Social News 3 Guards & gardeners Bonus Appeal 5
Sewage in Thornhill 6
Christmas Picnic 8
Access System 10
Krafty Cup 11
Holiday Season Reminders 12
Curb Appeal 14
Spread the Love 17
Free Spirit Wellness
In & Around Thornhill 18
• RESIDENTS TO PLEASE REGISTER AT THE FRONT OFFICE FOR THE NEW ACCESS SYSTEM - AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
• Contractors last working day is: Friday 13th December - 6pm
• THOA office will be closed from the 20th December 2019 to 6th January 2020.
Upcoming Social Events
Movie Night Feb 1st Easter April
SAVE THE DATE - FEBRUARY 1st 20
Guards & Gardeners
It is hard to believe that it is this time of the year again, where we show our appreciation to our guards and gardeners for the sterling work they have done throughout the year.
Our guards and gardeners are the reason we live in such a safe and beautiful environment and as such, we are appealing to our community to consider a donation, which will make their Christmas so much more enjoyable.
Your generous donation will go towards a food voucher as a small token of thanks from our residents.
Please pay into the following bank account and use DECEMBER BONUS / Surname as reference and then email proof of payment to Linda at [email protected]
KPS Management Bank: Absa
Acc No: 015 922 117 Branch Code: 632005
Gift vouchers will be purchased for the Guards & Gardeners and handed to them at their End of Year function, to be held on 20th December.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS RESIDENTS, WHO HAVE DONATED SO FAR.
!!! GO BOKKE !!!
Support in Thornhill
in Thornhill Estate
THOA GARDENS & ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
Our estate, although it wasn’t an estate at the time, was established in the early 1930s and much of our infrastructure, such as sewer and power lines were developed from as early as this time. Much development and expansion happened between then and now and a lot of work was done to expand the infrastructure by the municipality.
Many of the sewer lines still in operation today within our estate are aging and being damaged by tree roots and building or renovation work. The system is therefore vulnerable to the smallest upset.
There have recently been a number of sewerage challenges particularly in
Elm Avenue where residents have had
to acquire professional help to unblock systems that were overflowing into gardens and roads. This sometimes required digging lines open and bringing in professional equipment to unblock the sewer lines at a substantial cost.
What has come to light, which is very concerning, is what is actually being flushed down toilets and drains by our residents, causing these massive upsets. We feel
that it is imperative that we remind our residents and their staff not to flush anything down drains or toilets that could cause blockages.
These items include: • Condoms
• Sanitary pads
• Building material
• Food waste
• Chemicals that could cause erosion
The only things that are meant to be flushed down toilets and drains is human waste, toilet paper and dirty, used bathroom and kitchen WATER.
We appeal to everyone on Thornhill to be responsible and considerate and to educate their contractors, staff and minors in such a way that we are not placing a burden on our neighbours by irresponsible actions.
Check Thornhill Residents Facebook page for more Santa pics
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SCANNED YOUR HAND. PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY !!
Credit: Colin Par
Are you away this year?
If you are planning to travel this festive season - please take note of the following points before you leave on your break:
1. Have you arranged a point of contact close to home in case of emergency?
2. Are you pets going to be looked after by a guardian or staff member?
3. Have you employed a house-sitter - have you registered them with the front office?
4. Do you have an alarm system that needs to be managed in your absence?
5. Have you had your alarm system serviced / inspected by Imvula?
Please call the front office if you require assistance with this.
6. For all emergencies during the Festive Season, please contact the 24/7
Guard House (011) 608 4361
In order for your pet to board at the local SPCA, you must register. There is a once off registration fee of R100.
Holiday seasons are very busy and it is imperative to book in advance.
A deposit of R200 is required to secure your pet’s space. This deposit will be deducted from the final bill on the day of check-out.
Fees are accumulated per night.
Small dogs R70 p/n
E.g: Jack Russel, Maltese, Pekinese, Toy Pom, Minature Pincher, Dachshund & Fox Terrier
Medium dogs R80 p/n
E.g: Cocker Spaniel, Basset Hound, Staffies, English Bulldog, Beagle & Bull Terrier,
Large dogs R90 p/n
E.g: Labrador, Pitbull, GSD, Rottweiler, , Husky & Boxer
in Thornhill Estate
CODE OF CONDUCT RULES & REGULATIONS MAS:002 3.1 (3.1.1.)
Curb Appeal is an American buzz word that’s spread across the globe, and is a hot topic at the moment.
Curb appeal is your guest or potential buyers first impression of your home and in turn possible you.
The concept has become so important it has it’s own hashtag on Instagram with millions of posts to boast and inspire others.
Realtors share that a well-landscaped home is likely to fetch 5.5 – 12.7% more than one with no landscaping, and especially on the sidewalk.
Realtors will suggest sellers improve their curb appeal before listing a home for sale because it’s now close to the top of a buyers checklist when house hunting.
they feel as if they have driven into a time warp, or far into the country side, when they visit our lovely Estate. This is partly due to the effort made by some home owners and residents regarding their curb appeal.
Our pavements are a large and integral part of the general appeal of our Estate. Walking or driving down the streets in
the Estate you can enjoy this atmosphere and visitors will form an impression of the homes and residents during their visit and move through the streets.
Despite the fact that the ground outside your home is not owned by you, the onus is in fact very much on homeowners and tenants to give of their time and funds to make their little piece of public space a pleasure to pass. It is in fact stipulated in the code of conduct that you are expected to do so.
Often you will hear visitors exclaim that
Sadly some of our pavements are in a state of neglect and disarray. Weeds, untended plants, hidden gates and driveways, litter, broken walls etc, really do bring down the value of the surrounding properties and are unpleasant to see.
We would like to INSPIRE all residents to keep their small piece of pavement looking spiffy and neat, by showcasing some our best!!
If we all do our tiny bit to keep ours neat and tidy at a minimum we’ll all reap the rewards.
No matter how big or small your stretch of ground or your budget, THOA asks you to do your best to keep the area neat and tidy and pleasant for all to pass.
WELL DONE and THANK YOU to those who have made the extended effort to beautify theirs. What a pleasure it is to enjoy your homes on our walks and drives around.
** Please note there are too many to showcase. Take note on your next walk around the Estate.
SPREAD THE LOVE
Free Spirit Wellness
Please help me spread this message so that it is as visible and assimilated as possible !! Soon will be the season of fruits like plums, peaches, pumpkins, watermelons, cherries, apricots, mangoes, oranges, grapes, avocados, apricots... etc
My request to everyone is to avoid throwing the seeds in the trash, but instead wash them, dry them (in the sun) and store them in a paper bag (not plastic) and store them in the bag or in the car.
Every time you leave and go to a field, or while traveling on a road, throw these seeds on the ground. With this simple act we can contribute a tree, a branch ... every season to our world, and our mission to make this green world happen.
The Thai government has promoted this idea to all its citizens in recent years.
Many of its districts conducted this campaign firmly and were very successful.
The number of fruit trees and legumes in the wild multiplied, especially in the northern districts of Thailand.
The Malaysians joined the Thais in this brilliant initiative to spread abundance in nature, and in this simple yet effective way, have contributed to future generations. Just a thought
In & Around Thornhill Estate
burst geysers bathroom renovations new installations block drains maintanance leak detection camera inspections
[email protected] www.pmpplumbers.co.za 073 833 1439
Linbro Park Branch Opening 2020 Babies to Grade 3
25 years experience
50% off on enrolment fee for Mandela Day - Valid until End of August 2019
23 Kings Rd, Bedfordview 011 450 1125
22 Riley Rd, Bedfordview 011 450 1179
Soccer Karate Music
Tracey 082 616 5830
Small Classes Individual attention, Special needs, Inclusive Education.
FOR THORNHILL RESIDENTS
I have been a resident at Thornhill for 19 years and am responsible for Consolidated Auto Ford in Boksburg.
If you drive a Ford vehicle and need a service done, please call me and I will assist you with the following:
1. I will book in your vehicle, when convenient for you.
2. I will collect your vehicle from your home.
3. We can provide you with a courtesy vehicle.
4. I will return the vehicle to you after work.
Dealer Principal - Consolidated Auto
011 306 2000 | 083 443 5443
NEW AND USED VEHICLE SALES
SALE & RENTAL requirements
072 301 5338 [email protected]
YOUR AREA SPECIALIST
ALL NEW FORD RAPTOR
For more information visit our website
HERITAGE HOUSE 3, 31 HIGH STREET, FOUNDERS VIEW. PLEASE CALL FOR BOOKINGS: 082 414 9838
Dynamite Distilling Company invites you to visit our distillery, enjoy the atmosphere and sample our delicious products.
Friday 9am-4pm // Saturday 10am-2pm
GIN TASTING SATURDAYS
11am, 12pm & 1pm (booking essential)
FREE GIN DELIVERY ON FRIDAY
(THORNHILL ESTATE & LAKESIDE)
This offer applies when you order 2 bottles of Gin or more.
Book your next boutique event at Dynamite Distilling Co. ( 25 people)
AWARD WINNING FLAVOURS
We have 3 signature avours with new avours currently in the making. Cold Craft Beer is on tap.
We are proud to announce that both Jozi Dry and Floral won Silver Medals at the 2018 Michelangelo Awards.
RESIDENTIAL RATES - ONCE OFF
1/4 page: R90 1/2 page: R175 Full page: R350
RESIDENTIAL RATES - BULK
1/4 page - 5% discount: R256 1/2 page - 10% discount: R486 Full page - 15% discount: R918
Acc #: 015 922 117
IF YOU PRINT THIS NEWSLETTER PLEASE RECYCLE IT WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED READING.
RESIDENTIAL RATES - BULK
1/4 page - 5% discount: R498 1/2 page - 10% discount: R945 Full page - 15% discount: R1785
RESIDENTIAL RATES - BULK
1/4 page - 5% discount: R997 1/2 page - 10% discount: R1890 Full page - 15% discount: R3570
Proof of payment and artwork must be submitted by 20th of the month ([email protected]) in order to appear in the following month’s issue.
RECYCLING IS PICKED UP EVERY WEDNESDAY IN THORNHILL ESTATE. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS PUT YOUR RECYCLABLE PRODUCTS INTO A CLEAR PLASTIC REFUSE BAG ON YOUR PAVEMENT ON TUESDAY NIGHT. AND THE ECO FAIRIES WILL WHISK IT AWAY DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY :) THANK YOU.
This is for YOU if your home is within a 7 KM RADIUS of the Modderfontein Industrial Complex (PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH EVERYONE AT HOME)
MODDERFONTEIN INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Remain INDOORS until you are advised by media that the situation is safe, or until you hear the
EMERGENCY SERVICES may be called in to assist in which case their INSTRUCTIONS should be FOLLOWED.
EMERGENCY NUMBER: 011 606 2703 or 011 606 2250
Issued by the Moddefontein Community Awareness and Emergency Response Committee
WHAT TO DO
This information is here to help you when there is a major emergency at the Modderfontein Industrial Complex.
alarm is tested every Friday 12h00.
A MAJOR EMERGENCY?
siren sounding for the first 10
minutes of the emergency.
END OF EMERGENCY
Continuous siren sounding for 10 minutes.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HEAR THE UNDULATING SIREN?
MOVE PEOPLE and ANIMALS CLOSE all WINDOWS INDOORS as quickly as possible. and DOORS.
SWITCH OFF all air conditioners and ventilator fans.
THE SMELL OF GAS & THERE IS NO SIREN
This means that gas may have leaked, but its intensity is insufficient to create a hazardous condition - you can smell most irritant gases at levels which do not pose a risk to your health.
Any Emergency from a mobile Number Netcare 911
Busamed Private Hospital (24hrs) Linksfield Netcare Hospital
Dischem Flamingo Centre
Sebenza Police Station
Edenvale Police Station
Modderfontein Nature Reserve Modderfontein Golf Course
Automobile Association (roadside assistance) Metropolitan Police
National Tourism Information Centre (24 hours) OR Tambo International Airport
OR Tambo (Arrivals and Departures)
Directory Inquiries Local numbers
City of Johannesburg Customer Care City of Johannesburg Power Failures City of Johannesburg Vehicle Licencing
112 082911 10111 011 458 2000 011 640 3661 086 0347 243 / 0860 347 243 011 375 5911 011 400 6000 011 553 8600 086 100 7911 079 519 1589 011 608 2034 011 799 1000 011 999 2093/4 083 123 2345 011 921 6262 086 727 7888 1023 086 056 2874 086 056 2874 086 056 2874
MODDERFONTEIN & SURROUNDS