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Christmas Gifts for Glebe’s Temporary Residents
Posted on 7th November 2017

There are families and individuals who reside temporarily in Glebe while overcoming difficulties life has thrown into their paths. This year the community committee of TGSI would like to be able to take gifts for residents to Elsie Women’s refuge and to one or two other residential facilities.  Read more »

Sunset Soirée for Centipede
Posted on 7th November 2017

There was a full house for our annual fundraiser for Centipede at Glebe Public School this year.   Read more »

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-17
Posted on 7th September 2017

Appeal from a carer/mother of an intellectually disabled young Glebe adult came to our attention; Christmas gifts for families at the Elsie refuge again last year; ‘Shaping the Future of Glebe’ Forum; Glebe Tram Mural; and Glebe Exchange Platform.  Read more »

An Exchange Platform for Glebe?
Posted on 26th July 2017

It is Janice Challinor’s belief that many people would willingly donate useful goods to others who could use them if a relatively easy way of doing so could be found. To this end, she’s been investigating how it might be done.  Read more »

Aunty Kathy Dodd Farrawell, NSW Local Woman of the Year
Posted on 1st April 2017

Glebe local, Aunty Kathy Dodd Farrawell, was announced as NSW Local Woman of the Year for the Balmain Electorate on International Women’s Day in March.   Read more »

Christmas Gifts for Elsie Residents

Christmas Gifts for Elsie Residents
Posted on 2nd December 2016

The Glebe Society would like to support Elsie Women’s Refuge and welcome these strangers to Glebe. We are again doing so by co-ordinating Christmas gifts for resident families.   Read more »

Memories of Trams in Glebe Needed
Posted on 2nd December 2016

Several people have elected to share their memories of trams in Glebe and to be recorded for the Glebe Society web site. If you or someone you know have stories to tell about trams in Glebe then please contact us at  Read more »

Centipede’s Sunset Soirée Raises Much-needed Funds
Posted on 1st November 2016

The highlight of the evening was a presentation by Snr Constable Renee Fortuna from Glebe Police, who described the program and progress of their youth initiatives at work in Glebe, that aim to encourage otherwise alienated youth to continue their education and aspire to bright futures.  Read more »

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2015-2016
Posted on 7th September 2016

Over the course of this Glebe Society year there have been several significant impacts upon the Glebe community.   Read more »

School Playground Fundraising Drive
Posted on 5th July 2016

The Society has received a letter from Anna Playford, President of the Glebe Public School P&C asking for assistance with replacing playground equipment.  Read more »

The Maccas Fracas
Posted on 5th July 2016

Concerned locals handed out flyers identifying the multitude of coffee shops and restaurants which already provided good service and could potentially be disadvantaged by the increased competition a multi-national might provide. That night, some intemperate and cowardly person chose to express his/her opposition to the temporary development by hurling a brick through its window.  Read more »

The Robyn Kemmis Indigenous Student Scholarship
Posted on 10th June 2016

Family and friends of Robyn have decided to honour Robyn’s commitment to social change by establishing a scholarship in her name.  Read more »

What Heartless Person Saw Fit to Cut the Ribbons Down?
Posted on 29th March 2016

On Saturday 12 March people gathered at Bidura, the former Children’s Court and remand centre located at 357 Glebe Point Rd to raise awareness and lend support to people who survived the injustices perpetrated against them when they were children. A miserable few chose to belittle the survivors’ experiences by cutting down the ribbons .  Read more »

What is Centipede and Why Do We Support It?
Posted on 25th September 2015

Centipede at Glebe Public School Inc. is a community based, charitable foundation / service organisation that has been providing before and after school care for students at the Glebe Primary School since 1989. The care that Centipede provides includes meals, ie breakfast and dinner, and social development opportunities to local Glebe Public Primary School children.  Read more »

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2014-15

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2014-15
Posted on 29th August 2015

A number of community issues in which the Glebe Society has been engaged have occurred over the past year in Glebe.  Read more »