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VICTORIA QUAY TRADERS MARKET THIS SATURDAY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, food, fremantle ports, market, Uncategorized by freoview on January 31, 2020

 

Feb 1. VQ TRaders Market

 

The Victoria Quay Traders Markets is on in Fremantle this Saturday from 10am to 4pm, so go and have a stroll in the port and check out what is for sale and have some yummmy food from one of the foodstalls.

There is also a huge indoor plants sale in B Shed, so something on offer for the whole family.

Roel Loopers

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TRADERS MARKET AT VICTORIA QUAY

 

Feb 1. VQ TRaders Market

 

Early warning that the Victoria Quay TRADERS MARKETS will be held this coming Saturday, February 1 from 10am to 4pm.

There will be a huge indoor plant sale in B Shed, plus food trucks, vintage, collectables, artisan products, etc.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S YELLOW STREET PLANTERS BEAUTY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, heritage, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 31, 2019

 

arty planters

 

The Lily Pilly trees in the arty yellow-striped planter boxes look quite cute but they will become a pain when they start losing fruit as the pavement will look very messy.

Nice to see in the background the work on the building of Cliff and High streets still going on after it took so long to remove the yellow foil of the Felice Varini artwork that had damaged the surface.

I have been told the planters were not put along the car park for disability access reasons, but that makes little sense when further up the road they have to ride slalom around A-signs that are randomly put on the footpath without any consideration for pedestrians, and even less for people in wheelchairs, gophers, etc.

It is time the City developed a policy of where signs can be placed, how many, etc. because it is a visual mess and a safety issue for those using the footpaths.

 

Roel Loopers

MANY ENJOY THE PORTSIDE MARKET ON VICTORIA QUAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, market, Uncategorized by freoview on March 16, 2019

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The Portside Traders Market in Fremantle was very popular this morning, and it is still going till 4pm today, so plenty of time to head out to Victoria Quay.

It is best not to try to park too close by though because traffic flow along Cliff and Phillimore streets and parking are an issue.

The plant sale at B Shed was very popular and so were the many food stalls, art&craft, vintage motorbikes and fashion.

Enjoy it!!

Roel Loopers

HAVE A FREE SPLURGE ON YOUR FREO VERGE!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, environment, gardening, local government, nature, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on February 4, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle Verge Preparation Assistant Scheme aims to turn neighbourhoods into lush, green oasis.

It gives subsidies on native plants, free mulch, free street trees and free advise on landscaping and creating a garden verge.

The scheme assists eligible residents by removing soil, vegetation and grass and delivering free mulch recycled from the City’s tree pruning program.

It is open to everyone but prioritises people with a Senior Card or Health Card. Apply on line till March 1 on the City of Fremantle’s website: https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/

Roel Loopers

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GRAB A BARGAIN AT FREO’S GARAGE SALE TRAIL

 

Garage Sale

 

Australia’s biggest ever weekend of treasure hunting will come to Freo when the City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle host a massive Garage Sale Trail this  Saturday.

The Fremantle event at the City of Fremantle’s recycling centre on Montreal Street will have 30 stallholders selling goods ranging from kitchen items and furniture to pot plants, vinyl records and second-hand clothes.

It’s the first time in Garage Sale Trail history that two councils have pulled together to host a sale.

The Garage Sale Trail will see more than 400,000 people rummaging through over 2 million items for sale at around 15,000 garage sales across the country.

There will also be the Eat No Evil food truck, a coffee van, Buster It’s All About Play and expert advice from our Parks and Landscape team on creating your own verge garden.

Garage Sale Trail is a run by Australian not-for-profit social enterprise Garage Sale Trail Foundation in partnership with over 140 councils around the country.
Garage Sale Trail seeks to educate Australians on the importance of reuse, and the need to take individual responsibility for the waste we generate, while also building stronger, more connected and more resilient communities

The City of Fremantle’s Garage Sale Trail event is on Saturday October 20 from 8am – 2pm.
For more information visit the City’s page on the Garage Sale Trail website.

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NEW GRATIAS ORANIC MARKET IN GEORGE STREET

Posted in city of fremantle, east fremantle, markets, organic, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2018

 

Gratias Sunday Market East Freo

 

A new organic produce market will be on in the courtyard of the GRATIAS bakery in George Street in East Fremantle on Sunday from 8am till 12 noon, and on the following Sundays, so go and check it out.

Of course the Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market is also on at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield, so plenty of time to visit both markets and have your pick of the best.

Roel Loopers

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ECOBURBIA LIFE IS LIVING SMART

Posted in ecoburbia, fremantle, living smart by freoview on October 12, 2015

My mates Shani and Tim run Fremantle ECOBURBIA, so here some info from them about the next course at the Growers Green Markets:

10 things about a Living Smart course you might be interested to know:

– it covers ten topics – gardening for food and wildlife, water, power, transport, healthy home and you, living simply, waste and community,
– it goes for seven weeks, 2.5 hours per session
– there is at least one outing,
– what you do in the course depends on what the group wants to do,
– there are hands on or discussion activities in every session,
– the focus is not on lots of information but on taking action,
– participants say their favourite bit is taking action and meeting like minded people,
– people also say they don’t want it to end,
– it only costs $80 / $40 concession,
– this term there are courses in Beaconsfield, Spearwood and Rockingham
So really? – you should enrol now – http://www.livingsmart.org.au

This term there are courses in Fremantle on Sunday mornings (at the Growers’ Green market in Beaconsfield), on Thursday nights in Spearwood (at the Cockburn Civic Centre), and Tuesday morning in Rockingham. There is even a course in Sydney!

The courses in Fremantle and Spearwood will be facilitated by Ecoburbia. Tim and Shani are the most experienced facilitators in Australia, so you will be in good hands.

The course is only $80 for the full seven weeks, which includes Living Smart membership. Call Shani if you have questions. 0417 941 991 or ecoburbia@gmail.com

There are more details below. Have a look and then head to the Living Smart website for more information and to enrol.
FREMANTLE GROWERS GREEN
Sunday mornings 9am – 11.30am
Starting October 25th
South Fremantle Senior High School

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

VERY FREO RELAXED PRINCESS MAY MARKETS

Posted in fremantle, markets, princess may markets by freoview on February 11, 2015

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Here some photos of the utterly relaxing Fremantle PRINCESS MAY MARKETS, with which I am involved. It is on every Friday from 5-9 om in the cosy park next to Clancys.

It is a really family market with lots to do for children, outstanding live music on the Little Creatures stage, fantastic international food stalls and a great variety of market stalls to browse through.

And of course there is a huge selection of craft beers and good wines to sample at Clancy’s for the grown ups while the kids have a play with Fairy Sandie, or visit the animal touch farm or take graffiti art lessons from Lady Bananas.

Markets support small businesses and are all about community and the Princess May is very Freo!

Roel Loopers

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IS THIS WEIRD ENOUGH FOR FREO?

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on December 14, 2014

planter boys 1 planter boys 2

I am all for arty and quirky things in Fremantle, but is this the best BID can do with the money they receive from CBD businesses? Our Mayor embraces “weird” for Freo, but if these planter jeans attract any new business to town surely must be questioned. These legs without torsos are in Market Street and my personal opinion is that they are neither great art, nor great marketing. They don’t even bring a smile to my face, and that does not happen often.

Roel Loopers

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