Assistance with sport facilities needed

2015-07-30 06:00

IF I was not a concerned Ward 34 resident (Eastwood, Panorama, Glenwood, Cinderella Park, Madiba, Thembalihle), a worried parent and a dreamer when it comes to community sport, I would have given up a long time ago.

My worry, and the ongoing problem within the Panorama community, is the non-existence of basic sports facilities.

As a community member and political activist, my heart bleeds when I am reminded by youngsters every day that they are desperate for sport facilities.

Unfortunately, the only suitable ground in Panorama belongs to the local school and is not open to the public.

Many months ago, Panorama Primary School said we were allowed to use the ground in the afternoon, provided we fenced the ground off from the school building, because of safety concerns and vandalism. Talking from experience, I understand the school’s concerns. I ask the good people out there to please donate 10 steel or wooden poles and fencing that will cover about 800 metres.

Your help will save our community, and our children will be kept busy on the sports grounds every afternoon.

JERRY BARNES

Ward 34

Community sports organiser

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