Ramsgate plot, vagrant and snake haven

2016-11-17 06:00
The vacant plot that a Ramsgate resident is trying to get cleared.PHOTO: supplied

The vacant plot that a Ramsgate resident is trying to get cleared.PHOTO: supplied

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A MARGATE resident says she is fed up with the property next to her home being used as a dumping ground.

Maretha Els claims it is also a home to vagrants­ and snakes and she has had no joy from the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (RNM) in getting the plot in Ilala Road, Ramsgate cleared.

“People have dumped old kitchen cabinets and garden rubble. There are snakes on the property and nobody is willing to help get the plot cleared,” she said.

In addition to that the land also poses a security threat.

“There is no security around the stand. The overgrown bush is a convenient place for burglars to hide.”

Els wrote to the RNM in September requesting that the plot be cleared, but nothing has been done in this regard.

In addition the woman also has to bear a high-decibel noise at odd hours every day.

“It sounds like a bandsaw, but I can’t determine where the noise is coming from because the plot next to me blocks everything,” she said.

Last week Els called the SAPS at 4am to assist her in finding out where the noise was coming from.

“The officers agreed that nobody can live or even sleep in such a racket, but they have no idea where it could be coming from,” said Els.

The Ray Nkonyeni Municipality was contacted for comment but none was forthcoming at the time of going to press.

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