Working towards a brighter Fish Hoek - Together
These are some of the projects we would like to see happening as part of the Fish Hoek 100 and Beyond committee. Please review them and let us know if you would be interested in volunteering or taking on one of these projects.
Remember: Without your help, we won’t be able to achieve everything.
If you would like to DONATE TOWARDS THESE PROJECTS, please SCAN THE CODE or EFT US
Our Bank Details:
- NEDBANK Account 1169210570
- Branch 12500900
- Type of Account: Cheque
FISH HOEK TRAIN STATION REVAMP
- Clean up and make the outside of FH train station attractive.
- Put up new Signage/ Billboards.
- Make the area pedestrian only and enclose the area. Paint buildings around the station.
- Murals if possible.
- Clean the KFC parking lot area.
- Establishing a sheltered and attractive trading area opposite the entrance of the train station.
THE GREENING OF FISH HOEK
Aim to make Fish Hoek known as an Eco-Friendly town
This is a shout out to the people with green fingers to let their passion for gardening change our town into a garden haven
Gather all the gardeners in the valley to
- create hanging baskets
- indigenous flowers
- water management
- window boxes and lamp boxes
- trees – potted, indigenous, water-wise-Veggies in pots.
Advertise Blue Flag Status of the Beach
SECURITY IN FISH HOEK USING TECHNOLOGY:
- Drones, CCTV, Spy Cameras, Location Devices, E-bikes, Thermal Imaging Camera, Horse patrols to reduce Infrastructural theft, reduce incidences of assault, reduce violent crime, reduce petty crime, assist during strikes and protests.
- Reduce property crime by increasing Neighbourhood Watch Teams.
- Assist with the clean up of the streets by offering a shelter for the homeless and the eradication of prostitution and drugs on the main road.
This is a shout out to the security people of our Valley who have expertise in this field to get together and pro-actively organise this for us.
FISH HOEK MAIN ROAD REVAMP
- Paint the store fronts.
- Clean and fix pavements.
- Install plant pots and trees
- Install lamp posts.
- Make it pedestrian friendly.
- Introduce main stream stores so attract people who would go to malls.
- Encourage boutiques and coffee shops
- Paint the sidewalks/pavements with interesting sustainable murals which guide pedestrians to the beach and smaller businesses at the ends of the main road.
- Make attractive with new signage, pot plants and trees at Clovelly entrance to FH.
- Build pedestrian bridge.
- Make use of the wind and put up displays that are attractive and use wind to power them or show the artistry behind them.
- Create a food and locally made goods market at the entrance to Clovelly Beach (by the substation) each Saturday to attract locals and tourists and encourage people to walk from Kalk Bay through to Clovelly.
- Clean short cut to beach by Standard Bank and make secure.
- Introduce new sport and youth activities on the beach by the grassy area behind the toilets.
- Upgrade the FH circle to be an attractive destination for all those visiting FH
ESTABLISH A SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS IN FISH HOEK:
- Speak to local council to identify suitable premises for the establishment of a shelter for the homeless
- Help relocate some of the homeless people to the shelter to help them find a place to stay rather than in the streets and parks
We're all responsible for stemming the rising tide of homelessness
Someone who has experienced being homeless recently said to me: "The point of intervention has to come when someone calls for help." All too often that comes to late; vulnerable people only get the help they need when they have hit rock bottom. "You're already in a bad position, but you find it has to get worse so you can fit into a box to actually get help," he explained.
SUPPORT CAN BE OFFERED TO THOSE ON THE STREET THROUGH PENINSULA HOMELESS FRIENDS
- Peninsula Homeless Friends
- Peninsula Street Compassion Volunteer/Newsletter invitation
- Volunteer various activities - click:
- We'd love to meet you. We have an awesome bunch of people, some with experience in street children work and some in AIDS, and so on and most just really passionate about being part of helping community and experiencing the gratitude and common positive purpose together. https://homelessfriends.org.za/volunteer/view.php?id=10315
FEEDBACK ON THE HOMELESS
A group of concerned Fish Hoek residents and church leaders have formed a committee to look into the situation of the homeless in Fish Hoek. At a recent workshop held at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre the issue regarding the stigma attached to homeless people as well as the problems of unemployment, feeding & suitable accommodation was discussed at length.
Although Kalk Bay and Simonstown have night shelters, Fish Hoek does not have such a facility for its approximately 80 homeless people who end up sleeping wherever they can find a sheltered spot, often resulting in the homeless themselves being the victims of theft and raids from the police. Contrary to what most people think, not all homeless people are criminals and it is the intention of the committee to change this perception and find a solution to the ever growing problem.
If anyone is interested in getting involved please contact Leigh Barrett on firstname.lastname@example.org