On 16 May 2015 a meeting was held in the Hout Bay Community Centre (more usually referred to as the Old Bowling Club) called by Dr N Mbombo, the Minister of Health in the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (PGWC). The meeting was the third in a series called by the minister to give the communities in Hout Bay the authorities’ version of the steps that have been taken to date in respect
Upgrade of Hout Bay Common
The first stage of this very attainable goal, is to aerate, enrich & fertilise a few zones of this space, for planting, and I hereby appeal to any person or company that may be able to assist with the loan/ use of a mechanical digger ( a few hours max), to “till” these spots, as this area has been seriously compacted through the years. Any donations of compost, or rich soil, would be hugely appreciated, as “we” have no funding for this.
A team from The Kirstenbosch Botanical Society, have been hugely generous with time & effort in providing guidance & expertise for this project.
The idea is to involve the local Scouts, School & community, in the planting & nurturing process, but the initial ground preparation awaits me (& volunteers).