MOWANA AFRICAN STAY AND SPA AT THE INDABA HOTEL
Ms Kathy Carter, from Fairie Glen, in Pretoria was the winner of this fabulous prize.
Pity more Vorna Valley residents did not buy tickets but the amount of R7204 was raised.
We can now start the process of the beautification of the Elizabeth Fry/Harry Galaun corner.
Hope the wheel turns quickly.
A huge thank you to those residents and businesses who did buy tickets.
PAVEMENT GARDEN COMPETITION
This was won by Margaret O Carroll of Norman Eaton Road with Dionne Conyers of Candy Street the runner up.
Our grateful thanks to:
Sue Fletcher and Lindsay Steinhobel of Pam Golding Properties in Kyalami
Livingstones Home & Garden
The Gardener Magazine
Vivienne Black of Targus Group
Thank you to the judges, Angela San Georgio, Midrand Landscaper, Jill Webb, wellknown Midrand resident of long standing and keen gardener and the gentlemen from Indigo.
The Midrand Lions Clubhouse was the venue for the prizegiving. This has to be the best kept secret function venue in Midrand. Facilities include catering and safe parking.
Has everybody noticed that le Roux Road has been resurfaced?
Are you a resident that has been ticketed recently for entering Vorna Valley Shopping
Centre through an exit into Harry Galaun?
ERROR IN MIDRAND REPORTER
It was incorrectly stated that the Vorna Valley Residents Association held a Family Fun Day in the Park on Anton Hartman Street. I advertised this in a previous newsletter as a Vlei View Association event and Midrand Reporter have apologised for their error. The two should not be confused. VVRA covers the whole suburb whilst the Vlei View Association comprises of a few streets.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBER
Emergency Services tel. 011 375 5911 for fire, ambulance etc. I have heard the response time from this unit is very good.
COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM MEETING is being held on Tuesday 19 March starting at 6pm.
at Midrand SAPS.
Word is getting out there that the VVRA is working for you and it is very encouraging to receive requests to be added to the data base. Keep the communication coming.
Until next time
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Barry Gatchell, Dino Naidoo, Cliff Hocking, Sue Klingenberg (Secretary and Treasurer) and Klaus Klingenberg.
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c/o Box 10913, VORNA VALLEY
VORNA VALLEY RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION / VLEI VIEW RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Please be advised that these are two totally different associations. The VORNA VALLEY RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION is the Association which represents the total area comprising of Vorna Valley.
The Vlei View Association is a “special interest:” group which has been formed to organise the gating of a portion of the area that the VORNA VALLEY RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION represents.
The Vlei View Association covers the Chris Barnard, Pierneef, Ge Korsten, Leipoldt Streets areas. Continue reading
WORKING FOR YOU
c/o Box 10913 VORNA VALLEY
I hope the start to 2013 was a good one and will continue to be so.
Last year was all about establishing ourselves, getting out there and now the real work begins.
We need all the help we can get so please don’t be shy to come forward if you can assist in any way.
I will take this opportunity to thank those few residents (I would love to name them but don’t know how pleased they would be with me) who did take on some “battles” with certain departments.
It is very gratifying when residents send photographs of people seeing dumping Continue reading
Joburg Water would like to inform residents about a scheduled water interruption:
Streets: Anton Hartman, Chris Barnard, Totius, Andre Brink, Elizabeth Fry, Rudi Neitz, Anton van Wouw, Jamie Uys, GE Korsten and Langeveld.
Thursday, 24 January from 07h30 – 15h30
More info: Connect Centre – 011 375 5555 or www.johannesburgwater.co.za
On Saturday the Vorna Valley Resident’s Association brought joy and Christmas cheer to some of it’s younger and older residents.
In a community involvement and fund raising initiative, the VVRA contracted Santa Clause to deliver gifts to residents’ homes, providing much excitement and joy, and some cases trepidation, for the children who were ecstatic when Father Christmas arrived on the back of his “bakkie” to drop of surprise gifts.
Santa was cheered on by passing motorists and pedestrians while traversing Vorna Valley and as far afield as Noordwyk.
During his travels Santa also engaged with children at the park and along the way handing out some sweets and providing photo opportunity.
The VVRA hopes to make this fund-raiser an annual event in the future and gift drop-offs will be done by pre-arrangement with parents who provide the funding for the gift and a contribution toward the cost of organising the event.
Many thanks go to McCarthy Toyota Midrand for providing the Santa “sleigh”, to the Vorna Valley Spar for the sweets and wrapping paper, to The Costume Shop in President Park for the suit and of course to Santa and his elves for making time out of their busy schedule to add to the season cheer.
On behalf of the Vorna Valley Resident’s Association
Tel: 083 3897112
Irate Vorna Valley residents complained that the number of crimes in their area have shot up due to a shortage of police patrolling.
They demanded that Midrand police beef up on manpower during regular patrolling schedules. Residents confirmed a series of crimes ranging from hijackings to housebreakings.
Jason Shortt, who moved into the area three months ago, had suffered four housebreakings and three hijackings. Shortt described the situation as scary and attributed it to insufficient police and vehicles. Nicola van Sitter, an unemployed mother, said police used to regularly patrol the area when she relocated a year ago. Police visibility has steadily decreased since.
“Every day when I take my kids to their activities in the afternoon, I don’t feel safe because I don’t see police presence.” She wants police to patrol frequently. Donovan Pillay said, “They drive past quite fast and never really patrol at slow speed. When they are called upon, they do react quickly, but we want to see more visible patrols and presence.”
Midrand police station commander Colonel Steven Moodley refuted claims that crime was on the increase. He said, “Crime in Vorna Valley has significantly decreased by 60 percent.” STORY
Anybody noticed that the terrible mess on the corner of Anton Hartman and Moerdyk has been cleared? Wonder how long before somebody dumps more rubbish there?
We have put in requests for:
Mound of sand in Harry Galaun to be flattened.
Blocked culvert in le Roux Road – we have requested this to be repaired.
Repairing of the pallisade fence bordering the Vlei on le Roux and between Anton Hartman and Elizabeth Fry – this is apparently an insurance claim but I must be honest I don’t know much about this but after doing this newsletter will make more enquiries and let you know next week.
I have personally visited some residents who are dumping garden rubbish outside their houses and have met with nothing but co-operation and understanding and once the present mess is cleared they have agreed not to put the black bags on the pavement. More visits planned.