The Birdhaven Brief

The official letter of the Birdhaven Rate Payers Association

May 2015

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Introducing the iHlati: The Melrose-Birdhaven Conservancy

Introducing the iHlati: The Melrose-Birdhaven Conservancy

If you missed our AGM, you missed an exciting introduction to a new initiative ….. IHlati, the Melrose-Birdhaven Conservancy. Markus Scheuermaier told us about the plans for the area currently registered with the Gauteng Conservancy and Stewardship Association. You can find out more by visiting their Facebook page: Facebook.com/ihlathi The idea is to preserve this diverse natural heritage and give access to …

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More information on the iHlati Conservancy plan to plant trees

You may have noticed in the Rosebank Killarney Gazette that the newly established iHlati Conservancy together with Birdhaven, have undertaken a greening project to plant trees which were “rescued” from a nursery which was to be redeveloped in Centurion. For the most part, the salvaged trees will be planted in our parks (some have already been planted on Oxford Road). …

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Our constant gardener

Congratulations to Birdhaven resident Constance Smith, who together with Praveer Sooka designed an award winning garden at the Lifestyle Garden Centre in Beyers Naude Drive. The Garden Design Show illustrates new trends in gardening and design, and so has Constance in her garden entitled “Shaken & Stirred”. The dramatic three tier garden is inspired by cubism where the garden colours …

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Get to know your neighbour

Get to know your neighbour

Successful suburbs have Ubuntu, where neighbours know each other, share knowledge and help each other when necessary. Knowing your neighbour means you know when they are on holiday, the names and the faces of their domestic workers, their animals and children. (Or is that the other way round?) The spinoff to this is fun, new friends and better security, as …

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What is your house worth?

For your interest, recent house sales have fetched the following prices: 2014 Wingfield 3331sq.m R5.2 millions 2014 Wrenrose 1774sq.m R4.050 million 2015 Edgewood Clusters R5.9 – R6.4 million   Recent sectional title prices include: Aston Villa R2,52 million Wanderers Gardens R1.67 million Avis R1.6 million Kent Place R1,95 – R1,100 million

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Have you paid?

Please pay the annual subscription to the BRPA. The subscription for the year runs from November 2014 to November 2015 and consists of R500 for houses and R50 for flats and apartments. Your subscription is essential in that it enables s that the BRPA to challenge issues on your behalf such as by-law enforcement, encroachment and improvements to the suburb. …

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