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Input needed on Trafalgar Park upgrades

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The City of Cape Town has appealed to residents in the surrounding area to comment on the upgrades and maintenance plans of Trafalgar Recreation Park.

“The City needs residents around Trafalgar Park to comment on its maintenance,” says mayoral committee member of energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe.

The recreation hot spot is currently desolated lacking security enforcement and maintenance.

“Calls for upgrades came about after it was discovered that the park was run down. These will be implemented to preserve the heritage site however heritage conservation was just one aspect of the management plan. It also considered safety, security, events, facilities and beautification,” says van der Merwe.

Trafalgar Park was established in 1905 for the residents of District Six and was formerly known as “East End Plantation.”

A steering committee spearheaded by ward councillor and mayoral committee member of transport Brett Herron oversees the implementation of the upgrades which were established by a landscaping consultant.

Herron said that it was distressing that the park was no longer seen as a desirable recreational area.

“We are trying to make the park a desirable amenity to the community for regular use,” says Herron.

The city plans to make the park a host of children’s parties, community events, community markets and a safe haven to the community.

The City welcomes feedback from the community about the recreation park.

“We appeal to the community to get involved in not only preserving our heritage but ensuring the safety of everyone,” says van der Merwe. VOC

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