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Welcome to Inglewood- there's more than you think!

Gold, blue eucy, history and architecture, exercise or just some time to relax!

 

 

  News 

  • INGLEWOOD ALIVE Festival -What a Day was Sunday 4th November!     

             All the details on facebook: >>>>>  here   

        The main street was full and a large crown this year

    • FREE Kid's Activities all surrounding the Inglewood Town Hall
    • *Jumping Castle *Face Painting *SAFE Archery *Melt Down *Bungee Run
    • * Pony Rides $5.00 *Kids Train *Swordcraft - Live Action Medieval Combat
    • *Dog Friendly Space with Wally's Dog Cafe
    • Wimmera Axemen's Championship Wood Chop - 10.30am until 3.30pm
    • Around Town *Central Victorian Veterans Cycling Club Criterium
    • *Tractor Trekkers *CFA Demonstration in the Fire Training Pod
    • *Show & Shine *Town Garage Sale (Maps available from the Town Hall)
    • Town Hall - Open all day - With an art exhibition by Golden Palms Gallery,
    • from 2.30pm a musical performance by St Mary's Primary School,
    • dancing by Loddon Dance Troupe and a demonstration by Unsu Do Karate

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  •   Congratulations to the Australia Day Loddon Shire Community winners.
  •  Alice Leach  - Citizen of the Year               Enzo Scafati - Community Service Award
           

Also includes the Primary School winners of the coloring and literary competition.  (On display in Brooke St, next the "That Health Place".  

 

 Thanks to the Inglewood Lions Club for the catering. A great job.  

  • The Lions  Christmas Festival and Carols on December 17  - What a great day!! 
  • Inglewood and Districts Community Bank grants were presented at their AGM at the Town Hall on Tuesday 21st Nov.  Congratulations to all the community groups and volunteers who recv'd the awards.  Another significant contribution by the Bank to the community .
  •  Why not drop into the new pop-up Art Gallery,  Galleria Nuova,  at 33 Brooke St,  
  •  The Hub is now operational Monday to Thursday at the new Town Hall Hub facility at 20 Verdon St, Inglewood, on the Market Street side of the Town Hall.  

The new Public toilets are also located on that side of the building.

  • Neighborhood Watch is also getting re-energised.  If you wish to be involved, have a chat with Councillor Colleen Condliffe or Alan Saunders.  Failing that...discuss with the folks at the Inglewood Police Station. 
  • The Goldfields Library is also operational at the Hub. Come in and browse the collection, have a chat with the Hub team or a cuppa.  

 

More info  >>> 

Usual Open hours:  Monday to Thursday 9am-4.30pm

Library Staff Visit:    Tuesday 11.15-12.45pm

                         

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  • What an incredible event for the town! 'Inglewood Alive' 2017 was a wonderful success.  Looking forward to next year!!  Make sure you get there. 

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  After a very successful festival circuit, running on over 180 film festivals and        winning more than 50 awards, we’ve decided that it’s finally time to share

 “The    ...    

  Enjoy this award winning short video....!  

      Click >>   The Present  on  vimeo.com

 

  

Marketing Inglewood ...the challenge 

A routine part of IDTC's role is marketing the town and facilities.  "Put yourself in the picture" is a new theme we have created and have supplied postcards at various outlets to highlight the activities in our area.   We also have new bumper stickers available highlighting our website.  These are available from Inglewood Community Neighbourhood House and Fusspots initially for a small fee, directing attention to our website.      Rather than producing flyers that get out of date quickly, our aim is now on an up-to-date website. If you see an update required, send us a message. thanks  

 

   

  

 
   

      SMILE

 “SIX  LITTLE STORIES”


{1}
Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.
On the day of prayer all the people gathered,
but only one boy came with an umbrella.
That's FAITH

{2}
When you throw babies in the air,
they laugh because they know you will catch them.
That's TRUST.
 
{3}
Every night we go to bed
without any assurance of being alive the next morning,
but still we set the alarms to wake up.
That's HOPE.


{4}
We plan big things for tomorrow
in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
That's CONFIDENCE.
 
{5}
We see the world suffering,
but still we get married and have children.
That's LOVE.
 
{6}
On an old man's shirt was written a sentence
'I am not 80 years old
I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.'
That's ATTITUDE.

Have a happy day and live your life like the six stories 

 

 

 Volunteering

Volunteers play a vital and valuable role in the community of Inglewood. 

Our volunteers are a diverse range of people who work tirelessly  with organisations with the common interest of enhancing the Inglewood and district communities.

 

Volunteering can be a fun way of meeting new people, helping others and developing new skills. It is also about sharing and developing personal skills and strengthening links between people in the community.
 
If you would like to be a valued volunteer, we would like to hear from you.

 

Please call the Inglewood Development and Tourism Committee 5438 3169  or  drop in to the Inglewood Neighbourhood House and  have a chat with the team.

 

We greatly appreciate and value your contribution.

  

Youth Support

Some kids can be under a lot of pressure!  Decisions about the future, school stuff you may not know about,  holiday boredom or struggling to find that perfect job!    A fantastic new site is up and running for the 16-25 year olds. 

Tune In Not Out  is 24hr TV for life's challenges, such as alcohol, drugs, mental health, exams and relationships.

Check it out!  Pass it on!  Spread the word!

 

It may help someone you know, and you may never know how. 

 

TINO and thanks to the team that put it together!!

 

About Inglewood

Situated 199 km from Melbourne on the Calder Highway, this historic gold mining town presents a vision of the past. Inglewood forms part of the famous ‘Golden Triangle' which encompasses some of the richest alluvial goldfields in the world. The last great Victorian gold rush occurred here in the 1860's, bringing prosperity and a burgeoning new life to a rural community, clearing the land of mallee scrub and producing wool for the young colony and for export to England. 
 
Gold was like a magnet and miners flocked to Inglewood from all corners of the globe. A few miners' tents rapidly became a tent town of thousands. Inglewood became known as ‘the city in the scrub'.  In the third year of its existence Inglewood became a municipality, the Borough of Inglewood. Such was the wealth taken from the earth and rock, that the tent town became a community of substance, buildings of timber and brick; imposing structures, several of which stand today.
 
The gold was eventually extracted to economic limits and the miners departed. A new, though less profitable industry helped the town survive. Eucalyptus oil, first recognised for its wide ranging qualities from the earliest years of colonial occupation, was produced in quantity in the district. The Blue Mallee, locally known as 'Blue Eucy ', which produced an oil of exceptional quality, grows in abundance in the area.  These days Inglewood is a service town for the surrounding rural districts and smaller communities.
 
Stay a while and you will be able to explore the town with he range of activities listed on the link below.  These can bring the history to life .

Collectibles, gold, blue eucy, history and architecture, ...  or just relax!

Have an enjoyable time and come back to visit Inglewood again.

Things to see and do!

 

One of the reasons it's called the "city in the scrub"