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WONDERFUL NORTH FREO DOG PHOTO

Posted in city of fremantle, dogs, north fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 24, 2019

 

Photo by Mark Bailey

 

Loyal Freo’s View reader Mark Bailey sent me this photo he took of a dog on the jetty near the Gilbert Fraser oval in North Fremantle.

The shot of the dog looking out over the Swan River is too cute not to share around. Well done Mark!

 

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NORTH FREO PIZZAS AND POOCHES NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, dogs, food, Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2017

 

The North Fremantle Sports Club at John Street is holding a PIZZAS and POOCHES night this Thursday, November 30.

Enjoy great wood fired pizzas by Jamel with your four-legged best friend and other friends and family.

The club bar will be open to support the local sports clubs and pizzas are $ 20.00.

It’s on from 5.30-8pm.

 

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BREEDING FASHION IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, clothes, fashion, Uncategorized by freoview on October 4, 2017

 

breeding fashion

 

I only noticed this fashion shop in High Street east, near the Kings Square roundabout, yesterday, so no idea how long they have been there.

A New Breed Of Fashion is an interesting name for a boutique and the dog and cat on the window are cute, so go and check it out!

I suppose if you miss match your clothing it will be a dog’s breakfast. A bit like my daily appearance, I reckon. ; >)

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VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

 

FREMANTLE SUNDAY STREET PHOTOS

Posted in fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 28, 2017

 

 

It such a beautiful Sunday that I had to go out and wander around Fremantle, and I took these street photos.

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DOGS DAY AT THE GROWERS GREEN

Posted in dogs, fremantle, growers green markets, markets, western australia by freoview on September 13, 2016

dog-poster

 

The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market is having a DOGS DAY this Sunday September 18, so bring your cuties to the Lefroy Road community market.

The categories are: Golden Oldie(over 8 years-old), Cutest Puppy, Happiest Dog, and Smartest Dog.

And while there shop for organic food, buy yummy international breakfast and catch up with friends.

The market is open from 8 am till midday every Sunday.

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HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGY AT THE A-SIGN?

Posted in art, dogs, fremantle, pet, photography, street photography, western australia by freoview on August 1, 2016

barber dog

 

I absolutely love the quirky and unexpected things one comes across when walking the streets of Fremantle. Street photography for me is all about recording real life and the lifestyle of a place, in the knowledge that future generations will see my photos and get an understanding of what life was like in the 2000s.

Walking through William Street this morning I noticed this cute little dog all packed in for winter waiting at the barber shop.

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SCRUFFS DOG SHOW AT SOUTH BEACH

Posted in dogs, fremantle by freoview on October 28, 2015

For all you dog lovers out there the Scruffs Dog Show at Fremantle’s Wilson Park at South Beach this Saturday will be heaven.

There will be over sixty stalls, including food stalls for breaky and lunch, a dachshund race, prizes for the biggest dog, the smallest dog, etc.

It starts at 10 am and dogs need to be on leads and well behaved in a crowd of people and dogs.

scruffs flyer final

BARKING MAD DOG’S BREAKFAST

Posted in city of fremantle, dogs, local government by freoview on July 21, 2015

I know that nuisance dog barking is on the top of the list of complaints local councils all over Western Australia receive, and the State was going to revise the dog act to deal with it, so what are the rules and regulations and what is the process because it appears that councils handle the problem in different ways.

Years ago while living in Mount Claremont my partner and I forced Nedlands Council to take the owner of two dogs to court because they barked 24/7 and without apparent reason. The arrogant and uncaring dog owner was fined in the Magistrate’s Court and the process costs him $ 20,000 in legal fees. But it took years to get to that point. My then partner had complained for over two years even before I moved in and other neighbours signed a petition. Nedlands rangers spent days and hours to monitor and observe the relentless dog barking themselves.

Now take the City of Fremantle. I have lived in Beaconsfield next to a property with two dogs for three months now and was surprised to be told by the owners they received a letter from COF threatening them with a $ 5,000 fine because of nuisance dog barking by their dogs. It turns out only one neighbour has complained about the dogs and his concerns have not been corroborated by any of the other neighbours in the area.

I am very noise conscious and spend a lot of time at the computer and reading in the backyard, but I don’t find the occasional dog barking from next door a problem. Whenever I come or go one of the dogs-Rex stands up behind the fence and puts his snout up in the air and I reach my hand over to give him a cuddle. They never bark at me although I am relatively new to the area.

The dogs bark when people with dogs walk by and when the postman delivers, and they bark sometimes when parents drop off and pick up their kids at Beaconsfield Primary, but they don’t bark excessively and for no reason.

Out of four properties adjacent to the one where the dogs live only a single person has complained, but that is good enough for the City of Fremantle rangers to take action and threaten with a hefty fine, although the owners have installed a dog door so the dogs can go inside more often.

Cockburn Council demands nuisance dog owners pay for a dog trainer to try to stop dogs from barking excessively, but only after they have received complaints from multiple people, so why does COF believe just the one neighbour when all the others say there is no problem? It seems pretty unfair to the dog owners who are very upset about the City’s letter that threatens them with a big fine, so maybe the rangers should do what the Nedlands ones did and come and observe for themselves and read a book for a few hours and over several days to make sure the alleged nuisance barking is happening.

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JUNKADELIC BAND AT PRINCESS MAY MARKETS

Posted in fremantle, junkadelic, princess may markets by freoview on January 29, 2015

The energising and awesome JUNKADELIC Brass Band will be playing at Friday’s third PRINCESS MAY MARKETS in the park near Clancy’s. The markets will again feature Fairy Sandie, graffiti queen Lady Bananas and the animal touch farm for children and there will be international foodstalls, fashion, books, craft, art, shoes and a whole lot more.

Street parking in the area is now free after 5 pm so that frees up some dollars to buy food or a cold drink or two at Clancy’s.

The PMM already has its regulars who love the relaxed and very family-friendly ambience of the place, and that there is ample parking on the streets and the Point Street carpark.

The markets are open from 5-9 pm, so come and say hello and tell your friends about it!

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THE CHALLENGES OF HIGH-DENSITY LIVING

Posted in fremantle, HIGHRISE, lifestyle by freoview on January 19, 2015

There is an overall increase in higher-density living in Australia but, according to a report on Crickey, building regulations don’t keep up with the modern trend and hence there are more complaints about neighbours smoking on balconies, noise from amplified sound, traffic, pets, etc.

Neighbourly behaviour in apartment buildings is often less than satisfactory and many show little consideration for their neighbours. This is partly due to the fact that apartments are often not occupied by the owners and tenants are less inclined to bother about good neighbourly relationships.

An interesting environmental aspect is that people who live in apartments often install airconditioners instead of taking advantage of natural ventilation to keep street noise and smells out.

Previous reports have warned that high-density living can have a negative impact on mental health, especially in older people who feel more isolated and threatened by the behaviour of inconsiderate neighbours.

We in Fremantle need to be aware of all good and bad aspects of higher-density living and provide a lot of urban green public spaces for people to relax and get away from neighbours. I lived in a townhouse in Swanbourne street for ten years and had a continuous battle with neighbours about noise. That was not because they were inconsiderate but because the units had been badly built with little noise protection. Listening to people doing the dishes, watching TV, using the toilets and even just having conversations is not my cup of tea. Listening to someone else’s music through the walls and floors makes one feel invaded and not in control of one’s privacy. All that should be addressed in building codes where noise reduction should play a much bigger part.

Perth, at 22.8 percent of multi-unit dwellings in the total dwelling stock, is below the Australian average of 24.8 percent and Sydney is leading with 40.7 percent.

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