Community Noticeboard

This community noticeboard is provided to inform you about what is happening in and around your area. Content provided is supplied by community groups and supporting organisations. While care is taken, the City of Swan cannot be held accountable for information presented that is incorrect.

If you have concerns or queries directly related to any of the information provided, we encourage you to contact the relevant group directly.

Events and activities

Vintage in the Valley

This season is the perfect time to join us for a day or stay to enjoy the good food and wine of the Swan Valley. There are 13 events available across different wineries. Visit Swan Valley Winemakers for a full list of events and locations throughout April.

Girls Without Limits

April School Holidays Program

Session 7: 9.30am - 11.30am, Thursday April 26. 8 - 11 Year Old - Mum and Daughters Yoga and Mindfulness

Session 8: 1.00pm - 3.30pm, Thursday April 26. 12 - 17 Year Old - Self Defence and Mindfulness.

 Classes are limited to 12 participants so booking and payment prior to attendance are essential. 

Contact - Facebook Page, email info@girlswithoutlimits.com.au, 0434409560.

West Coast Gymnastics

You're invited to join in the fun with West Coast Gymnastics April School Holiday Program, April 16 - 27, 9.00am - 3.00pm.

Fitting for ages 4 to 12 years. $45 per child, $40 per siblings. 

For more information and to book/pay online visit www.westcoastgym.org

Seeking Community Garden Committee members

Do you have a passion for community gardens, marketing, finance and/or being a dynamic involved member of our community contributing at events and busy-bees? Committee members bring a large number of formal and informal skills that make a committee increasingly dynamic and of greater value to the community. We are seeking new members for our existing Whittome Community Gardens Committee. Meetings are monthly 5:30 - 6:30pm and aim to support and drive the very new garden to further community involvement and use. We will be delighted to hear from you soon. Please email steve.franklin@workpower.asn.au or call Steve Franklin on 0438 992 379. 

ChildSafe Information Session

You are invited to a 2 hour information session:

Monday, April 30 1.00 - 3.00pm

Cannington Leisureplex Function Room 2

In response to the Royal Commission Enquiry into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, ChildSafe Limited is offering low cost information sessions for community leaders and volunteers in organisational safety. The Australian community is increasingly calling for community organisations to demonstrate that they are safe places for our children to thrive – and in light of the report, the Australian Government is making moves to increase the requirements for organisations by setting National Standards for Child Safety.

This information session will cover:

  • A brief understanding of the Royal Commission report and recommendations that have been made in December 2017 that will impact community organisations.
  • An overview of the new 10 National Standards for Child Safe Organisations.

Each event will have presentation and representation from:

  • a leading Law Firm sharing the major legal requirements for Organisations in child safety
  • the Insurance sector to cover insurance requirements for organisations working with children
  • the ChildSafe team.

The sessions will also provide an open Q&A session with the panel, taking questions from the floor.

ChildSafe Limited is a not for profit, children’s harm prevention charity, and has over 10 years experience providing practical tools and training to help community organisations transition from policy to good practice. We promote researched standards for the well-being of children, and help organisations keep the children they care for safe.

Tickets from www.childsafe.org.au/events/western-australia/

Ellenbrook Sports Hub

Term 2 programs are just about to start at the Ellenbrook Sports Hub! Make sure you register for our Mini Swans (1-5 year olds) or Junior Swans Coaching programs (5-10 year olds). We’re also starting a junior dodgeball group for 8-14 year olds and an under 16s futsal (5-a-side soccer) & netball competitions. Check out www.swan.wa.gov.au/esh for full details and to register!

Paper Bag Lunch

Midland Women's Health Care Place is holding a Paper Bag Lunch event 12.00 - 1.00pm, Friday, April 27.

The theme of the event is Bullying, fitting in, building character with guest speaker Julia Ewert. 

A light lunch is provided. RSVP with dietary requirements essential to 9250 2221 or email info@mwhcp.org.au

Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

The Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day, now in its eleventh year, is a day full of entertainment/education and information and is aimed at those living on small acreages or those who would like to do so. It is based on sustainability principles and features talks, demonstrations, exhibitors, shows, and lots of other activities. Most are free except for a couple of the animal rides. It is particularly family friendly and there are lots of activities for children including the Discovery Trail. It features talks on horticulture, farming, livestock, growing plants, food, machinery. There is the Alpaca sale, the Mounted Games, the Slow Food Movement Long Table lunch. A variety of exhibitors -food and wine, machinery, and lots more. There are the Morris Dancers, wood chopping, wood turners, Choirs, snakes, puppeteers, shearing demos, the Small Landholder marquee. Poultry, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Camels, Alpacas, Llamas. Pony and Camel rides. Matthew Lunn will be available all day to answer your questions. Sabrina Hahn will be presenting talks in the Sustainability Pavilion. Wineries in the Food and Wine Hall, lots of amazing food from exhibitors and community groups. So much to do and see and most of it is free. Entry $10 per adult, 16 years and under free. Parking free.

The next "Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day" will be held at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds on Sunday, May 27 for a full day.  Gates open 9.00am, close 4.30pm. Visit https://gidgegannup.info/tourism/fieldday.htm for more information. 

Volunteer Recruitment and Volunteer Management Success - Part One / Volunteer Retention, Recognition and Volunteer Management – Part Two (Two Series Workshops)

The City of Swan in partnership with the Town of Bassendean, would like to invite your organisation to attend a free, two-series training workshop on the recruitment, management and retention of volunteers.

Presenter: Dr Judy Esmond of More Volunteers

Volunteer Recruitment and Volunteer Management Success - Part One

9.00am - 1.00pm, Thursday, May 3.

Old Midland Courthouse, 49 Helena Street, Midland

  • This workshop will cover successful techniques for volunteer recruitment as well as how to effectively manage volunteers in your organisation. 
  • Follow this workshop up with part two - Volunteer Retention, Recognition and Volunteer Management.

Volunteer Retention, Recognition and Volunteer Management – Part Two

9.00am - 1.00pm, Monday, July 2.

Old Midland Courthouse, 49 Helena Street, Midland

  • Now you have your team of volunteers, how can you retain them? 
  • This part two workshop covers working with your volunteers to maximise relationship retention - the best way to keep your volunteers for longer.

Morning tea and a light lunch provided for all sessions. Bookings essential for all sessions (maximum of two per organisation). 

Please RSVP for both workshops: swan.volunteers@swan.wa.gov.au / 9278 9690

Sing and Grow Australia

Sing and grow provides music therapy services in the community for families with young children. Groups usually meet for about an hour once a week, for 8-10 weeks.

They use percussion instruments, drums, ribbons, balls and parachutes. Every family receives a set of Sing and Grow's key parenting messages and a CD. Families have fun making music together, learning new ways to support child development. 

A total of 10 families with children aged 0-4 can join this program. 

Located at Pickett Park, Marouba Avenue, Bullsbrook. 10.30am - 12.00pm Wednesday's between May 23 to June 27. 

To register, please contact: Caroline Morris-Brown 9250 6335 or 0450 252 784.

9 Ways to a Resilient Child

Dr Justin Coulson presents 9 Ways to a Resilient Child for educators and community agencies. 

9.00am - 4.00pm, Tuesday, May 15 at Swan View Senior High School.

Book online at bit.ly/2GSLaGA

10 Things Every Parent Needs To Know

Dr Justin Coulson presents 10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know for parents, caregivers and educators.

9.30am, Wednesday, May 16 at Ellenbrook District Open Space.

Book online at bit.ly/2GhLQV2

21 Days to a Happier Family

Dr Justin Coulson presents 21 Days to a Happier Family for parents, caregivers and educators.

6.30pm - 9.00pm, Tuesday, May 15 at Ace Cinemas, Midland Gate.

Book online at bit.ly/2Id3IRg

Archery WA School Holiday Sessions

Family fun for all ages. Sessions run every half hour from 10.00am to 12.00pm, Wednesday and Friday. (excluding Anzac Day) $20 per person, ages six and up. 

Course includes equipment, an instructor and a ten target course. (course takes approx. 90 minutes) Located at the International Shooting Complex, Whiteman. 

Bookings are essential at 0400 921 133 or archeryparkwa@gmail.com

Stratton Edge Youth Centre School Holiday Program

10.15am - 2.45pm, April 26 - Lazer Corps and Woodlake Skate Park

Places are limited so book now! Contact Skye (Youth Activities Coordinator) on 0448 067 925 or 08 6274 3788 or email skye.groenveld@risenetwork.com.au.

Ellenbrook Community Expo

The Ellenbrook Community Expo is a fun afternoon out for the whole family, 11.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday, May 5. Enjoy the showcase of local businesses, find something delicious to eat, join in on a workshop and find the perfect gift for Mother's Day. For more info and to stay connected go to https://www.facebook.com/ellenbrookcommunityexpo/

Perth Homeless Support Group Quiz Night

Come along and support the PHSG Group Quiz Night Fundraiser June 16. 

Bound to have a few laughs. 

Doors open from 6.00pm and Quiz begins at 6.30pm.

Tables of 8 or come by yourself, couples or small groups and join up with others to make a table. Nibblies provided during interval. 

Door and Raffle Prizes and a Silent Auction.

Tickets $20 per person.

Get your tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/UOHZ

If you would like to be kept up to date with all our Fundraising Events, feel free to like and follow our page:

https://www.facebook.com/Perth-Homeless-Support-Group-Events-198505910896726/

PHSG & Cancer Council Mother's Day Fashion Show

Joint Fundraiser - Perth Homeless Support Group and Cancer Council May 3. 

Doors open 6.00pm, Fashion Show begins at 6.30pm.

Clothing by Kimbos Midland. Ticket includes Glass of Bubbles on arrival and Nibbles after the show.

Door Prize and Raffles on the Night. All Ladies attending receive a goody bag.

Invite your friends for early Mother's Day Celebration or just a catch up with your Girlfriends. 

The Men are Invited to, they get to go to the Wine Tasting Room for wine tasting and the history of wines etc. Then meet up with the Ladies after the Fashion Show.

Get your tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/UOHY 

All tickets $25 each.

To keep up to date about all our Fundraising Events please like our Events Page:

https://www.facebook.com/Perth-Homeless-Support-Group-Events-198505910896726/

Altone Youth Service School Holiday Program

Altone Youth Service has a school holiday program for young people aged 11-18 years during the April school holidays. The program will include lots of fun activities, events, food, prizes and is all free of charge

Please visit facebook.com/altoneyouthservice for more infomation or give us a call on 93774022.

Learning Noongar Songs on Country

Everyone is welcome to join four singing workshops in Hazelmere during May and June. Enjoy learning some Noongar songs, led by young Noongar performers. 1.00 - 3.00PM Friday, May 4, 11, 18 and June 8. Corner of Amherst Rd and Stirling Crescent, Hazlemere. 

For more information: www.madjitilmoorna.org.au

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kannajil-learning-noongar-songs-on-country-tickets

Ballajura Seniors Association

Ballajura residents one and all, a little heads up on a stall being put on by the Ballajura Seniors Association Inc on May 31 and June 1 in the main foyer of the South Ballajura Community Centre on Hamelin Drive Ballajura to raise funds for the cancer foundation.

There will be lots of items, some made by the very hard working craft group and other brand new items that have been donated by members of our club.

Take advantage of coming along during the times of 9.00am to 12.00pm and pick up a great item knowing that your money is going to a great cause.

Even check out what we do at the club so that if you are 55 or over you could consider coming along to one of our days open (9.00am to 4.00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) to have a look and maybe consider to join a great group of people who partake in various activities.

Mrs Margaret Anne Ryan, Vice President Ballajura Seniors Association Inc.

Office  92497800 Other contact numbers-: 92492396  0418918425

Email: mayan@westnet.com.au

Your Garden with Josh Byrne

Gardening solutions for a healthy river. Providing residents of Guildford, Ellenbrook and surrounding suburbs with the ideas and inspiration to create a successful garden while doing your bit to help the Swan and Canning Rivers. This is a free event, bookings are essential. 

Ellenbrook Community Building, 6.30 - 8.30pm, Wednesday, May 16.

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/your-garden-with-josh-byrne-ellenbrook-tickets-43468778286

Guildford Town Hall, 6.30 - 8.30pm, Wednesday, May 2.

 Book now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/your-garden-with-josh-byrne-guildford-tickets-43468540575

Brockman Community House

Term two program is now out for an array of community support activities from Brocky Baby Club, playgroup, childcare and much more. The program has the intention of helping to grow healthy, active and empowered communities. http://www.brockmanhouse.net/

Lazer Blaze – Malaga 

5.00 - 8.00pm, June 10. $22

Come along and support this Perth Homeless Support Group Fundraiser, guaranteed to be fun. A variety of game formats are played throughout the night. Each game lasts about 10 minutes.  All participants must be over 7 years of age. Sneakers or Joggers must be worn. Drinks and Snacks can be purchased on site.

Try Bookings Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/UNAH

Rollerzone – Malaga - Get your Skates On

Come along and support our Family Rollerskating Event Fundraiser  3.00 - 5.00pm, July 8. Proceeds direct to the Homeless Support Group for the purchase of items for our Care Packs. 

Two hour Roller Skating Session $15, includes a Drink and Hot Chips. Adults and Children can participate.

$3 Skate Hire payable direct to the Rollerzone on arrival. 

Door Prize and Raffles on the Day.

Try Booking tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/UMPG

Community Groups

Probus Club

 New Horizons, New Adventures and New Friends in Retirement.

 Probus provides you with the opportunity to join a social club with other retirees to enjoy social interaction and activities in your local community.  We are forming a new club in Midland-Guildford. 

Interested? Find out more by contacting Chris Gaggin 0422 270 140, gaggin@optusnet.com.au.

Helping People - Changing Lives

City of Swan values volunteers 18+ years who come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to be involved in a variety of roles available with Community Care Lifespan Services.  Currently we have openings for you to join us at Mates Place, Funky Friday or Awesome Saturday clubs. These are great opportunities to be involved in your community, meet some wonderful people, have some fun and receive on the job training.  We should also mention volunteer incentives of discounted membership at City of Swan Leisure Centres, uniform, invitations to volunteer events and reimbursement of travel costs.

Mates Place – Are you a Mates Place kinda volunteer?  You can actively support our elder members from diverse backgrounds in gender specific club activities/interests/communications.  A ‘can do’ minded person who doesn’t mind involving themselves in all aspects of club, working (more like playing actually) supporting our team of dedicated staff.  The Mates Place environment is where you can have a laugh and a chat with the blokes so is this right for you!  

Funky Volunteers - share some time with great younger people living with disability who come to Funky Friday Club.  Supporting participation in social, recreational and community activity opportunities on Friday evenings, if you're available from 3.30pm till late, have a great sense of humour and be willing to have a go. Activities include bowling, cinema, mini golf as well as being in the club house socialising– basically all the fun of a club – great atmosphere! Are you funky enough to give us a hand?  If you don’t fancy Friday evenings then we have another great group attending on Saturdays too! Awesome Club, now you have to be pretty AWESOME for that one too.

For information about either club role or to find out more about supporting the community services in admin, community transport, Men's Shed or cooking please call Sherilee on 9267 9064.

Ballajura Walking Group

Come for a chat and walk; meet new people or bring a friend! No cost!  Just bring a smile! 

  • Tuesday 8.30 - 9.30am
  • Thursday 8.30 - 9.30am

 All ages - everyone's welcome! For more details contact on Monica 0421 582 236

A Mates Place for You

Fellas, are you over 65 and looking for a Mates Place to relax with a cuppa and share a yarn?  Perhaps you just want to get out of the house and mix with some mates?

Located right next door to the Altone Community Mens Shed, our Mates Place is where you can meet up and socialise each Wednesday.

If you enjoy gardening we have a lovely space that you are welcome to potter around in or even become involved in some cultivation of vegies or herbs. The alfresco area overlooking the park is a great space to enjoy the outdoors or cook up a barbie lunch. Members can take it easy or participate in a variety of activities at a level to suit them. Perhaps a chess or dominoes challenge takes your fancy, challenge a mate to a darts or team up for a table tennis or indoor bowls. The day’s activities will be guided by you, the member.

City of Swan also offer other clubs for men on Wednesdays including the weekly Altone Community Mens Shed or monthly Blokes Bus outing group to interesting venues and lunch. 

All our Mens Groups are open to men who are eligible for community care services.  Fees cover door to door transport and morning tea with members paying for lunch.

Our fully accessible community bus will transport you to and from home arriving for morning tea about 10am and departing about 2.30pm.

We invite you to call our team on 9267 9055 to check your eligibility or find out more about our Men's Clubs anytime between Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Swan View Community Garden

Please come join us to meet new friends, share new ideas and produce healthy food.

Tuesday 9.30 -11.30am followed by a light lunch and good conversation.  

  • May 8th & 22nd
  • June 5th & 19th
  • July 3rd, 17th & 31st
  • August 14th & 28th
  • September 11th & 25th
  • October 9th & 23rd
  • November 20th
  • December 4th

For more details contact Rosemary swanviewgarden@hotmail.com or 9294 1531.

Seniors of Stratton

All Stratton seniors are invited to the Stratton Community Hall (Jecks Place, Stratton) for Seniors of Swan. Activities, fun, socialising, outings, friendship and support for all seniors. 

We meet every Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am. (except during school holidays)

All Seniors are welcome. Wheelchair access. Tea, coffee, morning tea provided. Have a fun morning relaxing with friends and neighbours. For further information contact Bernice 0418 415 200 or follow their Facebook Page.  

Crobs' Coffee and Chess Club

Crobs' Coffee & Chess is an initiative founded by local resident, Chris Roberton, that aims to connect community members through chess to reduce social isolation.
Much like an artfully made cuppa, Crobs' Coffee & Chess offers participants the perfect blend of challenging, mental stimulation and friendly, social interaction, topped with a dash of fun, all served in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

When: Every Sunday
Where: Cafe Di Mondo, 10 Old Great Northern Hwy, Midland WA
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Cost: Free

Suitable for all ages and experience levels. Chess instruction available if required.
Please drop in and join in anytime or email us at crobschess@gmail.com for more information

ReFood

Take part in the City of Swan's new Food Sharing Network.

Are you a Food Business or a Not-for-profit organisation in the City of Swan? Help us redirect good food from landfill to those who need it. ReFood is an electronic food sharing platform that operates through a mobile application. Food that is safe to consume, but not able to be sold, can be uploaded to the app by food businesses. This food can then be claimed and collected by community organisations to use for their members.

To register your interest or for further information, please contact Eleonora on 0411 398 185 or via email estojano@our.ecu.edu.au

Ellenbrook and Districts Residents and Ratepayers Association

 Join us for our inaugural meeting, 7.30pm, Tuesday, May 8 at Aveley Secondary College, 55 Maffina Parade, Ellenbrook.

Any enquiries contact edrrassoc@gmail.com

Chamber of Commerce and Community

The new voice for business in Aveley, Brabham, Bullsbrook, Ellenbrook, Henley Brook, Swan Valley and The Vines. 

Advocacy Platform, Stakeholder Engagement, Networking Events, Training and Workshops, Support and Advice.

Ask us how you can get involved. Find us on Facebook

Lifesavers

Working smoke alarms can literally save lives but changing a 9 volt battery each year is a job that can be easily missed. 

City of Swan Community Care Services and Community Safety teamed up in April this year for a smoke alarm and storm safety promotion.  Clients of Community Care Lifespan Services who book a home maintenance service in April are offered a free battery. Staff from Activ Property Care install the battery as getting up a ladder is too risky for the senior or frail aged clients to manage.  Davey from Activ made the quick exchange of old to new battery for a grateful Mr and Mrs Foster of Midland and handed over a Preparing for Storms brochure published by Fire and Emergency Services. 

Whilst at their home Activ staff also cleaned the gutters of the unit just in time for forecast spring rains.  The Fosters also regularly book a basic gardening service with Community Care Lifespan Services as they enjoy being outdoors but are now unable to tackle the physical tasks associated with pruning and weeding.

People living in the City of Swan may be eligible to access a range of services besides home maintenance. If you are in need of in-home assistance services then you are encouraged to contact staff on 9267 9055 to find out about eligibility criteria related to aged or disability services provided by Community Care Services.  Helpful advice about domestic assistance, personal care, shopping and social support services may assist you to remain in your own home for longer.

If you have an interest in becoming a member of a weekly social club or monthly outing groups staff can also inform you about the variety on offer.  Carers of a person living with dementia or have a disability can inquire about weekly clubs in Beechboro or Midland that includes a meal and comfortable community transport to and from home. 

 

 

 Safety on NorthLink WA construction site

NorthLink WA is a $1.02 billion jointly funded Federal and State Government initiative being delivered by Main Roads Western Australia.

In the road reserve behind Ellenbrook, as well as the Hepburn Avenue area at Ballajura and Whiteman Park, there have been significant changes since construction started earlier this year. Clearing is almost finished, and fencing and signage are in place wherever possible along the site boundary.

Not long ago, members of the community may have been able to walk ride and drive through these areas quickly. Now construction for NorthLink WA central section has begun, heavy machinery, bulk earthmoving equipment and trucks are operating along the entire length of the corridor.

Unfortunately, members of the community are risking their safety by entering the site. When people visit the site to walk their dog or take a short-cut, not only are they endangering their own lives, they're putting the safety of our construction workers at risk.

Everyone who works on NorthLink WA goes through a rigorous site and safety induction to ensure they are prepared for the serious risks involved with working close to dangerous construction machinery. Stringent procedures are carried out to manage these risks, which all workers adhere to every day. A member of the public doesn't have this training. A quick shortcut or a leisurely stroll could have dire consequences.

Readers are urged to think of themselves, their family and friends, and the safety of our workers before entering the construction site. Let workers do their job, assured in the knowledge they're not going to cause injury or worse to a member of the community.

Please follow all signs around the construction sites. If you are unsure about where you can and can't go, please contact our community team on 1800 874 998, or email info@gncjv.com.au