Archive for the ‘FOFS News’ Category

July/August 2019 News

WEST BANK The numbers continue to increase and the dynamic of the bank is changing. When the Sandton Sports Club/George Lea Park fenced them out they may have solved their problem but they don’t just disappear they find somewhere else an found us.  They are now our […]

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May 2019 News update

TAP The Summerhouse tap has been the subject of interference, careless use and an unpleasant confrontation with the guards.  Hopefully this can be put behind us. The resulting wearing away of the cement base  has been replaced twice by Mr. Ginsberg who has now had a run […]

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April 2019 news

We would like to acknowledge the generous donation of R7000 from the Felix Schneider Foundation who have supported us for some years now.Thank you! Thanks to the market the Park got a much needed cut. Parks are doing less And less as only the fields and the […]

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January 2019 update

A big thank you to Jackie o’Malley for her generous donation of R700 to us to start off another year. December and January have come and gone already and the park has Finally been transformed from the dry, brown, crunchy, short grass into Now overgrown lush green […]

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October/November 2018 News update

PARK HEROES –  Park guards Gladys and Jacob saw 4  men dashing across the river followed by police. The guards and Boykie and Bhekie  followed them as they ran along the river, keeping a safe distance. Helicopter overhead. Police raced round to the entrance of the park […]

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August-September 2018 update

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER We continue with the ongoing maintenance of the Park facilities.  The braais are popular Now that we have fixed them up and the Park is being discovered .  The community is using it more for Birthdays and a group of workers from the Stock Exchange came […]

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July 2018 News

FOFS has some overdue thank you’s that we would like to share. THANK  YOU To MTN  who donated R9000 to Handri when they had a promotion at the Market.   We are currently using it to rebuild all the braais on the main field,  erect two poles with […]

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March/April 2018 update

MAINTENANCE Adults again  on the Jungle Gym despite the notices so more money spent replacing slats. It is a constant battle to keep it safe and maintained when there are people who will abuse it. We have also fixed a leak on an outside pipe at the […]

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New year 2018

This is the first Newsletter of the year,  late,  as I was in  Australia for December and only back at the Park on the 10th Jan.  The Park was busy  with the usual braais, walkers etc. THEFT One incident in January where a Cellphone was stolen from […]

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West Bank update 7 November 2017

WHITEWATER/ADVENTURE  PARK PROPOSAL – OPPOSITE FIELD & STUDY PARK The FOFS Committee met and agreed with my opinion expressed in the previous newsletter. The Proposal covers the bank opposite with a 3m high concrete pool with rapids, and  turbulence channels, pool etc for fun seekers as well […]

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