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…

REPORT on PEPPER TREE SQUARE CAR PARK

from DeVos Rabie – We have been engaging with the Cape Town City Council since March 2018 in discussions relating to the lease of the car park. In February 2019 the renewal of the lease was approved by the council at the reduced rate of  R 6 900.00 that we proposed. The account reflected a…

Letter of objection from Henk Stutterheim, on behalf of OCA regarding the Springbok Pub Liquor license application

from Henk Stutterheim – The Western Cape Liquor Authority 3rd Floor Sunbel Building Voortrekker Road Bellville, 7530 For Attention: Kutlwano Maphike: Kutlwano@wcla.gov.za Robin Petersen: Robin.Petersen@wcla.gov.za Kim Bezuidenhout: Kim.Bezuidenhout@wcla.gov.za Dear Sir / Madam OBJECTION TO THE APPLICATION BY THE SPRINGBOK PUB FOR A LIQUOR LICENCE FOR ERF 27714  SHOPS 1 – 3 LOWER MAIN ROAD, OBSERVATORY….

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…