Renters can choose own flat paint

2017-05-09 06:01
Workmen replace roof sheets during recent renovations to council rental flats in Parkwood Estate.

Workmen replace roof sheets during recent renovations to council rental flats in Parkwood Estate.

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Some flats in Parkwood Estate have a new look.

William Akim, councillor for ward 66, that encompasses Grassy Park, Parkwood and Ottery, explains that seven council rental flats in Acacia Road and Edna Court in Parkwood Estate were painted. The old asbestos roof sheets were replaced with quality roof sheets.

“What makes this project special is that residents from the area were given the opportunity to select the colour they wanted for their flats to be painted,” he says.

“This project also provided temporary employment for unemployed residents of the area.”

“The City of Cape Town has made it possible to install water meter devices for backyard dwellers in the area,” he says.

“Backyarders are now able to monitor their water, with each backyarder receiving a water allowance of 100F for toilet usage and 250F for household usage per day free of charge.

“During this time we also have staff busy cleaning the stormwater drains in Parkwood Estate.

“If there are problems in their neighbourhood relating to service from the City, they must let me know.”

V Contact William Akim on 021 444 1912 (Parkwood), 021 444 7794 (Ottery) or william.akim@capetown.gov.za.

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