Alex Park revitalisation project mooted

2009-08-28 00:00

A PROJECT to revitalise Alexandra Park is on the cards.

According to a community services committee report, Dr May Mkhize, the first lady of the province, approached the municipality in order to instigate a project for the rejuvenation of the park.

The aim of the project is to turn the park into a popular recreation area for youngsters so that they can have an attractive, safe and secure environment in which to gather and play.

The project, through a trust, will also ensure the full utilisation of the park and will make the area safe for users.

The municipality will be expected to:

• attend to the flowers, shrubs, grass and trees;

• provide facilities such as adequate lighting, park equipment, an undercover facility for gatherings and catering and public toilets;

• maintain the facilities;

• help the trust manage the park by making an annual grant and

• make a designated portion of the park available to the trust.

In partnering with the municipality, the Trust will fulfil the following roles:

• be responsible for the cleanliness and security of the agreed precinct;

• oversee the supervision and control of the precinct;

• source additional funding to supplement the municipality’s contribution;

• manage and govern the project according to the objectives and aims mutually agreed upon by the trust and the municipality;

• take charge of an ongoing programme for appealing activities in the park.

A detailed conceptual plan is being drafted.



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