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LATEST NEWS

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: 2017 - CHAIRMAN’S LETTER (STEVE LENAHAN)

 

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the PRA AGM last night at Parktown Girls’ High.  The stand-out task facing the PRA over the past 12 months has been the traffic calming project.  To remind you, our objective was to try and reduce the risk to pedestrians and other road users of speeding traffic on the major suburban roads in Parkview: Kildare, Tyrone and Dundalk Avenues. The focus of the traffic study and traffic calming measures was young pedestrians and traffic at intersections along the three main roads running north and south through Parkview. These often serve as alternative routes to local arterial roads, Wicklow Avenue and Lower Park Drive, on which the JRA will not permit traffic calming. Download Chairman's Letter.

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HALLOWEEN

 

The PRA’s Annual Halloween function will take place at George Hay Park from 4 to 8pm on 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 Animals in Distress.   Prize-giving will take place at 17h30. More details will be sent next week.  

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PARKVIEW SCHOOL'S 100 YEAR SCHOOL RUN

 

Please join us as for our annual 5km family fun run/walk in celebration of 100-years of academic excellence.  Hosted by Parkview Senior School, corner of Dundalk Avenue and Dee Road, Parkview - 28 October 2017. Registration open at 06:15am and the run commences at 07:30am.

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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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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DCOUNCILLOR BRIDGET STEER'S NEWSLETTER

 

Important details are in it, especially for logging queries. 

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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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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.

  • 28 October – Parkview Schools Centenary fun run and walk
  • 31 October – Halloween at George Hay Park
  • 19 November – Telkom 94/7 cycle challenge (many road closures, your multi event passes won’t let you through)
  • 24 to 26 November – Nicarela Charity Parkview Christmas Market at George Hayy Park. 

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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.