These are just some of our achievements since 2017 in our suburb:
- Development – submitted compelling feedback from residents as well as a lawyer’s letter to City Transformation & Spatial Planning about an undesirable proposed development and continue to monitor proposed developments
- Electricity – secured upgrades from copper to aluminium cables on most streets to try and minimise copper cable theft
- Roads – after pressure on JRA, succeeded in getting repairs to potholes and poor road surfaces on patches of numerous roads in the suburb
- Road safety – backed by a petition signed by residents, successfully won a four-way stop at the Komatie – Greenhill road intersection in the shopping precinct
- Security – daily engagement with key stakeholders to make our suburb safe.
- With a local resident who is an app developer, developed the Woza app which enables a quick response to emergency situations. Each month a portion of income generated by subscribers to the app is shared with Let’s Work and the Emmarentia Greenside Neighbourhood Watch.
- Litter – with generous assistance from the late Mikail Schaefer, an Emmarentia resident, together with volunteer residents’ own physical labour, removed 10 tons of illegally dumped rubble and rubbish
- Support from time to time Felicity Gratz Lawlor’s Let’s Work NPO initiative to keep the parks and general public area clean and clear of illegal dumping and rubbish
- Botanical Gardens – are working with City Parks and Zoo and with residents and schoolchildren (sometimes with the assistance of Let’s Work) to organise occasional work parties to pick up litter, encourage dog users to clean up after their dogs and dig out invasive alien plants
- Events – raised numerous public concerns with the event organisers and the City and continue to try and reduce the number of events and allied parking problems
- Billing – referred queries, challenged the councillor to address the billing crisis
- Support the initiative to formalise car guards at the Greenhill Road shops
- Planning and Heritage – with the hard work of Gemey Abrahams, an ERA Exco member, continue to manage and approve alterations, additions and new developments in keeping with the suburb’s precinct plan and its heritage
- Have begun to interview long-time residents on their memories of Emmarentia
- Revived Domestic Workers’ Watch – an educational monthly input open to all domestic workers and gardeners about security and life-skills related issues
- and much, much more. Join us and bring your ideas.
Subscriptions for 2019/2020 are now due: R350 per annum per household (R200 for over 65s); R950 for businesses. Pay to: Emmarentia Residents Association, Nedbank
A/c: 1975051173; Branch Code: 198765;
e-mail POP to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your surname and telephone number as your reference together with your completed membership form below:Membership-Form-ERA-Aug-2019