Spruit Day is just around the corner – get involved and take back your greenbelt

Saturday 16 September is Spruit Day which means that residents will be coming out to take part in the annual clean-up of the Braamfontein Spruit. Starting at 09:00 the Community Policing Forum and the Bryanston East Community Forum will be stationed at Riverside Park, opposite the Riverside Shopping Centre, welcoming all who volunteer.

“This year 24 residents associations and special interest groups will be involved in the clean up together with Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo –  an encouraging increase from last year,” says Meghan Perry, the chairwoman of the Spruit Day organizing committee.

Fidelity ADT reaction officers and operations staff will once again be stationed along the route to ensure families are safe during the day.  “We have been involved in Spruit Day for the last few years and believe it is a great way to connect with our community in the area. We want to encourage residents to get involved and join us on the day,” says Agnieszka Gryn, General Manager ADT Inland Region.

Bryanston East Community Forum  will be meeting near the 1st Rivertrail Scout Hall from 09h00 – registration link www.becf.co.za  The litter clean-up will be the area south of the Scout Hall and  the installation of 150 bollards along the Hans Crescent riverine area to prevent illegal dumping that takes place there regularly. The bollards have been sponsored by residents living in and around Hans Crescent, Westbourne and Devonshire roads.

Bryanston Riverclub Community Forum  will be meeting at Belgrave Bridge, Bryanston from 09h00 – registration link http://mailchi.mp/5690c08eed68/brcf_spruitday_16_sept

Paulshof  East will be meeting at Achter Road Park next to the Rivonia Recreation Club from 10h00.

Paulshof Central will be meeting at corner Stonehaven and Brackenhill from 10h00

We encourage all residents to step out and support this worthy initiative. School kids are also reminded that by volunteering they can claim the hours against their community service requirements by signing up online with CommunityHoursSA.

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