Name the Lanes! Leave your mark on Beaufort Street!

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The Beaufort Street Network is working with the City of Vincent to name twelve currently unnamed laneways around Beaufort Street (see map below).

These laneways have been here for decades. But they have never had official names. Naming the laneways is will help create a ‘sense of place’ and future laneway activations.

This a is a great community project and everyone is welcome to get involved. We’re looking for clever names that resonate with the area and its community – but there are some rules to follow (boring, but important if you want your suggestion taken seriously).

What’s OK What’s Not OK
  • Short names with a maximum of six letters
  • Names which are easy to pronounce, spell and write
  • Surnames of local or notable people who have contributed to the local community or place (no longer living)
  • Names based on historical events
  • Names based on recognisable or special features (e.g. Astor Lane is already on use north of Walcott Street)
  • Names relevant to the local community and/or the area
  • Names of living people
  • First names
  • Names starting with “The”
  • Double-barrelled names (e.g. two names joined with a hyphen)
  • Numbers or roman numerals
  • Symbols or logograms
  • Possessive apostrophes and diacritical marks (e.g. Bob’s or Café Lane)
  • Inappropriate, discriminatory or derogatory names
  • Duplicating names already in use in the area (e.g. “Barlee”)
  • Names longer than six letters

Find out more and make your submission on the City’s of Vincent’s website – http://www.vincent.wa.gov.au/namethelanes

Submissions are due by 20 November.

Read the Perth Voice article here.

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Oh Hello Beaufort – a new magazine for our street

Oh Hello Beaufort is the brand new magazine celebrating everything Beaufort Street.

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Showcasing community happenings, local retailers and small businesses, Oh Hello Beaufort is a free lifestyle magazine dedicated to the street and its surrounds. With regular sections such as On the Street, Beaufolk, Taste, Shopping and Home, we cover everything there is to love about our favourite strip.  If you’re a local, you’ll love it!

As of November 1 you can grab your FREE copy at a variety of businesses along Beaufort Street including DeVine Cellars, Method Clothing, Plus Fitness 24/7, Acton Real Estate, UnchARTed Collective, Mckenzies Chemist, Crust Pizza, Beaufort Realty, Sugar and Nice and Mariposa, just to name a few.

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Annual General Meeting – Wed 4th November 2015

The Beaufort Street Network Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th November, 2015 at 6.30pm at Defectors Bar, upstairs at Flying Scotsman, 639 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley.

Agenda

 Welcome

 Apologies

 Chair Report

 Treasurer Report – Accounts

 Better Beaufort Street Plan Report

 Festival Report

 Art Market Report

 General Business:

Election of Office Bearers:

The following positions are now open for nominations:

 Chair

 Deputy Chair

 Secretary  Treasurer

 Eight (8) General Member Positions

Nominations must be delivered in writing and signed by the Nominee, as well as a nominator, who is a member of the Beaufort Street Network. Nominations can be delivered to:

Dale Emery Secretary, Beaufort Street Network c/- Method Clothing 557 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley 6050

Nominations forms may be requested from hello@beaufortstreet.com.au and may also be returned signed by the Nominee to this email address.

Please note nominations must be received not less than 7 days before the day on which the annual general meeting is held. For further information regarding this, please contact the Network Chair, Pam Herron on 0413 610660.

Cool new I Love Beaufort Street carry bags

The Network is getting into merchandising and has just launched our new I love Beaufort Street carry bags. The bags are a great way to show you are a proud local and love our street.

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The bags are only $10 and here are the details –

Calico Shopper Bag (No Gusset)

Description:  8oz Thick Cotton Bag with Comfortable Rope Size Handles,

Wide Bottom Without Gusset.

Item Size: Bag Size: 43.5cm w x 30.50cm

How to Get One

Online Click on this link to order online

Once you have placed your online order, you can pick it up from:

Beaufort Realty (580 Beaufort Street – opposite Hungry Jacks). Ask for Pam Herron.

Method Clothing (557 Beaufort Street). Ask for Dale Emery

Print off and show the Tax Invoice you will receive via email as your proof of purchase.

We can also post your order to you for $5 per bag. Email us your Tax Invoice and postal details after placing your order.

Buy on the Street

Go in to either Beaufort Realty or Method Clothing at the addresses above to purchase directly.

 

Dogtober hits Beaufort Street

Dogtober hits Beaufort Street this October!

The Beaufort Street Market on Sunday 4 October will be celebrating our favourite hounds as well as having all our fabulous stalls and artists. Bring your pooch down and join in the fun. There are even prizes to win.

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Prizes

“Most Beautiful Beaufort Bitch”

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She’s a star and she knows it. That coat’s worth a million bucks, her catwalk stride is calculated, every paw clipped to perfection – one sniff and this girl has all the boys panting.
Prize: Joy by Alex Cearns, Houndstooth Studio

“Most Dapper Beaufort Dog”

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He is the guy they all want in their ball game. Strong, handsome with intelligent eyes and a bod to die for, no lonely howling nights for this lad about town.
Prize: Joy by Alex Cearns, Houndstooth Studio

“Beaufort Street Super Pooch”

Hippy dog

The Beaufort Street Super Pooch is Top Dog and knows it. The most stylish pooch on the strip and leader of the pack has charisma and a winning way with everyone.
Main Prize: Photo Shoot at Houndstooth Studio in Leederville

Art Market first Sunday
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It’s Dogtober on Beaufort Street!

Dogtober

Dry July, Liptember, Movember and now our very own Dogtober on Beaufort Street!

Your local community group, the Beaufort Street Network, are running their monthly market with a dog theme on Sunday October 4 from 9am to 1pm.

In recognition of all the wonderful dogs that frequent Beaufort Street, Chair Pam Herron says it was time that we provided a special market where owners could bring their pooches along to enjoy a Sunday morning out with the family.

There will be treats galore, a doggie photographer and even a mobile dog wash, (after all who wants to pat a dirty pooch?)

Rotaract will be raising funds for charity with their sausage sizzle. A raffle and some very special prizes will be up for grabs on the day. Yes, you can dress Chewie up for the occasion Mayor Carey!

Celebrity dogs are invited, committee member Danielle Van Kampen will be bringing George and Mildred down and we might even get to see some local stars like Grover, Riley, Jeffrey or Lola all vying for best looking dog.

Located in the Barlee Street Carpark, this is a wonderful place to hang out, listen to music, buy some wares, have a coffee or grab a selection of food provided by Beaufort street cafes.

 

 

Lightbox Laneway Gallery on Beaufort Street

 

 

The City of Vincent has set up the new Lightbox Laneway Gallery in the lane between St Michaels and Orno Interiors just off Beaufort Street.

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The City will provide the opportunity for 1 artist to utilise the lightboxes to exhibit for 3 months, with the aim to have a new artist/exhibition every 3 months, with a total of 4 exhibitions a year. Local artists, groups of artists and curators can submit a Lightbox Laneway Gallery exhibition proposal with a budget of $1,000.

The aim of the Lightbox Laneway Gallery is a public exhibition space to showcase local artists. Find out more at http://www.vincent.wa.gov.au/Services/Arts_Culture/Lightbox_Laneway.

Martin E. Wills is the first artist to exhibit in the gallery. Looks amazing!

Martin E Wills Light boxes

10 days to go for Better Beaufort $1,000 grant competition

The Beaufort Street Network has launched the second round of its Better Beaufort $1,000 grant competition. There’s only 10 days left so get your project ideas in ASAP.

The challenge offers a chance for local residents and businesses to get involved with creating a better Beaufort Street. The Network can fund a range of different ideas, with the main objectives of the project to make the area more vibrant, interesting and diverse.

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Create a pop up laneway lounge room with a DJ

“We are very proud to be giving back to our community through the $1,000 grant competition” says Network El Supremo, Pam Herron.

The first round of funding helped to finance the amazing mural by local artists in the Fresh Provisions car park in Mount Lawley. Our recent community survey found that street art was the most popular thing we have helped with over the last 12 months. But we’d love to see some new ideas and it is definitely not limited to art.

We want to get more locals involved. There are so many great ideas out there and we want to help them happen.

Run a street busker competition
Run a street busker competition

Further information on the $1,000 grant competition is available at www.beaufortstreet.com.au/grant-competition or by contacting the Network. Project ideas need to be submitted to the Network by Monday 31 August 2015.

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Hold a family fun day

Street Art on Beaufort Street

We love our street art on Beaufort Street!

In fact street art and murals was the community’s favourite improvement to Beaufort Street in the Better Beaufort Survey we conducted in May 2015. Thanks to the 267 people who told us what they thought. You can see the survey results yourself at – http://bit.ly/1QDl9wR

Fieldey's Frieda Kahlo tribute
Fieldey’s Frieda Kahlo tribute

Check out this YouTube clip to see why street art helps to create better places – https://youtu.be/KXeIEVW6T8k

See more pics of local street art at – https://beaufortstreet.com.au/art/

Lane behind Cloud 9
Lane behind Cloud 9
Rob Jenkins painting in the Laneway Project
Rob Jenkins painting in the Laneway Project

Beaufort Street Survey Results and Winner of Montefiore Dinner for Two

Thank you to all those people who took the time to complete our Beaufort Street Survey. We received a massive 267 responses and some fantastic feedback! We’ll go through the feedback to see how we can improve what we are doing to create a better Beaufort Street.

And the winner of the free dinner for two at Montefiore is ……. drum roll …….. Maria Garbagnati. Maria is a local resident and on Beaufort Street pretty much every day. Congratulations Maria! If you need someone to come along for a free feed, just let us know (hint hint).

BSN Survey winner Maria

 

Here are some of the results from the survey –

How do you get to Beaufort Street?

How do we get to Beaufort St

 

Fantastic to see lots of people walking to Beaufort Street! We want to make it easier to walk and ride here.

Tell us how you feel about these statements

Tell us what you reckon

Some valuable feedback here. We feel pretty safe here and encourage friends and family to experience our great local businesses. Interesting that quite a few respondents didn’t seem too enthused about the Festival.

Has Beaufort St got better or worse over the last 12 months?

Has Beaufort St got better or worse in last 12 months

 

About 49% of respondents thought that Beaufort Street has gotten better or much better over the last 12 months. Around a third (33%) thought it was pretty much the same. Sounds like we have more work to do to create a better Beaufort Street!

What is the best thing done to create a better Beaufort Street over the last 12 months? 

What has been the best thing in last 12 months

Street art/murals and the new street trees/landscaping were the most popular actions over the last 12 months.