2023 is well underway and as we embark on a year set to take our Woodstock Improvement District to new heights, we introduce you to our core team and share some important reminders from WID and the City.
Meet our Woodstock Improvement District managers!
Meet our Woodstock Improvement District managers! Andrew and Jason are committed to making Woodstock better for our community, working tirelessly in their key roles at the Woodstock Improvement District.
RIGHT: WID Senior Manager, Jason Roux, can be contacted directly on 062 883 7045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEFT: WID Manager Andrew de Kock is available on 074 750 1436 or email@example.com.
General CID enquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Public Safety Emergencies contact our 24-hour control room on 021 565 0900.
For other important contact numbers, visit wid.co.za/contact-us.
How to replace a wheelie bin
Registered property owners are entitled to a 240-litre wheelie bin for the household. To replace a wheelie bin that has been damaged or stolen, the registered property owner or property managing agent need complete a Supply of Services Application Form from the City of Cape Town’s website and submit it with a copy of your ID at your nearest Walk-in Centre or email it to email@example.com.
Logging a service request with the City
Did you know that you can log a service request – such as a faulty streetlight, water leak or pothole – directly with the City on their website and receive updates within minutes. Their online service request portal also allows you to track your request using your reference number and opt in to SMS or email updates.
Report Illegal Dumping
Tackling illegal dumping remains one of the biggest challenges of our City Improvement Districts and one you can assist in by reporting an incident directly to us on our CID WhatsApp group monitored 24/7.
This includes not only rubbish, but also rubble. The practice costs Cape Town taxpayers millions of rands in maintenance on top of usual taxes.
The City is also clamping down on illegal dumping and has launched a reward system for reporting tip-offs about illegal dumping activity to their 24-hour toll-free number (0800 110077). Those convicted of illegal dumping could be fined up to R5 000, have their vehicle impounded, or face a two-year prison sentence. In addition, for every report that leads to a fine and conviction, the City is offering a reward from R1 000 up to R5 000, depending on the offence.
Beetle pest spreading steadily
The invasive Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle (PSHB) has been spreading steadily, with the latest infestations confirmed in Observatory along the Liesbeek River, and Kenilworth. The City has recorded at least 128 sightings of this pest in the Southern suburbs within less than a month.
General Valuation Roll 2022 open until 30 April
Legislation requires municipalities to undertake a General Valuation (GV) every four years. The City of Cape Town initiated this process last year and the GV Roll will be ready for property owners in the metro to inspect from 21 February 2023. Objections must be submitted by no later than 30 April 2023. The GV determines what contributions property owners make to the rates account. Rates are used for shared services such as fire services, libraries, recreational areas and clinics. New rates will be implemented from 1 July 2023.
Resurfacing of roads in the Paarden Eiland, Woodstock and Salt River area
The City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate hereby advises the public of roadworks along Neptune, Powerful and Hermes street in the Paarden Eiland Area and Porter Street and Premier Road in the Woodstock Area. Localised deep mill and fill patch areas along Voortrekker Road in Salt River between the ROR bridge and Cannon Street. The work forms part of regular maintenance to prolong the longevity of the City’s road network.
Work is planned to take place from Thursday 06 April 2023 until Friday 14 May 2023 between 09:00 and 15:30, Monday to Friday. There is also the possibility that the work in Paarden Eiland, Woodstock Industrial and Saltriver will be done during night time or weekends. Residents can expect a level of noise pollution during this time.
Please note that:
• The abovementioned dates can change due to unforeseen circumstances.
• Traffic moving in both directions will be affected.
• Flag personnel will direct traffic through temporary detours around the work area.
• Work areas will be demarcated to regulate traffic flow.
• Vehicles parked in the road and obstructing the maintenance work, will be moved or towed.
Road users are urged to:
• Be cautious while work is underway
• Lower your speed
• Pay attention to road signs
• Be vigilant in and around the roadworks area
• Look out for uneven road surfaces
• Be mindful of the construction workers
• Factor in longer travel time
Congestion is expected, so it is recommended that road users consider alternative routes.
The City thanks you for your cooperation and patience. For enquiries call the Transport Information Centre (toll-free 24/7) on 0800 65 64 63, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @CityofCTAlert on Twitter.