Archive for the ‘FOFS News’ Category

West Bank New proposal – Note for Park users

A new Proposal for the development of the West Bank  was presented at a small meeting  recently  by the proposers Adreach.   Clr. Earp, the PCA, two residents from Panners Lane, FOFS (me).   It ‘s title is  ‘The Johannesburg Outdoor Adventure Park Project”. It is in fact  a […]

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Park update 13 June 2017

MARKET This continues to expand and the last one had 105 stalls.  A definite success for the Park. FACILITIES For the last few months the toilets have been insufficient to cope with large functions/events such as the Market, Blue Label Day etc.  I have asked for, a […]

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March/April 2017 update – Tree Felling

As of the 4th  April,  the Parks tree feller has been cutting down trees at the Park for  almost a month.  He arrived out of the blue telling the Guards that he had come to “cut the trees” They phoned me to ask if I had sent […]

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February/March Newsletter

TREES Without warning Parks sent a man to start cutting down the dead trees in the Park and the first to go was our iconic giant which was not in danger of falling etc.  Park users were shocked as were we. We now learn that all the […]

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22 February 2017 Newsletter update

The state of the Park at the beginning of Feb. was about the worst ever and with the Depot overwhelmed we were lucky that they pulled out the stops for us to get the Park looking good for the first Market of the year.  A full team […]

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January 2017 catch up

WEST BANK The homeless issue has been an ongoing one not just this year but for the last 10 years.  For 6 of those 10 FOFS has been actively trying to get the bank developed as that is the only way to clear the problem permanently and […]

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October 2016 Newsletter

CATCH UP  NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2016 MARKET This continues to grow and the last one this month had 80 stalls.  The big green container that has appeared in the Park is for the storage of the tables for the market. Handri, who runs the Market,  has plans  […]

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July 2016 Newsletter

Due to circumstances out of my control this is a very delayed Newsletter so longer than usual TREES The oak trees in the Park continue to deteriorate and nothing is being done about them despite informing the Depot some time ago.   In desperation we sent a letter […]

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Field and Study park West Bank Raid

Two weeks ago the West Bank was invaded – literally –  by the Metro Police who came  with  Approx. 20 vehicles of all kinds, two deep bedded trucks and a front end loader/bulldozer. This show of force was just a bigger more intimidating variation of the regular […]

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May 2016 News and update

WEST BANK Up until three meetings ago talks with Durapi Consulting, appointed by JPC (Joburg Property Co.), ourselves and Forest Farm and their consultants were looking very positive, plans, architectural presentations, etc. It seemed all systems were, for once, GO.  BUT the last three meetings have been […]

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