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Laptops needed for Glebe Youth Service
Posted on 8th April 2021

Glebe Youth Service (GYS) is currently seeking donations of second-hand laptops and tablets.

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.

Some crime statistics for Glebe and Forest Lodge
Posted on 4th June 2021

Crime statistics for 2021 from Leichhardt Area Command.

Glebe Society meets with Lord Mayor Clover Moore to discuss public housing
Posted on 26th May 2021

Glebe Society met with Lord Mayor Clover Moore to discuss social housing. The Glebe Society is opposed to LAHC’s unprincipled vision to create a tale of two suburbs: one which is low-rise and historic and the other which is high-rise and heartless.

Just how far will LAHC go? Now they’re selling off a kindy!
Posted on 26th May 2021

The state government is selling off the building that houses a kindy that’s been in Glebe for almost 40 years.

Christmas Appeal 2020 results
Posted on 27th February 2021

The Glebe Society Christmas Appeal provided gifts for chlldren and parents living in supported accommodation in Glebe last year, and children undertaking programs at the Glebe PCYC

The popularity of Kitchen Packs continues
Posted on 7th March 2021

Thanks to the thoughtful donations of Glebe Society members and their friends and families, Elsie Women’s Refuge and Rainbow Lodge have been provided with kitchen starter packs.

Sewing for Good
Posted on 7th March 2021

The Sewing for Good (SFG) group continued to produce sewn, knitted and crocheted items during 2020, despite losing access to the original venue at Glebe Town Hall in January.

Balmain Hospital needs consumer representatives
Posted on 27th February 2021

Balmain Hospital is looking for individuals to join their long-standing consumer representative group.

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