New social venue for South Coast opens

2015-10-22 06:00
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The Village Green is now open in Sea Park.

PHOTO: canydce krishna The Village Green is now open in Sea Park.

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THERE’S a new development in Sea Park and it goes by the name of “The Village Green”.

The community based project was initiated by John Irven, who heads the area’s community policing forum, a few months ago.

A committee was then elected to steer the project which has taken off quickly.

Situated opposite Sayidi Farm Stall, The Village Green is a venue for any community or charity based event. It also doubles up as a park for families to relax and socialise in.

“Everyone on the South Coast is invited to the venue. It is not only limited to people in Sea Park,” said Anne Lambert, a committee member.

“There’s so much negativity in the world. This venue gives people something positive to get involved in,” she said.

To date upgrades to The Village Green have been sponsored by locals and labour has been done on a pro bono basis.

“We are extremely grateful for all the people and businesses that have come together and assisted. We would like to see more sponsors get involved as there is still work to be done,” said Lorraine van Niekerk, another committee member.

One of the regular events that takes place at The Village Green is a flea market every Saturday from 8am to 3pm. Stalls are free and anybody may sell their goods.

“These people want to make an honest living and they can achieve this by joining the flea market,” said Van Niekerk.

The committee also has plans for music events, a potjie competition and more.

“We want The Village Green to be a meeting point where people get together and where families can enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment,” she said.

If you would like to book a stall or sponsor in cash or kind to the venue, email anne lambert2559@gmail.com

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