Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

Scarf dinners at Jorg

Scarf is a social enterprise that trains asylum seekers, refugees and youth that face barriers to employment in hospitality skills. They partner with restaurants around Melbourne to run three dinner series a year and match their trainees with front of house mentors to provide real life training with the goal of helping get them meaningful employment at the end of the program.…

the next NYE at Edinburgh Gardens

The City of Yarra has decided that the next new years eve celebration in Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy will be alcohol free. This is in response to the repeated trashing of the gardens in recent years on new years eve and Australia Day, with the worst example being last new years eve, where the gardens were so packed with irresponsible idiots that brave Ambulance staff refused to wade through the crowds for fear of injury and sexual assault.…

does the Smith St traders association have an online future?

I’ve written previously about the repeated abominations created when the Smith St business or traders association tries to create an online presence. A previous incarnation wasted thousands of dollars or ratepayers’ money and achieved nothing but embarrassment. The current ‘endorsed’ outsourced site, Smith Street Life, has long since been abandoned by its commercial developers and, as its year of endorsement by the association is almost up while it has obviously not achieved its objective of becoming a viable business (with business clients paying for its marketing services), it will presumably be deleted.…