The Glen Fire Watch group is appealing to South Peninsula residents to report overgrown plots to the City Council. Many plots owned by absentee landlords are infested with heavy growths of alien invasive vegetation and are posing a grave fire risk to their neighbourhoods. They also offer hiding places to criminals.  

Please Help Reduce Bush Fire Risk

The City of Cape Town have often stated that they welcome participation by South Peninsula communities in helping to reduce fire risk.  Please get involved and help make your own neighbourhood safer, by reporting neglected plots or street verges in your area that are overgrown or infested with invasive alien plants. If they are not cleared, they are a very grave fire risk to your home and could provide hiding places for criminals.

It will only take a moment or two of your time – all you need to do is to send an email to the City Council, noting down the street address of the overgrown plot or the erf number and say that you are very concerned and ask for action to be taken urgently.   Send your emails to the City of Cape Town at the following address –

John.Mathyse@capetown.gov.za  (Environmental Health)

and Cc a copy to –

Gerard.Langenhoven@capetown.gov.za   (Fire Safety)

The Council will then serve a notice on the landowner, demanding that they clear their land of invasive aliens and take further action as necessary. 

See article on – http://glenroadwatch.southerncrossroads.info/please-help-reduce-the-fire-risk-in-your-neighbourhood/

Steve Coe

Info about a local well trained Alien Vegetation Control and Plot Clearing Team:    Reliable, well trained and equipped with tools and herbicide to do a professional job, this team come with excellent references.  They provide a real solution for people wanting to clear alien vegetation from their land or to clear a fire break around their property.  Employing people to clear alien vegetation is an investment in our natural capital and in local jobs that add real value.  Contact Linda Gxilayo’s  alien control team on Cell No:  078 409 1018.  For further information or references email Glenn Ashton or phone on Cel 083 403 2623.  for more info go to:  http://scenicsouth.co.za//2010/11/win-with-recommended-alien-vegetation-contractors/