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Things happening in the Valley!

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Feeling like making a BIG difference today. Why not pop your recycling down to the recycling depo at The Constantia Village . All proceeds from the glass and cardboard recycling go to the Friends of Constantia Valley Greenbelts to help maintain and restore our amazing greenbelts. ... See MoreSee Less

Feeling like making a BIG difference today. Why not pop your recycling down to the recycling depo at The Constantia Village . All proceeds from the glass and cardboard recycling go to the Friends of Constantia Valley Greenbelts to help maintain and restore our amazing greenbelts.

Yup, it's a small act, but your recycling can have a BIG impact on how much we can do in the Greenbelts! Please consider taking your recycling down to the The Constantia Village recycling depo today! ... See MoreSee Less

Yup, its a small act, but your recycling can have a BIG impact on how much we can do in the Greenbelts! Please consider taking your recycling down to the The Constantia Village  recycling depo today!

Loss of cultural heritage and the green canopy in the balance!

We need to all be informed and make a decision if this is what we want to see happening in the valley and in Cape Town in general.

There’ll be a table setup outside Chardonnay Delli today ( Friday 7th June) from 8am for residents to sign a petition / be guided on how to lodge an objection
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Have you spotted our new signs on the Alphen Trail yet? If not, we invite you to have a look in this beautiful weather!

Thank you Onepointfive for the sponsorship 💚
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Have you spotted our new signs on the Alphen Trail yet? If not, we invite you to have a look in this beautiful weather!

Thank you Onepointfive for the sponsorship 💚Image attachment

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Now for that poor Belle Ombre meadow!

This past Tuesday, Constantia residents showed up in numbers exceeding our expectations (approx 150 people), to attend the meeting FoCVG had convened along with other concerned action groups, regarding the Green Heritage of Constantia and how it is dramatically threatened by current CoCT densification policies. We are grateful to all who attended.

Thanks to the presentations of highly knowledgable professionals, we learned about the importance of the history of the valley and the effects of rampant densification on its green spaces & the cultural landscape of the district.
We were also informed about the legal frameworks & our rights and opportunities as concerned citizens.

We will be publishing a newsletter shortly that will contain a summary by our esteemed presenters, as well as how we can proceed in this current environment to make sure “Constantia’s Voice” is heard, as it has carried much weight in the past.

If you aren’t on our mailing list, please leave your email address in the comments section or DM us to make sure you receive it.
We need residents’ support now to sustain momentum and protect this special valley that is so close to our hearts.

If you know of any other concerned friends or family members, kindly tag them in the post or forward to them.

Lastly a huge thanks also to our event sponsors, Onepointfive & Ground 2 Tap Water Solutions!

#strongertogether
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This past Tuesday, Constantia residents showed up in numbers exceeding our expectations (approx 150 people), to attend the meeting FoCVG had convened along with other concerned action groups, regarding the Green Heritage of Constantia and how it is dramatically threatened by current CoCT densification policies. We are grateful to all who attended. 

Thanks to the presentations of highly knowledgable professionals, we learned about the importance of the history of the valley and the effects of rampant densification on its green spaces & the cultural landscape of the district. 
We were also informed about the legal frameworks & our rights and opportunities as concerned citizens.

We will be publishing a newsletter shortly that will contain a summary by our esteemed presenters, as well as how we can proceed in this current environment to make sure “Constantia’s Voice” is heard, as it has carried much weight in the past. 

If you aren’t on our mailing list, please leave your email address in the comments section or DM us to make sure you receive it.
We need residents’ support now to sustain momentum and protect this special valley that is so close to our hearts.

If you know of any other concerned friends or family members, kindly tag them in the post or forward to them.

Lastly a huge thanks also to our event sponsors, Onepointfive & Ground 2 Tap Water Solutions!

#strongertogether

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Looking forward to the newsletter. And hope it will contain too the information on heritage that will help to object to the numerous applications which Coct considers as they destroy the sylvan setting and the lungs of Cape Town. Should COCT not be sued collectively by the “ green” suburbs. After all- they are breaking many bylaws. Can we not identify the actual planners within COCT who are mostly responsible for this carnage. Are they ignorant? And is it Eddie Andrews-who endorses this environmental , health and heritage disaster - ignorant or stubbornly greedy for rates, and not caring about what a future without sufficient trees mean?

dalziel.david@gmail.com

Saleh Abrahams Richard Hill Lita Webley Jenny Vogel Amy Pringle

FoCVGB worked on the fynbos circle in Doordrift Walk this week, giving it a spruce up with fresh wood chips, some weeding and a brushcut of the pathways. Why not take an amble down there and enjoy with your dogs & kids this weekend? ... See MoreSee Less

FoCVGB worked on the fynbos circle in Doordrift Walk this week, giving it a spruce up with fresh wood chips, some weeding and a brushcut of the pathways. Why not take an amble down there and enjoy with your dogs & kids this weekend?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

A heartfelt thanks to all of you who took the time to show up at tonight’s gathering. 💚
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, its the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

A heartfelt thanks to all of you who took the time to show up at tonight’s gathering. 💚

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And the Hohenort tree trashing?

Any plan forward endorsed here tonight?

Didn't even know about the meeting 🤔

4 weeks ago

Friends of Constantia Valley Greenbelts

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By now, you might have heard about the latest PSHB Beetle epidemic/ invasion threatening Cape Town and in particular our English Oaks, Boxelders and London plane trees...If you'd like to know more about it, here are a few articles with more info.

agriculture.vic.gov.au/biosecurity/pest-insects-and-mites/priority-pest-insects-and-mites/polypha...

greenpop.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/PSHB-South-African-Management-Protocols-Updated-Apr-2022.pdf

www.fabinet.up.ac.za/images/PSHB/PSHB_host_list_v6_20230417.pdf
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