New Fynnlands park takes shape

BLUFFITES joined together on Saturday, 19 August to clean and clear a newly established park for the future enjoyment of young and old.

The Fynnlands park located on Short Road recently had swing sets and jungle gym equipment installed to allow for families to gather outdoors.

The land, which was in a poor state and seldom used has now been given a new lease on life. Upwards of 30 Bluff residents and officials from DSW education gave up their Saturday to clean up the park in what is only the beginning of an extended plan.

“Together we managed to clean up the majority of the debris and illegal dumping, making the park safer and healthier for the children in the surrounding area. In the coming weeks, the parks department will cut back and prune overgrown trees and verges and install additional dustbins in the park. No dumping signs were erected around the park and DSW’s education section will embark on an educational drive in the area to prevent any future dumping,” said ward 66 councillor, JP Prinsloo.

He added that several parks on the Bluff have been earmarked for upgrades.

“The aim is to ensure every Bluff resident has a safe and clean space to spend time with their family.”

Anyone who wants to get involved in communities projects like this should email [email protected] or call Prinsloo on 083-406-2525.

 

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