The West End Festival has had a long and colourful history in West End, since the first Festival took place in the 80's as a collaboration between West End Community House, West End Traders Association and Feral Arts. It's delightful, therefore, to see the baton of community celebration being passed onto a new set of hands. Congratulations to the new organising committee, and we're sure it'll be a great day. We Westenders know how to party!
There's not a lot to celebrate about the latest instalment in the long-running development saga of West End, however. For those who haven't heard, a delegation of locals - including our local State Member and City Councillor - arrived at the Executive Building last week to present a petition calling for greater community involvement in the future development of West End, only to have the doors locked in their faces as a so-called security measure.
We cover both those stories in this edition of our e-news, as well as a good selection of the material submitted to or developed by us in the past week.
Have a good read.