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HAMPTON ROAD PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, schools, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on December 14, 2017

 

Fremantle Council sent the pedestrian crossing safety issues at the intersection of Hampton Road and Scott Street back to the drawing board after complaints by members of the community and businesses.

A new median strip had been installed so that traffic heading south along Hampton Road could no longer turn right into Scott Street to the shopping centre, while traffic from Scott Street east could only turn left and south.

This was done to make pedestrian crossing for the students and parents of the Beaconsfield Primary School safer.

As someone who lives there the issues are that traffic coming from the south now needs to turn right into Jenkin Street and then along Maxwell Street to head further east to the school and Hale and Livingston Street. That has significantly increased traffic in that dog leg, and there is no 40kmh school zone in Maxwell Street, but there is in Scott and Hale streets.

One of the problems along Hampton Road is motorists speeding and overtaking in the bus lane, and exiting Scott Street always has been dicey because one can hardly see around the corner.

Pedestrian traffic lights are probably the best solution, but Mainroads will no doubt be reluctant to install them along a major road.

Roel Loopers

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SOUTH FREO SCOTT STREET TRAFFIC SAFETY

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on December 9, 2017

 

The controversial changes to the Hampton Road/Scott Street intersection in South Fremantle will come before Fremantle Council this Wednesday.

Community consultation with local residents and businesses conducted by Freo City concluded that:

  • Most people (65%) said they preferred the option proposing to move the school crossing 50 metres south of its current location, reinstate access for vehicles turning right into Scott Street from Hampton Road and move the bus stop a few metres north (Option 1).
  • The most common reasons for preferring option 1 were less congestion at the intersection of Hampton and Lloyd Streets, eliminating dangerous traffic conditions and inconvenience for motorists experienced since the temporary median installed in March 2107, and addresses increased traffic in neighbouring streets, also experienced since the introduction of the trial.
  • 15% of people said they would prefer to formalise the temporary traffic treatment at the Hampton Road and Scott Street intersection (Option 2). Most people who preferred Option 2 felt it was safer for pedestrians because it has stopped cars using the bus lane.
  • 20% of people didn’t support either option. The most common suggestion was to install traffic lights with a signalised pedestrian crossing at the intersection.

GARAGE SALE AT BEACY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Posted in children, city of fremantle, education, Uncategorized by freoview on October 19, 2017

 

Beacy Primary Garage Sale

 

The Beaconsfield Primary School GARAGE SALE is on this coming Sunday October 22 from 8am to midday, so come and find some bargains!

 

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SOUTH FREO HIGH 50TH PARTY!

Posted in city of fremantle, education, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on September 6, 2017

 

50 years South Freo High

SFSHS Open Day 2017

 

The South Fremantle Senior High School on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this Saturday, September 9 from 10 am to 3 pm.

There will be an historic display, live music, kids activities, reunion by decades area, food stalls, and more, so make sure to pop in and help them celebrate.

We all have important memories of our schools, the good and not so good teachers, and the importance of good education for our careers and life.

Teachers are critically important to the future of our children and very under-valued in my opinion.

Without my teachers in the Netherlands I would never have valued history and heritage so much, and would never have felt the urge to travel and experience new cultures. My history and English teacher Mr Hartog made a profound impact on my life.

 

Roel Loopers

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MUSICIANS FOR MALAWI AT FLY BY NIGHT

Posted in charity, children, education, fly by night club, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2017

 

In 2015, Nola Formentin sold everything she owned in Fremantle and moved to Malawi in SE Africa. After an initial six months volunteering with an NGO, she was offered a job teaching music, swimming, art and environmental issues at a primary school near the city of Blantyre.

Nola now ants to raise money for Malawi at the Musicians for Malawi concert to be held at Victoria Hall on Saturday 5 August. Doors open 7pm and the night is run by The Fly By Night Musicians Club.

Headlining the evening will be Opera Australia’s Baritone Jose Carbo accompanied by David Wickham, supported by local opera singers Alexandra Bak, Jenna Robertson, Kelly Robertson, Helen Brown and Alessia Pintabona. The night then turns contemporary, with upcoming singer/songwriter Synaed Roche and The David Hyams Trio. Then finally, local country blues band The Suntones will have everyone dancing the night out! All artists are donating their time and talents for the evening. There will even be food available at the club. All proceeds go to Nola’s causes.

There are many NGOs around Blantyre in the south of Malawi. Nola has visited some that have touched her heart and she hopes to find donations to help them on their way. These include Morning Star JS Ministries, a locally run organisation that provides a safe and caring place for young men to gather and learn life skills.

They run a soccer team and need funding for uniforms and equipment, as well as rent for the clubhouse. The Jacaranda Foundation is an incredible school run solely for children affected by HIV/AIDS and has fostered some amazing talent both musically and artistically, sending students to summer schools in USA and Europe. The Fatima Centre is a small orphanage run by a retired English couple, fostering 25 orphans from their local village.

All these organisations are run entirely on donations and Nola would like to invite you to help her raise money to support these wonderful schools, which in turn will help educate and nurture these special children.

 

Tickets are available at www.flybynight.org or phone 9430 5208

Musicians for Malawi
Saturday 5 August
Doors open 7pm
Fly By Night Musicians Club
Victoria Hall 179 High St Fremantle

FISH&SCHOOLS IN FREO

Posted in food, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 20, 2017

 

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It’s another perfect autumn day in beautiful Fremantle so ideal to enjoy the school holidays.

There are lots of families and young people wandering around Freo and many are sampling the seafood delights in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in children, family, fremantle, schools by freoview on April 7, 2017

 

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.

Roel Loopers

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SCOTT STREET INTERSECTION SAFER

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, TRAFFIC by freoview on March 10, 2017

 

It is good to finally see the intersection of Scott Street and Hampton Road in South Fremantle being made safer but it is a real worry that there are no signs warning motorists of the changes.

I noticed cars wanting to turn right into Scott coming from the south and it will just be a matter of time where someone will end up on the new traffic island.

Roel Loopers

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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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HAVE A FUN FREO DAY AT FESTIVAL PARADE!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fremantle festival by freoview on November 6, 2016

 

It is the last, and in my opinion best, day of the Fremantle Festival for this year with the Festival Parade starting at 4pm from the Roundhouse to wind all throughout the inner city.

It finishes with the big  NO ZU closing party at Kings Square from 6pm where it will be impossible not to want to dance to the invigorating sounds of this Melbourne ‘underground’ group with wild horns, Latin percussions, great vocals and delight in their “art-damaged sounds”

The Festival Parade is where the Fremantle community comes together every year to show our passion, compassion, creativity and multiculturalism. The school kids will be there and the fairies but of course also protest groups. Expect a huge float from the Roe 8 and Perth Freight Link opponents and if that is a cause you are passionate about, join them!

Above all, have fun, connect, share, and have a fantastic Freo day!

Roel Loopers

 

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