“Welcome to our April Subcouncil meeting.

Governance in the City of Cape Town is to be based on 5 pillars; namely to be a Safe, Caring, Opportunity, Inclusive and Well Run City.  In the far south we have focused on these pillars throughout the following activities.

We have increased the law enforcement compliment, traffic enforcement and visibility including taxi route enforcement. We are also currently driving the implementation of the Kommetjie Road safety improvements for both motorists and pedestrians. We have approved and installed speed bumps in Glencairn, Ocean View, Masiphumelele and Fish Hoek with others on the way for Sun Valley.

We work with the CPFs and the CID to help in their fight against crime, and are currently working on the establishment of a safe house in the area.

We are continuing with the work on our Disaster Risk Reduction program for the valley. This includes fire prevention and flood avoidance through education and proactive maintenance of sewer networks on a regular basis.

We have provided more than 125 jobs over the past month in various fields including working for water, working for fire, alien vegetation clearing, solid waste and street cleaning. We have also offered bursaries and learnerships to local children. Economic development workshops have been held in the Sub Council for the communities of Ocean View, Red Hill and Masiphumelele. We are developing a Cultural Coast Tourism Strategy for the South Peninsula to grow our local economy.

The civils work is almost complete in Mountain View and the tender is being prepared for the top structures. In Masiphumelele the new sports fields are complete as well as the multi-purpose centre. The phase 4 housing development is in the final stages of planning and sub division.

Ocean View has also been identified as an Urban Renewal node by the Mayor.

We are installing 2 x SOS phones in Red Hill, Ocean View and Masiphumelele to enable the community to access the City in an emergency at no cost.

On the environmental front we are reinstating the Skilpadsvlei wetland in Kommetjie.

We meet with civic organizations regularly to ensure the wellbeing of our communities and society and work together to capacitate them as much as possible. We are available to residents at various Councillor Clinics and at the Fish Hoek office by appointment.

Clinics are in Red Hill on Tuesdays from 2 to 4pm, Ocean View on Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm and in Masi on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 and 4 pm as well as Saturdays from 9 to 1pm.”

Complaints: Water sms  31373 or 086 010 3089 ;  Electricity sms 31220 or 086 010 3089         Emergency: dial  107

Thank you.

Alderman Felicity Purchase (Subcouncil Chairperson (19))