Hogsback Village Clean Up
We will be doing another clean up on this coming Tuesday 23rd., and Wednesday 24th., January 2018.
This time we will concentrate on Nutwoods Drive, in particular the Summerton Property. We will hopefully have the entire team of AFC, Schenk Sawmills and Working For Fire again on board. We again appeal to all Landowners to either donate some funds, or assist us with their labour and machinery.
As you may be very much aware of, Nutwoods Drive is the only access to The Bluff. When it snows the young wattle saplings bend under the weight of the snow and access is almost impossible. If we should have a fire on Summerton which is a real danger to us all, there will be NO ACCESS to the entire Bluff area, meaning that all these beautiful properties and their occupants become trapped, and no assistance will be able to be given. As the Garden Club we most certainly would not like to frighten anybody, but please be aware that the fire season is upon us. After what appears to be a rather dry summer, we need to make sure that the properties owned by absentee landlords have at least decent firebreaks around them, so that they can be isolated and fires fought effectively.
We have been given permission by the property owner to clear the outer perimeters and whatever else we can manage on these two days. This will at the same time serve as a community effort to help finance a Community Hall for Bold Point. Residents of Bold Point will assist us in making Firewood after trees have been felled and this can be sold to any Hogsbackian for R 200, 00 per bakkie load, if you would like to collect it yourself. This will be wet wood and will have to be dried to be ready for winter. The proceeds of this will be donated to the Bold Point Community to bring them a bit closer to getting enough money to erect the Community Centre. Nadia will be on site on Saturday morning to collect money and assist in loading bakkies.
At this stage the Bold Point Community has donated R 50 000,00 themselves towards their new Centre, Schenk Sawmills R 25 000,00 and the short fall of R 40 000,00 has to be collected, this being one of the projects which will hopefully bring us a bit closer to accumulating the money needed. We appeal to all Hogsback Residents to either buy firewood, or donate some money towards this worthwhile project.
Please contact me privately if you would either like to donate or assist with labour and man power. We will all meet on Tuesday morning at 8:00 am at the corner of Main Road and Nutwoods Drive. Please be aware that you may be inconvenienced when driving this road, our apologies if you should have to wait for a few minutes.
Each time we have been cleaning the verges, I have been asked “What about Summerton” We can now really make a difference to the appearance of this property, so please be generous and assist wherever you can.
Warm Regards and our best wishes for 2018
Monika Hof Hogsback Garden Club
082 836 7414