Cumic Park is an eyesore - residents

2016-09-06 06:00
 Photo: Kalisha NaickerThe dire situation at Cumic Park, which residents want restored to its former glory.

Photo: Kalisha NaickerThe dire situation at Cumic Park, which residents want restored to its former glory.

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“ENOUGH is enough,” said angry Waterfall residents who claim that the Cumic Park in Link Road taints their beautiful suburb.

According to residents the situation in the park has become unbearable.
They claim that the park has become home to vagrants and with the overgrown grass and litter, this neglected piece of land is an eyesore.

Concerned resident Pat Bezuidenhout said this provincial land is a serious security and health hazard.

“It is a breeding ground for rodents, and is becoming a dumping ground. It could be an amazing asset to Waterfall. “The residents and community of Waterfall have over the years tried to get permission to turn this once lovely spot into something that would benefit everyone, but without success.

“Just before elections, the land was graded and cleared and then once again abandoned.”

She said that something needs to be done to make this park a safe and family friendly environment.

Another resident Aron Smith said his children love to play outdoors and if this park was cleared of the rubbish and overgrown grass it would make a great asset to the neighbourhood.

“It is pointless trying to get the government to clean this area. Residents need to take action themselves. If we all work together we can restore the park and give our children a safe place to enjoy.”

Hearing the pleas of the community the Waterfall Conservancy is hosting a public meeting on Saturday 10 September at 2.30pm at the Waterfall Methodist Church Hall, 1 Valley Drive, Forest Hills to put a plan of action in place to ensure the park is maintained in the future.

Community support is vital for this to happen.

For further information, contact Alan Dives on 082 897 1529 or Patricia­ Bezuidenhout on 072 244 3692.

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