The September 30, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:
- Historical Society President Elizabeth Shaw reports on the arrangements made for the 85th Anniversary & Reunion Celebration of the Walpole Land Settlement Scheme to take place this weekend;
- Walpole Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service (VFRS) Captain Rhonda Perpoli appealed for new recruits at a community networking event last week;
- The majority of attendees at the same event said they supported the controversial clearing of the Walpole Inlet foreshore;
- Alex Williams lends his support to Cr Kelli Gillies of the Shire of Denmark’s Kent/Nornalup Ward despite differing views on a rates-payer funded pool;
- Michael Filby says the rubbish in a Shire of Denmark parkbay is a disgrace;
- Molly Smith looks back at what happened at Walpole’s 50th anniversary celebrations in October 1980;
- The Walpole Blue Wrens are the 2015 Denmark Riverside Ladies Darts League champions;
And more. Download the September 30, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 6 MB).
The September 23, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:
- The Forest Stewardship Council and Forest Products Commission both respond to last week’s Walpole Weekly cover story in very different ways;
- Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) member and VMRWA South Coast Commander Alex Williams has been presented with the Department of Fire & Emergency Services Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution;
- The Walpole Police Report by Jason Calleja features a cloud of bulldust;
- Six Walpole & Districts representatives brought home gold and silver from a regional gymnastics championship on the weekend;
And more … Download the September 23, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).
The September 16, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:
- Led by Walpole & Districts local Jess Beckerling, green groups are ticked off with Forest Stewardship Council auditors for ticking off on karri logging that threatens the habitat of endangered species;
- Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has confirmed he stayed loyal to Tony Abbott in Monday’s Liberal Party leadership spill;
- Walpole’s shortage of St John Ambulance volunteers was exposed on the weekend according to a Weekly reader;
- The Warren Horsemen’s Club wants to develop horse riding trails in the Shannon National Park;
- A young New Zealand fur seal chose Walpole’s brand new Town Jetty as a place it could rest and recuperate, temporarily closing down the $900,000 facility;
And much more … Download the September 16, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB).
The September 9, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:
- The new $900,000 Walpole Town Jetty is open to the public;
- The Shire of Manjimup’s “Environmental Vandalism” signage on Walpole Street has attracted strongly-worded letters to the Editor;
- Gary Muir will show off his Phytofighter 3000 at a Great Southern Development Commission event;
- Geoffrey Newby considers the Syrian refugee crisis;
- Creative activities are in the final stages of planning and preparation, including the 3D Art Award and ‘Glimpse’ exhibit;
- A local working dog and Shetland pony star in Weekly Sports;
And much more … Download the September 9, 2015 edition (PDF 5 MB).
The September 2, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:
And more … Download the September 2, 2015 edition (PDF 4 MB).
The August 26, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:
- If you need Walpole Police assistance don’t text them or post to Facebook and definitely do NOT send strangers to officers’ homes;
- Honey bees are under threat says the CSIRO as it leads an international initiative to find out why;
- The Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue group has a shiny new tow vehicle;
- What goes on in St George’s Anglican Church? Geoffrey Newby enlightens us;
- The Denmark-Walpole Football Club seniors, reserves, and colts teams are through to the finals;
And more … Download the August 26, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB)
The August 19, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s edition:
- A 71,000 sq. km biological and economic powerhouse—the “Great Southern Reef”—lies at Walpole & Districts’ doorstep, but is it really a “reef”?
- The Walpole-Nornalup St John Ambulance volunteers need your help writes Dennis Hall;
- NBN Co is unable to say when fixed wireless broadband will be available in Walpole & Districts;
- Jack Jennings recalls a time when litter meant pocket money for children;
- More local history remembered in the lead-up to the Walpole Land Settlement 85th Anniversary & Reunion, October 3-4;
And more. Download the August 19, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).
The August 12, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:
- The future of Silver Chain’s Walpole Healthy Community Forum is in doubt after the resignation of its Chair David Edmonds and the rumoured resignation of other Forum members;
- A batch of Infinity-brand electrical cables could cause fires and shocks as early as 2016;
- How Horseyard Hill got its name;
- The 2015 Variety NSW Bass Hill to Bunbury Bash honked and rattled into Walpole Monday morning;
- The day Walpole fielded an “All Blacks” soccer team;
And more. Download the August 12, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB).
The August 5, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:
- The new Walpole Town Jetty is now expected to be open in the second half of August but it will be “awesome”;
- Labor MLA and Shadow Environment Minister, Chris Tallentire, weighs in on the container deposit scheme debate;
- There’s a double threat to the Walpole Inlet foreshore and a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of persons responsible for the illegal clearing of Shire reserve land;
- Stakeholders are frustrated by the delay in extending presumptive legislation to compensate Department of Parks & Wildlife, retired, and volunteer firefighters who contract cancer;
- Walpole Blue Wren darts star Kim Kelly has been picked to represent Australia at the World Cup in Turkey;
And much more! Download the August 5, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3 MB)
The July 29, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this week’s issue:
- Some of the leading scientists in the Great Southern, including Karlene Bain of the Walpole-Nornalup National Parks Association, will present a wide range of fascinating topics in Albany next month at the Great Southern, Great Science Symposium;
- Demand for water in the South West is set to double over the next 50 years but Denmark will have a water recycling scheme by the end of 2018;
- Walpole women were the “mainspring” of the cattle industry according to a roving reporter for the Western Mail in 1946;
And more. Download the July 29, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 3MB).