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"There are TWO major determinants of community safety. One is how many neighbours we know by name. The other is how often we are present and associated in public - outside our houses. Police activity is a minor protection compared to these two community actions.
- John McKnight & Peter Block, The Abundant Community
Parktown North experienced significant cable theft in 2013 and
again in 2018. This has also happened in other areas such as
Blairgowrie, Victory Park, Parkhurst, Lower Parkwood, Rosebank
Tim Truluck, Ward 117 Councillor, has called upon residents to become pro-actively involved in adopting a sub-station.
The newly-rejuvenated PNRA heeded the call and immediately sprang into action:
1. All sub-stations and transformers were cleaned of graffiti as part of the PNRA Graffity Abatement Programme.
2. All sub-stations and transformers were mapped out on the PNRA cadastral map for easy reference.
3. In co-operation with City Power, the PNRA and its security service provider, 24/7 Security, monitor all sub-stations
and transformers for security breaches, including vagrants lighting fires at sub-stations in winter which presents a
significant fire hazard and consequently also a threat to stable electricity supply to the area.
4. The PNRA has engaged with City Power to have timber doors on several of the sub-stations replaced with metal doors.
5. The PNRA has engaged with City Power to have an aging and faulty transformer on 11th Avenue replaced with new.
6. The PNRA has re-painted street light pole numbers for easier identification, for fault reporting purposes.
The PNRA enjoys a great working relationship with CityPower,
with co-operation on a number of projects to improve the security
of electricity supply in Parktown North.
Lee-Ann Louverdis, Chairperson, PNRA
Residents called to adopt a substation.
Rosebank Killarney Gazette, January 2014
For the full article, CLICK HERE.
NEW METAL DOORS
RE-PAINTING STREET POLES