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Immediate Impact: Halfway House Development Forum Energises the Suburb



Halfway House Development Forum

The Halfway House Development Forum (HHDF) has quickly asserted its influence in the suburb, making significant strides in addressing critical issues in its second meeting held on April 4.

During the meeting, attended by Metro police officials and the Environmental Health Department, discussions centred on strategies to restore, rebuild, and revitalise the suburb.

Among the pressing concerns addressed was the issue of taxis’ illegal parking on pavements, which has long been a challenge in the area.

In response, Metro police took immediate action by issuing traffic fines to illegally parked taxis at the corner of Market Street and Exchange Road, a move warmly welcomed by forum representatives.

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William Lee, responsible for maintenance at Grand Central Apartments, highlighted the impact of illegal parking on their property, revealing that the owners had invested approximately R70 000 to deter taxis from parking illegally, such as installing concrete bollards.

The enforcement efforts removed about 15 to 20 illegally parked taxis, signalling a tangible step towards alleviating parking congestion.

Forum members, including Ward 110 councillor Angie Mphaho and Dr Andrew Jacovides, emphasised the importance of regular law enforcement operations to maintain order on the streets and pavements.

Rob Fowler of Rob Fowler and Associates echoed the sentiment. He stressed the need for businesses to provide adequate parking for their customers to prevent illegal parking.

Source: Halfway House Development Forum makes immediate impact in the suburb


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Picture: Supplied by Midrand Reporter

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