Ward 117 Councillor Tim Truluck sent the following advice on how to pay your bills while there is a postal strike:
The strike by temporary Post Office workers has been ongoing since November last year, but has only recently started in earnest a few weeks ago. Apart from the fact that we are not getting any mail, you may get into trouble over not paying the various bills that we regularly get delivered by mail.
First, here is some help in actually getting your mail. A Parktown North resident wrote the following advice on collecting mail:
A message from CSS Tactical:
Dear Residents of Greenside,
After a public security meeting was held last year by the Greenside Resident’s Association, it was decided that CSS Tactical had been selected as the service provider for a renewed public space security solution. The Proactive Security Scheme entails residents of Greenside signing up to contribute towards the first stage of this solution whereby a dedicated vehicle to only patrol in Greenside can commence, endorsed by the GRA. The more residents that come on board, the sooner this process can begin.
A message from Penny Steyn, organiser of the MAD (Make a Difference) Domestic Watch Meetings:
Our meeting for May 2012 is on the 25th of May at 10h00 at St. Columba's Church
Our topic: Crime Investigations – Polygraphs, LieDetector and Voice Stress Tests
Further to the recent Greenside Resident’s Association (GRA) Annual General Meeting (AGM), and a subsequent meeting of the outgoing GRA
committee, the following members will comprise the committee for the period 2012-2013:
Chair : Martin Engelbrecht
Secretary: TBC (Val Jansen will assist until June)
Finance: Anthony Jossel
Urban Management: Victor Voorendyk
Membership: Adelbert Retief
Security: Sushil Deva
The Greenside Resident’s Association (GRA) held their 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM)on Wednesday the 28th March. The meeting was opened by the Chair, Adam Sargent, who gave an overview of the committee’s activities over the past year; this was followed by a number of presentations related to urban management, security and finances.
A public meeting to present a security proposal for our suburb was held on the 26th October 2011. What follows is a summary of the meeting.
This public meeting followed the preliminary presentation of the security initiative at last year’s AGM, which was supported by those
present. In essence, the proposal relates to the provision of proactive security. This would entail security company vehicles actively patrolling to prevent incidents rather than simply reacting to an incident.
The GRA is in the process of launching a new Business Forum with various objectives in mind. Primarily, the aim is to introduce an improved communications platform between stakeholders in the community in order to avoid and defuse conflict, provide information and promote our local good faith businesses.
The Forum's first subscriber is Mezzanine - a specialist interior design outlet on Glen Eagles road. Please visit the tab "Local Businesses" to learn more.
The GRA works hard to establish its role as an impartial community mediator. One of the ways in which we give effect to this role is by settling disputes and other issues that arise within the suburb. Many people have submitted a variety of complaints and enquiries to us via our complaints management system, which has now reached its highest development tier.
If you have a problem with a neighbour or a more specialised concern, such as one that relates to Urban Management, Development Planning, Environmental Health and more you can now lodge your enquiry/ complaint online.
Some people might still remember, but most probably won't even know that where Carlton Hair studio stands today used to be a fully functional cinema! The building, situated on Greenway road, in Greenside was called The Rex and was a Johannesburg suburban cinema. The seating capacity was 482 contained in a stalls and circle section. The theatre was closed in 1969 and refurbished thereafter as the Greenway Cinema. (http://www.cinemasouvenirs.net/CurzonRex.html)
Join Ninetta Oliver at the Pilates Studio in the Mikes Bikes Centre on Wednesday evenings as well as Saturday mornings.
Classes started on the 1st of September, on Saturday from 08:00 to 09:15 and 09:30 to 10:30. The first class will be a little more energetic and the second one a little more gentle. Ninetta has now added a class on Wednesdays at 18h30. The studio is located behind the Thai Kai spa and Mikes Bikes, number 41d Gleneagles st. Signage will be up soon. Drop-in fee of R80 per class.