Friends December 2013 update

The Park has had it’s UPS –Summerhouse refurbished and new benches,  thank you RMB. Business IQ staff came and painted the play equipment. River clean up with assistance from squatters. Thank you Parks for help with bin collection and grass cutting. W. Bank grass cut. Thank you Urban Management. Gatehouse & gates re-painted with PCA. Thank you. We hosted the SPCA MUTT WALK, Film, TV and photograhy shoots, Company functions. Thank you James Hewitt for offering to be our handyman at the AGM. FOFS day was held in searing 36deg. We wait for Forest Farm’s Decision  to move or not sometime next year.

Thank you Parkmore Mica for your support.

DOWNS – We continue to monitor the Park on a daily basis and pay for repairs ie. sunk approx 20 bollards. The public are relentless in destroying them. Maintenance is ongoing. Plumbing issues, up pruning, sewer leaks, toilet repairs, public abusing the Park etc.  The squatters are a city wide problem and meetings are taking place now as to  what to do with them by all Depts. and stakeholders. I have a constructive relationship with those opposite the Park.

This month we have been overrun by Burial societies who have come in their hundreds. I have been there each Sunday to monitor it and so far no issues except too many. Regrettably we have been ‘discovered’. We are taking this up with Parks. It is a once a year event for them I am told. The Church services and all night singing are an issue we are working on. Community help is needed.

MARKET –  A new Craft Market has started in the Park.  I urge you to visit it this Sunday 9-3pm

FOFS – NEEDS TWO NEW DIRECTORS (two have moved away and resigned) IT IS NOT TIME CONSUMING.  I NEED 4 PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE TIME IN THE DAY TO HELP ME WHEN NEEDED.

 WE MUST KEEP OUR SIGHTS ON THE PARK TO PRESERVE THIS PRECIOUS GREEN LUNG.

TO THOSE WHO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, HAVE A HAPPY ONE. TO THOSE  WHO DONT, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE FROM ALL OF US AT FOFS.

ROSE. – 082 784 1933

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