Archive for the ‘FOFS News’ Category

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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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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