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22 November 2018. Town Hall Meeting

 

20 September 2018. Please submit your objections ASAP! 

Paulshof LP1: Network boost for Vodacom. This mast is to be erected along Umhlanga Avenue, past the Brackenhill/Umkomaas intersection, towards Ext. 10. Here is the info received and an objection form. Ward Councillor Candice James has informed us that no objection must include health risks. Should you choose to object, please cc us on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as a reference if required.  https://www.facebook.com/PaulshofPRRA/ (CLICK HERE)

  

PRRA MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2018 - Click here for form

A reminder to renew your PRRA membership for 2018, to keep receiving discounts at our benefit partners. Refer to www.paulshof.org/info for details of benefit partners and application forms (also attached to this mail).

The cost is R300 for residents, R500 for small businesses and R1 000 for large businesses. Additional cards are available at R150. Separate terms apply for estate agents.

Please transfer your payment to the PRRA using your name and street address as reference. The bank account details are available on the application form. We need your address so that a portion of the membership fee can be allocated to the respective areas for their own projects.

Please email your completed application form and proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your card(s) will be issued within a few days, and you will receive an email indicating where to collect.

Note that benefit partners will only accept 2017 cards until 31 January 2018.

We keep working on adding benefit partners, to increase the benefit to you – sign up today!

 

  Paulshof PRRA AGM Documentation 

Paulshof Residents & Ratepayers Association

 

 

Notice of Paulshof PRRA AGM

 

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Paulshof Residents & Ratepayers Association (PRRA), to be held:

Date and time:      Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at 18:00 for 18:30

Venue:                   German Country Club, 131 Holkam Road, Paulshof

AGENDA

1.       Welcome

2.       Approval of minutes of 2017 AGM

3.       Chairman’s report

4.       Treasurer’s report and financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017

5.       Executive Committee portfolio reports

·     Environmental

·     Security

·     Membership & marketing

·     Paulshof West

·     Extension 10

·     Paulshof Central

·     Paulshof East

6.       Ward councillor’s report

7.       Sandton Sector 2 CPF feedback

8.       Committee elections, including the following vacancies:

·     Security

·     Secretary

9.       General

PLEASE NOTE

1.       Please ensure that your membership is active by sending your completed membership form and proof of payment of the annual membership fee of R300 per household to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your 2018 PRRA membership card will be proof that you are eligible to vote at the AGM. You will also be able to renew your membership card prior to the meeting, from 18:00 using cash, EFT or Snapscan. A membership application form can be downloaded here

2.     If you are unable to attend the AGM, please complete and return the proxy form by no later than Friday, 16 February 2018 at 16:00 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The proxy form can be downloaded here

3.       If you wish to nominate anyone to the PRRA Executive Committee, please complete and return the nomination form by no later than Friday, 16 February 2018 at 16:00 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Committee members must be paid-up members of the PRRA. The nomination form can be downloaded here

We hope to see as many Paulshof residents as possible at our annual general meeting.

Karen Koch

Chairman

 

 

 

 Sunday Times article 03Dec2017

 

 

 

 

 

Spruit Day 2017

 

As many of you are aware, Spruit day is heading into its 4th year of existence. Many hours of preparation and effort went into making 2014, 2015 and 2016.  2017 was no different, with Brigitte (PRRA Environment) taking the lead for or portion of the Braamfontein Spruit, with Rawson's Kerry, City Parks' Banele and Ward Councillor James.

            

 

SA Guide-Dogs Association‎’s Acoustic Music Festival

30 September 2017

 

 

 

FEEDBACK OF TOWN HALL MEETING - 20 June 2017 

Central Residents

 

Some of you may have noticed the absence of guards at the Brackenhill booms and the closure of the Clifton Road boom. The reason for this is that we only have 79 households out of a total of 278 households in Central supporting the security initiative. The initiative includes the manning of the booms, a dedicated response vehicle + 2 roaming vehicles, patrols of the greenbelt area, contribution to PRRA memberships and the Central security fund, and keeping our road closure approval in place.

 

At the Town Hall Meeting on 20 June, 7 Arrows presented the following:

1. The current 79 subscribed households contribute R44 500 per month to the running costs of Centrals security.

2. It costs 7 Arrows R117 400 per month to keep all the current elements in place for Paulshof Central.

3. The model is simply not financially viable or self-sustainable.

4. 7 Arrows biggest financial outlay is the costs of the guards. To this end they have decided to remove the guards from Brackenhill and Clifton booms on 20 June and replace the Brackenhill guard with License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras. These cameras feed into the 7 Arrows control room and will be monitored by them 24/7.

5. On 20 July the last guard at the Stonehaven boom will be removed and replaced by LRP cameras.

6. An additional 41 households at R599 per month is required in order to keep all these elements in place, including one guard shift, day and night, at the Stonehaven boom.

 

What Does This Mean for Paulshof Central?

1. We will be in contravention of the City of Joburg municipal bylaws which state all road closures require a minimum of one guard at any one of the entrances or exits to the area.

2. The Clifton gate will remain closed and this may cause major traffic congestion once the school becomes operational. Kindly note that our current road closure approval allows for the Clifton gate to be closed 24 hours a day as along as a pedestrian gate is in place and remains open. A special dispensation was made after we received a request from the Tequesta residents to please leave the Clifton gate open as an exit point for 3 hours in the morning. Please note, by keeping the Clifton gate closed we are not in contravention of our current road closure approval.

 

Solutions

At the Town Hall Meeting on 20 April a group of 44 residents decided on the following :

1. We need to urgently find an additional 41 households before 20 July  so that we do not lose the Stonehaven guard. This will mean that the booms will have to remain up, all our entrances and exits opened and we essentially lose our gated community. Obviously this is not in anyones best interests from a security point of view.

2. Residents who are non-subscribers will shortly be receiving a letter of intent from PAT and 7 Arrows that we will be asking you to please consider signing. This letter will state that you will be prepared to join the 7 Arrows security initiative once we have 41 letters of intent in hand. Based on this commitment we will be able to ensure that 7 Arrows keeps all the current security elements in place so that we do not contravene any municipal bylaws.

3. 7 Arrows have further committed that for every additional 10 households signed up after the required 120 is achieved they will install one additional camera within the suburb.

4. It was the consensus of the meeting that we should consolidate our efforts with one security provider and since 7 Arrows had already invested so many security elements in the area, we should pursue the security initiative with them.

 

Please Note

1. Current 7 Arrows customers are not being short-changed with the removal of the boom guards. 7 Arrows is replacing the guards with very expensive LPR cameras, monthly database updates and the monitoring of the camera footage at their own cost.

2. Whilst 7 Arrows monthly subscription of R599 per month may be higher than some competitor companies, please remember that your monthly subscription is not just paying for armed response to your individual home. Your monthly subscription pays to keep our road closure in place, it pays for a guard at the Stonehaven boom, it pays for LPR cameras which are operational 24 hours per day and is state of the art security technology being used by most security companies nowadays, it pays for a dedicated patrol vehicle in Central, it pays for patrolling of the greenbelt areas, it pays for your annual PRRA membership, it pays for the monthly electricity and fibre costs of the booms and cameras, and it pays for various community focussed training programs.

3. Should we receive the additional 41 subscribers we can then look at financing an electronic boom at the Clifton boom so that it may continue to operate as an exit point for Central. A suggestion has also been made that we provide a second electronic boom at the Clifton gate so that it may operate as an entrance boom for an hour in the morning once the school  is open. This will alleviate the traffic congestion on Stonehaven Road significantly.

4. Kindly note that 3 other security companies active in our area were also approached for security solutions for the Central region. Unfortunately the solutions offered were not as comprehensive or as affordable as the 7 Arrows option.

 

We urge all Central residents to please seriously consider signing up with 7 Arrows before 20 July so that we can keep our suburb secure. The last thing we want is for all the entrances and exits to be opened, Stonehaven Road to become a raceway with the removal of the boom as a traffic calming element, and allowing criminals free access and escape routes from our suburb. 

 

I have tried to cover the most important issues briefly in this post. Minutes of the meeting will be circulated shortly. If you would like to receive a copy of the minutes or have any further queries please address them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Many thanks for your attention

PAT Central & Residents of the Town Hall Meeting

 

PRRA AGM

 

 APPROVAL REQUEST - March 2017


 

 

Spruit Day 2016

Spruit day is heading into its 3rd year of existence. Many hours of preparation and effort went into making 2014 and 2015 a success and 2016 was no different. 

 

 

 

Paulshof Fun Run & Walk 2016 - Feedback 

Dear Darren and Evelyn,

 

On behalf of S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind I wish to thank the PRRA and the Edenvale Lions Club most sincerely for your assistance yesterday – we certainly enjoyed the day, and made very valuable contacts.

 

Darren, you and your team put in a lot of effort in organizing the day for which GDA is very greatful, and we are looking forward to partner with you and the PRRA for future events.

 

Evelyn, the assistance of the Edenvale Lions Club to man the GDA waterpoint, is hugely appreciated, and we are truly thankful for Edenvale Lions Club’s continued support to GDA in many ways!

 

Kind regards

 
Pieter van Niekerk
Head Marketing
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 011 705 3512 | Fax: 086 506 3364

 

                                            

Rietfontein Nature Reserve

The Rietfontein Nature Reserve has received a new look from City Parks. The wall was replaced with a new fence along Holkam Road and the new entrance is a good looking welcome. 

 Reitfontein Reserve

 

 

 

Event: Halloween 2015 (Feedback)

Dear Paulshof Residents

Thank you for participating at our annual Halloween event. Children enjoyed dressing up and collecting sweets along your streets on Halloween eve !!

Smiles and laughter filled our little Brakenhill playground as children waited in anticipation of who won best dressed!! Our children were separated into 3 age groups 0-4, 5-9 and 10+

Only moments later these children were running our streets trick or treating, fun fun fun but under the careful eye of 4 Chubb security guards, who did a fantastic job not only watching out at road crossings but checking out for unruly children, we advised residents not to give sweets to children with bad manners!

We congratulated best dressed houses to, with wonderful sponsored prizes!
House winners were
19 Umfolozi rd,
34 Stone Haven rd,
7 Pongolo rd,
17 Brackenhill rd and
16 Brackenhill

We thank our sponsors
Mugg and Bean Cambridge Crossing, Sorbet Cambridge Crossing, Mimmo's Cambridge Crossing, PBA Brokers, GroGreen garden services, Rawsons, Rivonia Riding Club, Chubb/imvula, Petervale butchery, our local MC Mr Simon Priestley, all the volunteers who showed up and helped decorate and coordinate this event!

YOU guys are all awesome!!


Until next year boo!