Newsletter May 2021

Holiday Procedures, Market Day, Invasive Wasps, Employee of the Month and the Incident and Security Report!

Holiday Security Procedures

School holidays are coming up and many Residents will be leaving the Estate on holiday. Please inform the Estate Office if you would like the dialling sequence from the main gate phone operator to be changed. Additional patrols are offered to Residents on request should your premises be vacant.

A firm reminder that vandalism will not be tolerated in the Estate and any such acts will have serious consequences resulting from any deliberate destruction or damage to public or private property. Please report any suspicious activities to the Welgedacht control room (021 913 5395 or security@whoa.co.za).


April Fools’ Day

We do hope that you had some time to appreciate the sense of humor on the day.


Welgedacht Market Day: Saturday, 22 May 2021

Vendor stall bookings are filling up fast for our residents only Market Day. Book your spot and start planning with your kids, or family to be part of this fun-filled day. Set-up for vendors starts at 09:00, and attendees can join the fun when selling starts at 10:00. Don’t forget your masks and lots of cash to support our entrepreneurs who have been hard at work for this exciting event, arranged by our own community for our community.

Vendor registration closes on Friday, 23 April, so please hurry and reserve your spot by contacting Niqui for more information: niquiasmit@gmail.com. We encourage residents to walk to the festivities due to limited parking in the area. Everyone’s safety is important and we ask all attendees to go to the COVID registration desks first to register. Registration desks will be located in the parking area outside the Estate office.

We still require volunteers on the day at the registration desks. Please consider volunteering together as couples, or families. You will only be required to serve for one hour. Please contact Anuschka: 0825928454 or anuschka.mengel@gmail.com and sign up.


Easter Egg Hunt

The Welgedacht Easter Egg hunt was a great success on Saturday, 3 May. It was fun to see 60 eager kids (ranging in age from 10 months – 14 years) on the hunt for 360 eggs. All the action happened around the Top Dam and Park area on a beautiful sunny day, showing off our beautiful variety of play areas in the Estate. We would like to thank the community for their participation in this lovely day.


Invasive Wasps

There has been an increase of invasive wasp sightings and nests reported in the Estate. The two invasive species referred to are: German Wasps and European Paper Wasps. Should you identify these in or around your residence please report it to the City of Cape Town by clicking on the following link: https://www.capetowninvasives.org.za/wasps You can also report it to Nicole Williamson from the Invasive Species Unit at: 021-4442356. This Unit will then coordinate the removal of these invasive wasps and nests, free of charge.

 


Meet the A-team

The Environmental Team received their new work uniforms, and they look so professional. We would like to introduce to you, the whole Welgedacht Team under the direction of Vern Whitson. A huge thanks to the whole team. We see your dedication and outstanding work daily in the office and when we walk, run or drive through the estate. This is truly a team that carries each other and makes things happen.

Back row, left to right: Denver, Marzaan, Nicolas, Esmé, Patrick, and Rodney. Front row, left to right: Hanri, Thembile, Alfonso, Justin, Norman.Absent: Clive and Raheem.


What’s happening in our Estate?

By now residents would have seen the new digital notice board installed at the entrance gate. Please keep an eye on the notices and make contact with the office should any of the communications seem unclear.

Dams

The dams upgrade project commenced on 19 April 2021. Works will include clearing of sludge and invasive plant material, enlargement and reshaping both dams. The lower dam’s island would also be reshaped. We look forward the end result.

Walkways

The walkway extension from the new Bridge behind Bluebell towards Japonica Street is now complete. We hope and trust that you will enjoy this new addition of oasis in the Estate.

Electric Fence Clearing

In order for our security systems to work optimally, good maintenance of the equipment and its surroundings are very important. The Environmental Team works very well in conjunction with the Security Team during this process and make sure that the electrical fencing is always clear of any overgrowth.

Boardwalks

As part of the Multi Year Estate Environmental Plan all the boardwalks will receive some much needed maintenance and attention. The Environmental Team also gains valuable skills training onsite, which limits the need to use outside contractors.


 

Employee of the Month

Patric Jacobs

It’s with great pleasure to announce that Patric Jacobs is our Employee of the month.
The Residents praise him as being exceptional. He is a positive influence on the team and a great person to work with.

Congratulations Patric!

Interesting fact

Bloom of Death

Monocarpic succulents die after they flower. The bloom comes out of the center of the plant, which causes the whole plant to die. Hence the name: Bloom of death. The plant usually leaves behind new pups.

This is a rare occurrence, our condolences to this home owner in Aristea Street, with two Blooms of Death.

Click here to view the Incidents and Complaints Report for March 2021


Kind regards

Your Trustees