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Another Woodstock lane gets a scrub and a makeover

Posted on 15 June 2012 by Cecile Blake

We are always happy to hear rumours that our story on the cleaning of Hounslow lane had inspired several other groups of Woodstock residents to do the same. Here is another great example of how these unused bits of real estate can be changed into havens of space where kids and dogs can play safely, and residents can flex their green fingers.

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Major developments in Woodstock

Posted on 24 January 2012 by Stefan Blank

by Sybrandus Adema & Stefan Blank There is no slowing Woodstock down. This year has already seen much happening in Roodebloem Road, more tenants moving into the Salt River Arcade and the Woodstock Foundry opening its doors. The Deckle Edge has also moved to its new premises in Sir Lowry Rd. and the Woodstock area [...]

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Villa Sancho shines in the night

The wonderland houses of University Estate

Posted on 09 January 2012 by Ruan Benade

Every year during the festive season there is a group of houses that give new meaning to the phrase ‘lit up like a Christmas tree’. You might have driven past on Nelson Mandela Drive and seen some of them. Maybe you excitedly point them out to your kids. Go closer and you cannot help but [...]

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Woodstock Drop Off this way

Where to recycle your waste in Woodstock

Posted on 14 December 2011 by Ruan Benade

Recycling is a buzzword and everyone from individuals to government agree that we need to do more of it. Then why is it that I always have problems finding a recycling station? Every week I reduce my waste by more than 50% by separating recyclable material from organic and non-recyclable material. It amounts to a [...]

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Breathe Sunshine Foundation brings some brightness to Al Noor Orphanage

Posted on 02 November 2011 by Cecile Blake

This weekend the Breathe Sunshine Foundation ran their fist project at the Al Noor Orphanage centre in Woodstock. The project was supported by the Round Table and saw an energetic Breathe Sunshine team and volunteers spending the day painting the outside of the building, clearing the grounds of rubble and unused waste and donating a new toolbox.

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How do you want to spend your tax money in Woodstock?

Posted on 22 September 2011 by Stefan Blank

It’s wish list time again! The discretionary budget for Subcouncil 15 (which includes Wards 51, 52, 53, 55, 56 & 57) will be allocated in the next few months for the period 1 July 2012 – 30 June 2013, which means if you have something you feel strongly about, you have until 21st October 2011 [...]

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The Woodstock Peace Garden

Posted on 23 August 2011 by Cecile Blake

It’s always inspriring to see when someone has taken a vision and turned it into a reality that brings real benefits to the community. The Peace Garden in Woodstock is a great example of this. It came about when local landscaper Bruce Beyer needed a landscaper’s yard in the city, but found rental prices exorbitant. He had been eyeing an unused pie-sliced piece of land next to Nelson Mandela Boulevard (formerly Eastern Boulevard) but wasn’t sure whom it belonged to. After some investigation, he approached the Alpha School for autistic learners next door with a proposition which they gladly agreed to.

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Cry the beloved lane

Posted on 12 August 2011 by Sybrandus Adema

13 Bakkie loads. A few hundred human hours. Just over a R1000. Blood, sweat, tears, dust and dead rats. That's what it took to turn a sick Woodstock service lane into a healthy communal space. Sybrandus Adema got all the dirt.

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