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LATEST NEWS

PARKVIEW RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION AGM – 11 OCTOBER

 

Just a reminder that the PRA AGM will take place on Wednesday 11 October at 5.30 for 6pm at Parktown High School for Girls. 

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UPDATE: TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN PARKVIEW

 

The JRA have advised that they will fix the speed humps in Carlow Rd and Donegal Rd within the next few weeks. The existing speed humps are too high and and need to be adjusted to reduce the angle of approach.

The PRA has submitted a letter to JMPD to monitor compliance with speed limits on Lower Park Drive, Wicklow and Tyrone, compliance with traffic circle rules along Tyrone, particularly Tyrone/Ennis and Tyrone/Roscommon and parking rules along Tyrone. 

The PRA will also request that the JRA repaints faded stop street and zebra crossings. Please email info@parkview.org.za details of relevant intersections. We’d need the road that the street is on and the cross street.

The Parkview Traffic Management project will commence soon, details will be emailed, placed on the Parkview Network Whatsapp group and also facebook (I Love Parkview and Parkview).

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MESSAGE FROM THE PARKVIEW SCHOOLS CENTENARY FUND

 

The Parkview Schools (Junior and Senior) express our thanks to the PRA for the R50 000 donation to the Centenary Fund. The Schools turn 100 years this year and we have established the Centenary Fund to support children who need a special intervention to develop their potential, for example, extra academic tuition, language or maths lessons, sports uniforms, or psycho social counselling.   The SGBs of both schools will consider applications, and process payments to service providers. The SGB chairpersons will report back each year to their respective AGMs, on the impact of the Fund on learners’ development.

If residents would like to make a personal contribution to the Fund, the bank details follow: Parkview Senior School, FNB, Craighall Branch, Branch Code, 255805, Acc No: 503 321 20133. Reference: Centenary Fund. 

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BUILDING AND HERITAGE CONSERVATION REGULATIONS

 

There have recently been a number of instances of property owners making alterations to buildings without the necessary approval of the City of Joburg and the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority – Gauteng (PHRA-G). In the spirit of being helpful, residents are reminded that the failure to abide by these regulations and the required actions (which are summarized on the PRA website) have onerous and potentially unpleasant consequences.  In the event that a property owner does not comply with the Municipal Planning Bylaw (2016) and other laws governing these matters, Section 62 of the Bylaw empowers the authorities to stop the work being done or enforce its removal or to impose a fine or a jail sentence. There’s also the matter of having to deal with angry neighbours, of course. In addition, many lenders are requiring property buyers to ensure that they have current building plans for the property they are acquiring.

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SAFEPARKVIEW NOTICE

 

Over the last six months we have witnessed  an alarming trend of our residents leaving their street gates/garage doors open.  The last two months 24/7 have recorded incidents of twenty a month. This is an open invitation for a robbery.  The one recommendation we can make is to link your doors to your alarm system so that after a set period your alarm will activate warning you of an open door.

Should you want to sign up with SafeParkview please email Vicky Drinkwater on safemanager@parkview.org.za
 

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SPRUIT DAY CLEAN UP –  SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

 

The 4th Spruit Clean Up day takes place on Saturday 16 September from 9 until 11.  As Parkview had no volunteers, if anyone is interested in doing their bit, please see contact details and the schedule for the other Spruit clean ups.
 

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ELECTRICITY METER READINGS:

 

Please refer to the attached letter from City Power/UMEC about the new details for Electricity Meter Readings in Parkview.
 

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CANCER: A LOVE STORY

 

Friends and neighbours you're all invited to Parkview resident,  Lauren Segal's book launch – “Cancer: A Love Story”: Details are below. Please rsvp. Lauren will be in conversation with book legend Jenny Crwys-Williams.

Cancer: A Love Story is the intimately searing memoir of a four-time cancer survivor. The book tracks Lauren’s journey to come to terms with the untold challenges of facing the dreaded disease. But in the midst of her horror, Lauren discovers the unexpected opportunities that cancer presents – to confront her unmasked humanity – her fears, strengths and weaknesses.
Tuesday, 26 September, 17:30 for 18:00, Venue: Social Kitchen & Bar, Exclusive Books, Hyde Park Corner, rsvp@jacana.co.za
 

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ENCLOSURES:

 

Spruit Day Clean up – 16 September
Parkview Dog Show – 17 September

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DATES TO DIARISE

 

If you have a Parkview function/activity that is open to the public, email info@parkview.org.za and we can try to include it in our newsletter.  You need to send the info at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance.  We do the reserve the right to publish the info or not.

  • 17 September – Parkview Golf Club’s dog show for neighbourhood dogs
  • 11 October – PRA AGM at Parktown High School for girls
  • 28 October – Parkview Schools Centenary fun run and walk
  • 31 October – Halloween at George Hay Park
  • 24 to 26 November – Nicarela Charity Parkview Christmas Market 

 

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POST-DIVORCE PARENTING PROGRAMME AT FAMILY LIFE CENTRE

 

This is applicable pre-divorce, during a divorce and post-divorce.
Venue:   1 Cardigan Road corner Crescent, Parkwood
Times:    19h00 to 21h00
Dates:     10, 17, 24, 31 October, attendance of all 4 evenings is essential
Cost:       R1500 per person paid in advance for all for the complete course
 
This course enables you and your ex partner to develop effective and practical ways of communicating with the other parent of your children, as well as help you develop additional parenting skills that will help your children adapt to the change in their family.
Facilitated by Heidi Reynolds – Social Worker (BASS, Hons). She has 19 years of experience working with Individuals, Couples and Families, the main focus in her practice is on families and relationships, including Case Management, Supervised Contact, Mediation and Facilitation, Parenting Plans and Parental Rights and Responsibilities Agreements. Bookings:
https://familylife.co.za/, 011 788 4784, marketing@familylife.co.za.
 

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OLDER ADULT EXERCISE AND WELLNESS WORKSHOP

 

Silver Fit is hosting an exciting FREE workshop to mark International Day for Older Adults.  This workshop program includes talks from experts on Active Ageing and maintaining health in one's golden years, a demonstration of what exercise older adults should be doing, tips on wellness and quality of life as well as an interactive Q&A session.
St. Columba's, 45 Lurgan Road, 30 September, 10am-12pm

Spots are limited- so please book now to avoid disappointment botelho.hannah@gmail.com.

 

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PRA MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2017

 

Thank you if you’ve paid your 2017 fees in December.  PRA membership fees for 2017 have remained unchanged at R500 (R250 for pensioners) per annum and are now due. Prompt payment will ensure that our sub-committees can continue with their initiatives. 

Please note:

  • If you are a paying member of SafeParkview: At the full monthly rate R720, a contribution of R30 per month per household is made by SafeParkview to the Residents’ Association. However, this R30 is not enough to sustain all the initiatives the PRA undertakes throughout the year, so we appeal to all residents to pay their R500 PRA fees, or make a contribution over and above the amount SafeParkview remits on your behalf.
  • If you pay for the bike patrol, your SafeParkview membership does not include a contribution to the PRA.

 

Our banking details are: Parkview Residents Association, First National Bank, Rosebank (253305), Current account – 50332119813. Please email info@parkview.org.za if you’d like acknowledgement. In order to track payments, please indicate surname and physical address on your EFT.