‘Transformer a danger to kids’

2018-01-23 06:01
The City is working towards fencing off an electricity transformer known to attract children in the area.

The City is working towards fencing off an electricity transformer known to attract children in the area.

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Locals residing in Walmer Road, Parkwood are calling on City of Cape Town officials to step up for the safety of children in the community.

They say an unfenced electricity transformer in the area is known to attract children and could cause injuries if not enclosed soon.

Residents say children play on and around the transformer throughout the day, while at night undesirable elements take over.

“Some of the parents in Parkwood are uneducated and unconcerned about their children’s whereabouts. We need to chase their kids off this electricity transformer all the time. It is very dangerous and anything can happen, especially with children smoking and playing with fire around it. We asked City officials to do something about it last year and we are still anxiously waiting,” says Laila Baatjies, a concerned resident.

Ward councillor, William John Akim, says: “The electrical transformer which has been installed behind Alida Court in Warmer Road will be fenced in soon. I have requested the Wynberg electrical department to address this urgently, because I have noticed that youngsters are sitting or playing around this unit.”

V For more information, contact the councillor’s office on 021 444 1912 or email william.akim@­capetown.gov.za.


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