Archive for the ‘FOFS News’ Category

March 2016 news update

CRIME Our guards helped the police catch a thief who ran into the Park from Peter Place with a laptop which he threw into a bin. He was caught, laptop recovered and guards later found his gun buried under a clump of loose grass. BANK The final […]

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February 2016 News update

W BANK For years  now  FOFS have been involved in discussions with Forest Farm and JPC to find a solution to the squatter/jungle  problem by developing that W. Bank.  The Dinosaur Park took over a year to get Parks approval and then it all fell apart when […]

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Doggy Daycare – Good News!

GOOD NEWS!!! After years of asking  and losing hope we have finally got  Guards specifically   for the Park! They  arrived last  week and are in shifts of three 24 hours a day.  Two will patrol the Park,  walking around keeping an eye on who is in the […]

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January 2016 update

I was away the whole of December but FOFS still kept a watch on the Park. December is the worst month for the Park as come the first week we get invaded by Burial Society  picnics which sees the Park overrun with  too many people now that […]

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Year end Newsletter 2015 (October-November)

WEST BANK – SQUATTERS –  As my Newsletters have said over the years we/FOFS have been trying to get a permanent solution  on the West Bank – not the raid, destroy and return scenario which is futile and solves nothing.  With the  squatter issue only going to […]

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October 2015 – Special Newsletter 2

DOGS – ON AND OFF LEASHES. The exchanges on the Facebook and the calls I have had since indicate that we have a problem at the Park concerning the dog walkers.  Those that want the Bylaw adhered to ie. Dogs kept on a leash and those who […]

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Squatters – Special Newsletter #1

Due to the “explosion” of exchanges on the Facebook page brought about by the third incident involving the same dogs I would like to clarify certain perceptions that the public have about us- FOFS – in this newsletter about the squatters. We are not on the side […]

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Spruit Day – 19 September 2015

This is held once a year  to Support our green belt along the length of  the Braamfontein Spruit.  Field & Study Park is the biggest area along it  and is the most priceless green lung so close to our Sandton CBD. Friends of Field & Study – […]

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August 2015 – West Bank update

WEST BANK This is the unkempt area opposite the Park over the river where the squatters are.  I would like to use this newsletter to get FOFS history with the problem and our efforts to solve it constructively out there  so that there is no misunderstanding regarding […]

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July 2015 News update

MAINTENANCE – We continue to replace missing planks on the Jungle Gym to keep it safe for the children to play on. This is costly as wood is expensive. TREES – Many of our iconic big gums and wattles are dead, diseased or dying  and an expert […]

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