Lynch’s Bridge Exhibition a success

‘Hidden Talents’ Art Exhibition. Run by the not-for-profit Doutta Galla Aged Services, Lynch’s Bridge has been supporting local elders for over 25 years. Specialising in dementia care, the home had its first public showing of art works by residents on Thursday 30th March. The evening was a success with many artworks sold and the main hall of the Kensington Town Hall very busy. Thanks to Deputy Mayor and local Councillor Arron Wood for joining the proceedings (with his charming daughter). Congratulations to … Continue reading

Kensington Association community garden discussion paper

We have a stupendously long waiting list for the current community garden. Many of us are looking for a more sustainable lifestyle, and growing our own food is part this.  Where? And how can we make it work for Kensington? Local resident and member of the Kensington Association Community Gardening Group, Jacqui van Heerden, has developed and revised a discussion paper on the group’s proposed activities. Read it here and come along to our next meeting to have your say … Continue reading

where to for our meetings?

As you know, we meet on the first Monday of the month except during the Christmas break and if the meeting date falls around a public holiday. You also know we have traditionally met at Holy Rosary School. The current committee thinks it would be better if we used the Kensington Town Hall, refurbished for our local community. What do you think?  Please take our survey and let us know – it is just three simple questions and anonymous. PLEASE TAKE the … Continue reading

More about the apartment towers at Flemington Racecourse

On 18 February the Planning Minister released his decision on the VRC’s application for land rezoning to make way for its proposed major apartment tower developments at Epsom Road and on the west side of Flemington Racecourse. The news is generally positive for our community. The Kensington Association actions, together with those of the Flemington Association, the Ascot Vale Residents Action Group (AVRG) and individual citizens, have been important in shaping the Minister’s final call. Our thanks to all. One … Continue reading

Disquiet about the Quiet Man Irish Pub

Residents in Kensington and nearby Flemington are voicing their disquiet about the loss of another much loved community gathering place, the Quiet Man Irish pub in Racecourse Road. You don’t have to be Irish or a frequenter at this well known Public House to know how valuable it is as a social hub for our local folk, their families and friends. Currently the plan is to demolish the pub and replace it with … guess? Yes, another apartment tower! Pub: … Continue reading