Local men's shed powers on and markets season is here

Men’s Shed Week happened earlier this month and it was a great opportunity to visit the industrious members of the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed for a morning tea. Started by the Rotary Club of Karrinyup in 2018, the facility on Jedda Road has continued to grow in popularity and now has about 80 members crafting everything from toys and keepsake boxes to chopping boards.

With Norm Patison and Federal Member for Stirling Vince Connelly at the Karrinyup Community Men's Shed

Earlier this year, the City was successful in helping the shed secure a Stronger Communities Funding grant from the Federal Government. The grant has gone on to fund a new demountable building to host meetings and morning teas, which leaves more room for projects in the main shed. My visit with Federal Member for Stirling Vince Connelly and Osborne Ward Cr Adam Spagnolo included a tour of the facility and the nifty wares created by members. Visit the Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed website for more details about the group.

We recently teamed up with the Department of Transport to deliver the Your Move program across the community. The free program is about providing information and support to help you and your family find more active and healthy ways to get around the City of Stirling.

With Cr Stephanie Proud and City staff members

After registering for the program, we will provide you with handy maps showing local footpaths, bus routes and bike paths, as well as discount vouchers to support local businesses and one-on-one phone support to help you reach your goals. It’s easy to get involved, just head online to the Your Move website to register, phone (08) 6507 3436 or text your full name and address to 0429 138 288.

Its markets season and we are fortunate to be home to some of the best in Perth. Each Monday night from 6.00pm, the Inglewood Night Markets showcases local eateries, food trucks, marquees and shopping options on Beaufort Street, from Eighth Avenue to Tenth Avenue. Along with a wide selection of foods and drinks, the markets also feature talented local musicians to keep you entertained. The family-friendly markets continue each Monday (except 28 December) through until 29 March 2021. Visit the Inglewood Night Markets Facebook page for more details.

Deputy Mayor Bianca Sandri (foreground) and Cr Joe Ferrante and Cr David Lagan (far left) at the Inglewood Night Markets

The winter edition of the Scarborough Sunset Markets is a fun way to liven up your Saturday night. Happening each Saturday from 3.00pm to 8.00pm at The Esplanade until 31 October 2020, the markets offer cosy winter foods from around the world; artisan stalls and live music. When the winter edition wraps up, the market fun at Scarborough Beach moves to Thursdays with the weekly Summer Markets kicking off on 5 November from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. The summer markets will continue through until Thursday 29 April 2021. Visit the Scarborough Sunset Markets Facebook page for more details.

Scarborough Sunset Markets – Winter Edition
Photo courtesy Scarborough Sunset Markets Facebook page

An institution in the City, the long-standing Stirling Farmers Markets has a bounty of fresh produce at the ready from local growers and producers every Sunday morning from 7.30am to 11.30am. Based in the City’s Administration Centre carpark at 25 Cedric Street, the weekly market offers a great community atmosphere to relax with a coffee. Visit the Stirling Farmers Market Facebook page for more details.

Cr Karlo Perkov with Stirling Farmers Markets managers Heather Leaney and Peter Polain    
Photo courtesy Rotary Club of Karrinyup Facebook page

Now that Containers for Change is all systems go, we have a new service on offer to local clubs, businesses and schools where we can collect eligible cans and bottles via locakable collection bins. A great way to fundraise, the new service will be run in conjunction with the State Government’s Containers for Change scheme that offers a 10-cent refund for each eligible can or bottle returned.

Project Officer Vanja Marjanovic, Cr Elizabeth Re and Innaloo Sportsmen's Club President Tammi Yardley

To make it an easy process, the City’s Waste Team swaps full bins with empty bins and after the eligible containers are counted, refunds are processed electronically. The collection bins can be requested in 240-litre, 660-litre or 1,100-litre sizes. Cr Elizabeth Re recently visited the Innaloo Sportsmen’s Club, which was one of the first local clubs to sign up for the new service. Visit our dedicated webpage for more information about Containers for Change in the City of Stirling.

Time is running out to nominate someone you know for a Community Citizen of the Year Award. It might be a dedicated volunteer looking out for others, someone with a passion for the environment or a young person with an innovative community project – there are literally thousands of people in the City who could be nominated.


With 2020 Young Community Citizen of the Year winner Naomi Blitz

When it comes to an event or a local group that has helped make the City of Stirling a better place, the Active Citizenship Award (Community Group or Event) category is a great fit to acknowledge their efforts. More information about nominations and selection criteria is available on the City’s website. Applications close on Saturday 31 October 2020.



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