As much as the recent rains have brought relief after the dry spells in Joburg, the city experienced rapid growth of grass in public open spaces as well as a number of damaged trees due to storms.
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), the entity in the City of Joburg, responsible for protecting green spaces, horticultural and maintenance services, will be in full force at the Gautrain Station open space on 166 Laduma Avenue & corner Far East Bank, Alexandra. Ward 104 on 3 March 2021 from 09h30.
An estimation of fifty JCPZ employees will be levelling the long grass, pruning trees, picking litter, and removing green waste and alien invasive species.
The mega blitz clean-up will be the 9th of its kind since the kick-off of JCPZ’s service delivery maintenance campaign in January this year, which was led by the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the City of Joburg, Cllr Margaret Arnolds, aimed at addressing the maintenance shortfalls in Joburg.
JCPZ’s service delivery maintenance campaign forms part of the Executive Mayor’s call for a #KleenaJoburg and aims to heed the plea from communities for well-maintained open spaces and visible service delivery.
Residents are encouraged to take pride in their parks, nature reserves and green lungs by doing their part in keeping our city clean and livable.
“We are pushing for a cleaner Joburg where people can come out and enjoy these green open spaces as we are aware of the shortfalls. The blitz operations will be taking place across all 7 regions over the next couple of months where our teams will be cutting long grass, pruning trees and the general upkeep of parks and open spaces,” stated Councillor Arnolds.
Councillor Margaret Arnolds
Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg