Uvongo man wants a neighbourhood park

2015-08-13 06:00
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The land that Hennie Ventre wants made into a park.

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AN Uvongo man would like to turn a vacant piece of land into a neighbourhood park for everyone to enjoy.

Hennie Venter said he often walks through the plot opposite his home in Mitchell Road and it is abundant in birdlife, and he has also seen buck grazing there.

“It really is a beautiful piece of land that can be developed into something that residents can utilise,” said Venter.

There is also fish in the stream that runs through the land.

He often maintains the vacant land and has even cut a walkway through the area so that residents and athletes can access other streets during training.

“Mothers and their children also use the pathway when taking their children to the neighbourhood crèche in the mornings.”

Next to Venter’s property is private property which he has been having an issue with.

He said the owner does not maintain it and as a result, criminals hide in the bushes waiting to break into houses.

“The last time the streetlight worked outside my house was in 2014. I have reported it, but it has never been fixed.”

He said he has been a victim of house break-ins three times and found some of the stolen items in the bush next to his house.

“If the municipality could clean this plot and send the bill to the owner, I would appreciate it,” he said.

The Hibiscus Coast Municipality was approached for comment but none was forthcoming at the time of going to press

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