ARRA

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2019: A YEAR FILLED WITH CHALLENGES!

Dear Arcadia Residents, Once again as we face a new year, I wish I would like to thank you all  for your on-going support for the ARRA Committee’s efforts. 2018 was indeed a very busy year again for the committee, and 2019 promises to be the same. My special word of thanks and appreciation to the ARRA Committee....

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COMMUNITY CARNIVAL

SCOUT HALL SAT 11 MAY 10h00 TO 14h00 Dear Residents Our main fundraising event for 2019 is fast approaching. This promises to be a wonderful family-orientated day with carnival games for the children, competitions, food and craft stalls and much more. A detailed programme will be e-mailed to you soon nearer the time. In order for this day...

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Printmaking and drawing workshops

Carl Jeppe. Cell: 083 204 5407. Email: cuzjeppe@gmail.com Dear life drawing fanatics, The next drawing weekend will be on Saturday March 30 th and Sunday March 31st . We have something exciting planned for the Saturday: Mimi van der Merwe, one of Pretoria’s most beloved and experienced art teachers, will be presenting a DRYPOINT WORKSHOP. This will mean...

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‘Mermaid tears’ are killing our oceans

Also known as ‘nurdles,’ these tiny pellets are a major source of plastic pollution.Claire Gwinnett/The Conversation February 25, 2019 “Nurdles” may sound cute but they pose a huge risk to the marine environment. Also known as “mermaid tears”, these small plastic pellets are a feedstock in the plastic industry. Instead of being converted into household items, many end up...

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First Thursday Music Recital

Thursday 7 March 2019 18h30 for 19h00 The Association of Arts Pretoria is proud to announce its new series of Wednesday Lunchtime and First Thursday Evening Recitals on our newly acquired grand piano.  Experience the unique opportunity to hear some of our country’s most prominent musicians live in concert. The launch of the series is on Thursday 7...

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National Cycling Championships

The objective of ideal-typical communication is to reach mutual understanding. However, this ideal did not quite pan out for residents of Arcadia, Colbyn and Rietondale over the last two weeks. Residents of these suburbs were merely informed – ten days before the national cycling championships – that the race would take place in the streets of these areas...

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Cycle race chaos

I was working in Cape Town for State of Nation Address (SONA) and other activities with President and returned to Pretoria yesterday afternoon.  After the serious challenge I experienced recently with the cycling where their security swore at us and wanted to escort me out of Govt Ave and they said we would have to edit gif twenty...

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Cycle race 9 and 10 February 2019 – Residents’ permits

Residents permits are available at Rietondale Lodge, at reception. More permits will also be available from our marshals on the route tomorrow. Residents can just ask a marshal as they pass them on the route. If you could let us know where the closest intersection is to Ms Van Heerden, we will arrange that the marshal stationed there...

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Cycle race 9 and 10 February 2019 – Street closure complaints

Dear Members; We regret to advise no meaningful progress was made since our last update, other than a steady stream of complaints having been lodged by members. The matter was therefore referred to the Tshwane Metro in a final attempt to address the issues our members raised.The communiction was received by the Metro. A copy is inserted for...

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ECOBRICKS

What are they? Ecobricks are thermally insulating bricks that are made by simply compressing unrecyclable plastic into 2L bottles. Why we’re in love with them Making ecobricks is a way to save the environment whilst supporting a needy community from the comfort of your kitchen counter. What do we do with Ecobricks? Versatile play structures for children to...

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Criminal Activity in Lisdogan Avenue

On Saturday, 19 January 2019, around midday I was walking back to our house in Lisdogan Avenue.  I walked to Loftus Park Shopping Centre and on the way back stopped at Eastwood Village.  I withdrew some cash, went into Postnet to get mail and then proceeded back home.  Less than a block from home an unidentified car stopped...