Have you noticed bright bibs on workers clearing up rubbish and vegetation on main and tributary roads in greater Constantia recently???
Through a very generous donation from a local Constantia resident, we have been able to get a partnership started with Straatwerk (www.straatwerk.org.za). This organisation offers job rehabilitation programmes for those who need it most and a “hand up” into the working sphere. They are paid for providing “honest hard work” in a supervised team, to help avert turning to begging or crime.
You may even wish to request your own road in particular to be cleared , and could get neighbours to each contribute @ R 850.00 per day.
For R850, we get a hands on Supervisor and three workers provided by Straatwerk. They collect approx 100 bags of rubbish in a one day shift and they arrange for the bags to be collected and taken away too.
However, despite our goodwill to want this initiative to be permanent (for their and our sake), our donated funds run dry in two months’ time.
Council have an extended PublicWorks Programme which allows for some cleaning of the main roads, but as you can see from the amount of litter everywhere, this is not working and despite our best efforts, Council will do nothing further.
SO HOW CAN YOU HELP US TO SUSTAIN THE CLEARING? SNAPSCAN OUR BIBS!!
A Snapscan QR code will be on a dedicated Straatwerk/CRRA bib on each worker – these bibs are being printed next week.
Simply scan his code into your Snapscan application on your phone and enter an amount to donate.
Alternatively an EFT to the CRRA as follows :
Constantia Property Owners Association (our former name)
Standard Bank account:Number 071696881
Reference as CRRA Straatwerk
Do offer any ideas to Jayne at firstname.lastname@example.org – and help us continue these all the other initiatives (many land related issues for example) by continuing your annual membership fees,and help encourage your neighbours to do so too.