An essential part of running a city is maintaining, repairing and upgrading what exists and continually improving it. As concerned citizens, we have taken this upon ourselves. A well managed space engenders a good sense of well being, fosters better community spirit and cooperation and reduces the opportunity for urban decay and crime.
We constantly monitor any issues that the city needs to repair by reporting it through the C3 request portal and work with the ward councillor when we require intervention.
The SFB works closely with the ward councillor, city departments, SFB members, residents and businesses and neighbouring organisations in order to facilitate communication regarding:
ROADS, TRAFFIC & TRANSPORT
PARKS, BEACHES & PROMENADE
DEVELOPMENT & BUILDING WORKS
RECREATION & EVENTS
SAFETY & CLEANSING
It was to this end that the SAFETY & CLEANSING INITIATIVE (SCI) was started in 2014 and
operates on Beach road, up the streets leading to Main and Regent roads as well as targeting specific roads below High Level road. Plans are in place to go beyond High Level road.
Avenue Response provides the safety component while Project Hope performs the cleansing function. The success of SCI is dependent on the number of paid up members in each part of the area. With your help, we can extend this initiative to the entire SFB area and bring it to a higher standard. Project Hope is a key component of social development in the area, mitigating the disastrous effect of Covid on some of the poorest communities on our streets, while maintaining the cleanliness and enhancing the upkeep of our area.
We want to assist the city in reducing waste to landfill and in the process provide cleaner bins on bin day.
Emptier bins means quicker and better smelling rubbish collections, fewer bugs and rodents and less temptation for bin pickers. These are some of the projects running in the area to support this:
Ladles of love: Feed The Soil organic composting (https://ladlesoflove.org.za/feed-the-soil/)
Waste Plan: Residential recycling pick up (https://www.wasteplan.co.za/residential-collection/)
City Recycling Depot: 89 Tramway Road (084 414 6010)