The Brixton Community Yard Sale is an opportunity for you to set up outside your house, or you can have your stall outside the Brixton Kerk Church, 41 Putney Road (they provide tables and chairs - you will need an umbrella/gazebo/table cloth - please do make a donation to the church for the use of their space).
Residents and Reclaimers come together to demand the CoJ puts an immediate stop to the R50 recycling fee
While the City of Johannesburg and Pikitup fail to provide us with statistics to support its S@S programme and the R50 recycling fee, we have put together some facts to show that reclaimers need to be supported, integrated and paid.
We need your support to STOP the recycling fee.
1. Sign the petition to stop the recycling fee and protect reclaimers’ jobs
2. Formally object to the recycling fee by completing this IDP comment form (Deadline is 3 May)
Update from the Sector Crime Forum (SCF) to residents
Reports about recent fatalities in the Brixton area have been of concern to all residents. From the Sector Crime Forum (Community Policing initiative), it can be reported that two fatalities were as a result of domestic violence – one male and one female victim was fatally assaulted in two separate incidents.
Residents are earnestly encouraged to contact the Victim Empowerment Centre, that has been established specially to assist people in need, when they experience gender-based violence/domestic violence. The person to contact is Safia Pandoor (Vice-chairperson of the VEC) at 083 951 9257. The SCF chairperson can also be contacted for assistance and information on the Victim empowerment Centre.
The Sector Crime Forum is a volunteer community initiative that aims to assist residents with local concerns, such as illegal activities, problem properties, noise complaints, dumping, gender-based violence and other issues, while co-ordinating responses with and working alongside the South African Police Service. The SCF meets monthly to prioritise issues of concern and arranges night-time patrols with volunteers to raise visibility and do crime prevention. Anybody interested to contribute to the activities of the SCF or contribute in any way is welcome to contact Jonathan Thompson at 065 808 6245 (Acting Chairperson) or Ridwaan Osman at 082 660 2600 (Head of Patrols).
Another option is the Namola app that can be downloaded for free and is designed to help people find assistance speedily in case of emergencies. The SCF has been active in the implementation of Namola app in the Brixton community.
The SCF will participate in the planned Brixton Yard Sale on 1 May and would like to meet residents and inform them of the activities of the SCF. Please come and meet us at the Brixton Church in Putney Road.
If you would like to be on the organising or volunteer team for community events, or park maintenance and beautifying, or if you're keen to be involved in improving Brixton, please email firstname.lastname@example.org