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  • Request from the Tokai Residents Association19th April 2016

    Request from the Tokai Residents' Association (TRA) 

    We have been informed that the Bergvliet High School recycling facility is closing down this Friday, 22 April.  (Unfortunately their notice did not meet the deadline of last week's Constantiaberg Bulletin.) 

    We implore Tokai residents to continue recycling responsibly.  Details of what can be recycled and nearby recycling facilities are also listed on the Waste and Recycling page of the TRA website:https://sites.google.com/site/tokairesidentsassoc/tokai-community/waste-and-recycling 

    If you are aware of other local recycling outlets not on this list, please advise the TRA on tra.tokai@gmail.com 

    Please remember that recycling has been introduced to help the environment and reduce the amount of waste going to the landfills. Small fundraising opportunities by schools have developed from this initiative but recycling staff and volunteers have limited facilities: 

    Here are some pointers to help them - and our environment:

    IMPORTANT: ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN/RINSED!!  Dirty items attract vermin and insects.  Any containers with old food will be discarded as rubbish and go to the landfill.  The recycling staff do not have the time or facilities to wash-up.  Perishable/wet items such as old food, dirty plastic food wrapping, babies' nappies, sanitary items, tissues, etc are not acceptable for recycling and must go straight to waste. 
    RECYCLE DURING SPECIFIED TIMES: Please do not leave recycling (or waste) outside a recycling facility when it is closed.  Nor should waste be left at Tokai Library or by a road, expecting someone else to pick it up!  This is classified as DUMPING.  Dumping is illegal and a fine can be implemented.
    If anyone is seen dumping, please report it to the City of Cape Town (CoCT) with full details of "the dumper", eg date, time, place, description of person/vehicle, description of 'dump' (garden, building waste, etc).  Photographic evidence is ideal.  CoCT contact details are: 

    Call Centre:  0860 103 089/ E-mail:  wastewise.user@capetown.gov.za

    Online:         https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/ServiceRequests/Pages/default.aspx 

    Posters/signage: In terms of the City of Cape Town's (CoCT) by-laws, please be reminded that only CoCT approved posters are allowed to be attached to lamp posts/poles/traffic robots in Tokai. These will have a green CoCT date stamped permit approval sticker on them. 

    Ad hoc signs advertising services such as plumbing, tiling, wood cutting, computer repairs, DSTV, etc, that are stuck to trees/electricity boxes/bridges without the green CoCT approval sticker are not permitted.  We encourage all residents to remove and dispose of them please. This will help to reduce the visual clutter along our roads. 

    NB.  Estate Agents' boards are legitimate on Saturdays and Sundays.  

    Please help to keep our suburb of Tokai looking tidy!

  • REMOTE JAMMING7th March 2016

    REMOTE JAMMING

    Vehicle  Remote Jamming:  Criminals can block or jam the locking signals of remote locking devices of vehicles. Most remote controls work with radio waves that use allocated radio frequencies which are vulnerable and exploited by criminals. Automated gate  or garage remote controls are mainly used to jam the signal sent by a car remote control ,which is pressed in close proximity when parking and locking your vehicle.

    Using a remote device to block or jam the locking device to motor vehicles has sadly become an everyday occurrence in South Africa. Remote jamming is unfortunately excluded by insurers across the country for vehicles or claims for property stolen from vehicles.

    In order to avoid becoming a victim of this crime a few simple steps can be followed: 

    Most important rule : Make sure your vehicle is locked by physically checking the doors a few seconds after locking it with the remote. Do not turn your back on your vehicle and  press the remote while walking away. Be aware of the surroundings at all times and take note of suspicious persons or activity in and around the parking area Report suspicious activity to relevant authority(SAPS/Security/Neighbourhood Watches) Never leave valuable items in your vehicles especially where visible. Ensure the boot is locked.
     

  • Reminder: Water restrictions to be implemented from 1 January 20167th January 2016

    Reminder: Water restrictions to be implemented from 1 January 2016

    From 1 January 2016 water will be more expensive. This has been implemented in order to encourage water saving. Read more below: 

    The City of Cape Town would like to remind residents that the implementation of Level 2 water restrictions will be effective from 1 January. 

    Customers should note that they will be charged according to a tariff designed to be approximately revenue-neutral when applied to the 10% reduced consumption levels of an average user. In other words, if a resident uses 24 kl of water in a month this will cost them R294,62 under Level 1 conditions. However, under Level 2 conditions, 10% less water (21.6kl) will cost approximately this much. The same amount (24kl) will now cost R344,75. This is to encourage water saving. 

    The increases have been calibrated to have a smaller impact on small domestic consumers and households that use water efficiently. Customers who use large amounts of water will face larger price increases. 

    For an average domestic customer, the differences in price are as follows:Steps
    Unit
    Level 1 (10% reduction)
    Level 2 (20% reduction)
    Step 1 (0 < 6 kl)
    Per kl
    R0
    R0
    Step 2 (>6 < 10,5 kl)
    Per kl
    R11,07
    R11,66
    Step 3 (>10,5 < 20 kl)
    Per kl
    R15,87
    R18,24
    Step 4 (>20 < 35 kl)
    Per kl
    R23,51
    R29,75
    Step 5 (>35 < 50 kl)
    Per kl
    R29,03
    R45,40
    Step 6 (>50 kl)
    Per kl
    R38,30
    R85,09 

    To explain the tariff, it is designed so that the price per kilolitre of water goes up once the resident’s use for the month exceeds certain levels. For example: 

    The first 6kl (step 1) is free
    After usage exceeds 6kl, but before usage reaches 10.5kl for the month (Step 2), each kilolitre will cost R11.66/kl
    After usage exceeds 10,5kl, but before usage reaches 20kl for the month (Step 3), each kilolitre will cost R18.24/kl
    After usage exceeds 20kl, but before usage exceeds 35kl for the month (Step 4), each kilolitre will cost R29.75/kl, and so forth

    If a customer is on the Domestic cluster tariff (flats/complexes supplied by a single meter), the Commercial tariff, the Backyarder tariff, the Industrial tariff, or any of the other specialised tariffs please consult the table below to see how you will be affected.

    http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Budget/Budget%20201516%20Final/Utility%20Services%20-%20Water%20and%20Sanitation%20-%20Water%20-%20Consumptive%20(20%20percent).pdf 

    Please note that sewage charges will also be affected as they are calculated as being 70% of total water used on the property up to a maximum of 35kl. This is to further encourage water savings, but also to cover the fixed costs necessary to continue providing the water and sanitation service. 

    Residents will also have to abide by the following restrictions: 

    Restrictions applicable to all customers  
    Watering (with drinking water from municipal supply) of gardens, flower beds, sports fields, parks, lawns and other open spaces are allowed only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for a maximum of one hour per premises either before 09:00 or after 16:00. This includes watering with buckets or automated sprinkler systems. 
    No watering will be permitted within 24 hours of rainfall that provides adequate saturation. Facilities/customers making use of boreholes or other sources are not exempt from this. 
    When watering gardens, parks, open spaces, etc. with alternative water resources (e.g. boreholes, wellpoints, grey water re-use, treated effluent water, spring water and rain water harvesting) you are encouraged to do so only before 09:00 or after 16:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    If alternative water sources (e.g. boreholes, wellpoints, grey water re-use, treated effluent water, spring water and rain water harvesting) are utilised, all customers must ensure that they display appropriate signage clearly visible from a public thoroughfare. See guidelines for signage below.
    Special users (e.g. golf courses and schools) can apply to the Director: Water & Sanitation for exemption from any of the above restrictions by emailing a completed Special Exemption Application form to Water.Restrictions@capetown.gov.za.  
    No automatic top-up systems are allowed for swimming pools. It is recommended that all swimming pools be covered by a pool cover to avoid evaporation when not in use. 
    Ornamental water fountains and water features are to be operated only by recycling the water.

    Restrictions applicable to residential customers  
    Washing of vehicles (including recreational vehicles and watercraft) is only allowed with hosepipes fitted with automatic self-closing devices, or with waterless products. 
    No washing or hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with drinking water from a tap is allowed. 
    Residents are encouraged to replace all taps, showerheads and other plumbing components with water efficient parts or technologies.
    Residents who wish to apply for an exemption can apply to the City’s Director: Water and Sanitation by emailing a completed Special Exemption Application form toWater.Restrictions@capetown.gov.za.

    Restrictions applicable to businesses (commercial and industrial)
    Watering of plants in nurseries, farms, vegetable gardens, etc. for commercial gain will be exempted from water restrictions on application to the Director: Water and Sanitation by emailing a completed Special Exemption Application form to Water.Restrictions@capetown.gov.za. 
    When washing vehicles or equipment, use only water efficient or water recycling technology and equipment or waterless products. Display of water saving and water efficiency messages is encouraged. 
    Informal car washes are to use only buckets and not hosepipes. 
    Washing of paving and hard surfaces with potable water is prohibited. However, areas where prior permission in writing has been granted (such as for abattoirs and food processing industries) will be exempt (apply here). 
    All taps, showerheads and other plumbing components in public places must be replaced with water efficient parts or technologies.

    Restrictions applicable to institutions and government departments
    Watering of plants in Council and other government nurseries will be exempted from the water restrictions on application to the Director: Water and Sanitation by emailing a completed Special Exemption Application form to Water.Restrictions@capetown.gov.za. 
    Washing of vehicles is only allowed with hosepipes fitted with automatic self-closing devices, or with waterless products. 
    No washing or hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with drinking water from a tap is allowed. 
    All taps, showerheads and other plumbing components in public places must be replaced with water efficient parts or technologies. 

    Signage for irrigation using alternative water sources


    As indicated above, appropriate signage, clearly visible from a public thoroughfare, must be displayed at all properties where alternative water sources are used for irrigation. Wellpoints and boreholes should be registered. Residents can apply for registration at Borehole.water@capetown.gov.za. After registration you will receive the necessary display sign free of charge.


    Then residents using grey water, spring water or rain water are encouraged to download, print and laminate the City of Cape Town non-potable water sign (http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Water/Documents/Non%20potable%20water%20sign.pdf), although other suitable signage is permitted. This should be printed A4 landscape. 

    The City would like to remind residents that these are not punitive measures, but rather the City taking the necessary steps to protect our water supplies and guard against finding ourselves in full-blown crisis, as has been the case in other municipalities.

           

     

  • Level 2 Water Restrictions21st December 2015

    LEVEL 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS

    The City of Cape Town has approved level 2 water restrictions. This is effective from 01 January 2016 until further notice.

    Restrictions applicable to all customers

    Watering (with drinking water from municipal supply) of gardens, flower beds, sports fields, parks, lawns and other open spaces allowed only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for a maximum of one hour per premises either before 09:00 or after 16:00. (This includes watering with buckets or automated sprinkler systems.)

    No watering will be permitted within 24 hours of rainfall that provides adequate saturation. (Facilities/customers making use of boreholes or other sources are not exempt from this.)

    When watering gardens, parks, open spaces, etc. with alternative water resources (e.g. boreholes, wellpoints, greywater, treated effluent, spring water or rain water harvesting) you are encouraged to do so only before 09:00 or after 16:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

    If alternative water sources are utilised, all customers must ensure that they display the appropriate signage to this effect clearly visible from a public thoroughfare.

    Special users (e.g. golf courses and schools) can apply to the Director: Water & Sanitation for exemption to any of the above (see bottom of this poster for the application process).

    No automatic top-up systems are allowed for swimming pools. It is recommended that all swimming pools be covered by a pool cover to avoid evaporation when not in use.

    Ornamental water fountains/water features to be operated only by recycling the water. 

    Restrictions applicable to residential customers

    Washing of vehicles (including recreational vehicles and watercraft) allowed only with hosepipes fitted with automatic self-closing devices, or with waterless products.

    No washing or hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with drinking water from a tap is allowed.

    All taps, showerheads and other plumbing components encouraged to be replaced with water efficient parts/technologies. 

    Restrictions applicable to businesses (commercial and industrial)

    Watering of plants in nurseries, farms, vegetable gardens, etc. for commercial gain will be exempted from the water restrictions subject on application to the Director: Water and Sanitation (see bottom of this poster).

    When washing vehicles and/or equipment (including commercial car washes), use only water efficient/water recycling technology and equipment or waterless products. Display of water saving and water efficiency messages encouraged.

    Informal car washes to use only buckets and not hosepipes.

    Washing of paving and hard surfaces with potable water is prohibited. However, areas where prior permission in writing has been granted (such as to abattoirs and food processing industries) will be exempted (see bottom of this poster).

    All taps, showerheads and other plumbing components in public places must be replaced with water efficient parts/technologies. 

    Restrictions applicable to institutions and government departments

    Watering of plants in council/other government nurseries will be exempted from the water restrictions subject on application to the Director: Water and Sanitation (see bottom of this poster).

    Washing of vehicles only allowed with hosepipes fitted with automatic self-closing devices, or with waterless products.

    No washing or hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with drinking water from a tap is allowed.

    All taps, showerheads and other plumbing components in public places must be replaced with water efficient parts/ technologies.

     

    Customers who wish to apply for an exemption can apply to the Director: Water and Sanitation, by completing a Special Exemption Application form available on www.capetown.gov.za/water → Water restrictions. The completed form must be emailed to: Water.Restrictions@capetown.gov.za.

    Customers should note that water pressure may be reduced to 2.5 bars to limit water leaks and that slight changes in water taste and clarity may occur due to low dam levels. For more information, see: www.capetown.gov.za/water → Water restrictions. Additional queries can be emailed to: Water.Restrictions@capetown.gov.za.

    Note: Other restrictive measures, not detailed above, still apply as stipulated in Schedule 1 of the Water Bylaw, 2010.

    Making progress possible. Together

  • Saving Water16th November 2015

    Tokai residents are reminded that we all need to save water.  In particular, please only water your garden before 10am and after 4pm - and only if necessary (as requested by the City of Cape Town).  This includes the use of both municipal and borehole/wellpoint water. 

    The City of Cape Town's website has some useful advice: 

    Water Saving Tips:

    https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/KeepSavingWater/Pages/Watersavingtips.aspx 

    Greywater Reuse:

    https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/KeepSavingWater/Pages/Greywaterreuse.aspx 

    Weekly Dam Levels:

    https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Water/Pages/WeeklyDamLevels.aspx

     

    distributed on behalf of Tokai Residents Association.

     

Events

Open TNCW Office at the Tokai Library Date/Time: 6 Aug 2016 @ 10:00

The Tokai Neighbourhood Crime Watch (TNCW) has an open office on the first Saturday of every month to invite residents to pay subscriptions (if you havent already paid) and to check that the information we have is correct to be sure that we are communicating effectively to the residents of Tokai.  We encourage you and your neighbour to visit the office to ensure the details we have for you are accurate (Please pass the message on to the residents in your street).

We are open from 10h00 to 13h00 on Saturday 6th August, Graham and Clive are available to meet with you.

 

Banking Details of TNCW

Annual TNCW Subscriptions (R150)

Please pay into: Standard Bank Blue Route,
Branch code: 025609
Account no. 076654923

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