The NKRA is grateful for the support provided in the 4th Street park by our park sponsors PAM GOLDING PROPERTIES and VISION TACTICAL SECURITY.
WE HAVE TURNING ARROWS!
The turning arrows at corner Riviera Road and Oxford Road have finally been installed. They will allow extra turning from Riviera Road right (north) onto Oxford Road, and from Oxford Road right (east) onto Riviera Road. This will help enormously in rush hour.
Unfortunately we can’t try them out yet, because Oxford Road has been closed due to a sink-hole. We always joked that the potholes between North Road and 8th Avenue were sink-holes, and now we have been proved right. The silver lining is that I was able to speak with JMPD spokesman Wayne Minnaar at the site, and I told him that the other potholes in the area deteriorate in a matter of weeks after each repair, and that we have seen water gushing in the underlying storm drains even on dry days, so hopefully we will finally get those water leaks and perpetual potholes properly repaired as a result of this little crisis. The downside is that the traffic will be diverted down Main Road for a week or two.
The construction work on the Sunningdale land is an emergency escape shaft, identical to the shaft at the Wilds, which is unfortunately not a station but will only be used for emergency evacuations.
The new speed-hump now has full paint and signage. It works a treat for all types of vehicles, and only people who hit it at excessive speed have a problem. I read in the Times last week that the Aspasia woman who now does car tests, hit the thing at night in a new Aston Martin, and took off. She didn’t admit to speeding on that little road, but in a borrowed supercar its quite likely she was, and the tone of her article suggested that she aged a few years that night.
The pot-hole pixies visited Second Street again this week, and have extensively repaved whole sections of that road. Thanks a million to Marcelle – please can they one day fix my road also, before it evaporates altogether?
Finally, I have established from Sothebys that the last newsletter seemingly disappeared without trace when the agent Rajas left. They are however prepared to print and distribute a new edition this month, a few months ahead of schedule, to fill the gap. Please send me ideas and news, and photos if possible.
Thanks and regards