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LATEST NEWS

MONDAY 31 OCTOBER – HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK, GEORGE HAY PARK, 4PM TO 8PM

The PRA’s Halloween function will take place at George Hay Park from 4 to 8pm on Monday 31 October, all residents, their friends and family are invited.   The format is the same as previous years, except that we now have an entry fee – bring a packet or tin of dog or cat food, which we’ll distribute to an Animal charity.
 
Programme of events:
16h00 - 20h00 Games/activities
17h30 - 18h00 Judging of best dressed competition - babies, boys and girls, and adults
18h00 onwards - Play, trick 'n treat and eat
 
Things for kids to do:

  • Lots of fun games for 2 to 12 year olds
  • Jumping castles
  • Best dressed competition
  • Trick ‘n Treat in the area and at picnic blankets

 
Food and drink
The Mother Truckers will be selling food.  The PRA stall will be selling cold drinks.  Please bring picnic blankets (also picnics if you’d like) and also sweets for kids to trick ‘n treat at your picnic spots.
 
A big thanks to our Sponsors:

  • Parkview Residents' Association
  • Pam Golding Properties (Byron and Brad)  – for the jumping castles and printing of posters
  • Parkview Ballet & Dress Up  – for the Best  Dressed vouchers and décor
  • Discovery and Netcare for providing an ambulance and paramedics
  • SafeParkview / 24-7 – for providing extra security for the night
  • Kapara Insurance Brokers (Julie da Silva) for providing public liability cover
  • Nicarela Charity for providing the gazebos and tables
  • Thanks also goes to The Mask, Bread & Butter, Croft & Co, Bella & Boo, Francos, Tyrone Fruit & Veg, Soho Design and Parkview Spar
  • Also thank to learners of Parktown Girls High (and a few other schools)  for organizing and manning the games.

 
Please note:

  • Your kids are your responsibility not the organisers
  • Please use the Recycling Bins for Glass and Cans
  • If you’d like to donate sweets to homes around the Park to take some of the pressure off them, please contact us to distribute to them (email info@parkview.org.za)
  • If you don’t want children to trick ‘n treat at your house please put up a do not disturb sign – hopefully the adults escorting the children will read it!

 
There is no charge for you or your children, however we’d be very pleased if you could consider a donation to help defray expenses for the Halloween function, or to contribute to the lovely environment of George Hay Park.  Our banking details are: PRA Halloween, FNB, Rosebank (253305), current account – 50332119813

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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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DATES TO DIARISE

 

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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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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