suburb-related news and information
our top priorities
working together to improve local security initiatives and infrastructure for a safer environment for residents
CraigPark works together with CAP Security, who we have had a trusted partnership together since 2018. They are appointed as the Public Space Security (PSS) provider for the area. Together with local authorities, we are fighting crime and the causes of crime in CraigPark. The CRA has a Security Subcommittee which holds monthly security meetings and has direct access to the CAP Exco and relevant policing authorities. Please consider joining CAP for PSS (even if you don’t use them as your private home security provider). You will get a Section 18a Tax Deduction for the donation to the PSS. Email email@example.com
Relationships with authorities
Establishing and fostering relationships with authorities for the benefit of the community
RELATIONSHIPS WITH AUTHORITIES
While the R in CRA stands for residents, we are all ratepayers. We as the CRA work with and through our elected councillor, we have to ensure that our members get their voice heard. We must ensure that the Joburg City Councillor hears us, and delivers what they should for the ever increasing rates that we pay out of our hard earned after tax income.
Addressing Community issues
actively involved in affiliated community committees as support
ADDRESSING COMMUNITY ISSUES
Whilst we are a residents association, we will typically first and foremost represent our members interests and that includes the use of subscription funds and donations.
By actively engaging with our residents, we make sure we stay on top of the important issues facing our community. We do this through our various fun MYHood initiatives, which bring the wider community together through community events and engagement. We also work with NGOs such as Bubele Africa, who clean the Delta, and Cross the Divide who focus on strategic solutions to homelessness. The elderly and infirm often need a helping hand that we can and must provide. We are a community that cares for our people
Living in a clean environment
managing the Braamfontein Spruit & Delta park area as well as the inner suburb parks
LIVING IN A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
The CRA is actively involved in keeping the suburb and the surrounding parks clean and safe. The CRA works closely with Bubele Africa, an NGO, in keeping Delta Park and the Spruit clean. The CRA also employs two gentlemen who work on the pavements in the area and regularly clean up litter in the area. The CRA is also working with the WaterCAN project, which is a growing network of citizen science activists who are committed water guardians and willing stewards advocating for clean, safe and sustainable water.
Maintaining Property Values
actively improving and maintaining the living standards of these suburbs
MAINTAINING PROPERTY VALUES
Our house is often our major asset. We need to ensure that our environment within which we live is clean, safe and community focussed. This all helps. We also need to make sure our municipal services are delivered effectively and efficiently, working with our councillor. The declining level of service against ever increasing charges for rates and services is not acceptable to anyone.
together making a difference in the community of Craigpark
…you can help by contributing financially …
We will do whatever we can, we will do the organising, we will do the communicating, outward and inbound, facilitation , but we can’t do it alone.
…you can help by volunteering your time and skills …
We are a committee of 12 volunteers in a community of over 3 000 households and many businesses, which serve us and the surrounding community.
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a window to the past
Craighall Park was once a rural area with dusty roads, dairy farms, a renowned lake, and a hotel. The area had its own bus service, post office, and even a lookout point from the Anglo-Boer War. Many of the landmarks have since disappeared, but the memories of Craighall Park’s vibrant community live on.
dusty roads & dairies
Long ago, Craighall Park was a vastly different place requiring a full day’s journey by horse and cart from Johannesburg’s core.
scottish names & brewery’s
The streets of Craighall whisper of a bygone era, when the names of Scottish families and British dukes were etched into its landscape.
secrets of the past revealed
A mysterious past revealed. Abandoned warehouses, unmarked graves, and a castle on a hill are just a few of the intriguing remnants of Craighall’s past. What secrets do these places hold?