Please note that the Parkhurst Village Annual General Meeting will be taking place on the 4th of June 2013 at the Parkhurst Primary School* in 15th street at 19:00.
Our apologies for having the meeting 4 days later than intended as we had some difficulty securing a date for the venue.
*Please note that the venue information is only pending and we will confirm as soon as
Our Councillor Tim Truluck gives the following insights on the proposed budget and how we can take charge in getting what is promised and owed to Parkhurst Ward 117 by Looking and Logging issues in our ward.
Looking and Logging issues in the Parkhurst ward
R100 Billion to be Spent on Fixing Things Up
Executive Mayor Parks Tau, in his State of the City Address last week, mentioned the importance of improving service delivery issues like potholes, street lighting, sanitation, trash collection, etc. He made the following statements:
The Parkhurst precinct plan has been drafted and is ready for community input.
The precinct plan is the model on which council reviews and approves planning requests for Parkhurst. This denotes building density, zoning, heritage requirements, green spaces etc.
It is important that as a citizen of Parkhurst you take an active role in designing the suburb. Your input is critical and valuable.
The plan is attached here and available for viewing at the library from 18 March to 1 April 2013. You can submit your comments in the following ways:
In the book attached to the precinct plan at the library, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by telephone to 0836370394 by mail to PO Box 84637, Greenside 2034
Comments are to be submitted before 5 April 2013.
Download the file here: Parkhurst Precinct Plan March 2013 DRAFT
We (PRABOA) have received two applications for the erection of new cell masts in Parkhurst
1. From Cell C – between 21st and 22nd Street on the Braamfontein Spruit
2. From ATC South Africa – on the grounds of the Parkhurst Primary School – with allowance already made for an additional 6 plinths, next to the School’s tennis courts.
We as a community need to urgently decide whether we want additional cell masts. If you object because of the position, but would be happy with another position ,please add your comment about a suitable position.
Everywhere else in the world cell masts are being taken down and cell phones banned in schools because of the health risks they pose to people, and children in particular. Please refer to www.emrrfsa.org
for reasons why this is being done and why additional masts are not a good idea. We are being flooded with obsolete technology in Africa that would not be accepted anywhere else in the world.
If you feel strongly about this topic, please add your comments here or email Annie Conway email@example.com
Carte Blanche’s investigation and 6 April 2012 airing of the Ace Parking Scheme has created huge media interest in the World-class Africa Citizens Campaign. Since last Sunday’s broadcast, the story has been publicised by Business Day, The Star, News 24,
. BDFM, SAPA, Citizen, Star. Also radio: YFM, 702, Highveld and Vaal FM
Carte Blanche producer Diana Lucas has been investigating the Ace Parking Scheme and its impact on small businesses in Parkhurst. Continue reading
The demand for access to information was served on the City on 6 March 2012 by Mervyn Smith Attorneys .
It is imperative that this document be distributed to as many interested/affected parties. Please forward or recommend it on social media networks.
All attendees voted in favour of the campaign for free parking in Johannesburg
Parkhurst and neighbouring representative residents and business owners attended an urgent public meeting on 1 March to discuss, amongst other things, the paid kerbside parking scheme restarted by the City of Joburg on the same day. 100% of attendees voted in favour of ‘The Concerned World Class African Citizens” campaign for free parking in Johannesburg suburbs and gave Cllr Tim Truck a mandate to pursue the matter in council and beyond.
Picture courtesy of IOL
In December 2011 people appeared on the streets of Parkhurst painting numbers on the kerbs. It emerged that in 2009 the City (represented by the Head of JMPD) had entered into a contract with Ace Parking Services to provide a parking management system for a number of areas in Johannesburg. The system had already been implemented in the CBD and Braamfontein. Parkhurst was next in line, with implementation due early in January 2012.
Uproar ensued and the community quickly made its voice heard: “Not acceptable!”. Besides the excessively high parking fees (R8 per hour) and other objections, Ace Parking made no provision for loading zones, disabled parking or parking for motorbikes and bicycles. The terms and conditions stipulated in terms of the Service Level Agreement had not been met. Local business owners believed the system was a threat to the sustainability of their businesses. Residents and businesses signed a petition raising more than 1000 signatures of which 60% where from Parkhurst residents. SAPS Parkview also expressed concerns about security risks the scheme might pose. A practical problem with the scheme is that it had been designed for an inner city environment and not residential neighbourhoods.
Should one mega-rich individual be allowed to change the entire character of Parkhurst? At last night’s meeting we heard that The Attic and adjoining restaurants are to be turned into 3-storey (in reality possibly 4-storey) structures by Sheldon Bakos. Needless to say, residents are once again being held hostage to greedy development. Can this be stopped?