The NKRA is grateful for the support provided in the 4th Street park by PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES and VISION TACTICAL SECURITY
NEWSLETTER – MAY 2015
Park Revitalisation Project:
When the decent people abandon a park, the vagrants and miscreants take it over and make themselves at home. If we have more “good” people in the park, the “bad” people will hopefully be fewer, and the problems will be less.
The police cannot arrest people for by-law offences, and cannot give them fines without knowing their real names and addresses. People are not required to carry ID books, so they give false names and the police can effectively do little.
A private NKRA ‘Park Ambassador” will help to make the park safer, because while they cannot fine people or chase them away, they can intervene physically if somebody is actually attacked or robbed, and they can communicate with the police or with an armed-response vehicle in case of other problems. We are talking to security companies to sponsor this service by providing a trained person 7 days a week.
In addition a casual sweeper will be sourced by the NKRA for 3-4 days a week, sponsored by Pam Golding Properties, to keep the park clean. They will also provide a presence and will be able to report problems.
The Vumatel fibre-optic project is steaming ahead – the digging to lay the cables will be starting soon. The current status of the project is as follows:
• Planning approved by Body Corporates – 33;
• Planning submitted to Body Corporates – 13;
• Planning done but awaiting technical approval – 10;
• Technical approval done but re-planning required – 5;
• Survey completed – 2;
• Survey scheduled – 4.
If your building is not already participating in the project, please will you get in touch with us so that we can link up with your trustees as well.
Vumatel will provide the network to each building for free, and only units that want the service will be charged a once-off installation and connection fee. There will thus be no costs to the body corporate at all, and those residents who don’t want or need the service will have no obligation and no expense.
However merely having the service available in one unit in your building will drive up the property price of every unit in that building by about 8%, because the availability of a FTTH network is a big selling-point these days.
Vumatel can be contacted at Killarney@vumatel.co.za or 086100VUMA, or alternately you can consult their website at www.vumatel.co.za