April Movie night – North of the Sun

Our April movie is a film by two young Norwegians, about an adventure above the Artic circle. There’s surf, drift wood, simple living and stunning scenery. It’s won multiple awards, come check it out.


“Inge Wegge (25) and Jørn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food the stores would otherwise have thrown away.” via IMDB. Rated 8.4/10

Please RSVP via Eventbrite to help the kitchen know how many to expect.

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 14th April

The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

Join us for food and drinks from 6 pm onwards, Movie starts at 7 pm

Entry by donation

Draft Guildford Heritage Precinct Master Plan launched

Tonight the City of Swan ‘launched’ the Draft Guildford Heritage Precinct Master Plan in the Guildford town hall. This is a significant document that will shape the long-term future of the ‘Guildford Heritage precinct’ – ostensibly Meadow street between Swan and Helena streets. But will have significant implications for all Guildford residents and visitors.

The document is aimed at developing a long-term plan for the use and care of the heritage buildings, sites and streetscapes on Meadow street Guildford. The document has been prepared by a team of consultants (landscape planners, heritage architects, tourism professionals etc.) and will be available for download on the city website tomorrow. Hard copies of the report will also be available at the Midland/Guildford libraries and the Admin building.

It canvasses the best uses of the existing buildings and potential alternative uses (e.g. moving the Potters, Visitor centre, or Library etc.). Three major options are proposed, but elements from all options are up for debate.

It’s also a rather substantial document, ~100 pages apparently. Therefore, the City only provided a brief overview tonight and is giving residents 2 weeks to read and digest the report, before a feedback session (Monday 30th March, 6:30 pm). We encourage everyone to look at the sections of the report which interest them and make sure you come along to have input in 2 weeks time!

Guildford Heritage plan


Community Clean Up Day: Lack of Rubbish Disappoints Children

The Guildford Primary School P & C and Transition Town Guildford hosted a Clean Up Australia Day on the weekend and over 50 people spent the morning beautifying the area.

Photo: Sheldon Levis

Team shot post clean. Photo: Sheldon Levis

The good news was that many people reported much less rubbish around the Primary School and Helena river, where we’ve cleaned up over the last 5 years. Sounds like we’ve managed to get on top of the historic waste!

While some children seemed disappointed that it was harder to find rubbish, this good news meant that people could branch out further afield over the whole Guildford town site.

Final result

Final result

However, there was still a giant haul from South Guildford thanks to Caroline, Ian and Fred who drove back to the Primary School with a ute full of rubbish. Looks like we need more people to cover South of the river next year…

Caroline and Ian with the South Guildford haul

Caroline and Ian with the South Guildford haul

Thanks again to all the Primary School children and their families who took part!

Guildford Primary School clean up team

Guildford Primary School clean up team. Photo: Sheldon Levis

A special thanks to Alacrity Foods who provided the delicious morning tea biscuits and Bolt Coffee Roasters for providing the coffee.

Thanks also to Murray and the waste team at City of Swan for collecting all the bags.

Finally, thanks to the Guildford Primary School P & C for co-hosting. It was a great result and we hope to do it again next year!

Maybe you’d like to host a site near you in 2016? If you’re interested, check out the  Clean Up Australia Day website.