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Visit to Glebe Youth Service
Posted on 29th October 2023

The Glebe Youth Service has been delivering projects and services with significant community engagement in the local area for over 30 years. Meet the new CEO.

Seniors Christmas Reception

Seniors Christmas Reception
Posted on 30th October 2023

A Christmas reception for over 65s held by the City of Sydney. Enjoy canapes, live music, dancing and entertainment. You can register for up to two tickets. You and your guest must be 65 years or older and live in the City of Sydney’s area.

The Centipede Online Shop
Posted on 29th October 2023

Check out some ideal Christmas gifts on the Centipede online store.

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023
Posted on 5th October 2023

The Community Development Subcommittee is planning a silent auction with proceeds going to Centipede, the out of school hours care program operating at Glebe Public School.

Care finders available to help with aged care
Posted on 30th July 2023

Do you or anyone in your family need help understanding or accessing aged care? It’s available.

The Glebe Community Op Shop
Posted on 30th May 2023

Jude Paul reveals the history of the St Phillips estate’s community op shop.

Community Development Report
Posted on 31st May 2023

Louis Taborda, our Community Development Convenor, has been working on five Glebe-based projects with postgraduate students from the University of Sydney.

St Helen’s Open Day
Posted on 30th April 2023

St Helen’s Community Centre Open Day Friday 12 May: Enjoy a light lunch and hear from local community groups and organisations about services and activities you’ll want to know about.

Centipede Needs Your Help
Posted on 27th February 2023

Centipede is an out-of-school hours program operating at Glebe Public School, providing an essential service available to all children in the Glebe community. Centipede reflects the diversity of the community, with a large number of families coming from lower socioeconomic households.

International Women’s Day Cultural Food Experience
Posted on 27th February 2023

To celebrate International Women’s Day a gathering has been planned at St Helen’s Community Centre on Wednesday 8 March from 11.45am to 3.00pm. Numbers are limited – you’ll need to book.

Thank you, Keiran! All the best for the future
Posted on 14th December 2022

The Glebe Society has great respect for the way Keiran Kevans, outgoing Coordinator of Glebe Youth Service, has brought together so many community groups in Glebe. Keiran reflects on his time at GYS and its growing role in the community.

Demonstration against demolition of public housing in Wentworth Park Rd
Posted on 2nd October 2022

On 17 September, Hands Off Glebe held a demonstration to protest against the demolition of 17 public housing units at 82 Wentworth Park Rd by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation. Speakers called for existing public housing estates to be upgraded and repaired and for the social and urban fabric of Glebe to be respected, and for the NSW Government to stop ‘cannibalising’ public housing.

A new community centre for Forest Lodge?
Posted on 8th August 2022

Pyrmont Community Centre is temporarily using the Harold Park Community Hall while their premises are closed for renovations. Mary Mortimer brings us up to speed on the Pyrmont Community Centre so we can get to know our new, if temporary, neighbours.

What the 2021 Census says about Glebe and Forest Lodge
Posted on 9th August 2022

According to the 2021 Census, a typical resident of postcode 2037 might be described as a young- to middle-aged woman renting a flat or terrace and unlikely to have a car. If she is studying, she is probably at university. Very likely to have been born overseas, she is unlikely to be religious, married or living with children.

Glebe’s Blue Plaque nominations, Part 4: Elsie Women’s Refuge
Posted on 10th June 2022

The fourth site nominated by the Glebe Society for a Blue Plaque is Elsie Women’s Refuge at 73-75 Westmoreland St, Glebe. It was the first women’s refuge to open in Australia. In September 2021 the NSW Government called for communities to nominate places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program.

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