Lifco given the go-ahead to secure the greenbelt

Lifco representatives Alan Webb and Hennie Schreuder, with Ward 89 councillor, Carl Mann (centre) at the lower greenbelt. Photo: Supplied.


The Little Falls Strubens Valley Residential Community (Lifco) has confirmed its plans to beautify and secure the lower green belt in the Little Falls and Strubens Valley precinct.

After various meetings and a presentation by Lifco members, Alan Webb and Hennie Schreuder, who outlined the plans the forum envisaged, the community received the nod from City Parks and Zoo for them to adopt the green belt between Witwatersrand and Cascades Roads.

While tabling the plans, Schreuder said fences are to be erected on Witwatersrand, Mirella and Howick Streets to secure the whole park area, and additional CCTV cameras will be erected at the entrance to the park from the Strubens Valley Shopping Centre and Horseshoe Street.

“These cameras will be monitored on a 24/7 basis. The main entrance to the park, which will be open to the public daily from 6am to 6pm, will be from the Strubens Valley Centre, and Lifco will arrange with the local security companies to open and close the park every day,” Schreuder explained.

He added that the owner of the Strubens Valley Family Centre, Mike Shomalistos, will make a 15m stretch of land along Cascades Road available to the community. He continued, saying, “This will allow Lifco to construct a family-oriented outdoor gym and play park in a securely fenced area. Hiking, running and mountain bike trails can be undertaken into the greenbelt from this secure parking lot and entrance.”

Hennie Schreuder, a Lifco representative, discusses plans for the community during a meeting recently. Photo: Siso Naile

He also shared the idea of establishing a control room at the shopping centre. “With the assistance of Shomalistos, Lifco is planning to have a Residents’ Control Room in the Strubens Valley Shopping Centre. It will be manned 24/7, and be in direct contact with all the security companies in the area, as well as the police, CPF and emergency services,” Schreuder explained.

“The idea is also to have residents, in a controlled manner, perform voluntary patrols in the suburb. While performing these patrols, they will be in direct radio contact with all the resident security companies,” he went on.

He indicated that bringing these plans to fruition will require the forum to raise at least R120 000. “Lifco thus appeals to all the residents to get involved,” Schreuder said.

For contributions and to get to know more about Lifco, visit www.lifco.co.za.

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