Category Archives: WHAT’S HAPPENING

Glass overflow crisis at recycling centre

Due to a breakdown in the collection vehicle the Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association had about 3 tons overflow glass that needed to be placed into the green glass bins. An SOS to the committee saw a slew of members coming … Continue reading

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Entrance and “Welcome to Hillcrest” signed repaired

Some years back the Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association paid for the signage and decoration of the entrance “monument” to Hillcrest. Recently the “Hillcrest” sign was removed by persons unknown and thrown to the side in thick vegetation, but was luckily … Continue reading

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Keep Hillcrest Beautiful beautifies Crooked Lane

An ongoing problem in our beautiful country is litter – Such a simple solution to litter – drop it in a litter bin. Do not throw it on the ground. How easy can that be? In an area of Crooked … Continue reading

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Keep Hillcrest Beautiful committee members walk in Springside N R. to visit Brigit Ramsden’s bench of remembrance.

Barbara & Daryll Fourie, Eunice Barendse and Marge Mitchell were the contingent  who went to visit the bench placed in memory of Brigit Ramsden whose commitment to Association and her support of our efforts were exemplary. The bench is in … Continue reading

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PLASTIC POLLUTION – more social enterprises are making the effort to help with the plastic pollution battle.

More and more socially-minded individuals are setting up ways to combat the environmental cancer of plastic pollution. [See page 8 of Sunday Tribune, 30 09 2018]. Mattieu Theron is co-founding director of Plant the Seed which is mounting a campaign … Continue reading

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Marc Bouchier of Umgeni Steam Railway [USR] treats the maintenance workers Zuki & Song to a ride on the steam train

Hillcrest is fortunate to have the historic old rail line to Pietermaritzburg running through the village. It was largely overgrown with Invasive Alien Plants [IAP] and was a haven for criminal elements. In 2010 Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association [KHBA] was … Continue reading

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Plastic vs. Paper shopping bags – make the switch

Paper bags cost R2 – and plastic bags cost 50 cents – However – a paper bag’s volume is 3 times larger than a plastic bag – so it is equivalent to 70 cents for a paper bag. Please consider … Continue reading

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