06 May 2012

Let's get a car sharing service in West Hobart

Have you heard about car sharing services?       The way this works is:  when enough locals register as interested in using the service, the company locates a car in the neighbourhood.  When you want to use the car, you book it online.  Simple.  You get all the benefits of a car, without the hassle or expense of owning one!
GoGet is an example of a car sharing service. The company says:  With low hourly rates – you can book a car for as little as an hour - you can forget about rego, insurance, petrol, and everything else that goes with owning a car.  For every GoGet car, 9 private cars are taken off our roads, making our cities more liveable. 
Are there any other companies like this we should take a look at?  Let us know!  Check them out, and if you are interested, register your interest.  If enough of us register, we can put West Hobart on the car sharing map!

Ground offered for a Community Garden !!!!

The Wilderness Society at 130 Davey St is one of the few places left in central Hobart with a large productive veggie garden. The Wilderness Society has contacted WHEN to offer this space to be managed autonomously by local citizens who dream of a convenient community gardening space.

Their large backyard is soon to play host to the innovative Hobart Bike Kitchen, so this space will become a real hub for community engagement of all types. The garden is already in good form, has access to ample water, and simply needs creative management and ongoing maintenance.

WHEN's GAF group is considering this project, possibly in conjunction with nearby sister groups.  If you would like to be involved, pls contact us at whenvnet@gmail.com.