Archive for the ‘FOFS News’ Category

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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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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