Archive for the ‘FOFS News’ Category

July 2020 News

FINALLY the long awaited announcement – PARKS ARE OPEN!! Our 30 acres of space to exercise, walk in, get in the sunshine for our vitamin D and breath fresh air are available  to all our Park users.  So great so welcome Everyone back. One hiccup – the […]

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June update

PARK  CLOSURE Although we are now allowed out during the day to walk, exercise etc. the very place where it would be most beneficial is not allowed.  Under Lockdown 3 the Park is still out of bounds.   The stables are operating again hence the open side gate […]

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Lockdown update March April May 2020

Before we knew it Covid-19 arrived and we are living under lockdown. I received an instruction to close the Park  which caused problems for me as I could not do that with the stables and the Rec. Centre staff inside. I closed the main gates and left […]

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January – February 2020 update

The New year started as usual with long uncut fields and Looked a sight.  Parks staff dribble back from holiday even In January and in the meantime with the rain the grass kept growing. After visits to the Depot and much asking for a cut we finally […]

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Nov/Dec 2019 News update

GUARDS Our Guards were removed, new ones brought and much confusion as to who was who And where ours were  etc. etc.  Many phone calls to  anyone I could get hold of, finally One who managed to help me get Gladys and Eugene back. They are now […]

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September / October News update

GUARDS These two months were SO stressful for me and the Guards. We had heard that Council was going to INsource the guarding and do away with contractors. For us it was rumours, you needed to have an SMS from Council, you had to be ‘on the […]

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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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