Members of the community are invited to gather together on Tuesday 18 July at 12:30 at the Old Agricultural Hall, Falls Drive/ Morling Street to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday by dedicating 67 minutes or more to his legacy.
Action steps will be taken to help improve the beauty of the Howick central business district, Howick Falls precinct and other identified areas.
Individuals, families, churches, businesses, government and community based organisations are encouraged to volunteer and partner together to help clean-up our charming town.
Participants are requested to bring black/ green bags, garden tools, gloves, and scrapers to remove illegal posters.
The wearing of Love Howick T-shirts will be wonderful. These are on sale at African Spirit (Old Agricultural Hall) and Oasis Church (70 Main Street).
Huge thanks are extended to the following for their kind offer of support:
- the Scouts, who’ll be adventuring down the Gorge Walk to the base of Howick Falls to trim vegetation and remove litter,
- Mediclinic Howick staff, who’ll be cleaning up a section of Main Street at various times,
- residents of the Ambers, and the Amber Valley estate and garden services team who’ll be cleaning up a section of Karkloof Road. The gathering time is 12:00 at the entrance to Yellowwood,
- Midlands Skip Hire, who’ll be removing bags of garden refuse and litter,
- Mike Cope of A1 Complete Garden and Tree Felling Services, Michael Kemp of Garden Squad and Guy Mortimer with their respective teams who have started trimming vegetation around Goddard Park and on the Gorge Walk in the Howick Falls precinct, and
- Alexander Goudemond, who’ll be taking photographs of community members in action.
Businesses are requested to please consider involvement with the above, ‘adopting a spot’ in front of their building/ premises to improve the frontage or any other initiative to make a positive difference and impact in the appearance of the town or the lives of people in Howick.
The sponsoring of litter bins, display boards, and a boom (to limit vehicle access to the grass area of Goddard Park), or the donation of large rocks to position between cement bollards in Goddard Park will be extremely helpful.
Monetary donations will be wonderful, truly appreciated, and wisely used. The banking details are: Love Howick (FNB Howick, Branch Code 220725, Account Nr 625 938 075 75: Ref: Love Howick).
May the community of Howick become known as a kind and caring community of our beautiful country.
Inquiries: Rob Askew
Love Howick volunteer co-ordinator
Tel: 081 762 7788
News supplied by Love Howick.