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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.

Because of you we were able to help so many families!
Posted on 12th June 2022

Thanks to the generosity of the Glebe Society donations last year, the Glebe Youth Service was able to provide food relief to many families in need in Glebe through 2021, including food hampers and cooked meals, an essential shop and drop program and Coles e-gift cards.

From the President – March 2022
Posted on 7th March 2022

The Glebe Society has been incredibly busy over summer. Catch up with what we’ve been doing by reading the President’s Report.

Sarah (Sadie) Murdoch King passes away days after her 100th birthday
Posted on 7th March 2022

It is with great sadness that we heard about the death of Sadie King, just a few days after her 100th birthday. Read more about Sadie’s fascinating life.

Cash donations to Glebe Youth Service
Posted on 4th October 2021

Glebe Youth Service are providing vital support to young people and families in Glebe affected by Covid or having to isolate. With the help of Glebe Society members and others, donations have reached $20,000 with a goal of $40,000. Support provided includes food, cleaning products and other essentials, phone/data credit, phone support and advocacy.

The decline in community services ‒ Council election issue
Posted on 13th September 2021

One of the candidates in the Mayoral election, Labor candidate Linda Scott, has a policy commitment to ‘Re-Establish Community Centres and City of Sydney Town Halls’. This is directly in line with the Glebe Society’s proposal to Council that a staffed community centre be established in Glebe Town Hall.

Laurel Tree House parents keep up the fight
Posted on 3rd August 2021

Parents of children attending Laurel Tree House in Forest Lodge are trying to reverse KU Children’s Services decision to close the Centre in response to the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s decision to sell the building.

A big thankyou to Society members from the Glebe Youth Service
Posted on 4th August 2021

GYS thanks Glebe Society members who donated used laptops to local students needing them for schoolwork during lockdown. Keiran Kevans, Manager Glebe Youth Service, says they will make a big difference to quite a few local young people’s lives.

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.

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.

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?

New Glebe Society video: Treasure in the City
Posted on 5th June 2021

The Glebe Society has collaborated with postgraduate students from The University of Sydney to produce a new video. It includes some fresh perspectives on Glebe as well as exploring current threats to this special place.

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