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Glebe Youth Service with volunteers organising food relief.

Glebe Youth Service Update
Posted on 9th July 2020

The team at Glebe Youth Service (GYS) continue to provide a high level of a support, averaging around 120 boxes of fruit and vegetables per week to around 125 households each week. The food relief program fulfils the dual aims of ensuring food security and providing social connection. When GYS staff and volunteers deliver food, […]  Read more »

Centipede – can you help?
Posted on 30th June 2020

30 June 2020 Like many organisations, Glebe Public School’s out of school hours care program, Centipede, is facing a cash crisis as a result of COVID-19. A further blow to their bottom line will result from the cancellation (for safety reasons) of the Friends of Centipede annual Soiree, normally held in November. Please read this […]  Read more »

Zoom meeting between Glebe Society, Lord Mayor and Council staff (image: Janet Wahlquist)

Lord Mayor responds to GTH Community Centre proposal
Posted on 18th May 2020

On Tuesday 28 April 2020 Lord Mayor Cr Clover Moore convened a Zoom meeting to discuss our proposal for a staffed Community Centre at Glebe Town Hall (GTH). Glebe Society President Janet Wahlquist and I also attended, as did City of Sydney (CoS) staff members Mariana Ivantsoff (Policy Officer) Kirsten Woodward (Manager, Social Programs and […]  Read more »

Kate Brennan Glebe TreeHouse

Farewell to Kate Brennan (Glebe TreeHouse)
Posted on 8th April 2020

Kate Brennan is planning to move on from her role as Coordinator Glebe TreeHouse, based at Glebe Public School. Those of you who know Kate or have worked with her will be only too well aware of how much she contributed to the Glebe community over many years. The Society sent Kate a letter of […]  Read more »

Glebe Town Hall

City of Sydney Council to consider uses of Glebe Town Hall
Posted on 8th April 2020

Following our submission to the Council of the City of Sydney concerning the concept of transforming Glebe Town Hall into a fully funded and fully staffed community centre some developments have taken place. Cr Jess Scully, following approaches from the Glebe Society President and the Community Subcommittee Convenor, as well as other interested community groups, […]  Read more »

Kitchen Pack Project Passes the Half Century
Posted on 27th February 2020

We delivered our 50th pack of kitchen essentials in January; this week the total is likely to reach 55 – all in just over two years. This is a wonderful achievement for a project that began with a target of providing packs for just 11 new households per year. Thank you to all who have […]  Read more »

Glebe Town Hall

Glebe Town Hall – A Great Venue for a Glebe Community Centre!
Posted on 27th February 2020

One of the most obvious omissions in the suburb of Glebe is a dedicated, fully staffed, full-time community centre. In a 2019 survey of older Glebe residents over 90% of responders identified that as an impediment to the availability of local activities for groups of all ages. The Community Development Subcommittee of the Glebe Society […]  Read more »


The Glebe Society Christmas Appeal
Posted on 2nd December 2019

Each year members of the Glebe Society provide gifts for residents of Glebe supported accommodation. This year we hope to provide gifts for 43 girls aged 6 months to 17 years, and 32 boys aged 1 year to 14 years. There are also 28 women and 20 men associated with these children. Please do not […]  Read more »

Kitchen Starter Pack

New Venue for the Kitchen Pack Project
Posted on 31st October 2019

The Kitchen Starter Pack project has moved to the kitchen at the rear of the St Helen’s Community Centre. This venue, with commercial dishwasher, multiple sinks and lots of workspace, will allow us to make the project a cooperative venture. We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 9.30am to […]  Read more »

Youth Action NSW Youth Work Awards

Youth Action NSW Youth Work Awards
Posted on 31st October 2019

Glebe Youth Service (GYS) is delighted to announce that our very own Eloise Woods and Jeff Hockey recently won awards at the Youth Action NSW Youth Work Awards. Jeff Hockey very deservedly won a Lifetime Achievement Award and Eloise Woods took out the NSW Emerging Youth Worker of Year Award. Jeff Hockey has devoted his life […]  Read more »


Christmas time 2019
Posted on 31st October 2019

Christmas time is fast approaching so our annual appeal to members to contribute small gifts such as books, clothing and toys for children whose families are currently residing in supported accommodation in Glebe is about to commence. We also accept personal care items for their parents, whether staying at Elsie Women’s and Childrens’ Refuge, Rainbow […]  Read more »

Jeanette Knox and Edwina Doe looking exceptionally colourful at the Sunset Soirée (photo: Phil Young)

Sunset Soirée
Posted on 31st October 2019

On the balmy evening of 11 October 2019 the Glebe Society’s Sunset Soirée for Centipede took place at the Glebe Rowing Club premises. It was well supported by both Glebe Society members and friends and family of Centipede children. Guest speaker Phil Lloyd, Glebe resident and Centipede Dad, created a fair amount of mirth while […]  Read more »

Recycling Success Story: Cast-iron Frypans
Posted on 1st April 2019

The Kitchen Pack Project was desperately short of frypans over the summer, so I asked Wayne Carveth (project supporter and cast-iron cookware devotee) to refurbish a set of cast-iron frypans.  Read more »

I’m Dying to Tell You
Posted on 14th March 2019

Searching for a way of ensuring that there is a method available for essential contacts to be found and made in the event of an emergency.  Read more »

Community Report (March 2019)
Posted on 14th March 2019

Christmas appeal, “craft and catch-up” and Kitchen Starter Pack project  Read more »