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LATEST NEWS

GEORGE HAY PARK

George Hay Park: Farewell to Michele Karamanof, custodian of George Hay Park.

“So, after, years of tireless dedication to improving and maintaining the condition of our precious George Hay Park, along with her trusted partner Onias Khumalo, Michele Karamanof and her family have gone to Cape Town.  We are bereft. Michele planted trees, repaired lawn, fixed playground equipment, managed the installation of an outdoor gym, liaised with Joburg City Parks, enforced a loose set of pretty reasonable bylaws and much much more.   Her efforts are plainly visible and we are all deeply grateful for the work she did. Thanks, Michele, you’re a biscuit.  We hope you find another green space to care for." chairman, Steve Lenahan.
 
George Hay Park: Sub committee
The departure of Michele leaves a huge gap at George Hay Park. Please let me know if you’re keen on volunteering some of your time to join a sub-committee to look after the park. If the variety of tasks are shared by a few people it shouldn’t be hugely onerous.  Please email me on info@parkview.org.za to volunteer.
 
George Hay Park Survey
Following certain complaints received about events held at George Hay Park, the Parkview Residents’ Association (PRA) and Ward Councillor, Amanda Forsythe, designed a short survey to understand how many people are being affected adversely, and positively, by these events.  A further objective of the survey was to understand whether changes in approach to how events are done at the park are needed, and/or whether certain events need to be relocated. Please see  the results of the survey.  We would also like to thank Parkview resident, Dr Petra Gaylard, Consulting Statistician for analyzing the results. 

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SPRUIT DAY - SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER – 9:00 TO 13:00

The 3rd Spruit Clean Up day takes place on 17 September. The PRA calls on volunteers to help clean up the portion of Spruit that travels through Parkview (ie through the Parkview Golf Club).   Please email info@parkview.org.za to volunteer your time.  30 volunteers are needed. School children can earn community service hours. Email info@parkview.org.za

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DATES TO DIARISE

July:

  • Artists under the Sun – First weekend of every month, Zoo Lake
  • Saturday 23 July – Multi event pass collection. 9:00 to 12:30 outside the Spar
  • Sunday 24 July – 702 Walk the Talk – parts of the suburb will be closed. 6h00 to 13h00
  • Sunday 31 July - Potjiekos competition and picnic, George Hay Park (Nicarela Charity)

August:

  • Saturday 13th August - India Day Festival, Zoo Lake


S
eptember:

  • Thursday 1 September – tree planting ceremony at Parkview Golf Club, 10:00
  • Sunday 4th September 2016 – Jazz on the Lake, Zoo Lake
  • Friday 9 September – guided spring walk.  6:00 for 6:30. There’s no charge for the bird walk.  Breakfast will be R100. Booking is essential
  • Saturday 10 September – Garden Fun Day at Parkview Junior School – 10:00 to 16:00.
  • Saturday 17 September – Spruit Day – clean up on the portion of the Spruit that runs through Parkview – 9:00 to 13:00
  • Thursday 22 September  -  guided Heritage walk from Parkview Senior School to the Parkview Golf Club
  • Sunday 25 September – Dog show at the Parkview Golf Club
  • Wednesday 28 September – Parkview Residents Association AGM at Parktown Girls.  17h30 for 18h00


October

  • Saturday 22 October - Parkview Senior School is hosting a 5km fun run/walk from 06:30 to 10:30
  • Monday 31 October – Halloween in the park – 16:00 at George Hay Park

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THIRD REPEAT: MULTI EVENT PASSES FOR 2016/7

The PRA has organised two vehicle passes for every home in Parkview/ Greenside East so that your cars (and you) can have vehicle access into the area for when it is closed for events. This is the last collection chance before Walk the Talk on 24 July.  Jazz on the Lake is on 4 September.
 
Saturday 23 July – 9h00 to 12h30 (outside Parkview Spar) 
 
The other alternative for you is to queue at Marks Park to fetch the day passes when events take place. See below.

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WIN TWO TICKETS TO A MOVIE PREMIERE

Parkview resident Craig Gardner has written and directed “My Father’s War”, premiering on July 28th.  It is a compelling story of the broken relationship between a father and son, set against the backdrop of the South African Border War.  The film opens countrywide on August 5th, and will be showing at the Rosebank Cinema Nouveau.  If you want to read more, follow us on Faceback at myfatherswar.co.za.  The first person to email info@parkview.org.za wins the two tickets to the premier on 28 July.

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ZOO LAKE USERS COMMITTEE

Please see enclosed update.

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WHEELIE BINS

Please do not leave wheelie bins out overnight.  The bins can be used to gain access over a perimeter wall or fence, as well as for the storage of stolen goods.  Please only put wheelie bins out on the day of collection and put them back inside as soon as possible after your garbage has been collected.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS FROM NEIGBOURING SUBURBS

Forest Town School fundraising The Forest Town School (for children with special needs) has appealed for donors to raise R400 000 towards their annual school maintenance and repairs which will include the building of a new classroom and travel costs for the British Blandford Military Base soldiers, who have volunteered their services to repair and maintain the school in January 2017.  If you can assist, please contact Marion Leatherbarrow, Grant Resources and Donor Administrator, Forest Town School for learners with special needs, 082 973 3711 or 011 791 2721  ftstrust@global.co.za www.foresttownschoolfoundation.co.za  or Lesley Trollip at foresttown.ftra@gmail.com

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PARHURST VILLAGE FAIR – 30 JULY

The much anticipated Parkhurst Village Fair is back on 30 July 2016.  We invite you to join us at our urban playground in Verity Park where young and old alike will be able to enjoy a variety of lawn games while sipping drinks from our champagne and gin bar, the craft beer stalls or from a selection of wine and soft drink options.  A wide variety of food options will be available on the day or you can order a special “chicnic” basket from the Westcliff Deli up to 24 hours in advance for collection at the Fair on the day (http://www.westcliffdeli.co.za/gourmet-chicnic/).  Fresh west coast oysters will be flown in for the Fair by The Oyster Lady (http://theoysterlady.co.za ).

Tickets are now available online via Quicket.co.za at R50/adult and R25/child until 22:00 on 29 July.  Tickets at the gate on the day cost R70 and R30 respectively.  A person who buys their tickets online and shares the link stands a chance to win a night (including breakfast) at the Four Seasons Westcliff.  The winner will be the person whose link generates the highest number of ticket sales.

Little Ashford Preschools will be coordinating a wide range of children’s activities and the National Children’s Theatre will also be there on the day.  Jane Griffiths, of “Jane’s Delicious Garden” will be speaking at 11:00 and will also be doing a book signing.  Tom Campher Volvo will be sponsoring the picnic area, where light, unplugged jazz music will be played.

As usual, the event is dog friendly.  We require that dogs be on a leash at all times and that only well socialised dogs be brought to the Fair.

100% of proceeds raised is returned to the community by investing in community projects and upgrades.  We are supporting the GodFirst blanket and clothes drive so please drop off blankets and clothes on the day.  Should your current picnic blanket be a little tatty, new ones will be available to purchase at the Fair.