LDG Status of developments as at end May 2019

from Leslie London – In general, it seems most of the Large Developments in Observatory developments are on hold. Our last Erf Watch found that most of these developments have not submitted further plans. This may be the result of a glut of accommodation in Observatory coupled with the depressed real estate market. Some of…

Chair’s Report June 2019

from Tauriq Jenkins – A Civic…It’s a curious place of broad representation, a magical place of meaning, placemaking, and for the OCA in particular – heritage protection and the protection of the vulnerable. We fight the bullies. The civic is a space for the community.  The subway project has been a wonderful community initiative that reclaiming a…

TRUP Association Report

from Marc Turok – We had a good TRUP Association (TRUPA) monthly meeting this last Tuesday 18 June. We have a special T R U Park Public Forum Meeting set for 6.30 pm on Tuesday 16 July at the SAAO Auditorium Updates on important Heritage, Environmental and Development pressure issues affecting the Park. TRUPA has set…

Liquor Licence objection for Springbok Pub

from Leslie London – Dear Obs residents, The owner of Springbok Pub, located on Lower Main Rd, opposite DAG between Trill and Norwich Roads, has applied for a License to run a beer garden at the back of the premises (where there is currently parking and a number of garage structures). This is a potential…

Trill Rd Subway Refurbishment

Tanya Bonello recently sent the OCA this report on the Trill Rd Station Subway:   On the day that our new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, was inaugurated, our community in Observatory came together to rehabilitate our subway which serves as a conduit between the East and West side of our neighborhood. Some of these underground spaces of transit…

A Glimmer of light at the end of the circus tunnel

from Edwin Angless – Report back on my meeting of June 10 with interested parties regarding one of the circus issues. Over the last two months, I have put a lot of time into developing a relationship through regular emails, WhatsApp and in situ meetings with Dimitri, the owner of the circus tent. I have…

Notes of OCA Town Hall Talks – State of the Circus –

OCA Town Hall meeting on the Circus Notes of the Town Hall Talk – State of the Circus – held on the 9th April 2019, Observatory Community Centre The meeting opened with Tauriq as OCA chair introducing the facilitator for the evening, Natalie McKaskill from the Lotus River-Grassy Park Civic. It was clarified this was a…

OBSID AGM – Saturday 24 November, 2018

NOTICE of the OBSID Annual General Meeting Saturday 24 November 2018 10h30 Registration from 09h30 Venue: Woolworths Financial Services Auditorium No. 3 St. Michael’s Road Observatory Notice is hereby given of the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Observatory Improvement District NPC. The AGM will take place on Saturday the 24th November 2018 at…