‘It’s our community’

2016-04-05 06:00
 Photo: supplied Alliance members donned with boots and gloves are ready to cut the long grass. From left:Shaun Lyle Chairman HPNW - sector one task team member, Ivan Summerton HHS and HPNW task team and George Victor Springside Conservancy.

Photo: supplied Alliance members donned with boots and gloves are ready to cut the long grass. From left:Shaun Lyle Chairman HPNW - sector one task team member, Ivan Summerton HHS and HPNW task team and George Victor Springside Conservancy.

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THE Hillcrest Park Neighbourhood Watch is taking a massive stand in their community, by clearing the streets of crime, vagrants, squatters, litter and over grown grass as well.

Chairman of the association Shaun Lyle said that although Transnet has an obligation to cut the D’MOSS demarcated rail reserve, they have failed to do so and the grass is over two meters long.

“It has come to our attention that Transnet is not able to fulfill the obligation to cut the grass,” said Lyle.

“This poses a serious security risk for all living in this vicinity as criminals have an easy escape route.”

He said that the neighbourhood watch has made a special appeal to all its role-players to conduct a special brush cutting exercise in areas where crime is a major problem - namely the taxi rank and areas along the cycle track.

The conservancy team worked from the station towards Stonewall, removing all bushy types of invasive alient plants such as Castor Oil and Bug Weed.

Lyle urged property owners in this vicinity to also play their part and keep their verges neat and tidy.

He said that Hillcrest Park Neighbourhood Watch believes that at least half of the problem can be resolved by simple community participation.

“A clean community is a safe community,” added Lyle.

To find out more
about the watch or to register visit www.HPNW.co.za

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