Johannesburg boasts a splendidly mild climate, neither humid nor too hot. With the warmer months comes the rainy season. Rainstorms are often harsh and are accompanied by much thunder, lightning and occasional hail. This, in turn, leads to the excessive growth of grass, falling of leaves and at times the snapping of trees.
In anticipation of the effects of the weather change and the peak summer season, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo is going the extra mile to ensure it can deliver horticultural and conservation services in the City of Joburg. At least 52 accredited contractors have been brought on board to assist.
Says Jenny Moodley, spokesperson for Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo: “We encourage Joburg residents to visit our website www.jhbcityparks.com to view detailed weekly schedules. We also have a 24-hour emergency team which is equipped to respond to complaints relating to fallen trees. Our priority is to ensure that there is no traffic congestion or interference with power lines. Branches and stumps will be removed in the second phase of clean-up.”
We trust that the measures that have been put in place will go a long way in ensuring that the City of Joburg is kept clean and well preserved.
We also urge the residents to assist and play their part in keeping the city clean by supporting “A Re Sebetseng” (let’s work) campaign, which was recently launched by the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Councillor Herman Mashaba.
“The first City Of Joburg city-wide clean-up was hosted in September 2017 and was supported by councillors, ward committees and businesses across the city. Plastic bags and gloves were distributed at ‘walk-in’ centres, clinics, libraries as well as participating businesses and then collected later in the day to ensure that we have a cleaner city, “ adds Moodley.
The project will continue throughout the year and it is expected to enhance the City’s R50 million investment into Pikitup for a third cleaning shift.
“Please assist in keeping our City clean by keeping your own sidewalk tidy and well maintained,” concludes Moodley.
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo develops and maintains, amongst other things, the city’s parks, cemeteries, nature reserves, bird sanctuaries, main arterials, Johannesburg Botanical Garden and Johannesburg Zoo.
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