of the new month so there is a BIG Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market today!

Not only will there be fruits and vegetables, organic products, fresh produce, breads and pastries for sale, but also art and craft.

There is also live music, Farmer Damian’s touch farm, Fairy Sandy and face painting.

Great breakfasts and coffees and a really cosy community get together.

Proceeds from parking will be donated to the Ben French fundraiser, for Ben of Eat No Evil who had a horrific accident in Thailand and is fighting for his life.

The Growers Green is open from 8am till midday at the Fremantle College Grounds on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield.

Roel Loopers

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ARTY GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, food, growers green markets, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 14, 2018

 

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A couple of arty photos I took this morning of the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market that has been relocated to its old spot next to the brand new modern Fremantle College building.

Redtents events owner Kylie Wheatley now is also the owner of Freo’s favourite market after the school was reluctant to continue with it.

The proximity to Lefroy Road and parking at TAFE opposite the college will no doubt see the market return to its huge popularity soon.

The market is open till midday today and every Sunday from 8am till 12 noon.

Support our local small businesses!

Roel Loopers

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GROWERS GREEN BACK AT LEFROY ROAD

Posted in city of fremantle, community, food, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2018

 

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The fabulous GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET is returning to Lefroy Road this Sunday, after the enforced relocation to Annie Street to accommodate development.

The market will now be under the trees next to the brand new arty Fremantle College building and close to ample of parking at the TAFE site over the road and at the school itself.

It is open from 8am till midday every Sunday and a fantastic community event to catch up with friends while shopping for fresh produce and enjoy yummy breakfast and coffee.

Live music by Ari Davies, Farmer Damian’s animal touch farm, Fairy Sandy and face painting. I’ll see you all there!

 

Roel Loopers

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BUY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AT GROWERS GREEN MARKETS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, growers green markets, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2017

 

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