Social Issues Report

Full moon September 2022 The Obs Rainbow house update. After months of discussions DAG – the Development Action Group have partnered with The occupants of the Obs Rainbow House to broker their relationships with the community in finding next steps. A meeting was had with relevant stakeholders and a new house committee was voted in…

Social Issues Report June 2022

New moon report It is with sadness I write this report, anger was the first emotion – that we as a civic, community, me as a person – could not do enough – to save the Obs Rainbow Shelter from its inevitable closure at the end of July. As we speak 600 people are insecure…

Social Issues report may 2022

It is with sad news we say good-bye to Donovan Swartbooi our infamous obs community member who passed this month. Donovan will be remembered for his upcycling of beautiful flowers sold door to door in Observatory. He is missed by all his clients and family on the village green and at the Obs Rainbow House…

Social issues report

February 2022 Half moon report It has been an exciting start to the new year with passionate people who love our community coming together to make Obs a better place for all. The Obs Journey Continues A result of a Town Hall meeting called last year to talk about safety and security in Obs –…

Request from ONW

Hello all We had a fiesty meeting on 27 Oct 2021 with SAPS, WCLA and some residents of Milton Road re Lobey Fiesta and La Verte. The big take away was that residents have to become more active in reporting issues so that a body of evidence can be built up against these establishments. I…

How to report a disturbance in Obs

As an Observatory resident, if you have a complaint regarding noise/disturbance/nuisance against an establishment in Observatory, please do the following: 1. Call 107 or 1011 to report the disturbance and obtain a reference number. Send the details of the complaint and reference no to carolyn@neville.za.net for record purposes and submission to the relevant authorities. 2….

Social Issues Conversation

“Housed residents blame us for the crime.” “There are more and more people coming to live on the streets of Obs because they are being fed every day.” “The litter from those living on the streets is disgraceful.” “Homelessness is not a crime but the result of a failure in society.” “Those living on the…

TOWN HALL MEETING

Observatory Town Hall meeting tomorrow Saturday 18 September 12:30pm, VENUE: Observatory Community Centre Strict Covid protocols will be observed and you must wear your mask Or join the meeting on the OCA Facebook page. AGENDA 12:30pm Welcome by Carolyn Neville (OBSID Social Issues Chair 2016-2019) 12:40pm Human Values intro by Kiki Bisogno (OCA Social Issues…

Social issues report

Obz Car Boot Sale The Observatory Civic Association, Liesbeek Action Campaign and locals from the Observatory community came together to launch the first Obz car boot sale on Saturday the 12th of June.  The Pepper tree car park behind the Kwikspar came alive with community! Locals selling an assortment of gems, incense, hardware, clothing, art, plants, bric a brac –…