Soup-er idea for initiatives in City of Vincent

Paddington Alehouse head chef Brendon Burrow, organiser Meagan Parry and Paddington Alehouse owner Neil Randall. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d471210
Paddington Alehouse head chef Brendon Burrow, organiser Meagan Parry and Paddington Alehouse owner Neil Randall. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d471210

CITY of Vincent residents can have a say in future projects while enjoying a bowl of soup.

Transition Town Vincent is hosting a Neighbourhood Soup event on Monday, July 24 from 6pm at the Paddington Ale House, inspired by an initiative launched in Detroit, USA.

Attendees pay $10 for a bowl of soup and hear four-minute pitches from people working on community projects.

Diners then vote on the project they want funded.

The winning project gets the cash raised at the door and provides an update on their project at a future event.

Head chef Brendon Burrow will make an organic leak and potato soup with crusty bread roll drizzled with a touch of truffle oil.

Organiser Meagan Parry said the format had been used in other parts of Perth and thought it would be cool for Vincent.

“It was first set up in Detroit, which was devastated by the (global) financial crisis, so the community got together with this model,” she said.

“Victoria Park is having its fifth event this month and we thought it would be cool to have it in Vincent.

“Even if people do not have a project to pitch, they are still welcome to come and have a vote on project ideas.”

Ms Parry said she was keen to see up to 100 people at the event.

Ideas can be pitched via an online form at https://goo.gl/forms/lLqNsd3q1Y6yo9tT2 or email at vincentsoup@outlook.com.

Attendees can register their free ticket at https://goo.gl/gbZWR9.

The $10 for soup and a vote is paid at the door on the night.

For more information, go to http://www.perthsoup.com.

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