New pavement for new school year

2019-12-10 06:00
The pavement at Cascade Primary School has been resurfaced. PHOTO: Samantha Lee-Jaocbs

The pavement at Cascade Primary School has been resurfaced. PHOTO: Samantha Lee-Jaocbs

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A broken pavement in front of a local school has been fixed following calls for repairs in September.

Ward 82 councillor Washiela Harris says residents had asked for the unsafe pavement to be fixed in front of Cascade Primary School in Mountain Street at a community meeting she called in the area a few months ago.

“On Thursday 12 September I hosted a public meeting and one of the residents asked me for repairs to the pavement in front of the school because it was all broken up,” says Harris.

“It took some time though, because there is a process that must be followed and repairs cannot happen immediately. There is tenders that must go out and be facilitated through the line departments,” she says.

However, Harris had logged the request following the meeting and the work was completed recently.

Harris visited the school before it had closed and says the school management is happy to have the much-needed repairs now completed.

The resident who raised her concerns about the pavement is Yolanda Burt who says she is happy to see the pavements fixed. Burt says she had noticed and raised her concern about the pavement for a number of years as it was a tripping hazard for the children and her neighbours.

The repairs started two weeks ago and was completed by the City of Cape Town’s transport directorate.

Other work completed on site include a leak on the school property which was fixed, and the state of the school’s perimeter fencing is being looked at to determine if repairs or replacements are necessary.


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