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HOT TOPIC: Give us back Glebe Island Bridge – Meeting on 3 December 2020
Posted on 5th November 2020

On 3rd December 2020 it will be 25 years since the Glebe Island Bridge closed. Invitation to be part of action to lobby for the it to be restored and reopened for pedestrians and cyclists.   Read more »

100 years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge this month: November 1920
Posted on 4th November 2020

A snippet of history…  Read more »

Saving a Sydney suburb
Posted on 21st October 2020

Current residents are perhaps not aware of how close Glebe came to virtual annihilation by the NSW Department of Main Roads in the 1970s.   Read more »

Presidents’ Annual Reports to 2020 Annual General Meeting
Posted on 16th October 2020

Three members performed the role of Glebe Society President in 2019-2020. Here are their reports to the 2020 AGM.  Read more »

Heritage Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 17th October 2020

I wish to express my appreciation to all subcommittee members for their passion, dedication and collaboration as a team. Some of our work is highlighted below.  Read more »

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 17th October 2020

This past year the Community sub-group has continued to undertake actions and projects aimed at strengthening links with the wider Glebe community wherever possible. This continues to be one of the guiding principles behind our activities. This report will essentially outline those activities according to the type of activity and the community partner(s) with which we have engaged.  Read more »

Environment Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

The proposed new Sydney Fish Market building has been the main focus of the Environment Subcommittee for the past year. Activities have included attending stakeholder meetings about the proposed plan and lobbying politicians.   Read more »

Bays & Foreshores Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

The past year has been both intensive and possibly the most significant in the 12 years of my engagement with the redevelopment of the Bays Precinct. The central agenda has been the acceleration of planning for the redevelopment of the Blackwattle Bay foreshores as part of the NSW Government’s larger agenda for the redevelopment of the Western Harbour Precinct including the Pyrmont Peninsula.  Read more »

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 17th October 2020

The Subcommittee has 13 members and met in person on four occasions during the year. The volunteers of our bushcare/landcare groups in Glebe continued to work to value, retain and enhance biodiversity in Glebe and Forest Lodge, and its bays and foreshores, for current and future generations. Not surprisingly COVID-19 impacted on our activities in the second half of the year. We did not hold our regular meetings, our autumn party (to which all our bushcare volunteers are invited) and the award of the Craney Biodiversity Grants to our local preschools and schools were cancelled, and the annual biodiversity lecture was postponed. Further, no planting days were organised by our buschcare volunteers from mid-March until July, when they recommenced in Orphan School Creek Park under the COVID-safe rules set-up by the City.  Read more »

Communications Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

During the past year, we continued to coordinate and oversee the Society’s various media – the Bulletin, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter, YouTube, Update Emails to members and Eventbrite. We have also sought to assist the Society’s management committee and subcommittees with their communications.  Read more »

Valé Peter Thorogood
Posted on 1st September 2020

The July 2020 meeting of the Management Committee unanimously agreed to recommend Peter Thorogood’s nomination for Life Membership  Read more »

Detonator accident, Victoria Street, Glebe Point, 30 November 1919.

100 Years ago in Glebe & Forest Lodge – November 2019
Posted on 23rd February 2020

Researcher’s Note: This is the tunnel which today is used by the light rail. For related articles on the tunnel see Bulletins 2016 (Issue 5) and 2017 (Issue 8).  Read more »

Glebe Society Community Festival
Posted on 1st April 2019

Join our 50th Birthday celebrations!  Read more »

How the Glebe Society is Using Twitter
Posted on 2nd November 2018

Alice Simpson-Young shares how the Glebe Society Twitter account is currently being used to illustrate how Twitter works:  Read more »

Communications Subcommittee Annual Report 2017-2018

Communications Subcommittee Annual Report 2017-2018
Posted on 31st August 2018

The Communications Subcommittee manages The Bulletin. Glebe Society web sites, Glebe Society Facebook pages, Glebe Society Update Emails and a YouTube Channel and organises some events.  Read more »