Pelican Park residents air views

The Pelican Park Residents and Ratepayers Assocation (PPRRA) are pictured, in front, Laura Pillay, secretary, Tammy Daniel, public relations officer and Randall Subjee, legal advisor. At the back from left, are Allie Enous, law and order; Yaseen Meyer, chairperson; Shamsodien Ahmed, vice chairperson and Jurie Landore, treasurer,.

The Pelican Park Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association (PPRRA) was able to raise their concerns about Phase 2 of the housing development project with City of Cape Town officials last week.

Representing residents of Pelican Park and Peacock Close, the association had called on the authorities to address their grievances and give clarity on the upkeep and safety of their area before and during the development of Phase 2, a housing project next to New Horizon (NH).

The meeting was held at Pelican Park community hall on Tuesday March 26. Guests included JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety an security, and social services, and Carder Tregonning, principal of Pelican Park High School.

Shamsodien Ahmed, vice chairperson of the PPRRA, said the meeting was “certainly fruitful”.

He said they managed to secure Mr Smith who stepped in for Mayor Dan Plato and Thando Mguli and Melusi Booi who stepped in for the MEC for Human Settlement, Bongikosi Madikizela.

Mr Ahmed said they discussed contentious issues regarding crime and future housing.

He said Mr Tregonning highlighted the importance of the parents in motivating their children to succeed, which would secure a better future for the family as a unit.