I say build the mall, We need some space for urbanization, cmon, nature has the whole coast.
And urbanisation has the whole city.... this is not just for nature. It is mainly for the surrounding communities. People need space to breath, to come together and relax.
Our heritage is not for sale!
Not now, not ever!
Everyone is saying "was" our fishing ground, "was" our playing ground, "as children, we did this and that" how many people take their children to the vlei these days to play or fish, or picnic? I was born and bred Grassy Park, I would not take my family there for a picnic today for fear of being mugged, murdered. So keep the vlei, yes, but do something to make the place a safer place for our familes to enjoy.
Do you recall when they offered train rides at Princess Vlei for children and when the fruit stall was there on Prince George Drive?
The best way to make the vlei safe is to use it. I have been there almost weekly, for walks, events etc, and while I would not go alone in a group I felt completely safe. ON Heritage day, there were hundreds of people picnicking together.
so many great memories of playing around there, even sailing on it many years ago. A mall will be a monstrosity!
with the scout camp just opposite, we would build rafts then go ride on Princess Vlei, if your raft could stay afloat, ask Donny Jurgens...
If they somehow can build the mall, but incorporate the vlei, almost like they have done at Canal Walk, that could be nice. Could make life easy for the Retreat, Grassy Park, Lavender Hill people, and surrounding people, who do not have to go too far for a mall. Most people seem to enjoy the malls these days, some's favorite hang outs.
We camp with our kiddies at Princessvlei Eco Adventure Centre 3 times a year teaching them about the environment , teaching them how to bridge social differences and barriers , having fun , Touching on Mentoring aspects between older and younger learners.
Cape Town has enough shopping malls, leave wetlands as you affect the entire ecology for stupid greed..
Do we really need ANOTHER shopping centre?
not more devastation
Save the wetlands!
We can't get it back when its been built on... so then we mustn't start!!
Check this fish I caught at princess vlei.
What do you think is going to happen to the fish species in the vlei while developing this mall.
Grassy park does not need a mall we have Wynberg, Blue Route, KC, Claremont all around us. The mall will also be forcing alot of small corner stores to close their doors. I SAY NO TO THIS DAMN MALL.
Hi let me know when U going fishing again
Grew up near there, it would be a sad loss!
So true Debbie, and that for a shopping mall.....sad!!