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Just saw a post on FB and Jozi Trails where fences and gates have been erected just before and after that little river crossing near William Nicol/Republic.

 

Anyone know anything about it, is it just a security measure  for the evening or permanent?

 

Will follow the post to see if Jozi Trails knows anything.

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Just saw a post on FB and Jozi Trails where fences and gates have been erected just before and after that little river crossing near William Nicol/Republic.

 

Anyone know anything about it, is it just a security measure for the evening or permanent?

 

Will follow the post to see if Jozi Trails knows anything.

I was there today. Don't know what you're talking about. Aren't you talking about the new fence in the middle of delta Park ment for the horses?
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Copied this from that same FB page, from a guy who seems to know what he's talking about:

 

we are not locking & NO intention to restrict access. We have 24x7 security vehicles/personnel to lock/unlock if needed. Some of our existing gates work on a maglock/timer. Of course locks can be broken with one hit with a hammer

 

There is no intention whatsoever to stop use of the Spruit trails. The 2 lintel bridges & trails here were built by Neil Evans from our community.

We cut the grass here & removelitter, & provide bins with City Parks.
We have added a gate through existing Eskom servitude into Hurlingham. Sandton Gate are adopting the park alongside the Sandton Spruit & we will improve safety & build an additional cycle circular path. The fences & gates are backed by lights & cameras that are monitored to make the area safer. Some poor mothers & daughters have had people breaking into their houses in the early hours of the morning. There is a massive illegal settlement below the Pick nPay. We have offered to build a proper shelter to the City. We hope they do assist these marginalised people. Lastly, we as residents too use these cycle routes & walks - probably the most as we chose to live on the lovely Spruit & greenbelts, the green lung great asset of Jozi (as I said we maintain this area with City Parks), so we only want safer & better for cyclists, & walkers. Enjoy & continue to enjoy. Best

 

We are monitoring by camera and not locking currently

It appears that no one uses after 8pm and before 5:30am. If we lock, thinking 10pm to 5am, as crime stats show from 11:30pm to 4am

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