KHRPA plans fundraiser

Kenridge The Hills Ratepayers’ Association (KHRPA) will hold an event at the Barnyard Theatre in September to raise funds to tackle issues such as parking, safety and security.

A percentage of the ticket sales from Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Saturday September 17, will go to the KHRPA. Tickets cost R150, and guests are encouraged to dress as their favourite Hollywood Star, with a R1 000 Willowbridge voucher to be won.

The association discussed the show at its committee meeting at the Protea Hotel Vineyards, on Wednesday August 17.

KHRPA’s Tina Schilling said tackling the parking congestion around Fairmont High School was a priority for the association.

“We plan to move the bollards inwards toward the park onto the boundary of the road reserve and park, which will give parents off-road parking. At the moment, it is a very dangerous situation where there are two rows of cars parked on either side of said roads. This only allows one car to squeeze through.”

The issue of street people using public open spaces also came up at the meeting.

“We have to come up with solutions as residents are becoming restless. We need to find a way to have these areas enclosed, especially the one opposite the Kenridge Centre and BP Garage across Mildred Road,” said KHRPA chairman Geordie Hogarth.

Kenridge Neighbourhood Initiative (KNI) operations manager Clayton Laue said: “The bus shelters along Durban and Kendal Road are also becoming a problem as street people are now sleeping there. The place is left in a mess and commuters are not able to make use of the bus shelters.”

The good news, said Mr Laue, was that the number of watch patrollers had doubled in the past three years.

He encouraged committee members to spread the word about the Mould Empower Serve (MES) vouchers that can be bought at various local stores for street people in the area at R50.

“I don’t believe in giving street people money but will gladly give the voucher to those who will actually make use of it. This also forms part of the City’s Give Responsibly Campaign.”

* For bookings or more information about Hollywood Walk of Fame, contact Walda Bok at 082 871 0092 or email walda.bok@harcourts.co.za