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Albertonians raise concerns over service delivery issues

Albertonians raise concerns over service delivery issues.

Albertonians are speaking out about several service delivery problems affecting their community, urging the municipality to take action.

The Alberton Record received many complaints through its Voice of the Voter series.

The street lights on Parklands Avenue in Alberton North do not work.

They raised these issues:

• Illegal truck parking and litter

Residents are troubled by trucks delivering goods and parking illegally on Loerie Street and Kingfisher Crescent in Meyersdal. This poses risks to drivers and pedestrians and disrupts traffic. Additionally, litter ruins Loerie Street.

• Neglected cemetery maintenance

Residents raised concerns about the state of Kromvlei Cemetery, where there has been a water leak for three months and no resolution. Despite multiple reports to security companies and municipal officials, the leak continues, raising questions about the EMM’s responsiveness.

• Municipal service dissatisfaction

Residents on Parklands Avenue in Alberton North are frustrated over the poor municipal services, especially the street lights that do not work. Complaints lodged as far back as last July have not been addressed, with claims of budget constraints hindering the necessary repairs.

• Road hazard

A section of the road at the T-junction of JG Strijdom Street and Kershout Street in Mayberry Park is collapsing, posing a safety risk for motorists. A resident on Kershout Street, who has reported the issue multiple times, raised the concern. The deterioration of this section of the road has made it more likely for drivers to unintentionally enter oncoming traffic lanes, which increases the risk of accidents.

The water leak at the Kromvlei Cemetery.

The Alberton Record has forwarded these complaints to the municipality for comment and action.

The Voice of the Voter series aims to amplify community concerns and drive positive change for Alberton residents.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the Record’s Voice of the Voter series. To contribute, send your leads for this editorial series to cvdwalt@caxton.co.za

Mark the subject line as ‘Voice of the Voter’ and include a photo illustrating your concern, its location and a brief description.

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