July 2021 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: July 2021

We are looking for a new Bulletin editor (or editors) – interested?

Posted on 17th July 2021

The Glebe Society is looking for a new Bulletin editor (or editors). No editing experience is necessary but proficiency with Microsoft Word  (or better still, graphic design software) is required.

EVENT: Meet the Lord Mayoral Candidates Forum – Postponed

Posted on 6th July 2021

The Glebe Society will host a Meet the 2021 Sydney Lord Mayor Candidates Forum on 15 August 2021. Open to all local residents and businesses

Closure of Kitchen Pack Project

Posted on 12th July 2021

Since the end of 2017, we have supplied 80 packs to clients leaving Elsie Women’s Refuge and Rainbow Lodge for independent living in social or community housing.

Report from new Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee

Posted on 12th July 2021

The Glebe Society is keeping an eye on what’s happening at the new Fish Markets site, through our representative on the New Sydney Fish Markets Community Consultative Committee

2021 Craney Small Grants to support biodiversity projects in local preschools and schools

Posted on 11th July 2021

Small grants awarded to SDN Preschool Glebe, Explore and Develop Preschool, Annandale and Glebe Public School. to foster biodiversity. Thanks to the late Jan Craney, former convenor of the Society’s Blue Wren Subcommittee.

What about wildlife corridors in the Bays West area?

Posted on 15th July 2021

Balmain resident and Society member Keith Stallard argues that establishing eco-corridors in the Bays West area could help with badly-needed ecological regeneration.

Society meets with State Government to discuss affordable and social housing

Posted on 11th July 2021

Ian Stephenson and Brian Fuller, the Society’s Planning and Heritage convenors, recently joined Deputy Lord Mayor Linda Scott at a meeting with the Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, Minister for Water, Property and Housing, to discuss the State Government’s intentions in relation to the provision of affordable and social housing in Glebe.

Damage to heritage-listed sandstone cobbled pavement

Posted on 11th July 2021

The City of Sydney is progressively upgrading the local green parks as part of the Greening Sydney 2030 Strategy. However, the upgrade the Cardigan St Reserve has come at the cost of the removal of some historic sandstone paving.

Glebe Society submission for the review of the NSW Heritage Act 1977

Posted on 14th July 2021

In April 2021 the NSW government asked the Social Issues Standing Committee of Parliament to conduct an inquiry into the NSW Heritage Act. The Glebe Society made a submission to the review.

Long-standing community childcare under threat

Posted on 11th July 2021

Laurel Tree House, a long-standing and much-loved not-for-profit childcare centre in Arundel St, Forest Lodge run by KU Children’s Services, is set to close at the end of the year after the NSW Land & Housing Corporation (LAHC) announced its intention to sell the site. Parents have been campaigning to bridge the issues between stakeholders to save this precious community asset.

Gleebooks offers free postage during lockdown

Posted on 12th July 2021

In City of Sydney and Inner West LGAs

Mystery photo – July 2021

Posted on 10th July 2021

This month’s mystery photo. Somewhere in Glebe or Forest Lodge!

Glebe needs a nursery for local native plants

Posted on 17th July 2021

On 1 May, Janet Wahlquist, President, wrote to the Lord Mayor on behalf of the Blue Wrens Subcommittee which has identified a need for a native plant nursery in the LGA. See the Lord Mayor’s response.

What community activities would you like to see in Glebe?

Posted on 11th July 2021

What sort of activities would you like to see take place at the Glebe Town Hall, if it could again become a staffed community centre?

Biodiversity lecture, 2021

Posted on 8th July 2021

The Glebe Society’s annual biodiversity lecture this year focussed on the fascinating creatures in Sydney harbour and along the coastline

A cottage in Forest Lodge (image: Phil Vergison)

Council’s heritage education program

Posted on 8th July 2021

At the prompting of the Glebe Society, Millers Point Residents Action Group and the Paddington Society, the City of Sydney Council is planning to further develop heritage information and education programs for owners of heritage homes.

‘It’s only words’: the melancholy of the St Phillips Estate

Posted on 6th July 2021

The Development Application to build two eight-storey apartment buildings and five faux terrace houses in the St Phillips Heritage Conservation Area, brings the plaintive melancholy of the Bee Gees’ 1968 hit song Words to mind

EVENT: More Glebe walks – Aug/Sept

Posted on 6th July 2021

Join members and friends to discover new aspects of Glebe and its fascinating history. Guided walks in August and September.

Position Vacant: Editor(s) for the Bulletin

Posted on 10th July 2021

The publication of the Bulletin is one of the most important functions of the Society.

Glebe Island Bridge update, July 2021

Posted on 5th July 2021

The 2nd July 2021 marked 118 years since the opening of Glebe Island Bridge in 1903….

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