Ward 6 News October 2009


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Councillor Retief Odendaal …

– October 2009

groete aan alle
inwoners van Wyk 6. Ja-nee, waterbeperkings is van toepassing en ons
almal moet maar ons deel doen om hierdie skaars hulpbron te bewaar.
Onthou die gebruik van tuinslange is streng verbode en die verwagting
is dat elke huisgesin nie meer as die voorgeskrewe 400 liter water per
dag verbruik nie.

Quite a number of you responded to my last
newsletter for which I thank you. I always look forward to all your
constructive criticism.

I have had a trying month of October
with both my car and laptop (in the boot) being stolen. The only upside
hereto being that it did not happen in our Ward! Unfortunately crime
affects all of us and thus we share a collective duty to keep our
community safe and crime free. Please do remember that we have two very
active neighborhood watches in our Ward- Newton Park Neighborhood
Watch, as well as Charlo Neighborhood Watch. Kindly contact me should
you be interested in joining either of these neighborhood watches.

In this issue:

  1. Squatters in Fairview/Baakens Valley;
  2. William Moffat Opgradering;
  3. Newton Park Library;
  4. Dranklisensieaasoek;
  5. Save-our-City Campaign

1.  Squatters in
Fairview/Baakens Valley

I have recently received a call from a resident expressing concern that
squatters may be erecting their informal structures in the
Fairview-area (near Willow Drive). After an attempted mugging a few
days ago, the SAPS undertook to thoroughly inspect this particular
section of the bush. I accompanied them and although no informal
structures, temporary or permanent, were found, traces of vagrant
activity were clear. The SAPS has given an undertaking to inspect this
area on a regular basis.

A number of complaints have also been received regarding squatters in
the Baakens Valley (below Glenhurd) and was dealt with by the Park
Rangers. It is IMPERATIVE that you contact us upon the first sign of
squatter activity, as legally they should be removed before a permanent
shelter has been erected.

2.  William
Moffet Opgradering

Ek is seker u almal stem saam dat die William Moffat Snelweg dringend
opgegradeer moet word. Die pad dra druk verkeer en is tans in ‘n
haglike toestand.

Die munisipaliteit sal oor die volgende 3 jaar die projek as volg in
fases aanpak:

Voordat daar met die projek begin kan word, moet ‘n hooftoevoer water
pyplyn naby die Moffat verlê word. Hierdie projek van vyf maande is
reeds in tender fase en sal hopelik eersdaags begin.

3. Newton Park Library

The Municipality has at long last started work on the much neglected
garden of our library. Recent months has seen the once beautiful garden
full of weeds and refuse, while the overgrown shrubs offered the ideal
shelter place for vagrants. I am glad to report that there is a HUGE
improvement here and that it seems that the vagrants have decided to
move on.

4. Dranklisensieaansoeke

Die volgende dranklisensie aansoek vir ‘n sportkroeg is ontvang:


Ek het heelwat besware hieroor ontvang en het dit aangestuur na die
Drankraad. Ek sal u inlig sodra daar enige verwikkelinge hierin is.

5. Save Our City Campaign

This committee, which aims to protect our built heritage, had its
official launch on the 5th of November 2009. I am sure that many of you
are aware of the activities of this committee through the extensive
press coverage which it has received over the recent months. We
sincerely hope that the pressures we are applying are going to have the
desired effect in that all heritage property owners will respect the
laws of this country and protect our heritage for future generations.

If you wish to join this worthy cause, kindly contact Lynn Haller on
082 822 4717. Should you consider a monetary donation to support this
cause, you could do so at:

ACCOUNT: 6224 2839 449
BRANCH: 211 217 



Retief Odendaal
DA Councillor Ward 6
Cell: 082
462 0668
Work: 041
367 1670
Email: Ward6[at]mandelametro.gov.za

Ward 6 covers the
following areas in the Metro:

Charlo, Broadwood, Springfield, Overbaakens, Fairview, Mangold Park,
Walmer Downs, Newton Park (South of Mangold Street from 1st to 6th

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