Wynberg Improvement District
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082 681 9173
Management: 021 761 3205
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Operations Room: 021 799 1492
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Keeping public areas
safer and cleaner and the community informed of
developments and happenings in and around the
Wynberg Improvement District area.
Across Athol Swanson's Desk
While we welcome the long awaited rain we need to be mindful of the current drought we are experiencing and maintain our efforts to conserve and reduce our water usage at home and in the workplace.
Our Urban Management team have been focussing on the clearing and maintenance of the rain channels and storm water catch pits as a preventative measure to prevent flooding when the forecast heavy rains arrive.
In addition to maintaining a level of
cleanliness in the WID area and addressing
environmental concerns the Team removes
aprroximately 3 500 bags of litter per month
from public spaces, in addition to what City Cleansing remove. This includes general litter, illegal dumping and abandoned goods which could end up in the storm water system and cause flooding. To this end we have introduced a night cleaning team.
Through the 24 hour Control Room, the Security
Patrol Officers and Cleaners address issues that are
within their capacity. Anything else is referred to
the appropriate City Directorate.
Introducing Nadia Ismail
Librarian at Wynberg Library
There's a new Head Librarian at Wynberg Library,
well, Nadia Ismail is not so new, she has been with
us since September 2017. Nadia cut her teeth in a
library, her mother was a lover of books and an avid
reader, Nadia was always with her and her love of
books and libraries started early and she still does. It shows...
She started her career at the Mitchell's Plain Library as the Children's Librarian. It was here that her love of encouraging children to read started. Before heading up the Library at Wynberg she was the Head Librarian at Observatory Library for 10 years, a much loved member of the community there.
In Wynberg, there have been musical evenings, computer classes, chess club and an active knitting club all much enjoyed by the community. There is also story-time for toddlers.
To find out what is planned please have a look at the Wynberg Library page on Face Book or why not pop in and meet Nadia. Notices of activities are also displayed in the Library, there is something for everybody.
She has managed to get teachers involved in tutoring
for those pupils who need it. This takes place in
the afternoons. Many people don't know that Wynberg
Library has an extensive musical section with music
on offer to suit all tastes or should we say ears...
There is a book sale on the first Saturday of every month from 10h00 to 12 noon.
Everyone is welcome and activities are free.
No this is not about water and the current
drought which has brought about a very real
awareness of the environment, our carbon footprint,
climate change and the sensitivity and threat to the
natural resources we sometimes take for granted. It
That generated in our homes and businesses and
how we can be help to protect the environment and
reduce the ecological impact.
Wastewise Programme promotes environmental awareness
and encourages action.
Reduce littering, minimise
waste, stop illegal dumping and increase recycling.
Reduce amount and cost of transporting waste to landfill.
Landfill sites are a limited resource.
What to Do...
recyclables from your waste. Drop this off at the
Rosmead Avenue facility next to the Fire Station.
They take - garage waste, clean garden waste,
motor oil, cans & metal, paper, cardboard, glass
bottle, plastic, E-waste, clean builders rubble,
polystyrene and tetra pak.
a Contract Recycling Service Provider for
collection. Such as Kool Waste Management. Call 072
129 5787 or email
ONLY PLACE YOUR
REFUSE BIN OUT ON THE COLLECTION DAY
risk of having bin scratchers' around your property
and area throughout the night.
Some are looking for
recyclables and reusables and others for criminal
BINS LEFT OUT AT NIGHT CAN
ALSO BE USED AS A TOOL FOR CRIME
As a ladder to
climb over your wall; a hiding place.
neighbour/s to help if your routine makes this
Support NGOs in the
area with any reusable goods and clothing as well as
The Haven Wynberg (021 7628243)
U Turn (021 6746119)
City of Cape
The City has numerous bylaws which govern urban
issues. For information on these visit the City's
It is illegal to:
Dump your waste in somebody else's bin or on
Have any outdoor signage or
seating without a permit from the City.
trade on any public area without a permit from the
Post any stickers, posters or paint
without a permit from the City.
Give Responsibly: No one should have to live on the
The Haven started the
"Buy a bed" campaign
to make The Haven Shelters more accessible for
people living on the streets.
Most homeless people know that they have to pay shelter fees starting from R12 per night. These shelter fees are a goal to teach homeless adults to take responsibility for their lives again. Sometimes homeless people use the cost as an excuse not to come to the shelter.
"Buy a bed" campaign the community is encouraged to cover the shelter fees for the first 5
nights for a homeless person to help
to be a sustainable organisation. The campaign is intended for a homeless person with no income. There are more than 2500 new clients per year.
Your help would
be much appreciated.