Unfortunately due to the poor response, it has been decided not to hold the Day of Garage Sales this year. We will consider holding it again in 2015. For those that were looking forward to the event, we apologise but we didn’t think there was enough interest to make a success of the event in 2014.
Please see this flyer [PDF, 560KB] for information regarding free information sessions to encourage women to run for 2014 local council elections.
2014 welcomes the 175th Anniversary of the settlement of Kensington. We are fortunate to live in such an interesting and diverse suburb, surrounded by historical landmarks and buildings.
Kensington village, named after Kensington Palace, was surveyed in November 1838 and the first land lots were sold to settlers in 1839. 175 years later, much of Kensington's history remains for us to enjoy, value and protect.
This year, the Kensington Residents' Association plans a number of community events to celebrate this milestone; this will include a Kensington Village Picnic in Pioneer Park in October.
Details of events will be posted here as they come to hand and will also be publicised in the KRA newsletters.
in June KRA wrote to the Premier, Minister for State/Local Government Relations, the Opposition, parliamentary representatives of each party and independent MPs requesting the postal voting system for Local Government Elections be abolished due to reported abuses of the system such as:
- the theft of ballot papers from letter boxes so that they can be completed by supporters of a particular candidate
- relatives and friends exerting undue influence on electors in completing their ballot papers
A copy of the submission can be viewed here.
The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is a Community Legal Centre specialising in public interest environmental law. The EDO offers professional legal advice and (in a small number of cases) representation, help with environmental law research and community legal education. The EDO is a non-profit community-based organisation.
The EDO has been supported by a variety of public and private sources.
Unfortunately, just before Christmas, EDO SA was advised by the Commonwealth Government that funding for all EDOs around Australia was terminated immediately.
Kensington Residents' Association supports the work of the EDO. Accordingly KRA has made a donation to the EDO.
For more information about the EDO and how you can support the EDO click here.