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Festive wishes from Ward 88 councillor

A Merry Christmas from Ward 88 councillor.

Nicholas Lorimer, Ward 88 councillor writes:

It’s been a very busy and interesting year.

The municipal elections have brought change to Johannesburg and Ward 88. Unfortunately, there are some major problems the ward has experienced, chief among them are the large number of power cuts, illegal dumping, many billing problems and of course, the water crisis.

At the same time, there have been successes, the upgrades to Roosevelt sub-station have begun which will hopefully soon begin to alleviate the power issues in the ward and Roosevelt Park Fire Station, which serves Ward 88, has received new fire engines.

Residents who want to assist with fixing up their suburbs should report all service delivery issues to the City of Johannesburg’s call centre, websites or apps. For illegal dumping, checking out the credentials and reliability of people you pay to get rid of building rubble will go a long way towards reducing the scourge of illegal dumping in our areas.

Perhaps most importantly, saving water is something we all need to do for the foreseeable future. The drought means that the supply of water to the City has been reduced by 15 per cent by national government. Please be mindful of water usage and look for ways to save it until the water restrictions are lifted.

Hopefully, next year will see development within some of the parks, such as fencing of the Melville Koppies and improvements to the Johannesburg Botanical Garden and the resurfacing of many of our roads.

Next year promises to be busy and productive and I’m confident it will be a great year. So, from me to all the residents of Ward 88, stay safe during the holiday period and to all who are celebrating, Merry Christmas and I wish everyone a most fantastic new year.

Details: nicklorimer@outlook.com or 071 901 2164.

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