Unfortunately at the AGM, the most critical issue that our closure faces was overshadowed by other issues.
We did not hang up signs saying our closure is at risk because of costs. The closure is at risk due to the declining trend of contributor revenue.
If, for example, we got a 20% decrease in costs, eventually the declining revenue curve would again bump up against the cost curve and we would be back in the same situation.
We need more contributors to break even and with even more we can start improving security further. If every resident got to know his neighbour and asked them to join (as per Glen’s point of walking his street at the AGM) we could quickly achieve these numbers and hopefully more.
Unfortunately the other message about how well our closure is working and how we have an amazingly low crime rate has also been lost.
Without the participation of our residents in this exercise we will not be successful in improving our revenue situation.
The committee is committed to getting a tender process done before the renewal of the Mamba contract in September 2019 and is currently formalising the policies and process to ensure this is done on a regular basis, fairly and in a standard fashion. A sub-committee will be appointed to do this and they will carry the responsibility for running the process and presenting the results to the committee and in turn, to the members of the road closure who will make the final decision.
Remember to always maintain a high level of awareness, especially when you are leaving or entering your home/driveway. Please tell your family and domestic workers to also be on the lookout. Report all suspicious behaviour to Mamba control room (tel number below) and warn the residents using @ESRCAlert.
On behalf of the Edenglen South Road Closure Committee
Committee: Des Kelly, Derek Gowans, Dave Lones, James Taylor.
Emergency – Mamba (011 609 0227)
SAPS Sector 3 vehicle 071 675 6844/5
Mamba Whatsapp Security Group – to join contact Mamba or SMS your name and address to 083 300 2975.
Twitter – report any suspicious activity or crime in progress to all residents of our suburb by including the word @ESRCAlert in your twitter message. Make sure you are following @ESRCAlert to immediately receive any crime related messages.
– Our official web site, all past newsletters are posted here.
www.edenglensrc.blogspot.com – Community notice board. Do not post crime reports or closure operational issues here rather use our email for this.
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