A must read for all Green Point residents
BET YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THERE WAS AN EVENTS COMMITTEE
By Paige Nick
Did you know that more than three hundred and something events take place in Green Point every year? Nope, I didn’t know that either until I was invited to join the Green Point Events Committee towards the end of last year.
In fact until then I didn’t even know there was a Green Point Events Committee. Every day is a school day. It’s part of the Green Point Rate Payer’s Association (I knew about that, but only vaguely) that runs a bunch of different committees, which see to the smooth day-to-day running of our area. All those things that just happen without us really noticing, like neighbourhood watches and recycling programmes and mountain-side clean ups. The little things that make Green Point the kind of place that sees people from all over the country and even the world, flocking here to enjoy some of those more than three hundred and something events every year.
Ward 115 - the new political home for Green Point
Earlier in 2015, the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) embarked on a process to rearrange ward boundaries. Because of growth along the Atlantic seaboard and in Hout Bay this was necessary to keep the numbers of registered voters in each ward below 18,950.
Following local government elections in August 2016, Green Point became part of a new Ward 115 together with Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, the Waterfront, De Waterkant, parts of the CBD, Woodstock, Salt River and Paarden Eiland with Dave Bryant as the Councillor.
The area with which the GPRRA concerns itself lies between Boundary road to the east and Glengariff, Mutley, Camberwell, Main and Rocklands roads to the west. The north and south boundaries are from the mountain to Western Boulevard incorporating the Green Point Common.
Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) has moved to our neighbourhood
Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers.
At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment.
Commercialisation of the Stadium
The City has entered the final stage in the process of commercialisation of the stadium and subdivision of areas of the Green Point Common.
The legal requirements triggered two processes for submission. The first, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was required for the stadium precinct itself, and the second, an application in terms of the Land Use Planning Ordinance (LUPO) concerns the subdivision and rezoning of both the stadium and remaining areas of the Common.
Recycling - Averda
Join this free initiative offered by Averda to improve our neighbourhood. Not only does recycling have a positive impact on the environment, it has been proven to reduce crime.
Here are more good reasons to be part of this initiative:
- free plastic bags are provided to store your recycling waste (to be used for recycling only not for garden refuse or ‘wet’ litter in City wheelie bins)
- it is crucial that we all recycle to reduce landfill and litter going into the ocean destroying marine life
- by law everyone should be recycling (although not yet enforced) – see notes below*
- you will be amazed at how little waste remains after recycling
What can be recycled: paper, glass, plastic (containers, cups, bags etc), cartons (tetra pack etc), tin, steel and aluminium cans, foam products (polystyrene), juice pouches and food packets. Bottles and containers should be RINSED. (No organic waste.) Averda will collect from your door once a week.
Redevelopment of the Somerset Precinct
The attached document provides you with information about the proposed redevelopment of the Somerset Precinct. It describes the following:
• Background information regarding the planning for this project;
• Information about the site and the proposal being considered;
• An overview of the environmental assessment and related Public Participation Processes
• Suggestions on how you can participate in the process.
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