Greenhill’s burning issues

The overgrown sidewalk and broken fencing.

Ellik de Lange, councillor for Ward 6, has had it with being ignored when he reports the municipal-related problems and complaints he encounters daily.

De Lange took the Herald around Greenhills to point out the shocking issues he has to deal with every day.

Intestines of the sheep at the storm-water drain on Homestead Avenue.

First on the list was an extremely dangerous manhole on the sidewalk on North Way Road. It is hidden by overgrown grass, which makes it difficult to see. Unsuspecting pedestrians and animals can easily step into it and be injured.

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The exposed electricity cabling that is supposed to be below ground at the newly upgraded area at the bridge next to the Wilmar SA premises is a tragedy waiting to happen. There are also no proper stop signs or road markings at the intersection.

A slaughtered sheep’s head at the storm water drain on Homestead Avenue.

The sidewalk on the bridge has not been maintained at all. The grass has not been cut and the fencing was damaged by those who stole sections of it to sell to recyclers.

Clean water from a burst pipe below the sidewalk at the corner of Convent and Darter Roads goes to waste by running freely down the road.

The open manhole on the sidewalk on North Way Road is extremely dangerous.

In several cases the concrete slabs that are supposed to cover the storm-water drains have been severely damaged. Many drains on Homestead Avenue are blocked – one of them by a slaughtered sheep’s head and intestines. One of the street light poles on the traffic island on Homestead Avenue has been leaning over like the Tower of Pisa for a long time.

The Herald will add its voice to De Lange’s by also forwarding these issues to the municipality and requesting that action be taken.

One of the many severely damaged concrete slabs that are supposed to cover the storm-water drain.

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Maritza van Zyl
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