Koraal Street home to new trees

2018-09-25 06:01
New trees were planted in Koraal Street in Ferness Estate.

New trees were planted in Koraal Street in Ferness Estate.

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Residents of Koraal Street in Ferness Estate would have noticed a few new additions to their area last week.

As part of Arbour Month, ward councillor for the area, Montgomery Oliver, arranged with the City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department to have trees planted in Koraal Street Park to beautify the park. Oliver, along with Aubrey Mbali and his team from the City’s Recreation and Parks Department, assembled on Friday 14 September to plant the trees.

Ten trees had been planted along the park’s fence prior to Friday’s planting.

Residents also voiced their concerns during Oliver’s visit, where he asked officials if they could install gym equipment at the park. Oliver also took the opportunity to reward the Ferness Estate Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) with 10 two-way radios­.

“Our local neighbourhood watch with chairperson Isaacs, Andy and Jacques leading the way, do patrols all the time and for this we should also be very grateful. It is important to remember that NHW members do not get paid for looking after Ferness Estate,” Oliver says.

Jacques Lloyd thanked Oliver for the first batch of radios received from the Department of Safety and Security.

“Andy Murie, affectionately known as the ‘mayor of Ferness Estate’, brought along his faithful dog Milo which accompanies him on his rounds at night when patrolling the Ferness Estate area,” adds Oliver.

Oliver also handed over 30 jackets, torches, two bicycles, pumps, helmets, first aid kits and fire extinguishers to the neighbourhood watch recently. “We hope residents played some part in providing/planting trees in Arbour Month, while at the same time remembering that all have a role to play in combating crime,” concludes Oliver.

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