Feb update from Architecture & Heritage

To date this year the Architecture and Heritage Committee has received eleven applications requiring formal comment from the OCA. These range from small applications for repairing boundary walls, to highly impactful plans for demolitions and reconstructions in sensitive parts of the neighbourhood. Property developers’ sights remain set on many parts of Observatory as a space…

#SaveTheLiesbeek

Sacred River MAKE THE LIESBEEK MATTER! Free Observatory from flood risk Don’t infill our wetlands with concrete. Stop destroying a watercourse, a wetland and a floodplain The Liesbeek Leisure Property Trust (LLPT) construction of a massive 150 000m2 Mixed Use development at the River Club, could pose a significant flood risk to the area. The…

a Word from our Chair

Dear Obs residents I am writing to give you a quick update on matters to do with the River Club and circulate an invitation to sign another petition: The application for heritage grading of the Two Rivers Urban Park by HWC, submitted in early 2020 by a coalition of over 60 First Nation groups, Civic…

a Radio interview regarding our Malta Park petition

Local football club FC Kapstadt has brought a petition against Cape Town Football Club over the use of Hartleyvale Stadium in Observatory. The soccer team has accused the City of Cape Town of unfairness and favouring the PSL team over them. On line for comment is chairman of Observatory Civic Association, Leslie London and FC…

News from the CAN’s

Our little community kitchen in Observatory, Cape Town is in desperate need of funds should we wish continue our work through the new year.  – Since the start of lockdown, the community kitchen has served three meals every day twice a day to our street-based neighbours on the Village Green, many of whom are Black…