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2017-05-02 06:00

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Ocean View residents are being invited to have a say in the future of their neighbourhood.

A series of public meetings to review a community action plan for Ocean View will take place over the next two months.

This formal plan sets out strategies and actions to guide strategic investment and activities in the suburb, explains Eddie Andrews, Mayco member (South).

The plan is in need of updating, explains subcouncil chairperson Felicity Purchase, to remove items already completed and reassess residents’ needs.

This will require a series of public ­meetings.

Three public meetings, which are expected to start next week, will consist of finding out who the community stakeholders are and who lives in the suburb and developing the new community action plan, explains Andrews.

“The information that will be discussed this month is based on the community profile and a baseline survey,” he says.

“Once there is consensus, the plan will be elevated via the respective line departments to the subcouncils and the mayoral urban regeneration subcommittee and ultimately into the mainstream integrated development plan system.”

Projects of the previous community action plan that have been completed include the establishment of the “social container facility” that houses the Ocean View Care Centre and the deployment of learner law enforcement officers, says Andrews, which amounts to R600 000.

Other completed work include the establishment of a spray park, canal cleaning, repairs to public areas and social programmes, adds Purchase.

The budget for the next financial year depends on the review of the community action plan, Andrews adds.

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